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    help with Shimano xt rear derail

    I apologize in advance for the fact that I am a completely ignorant when it comes to Shimano rear derial. I have always used Sram rear deral; however, about a month ago I clipped my Sram rear derail and broke it completely. So I decided that it was time that I try the Shimano shadow rear derail. I had a LBS put the shifter and derail on I didn't really inspect it all that much, but about a week ago I noticed that there is some chain rub with the rear derail( see photos). A little piece of the cage is rubbing the chain. I don't know if this is correct or if there is any adjustment I could make. The rub does not seem to be slowing me down...
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    chain is installed wrong. it should run on the other side of that tang.

    see pic...



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    Find a new bike shop. Rear derailleurs/chains are a pretty basic installation
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    That is inexcusable. The mechanic was either incompetent or couldn't be bothered to do a basic functionality check. Take it back and show the owner.

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    No worries I went in today and got a refund and an apology

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    I'm surprised it took a week to notice
    One would think the noise would be IMMEDIATELY noticeable
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I did not ride it all that much due to an injury

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    Is that a Stumpjumper you have?


    If it were me I would have just rerouted the chain myself. True you could take it back, but that's just more time with the bike in the shop and less time spent riding it.

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