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Old 04-23-14, 01:33 PM   #1
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RD setup - what direction to "wind in" the barrel adjuster

Going through my RD setup after installing a new hanger. After I disconnect the cable and get in the highest gear setting, instructions say to "wind in" the barrel adjuster then back out a turn or so...

What direction am I supposed to "wind in" the barrel adjuster before proceeding from there. (The rest all makes sense as I have done this before) but I am not sure where the barrel adjust should start...
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Wind in means just what it implies. Turn the barrel as far into the derailleur so the head in as close to the upper body as possible. This is the slackest position, so it allows the most room to bring the adjuster out to tighten the cable. Same rule applies to setting up brakes.
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Wind in is cock-wise if you are behind or above the adjuster.
When adjusting the rear derailleur while pulling slack out of the cable you need to shift to the smallest cog and work the same lever a couple of extra times to assure that all of the cable is out of the shifter before attaching the cable to the derailleur.
Be sure the cable routing at the fixing bolt is correct. If you get that wrong the shifter will not be in sync with the cassette.
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