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    Am I an idiot

    Be honest, is it a tedious process or am I just an idiot.
    I installed the xt rear derailleur & had a lbs look at it to make sure everything was correct. All is good I just need to adjust it now. I began adjusting it & now I have a lot of slack on the cable & I cant get the shifter into 6,7,8 gears or into 1,2 gears. plus it shifts very sloppy goingup or down? Any suggesttions?

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    What directions are you following?

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    I know there shouldn't be any slack, that is what I am trying to figure out.I am using the adjustments at the shifter & the derailleur not the "H" & "L" screws.

    As for directions I was just crap shooting it & it went hay wire from there.

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    So what directions are you using now?



    Search this question on google and you will be on your way to being a master derailler adjuster.

    "how do I adjust a rear derailleur?"

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    Ahhhhhhh. A sigh of relief. I went out last night & left the bike alone, read some articles on r/d adjustments & hit it again after work today. All I can say is why didn't I read the directions in the first place.

    Thanks for the replies, it shifts smooth as ever & the chain has no noises anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironbike1
    Ahhhhhhh. A sigh of relief. I went out last night & left the bike alone, read some articles on r/d adjustments & hit it again after work today. All I can say is why didn't I read the directions in the first place.

    Thanks for the replies, it shifts smooth as ever & the chain has no noises anymore.
    Nice job!

    It is amazing what a little instruction can do.

    You have to love the feeling of getting it handled AND in gaining decent knowledge about how the brute-force system of a derailler works. It is really easy with a little instruction, but seems impossible without it.

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    that sure is the truth. It is nice to know the bike & all the parts I have on it. I took it out tonight to test it & I was amzed at the quality of shifts with the XT compared to my old acera. PLus the chain makes the ride som much more smooth.

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