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Im waiting on a crank bolt so I wont have the crank or chain installed till friday or possibly early next week. Does the chain need to be on the bike/running through the RD to be able to cut and install the cable housing and cable?
 

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Im waiting on a crank bolt so I wont have the crank or chain installed till friday or possibly early next week. Does the chain need to be on the bike/running through the RD to be able to cut and install the cable housing and cable?
No. But I like to adjust the RD high/low limit screws with the chain installed and cable disconnected.
 

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No. But I like to adjust the RD high/low limit screws with the chain installed and cable disconnected.
Huh. I understand how the low limit would work but without a cable keeping it in place how do you have the RD shift to the high gear when it doesn't have a cable keeping the springs from going right back into the low gear?
 

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You use your hand to push the deraileur out to the last gear, just as the cable would pull it out to the last gear. Shift by hand instead of cable

It takes a bit of coordination, cause with the cable, the shifter locks it into the position, but by hand, you just have to push against the spring tension and hold it there.
 

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Huh. I understand how the low limit would work but without a cable keeping it in place how do you have the RD shift to the high gear when it doesn't have a cable keeping the springs from going right back into the low gear?
What nw said. And a proper RD spring moves it to the high position (small cog).
 

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I think it's better to adjust limits without the cable hooked up but I like the chain on because the best adjustment is the when the chain is running the most quietly, especially on the small cog.
 

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I think it's better to adjust limits without the cable hooked up but I like the chain on because the best adjustment is the when the chain is running the most quietly, especially on the small cog.
Exactly. You can only come close without the chain installed. How it runs with the chain is what matters.
 
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