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I ride a 05 steelhead with a 6' juicy 5 and i run gears too. So i was told by a bike mechnic that i best run my wheel all the way into my dropouts to ensure proper shifting from my derailer. But by doing that my caliper only contacts half my rotor. So i run my wheel in the middle of my dropouts, but it becomes so troublesome aligning the wheel in the middle and adjusting the brake.:madman: Anyone have any solutions to this problem? I Would like to now how riders with 05 steelheads run gears.
 

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well i have a 05 steelhead and from what i have gathered everyone has this problem. i just run mine in all the way and still have enough brake power for my liking. but i also have avid bb7 so they are super easy to adjust
 

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Run the wheel back so that the pads fully contact the rotor. Use dual chain tensioners if you can't allign it right by hand (not that difficult). Adjust shifting from there. You'll probably have to dial in the b-limit screw quite a bit to push the top pulley away from the cassette.
 
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