Apologies, need to resurrect this thread. DT-levers, 8 speed, job done. Very happy about that.
Not so happy about the RM. Barely a mark on it but it's running dog rough. Limiting screws adjusted for full range so no real issue there. However, there are two allen bolts at either end of the main body - any know how tight these need to be? When 'fully' tightened the body is constrained and doesn't operate properly. Open the allen bolts too much and there's a fair amount of 'play' in the mech - is this what I keep reading about with the set-up of these mechs and the difficulties people have with them?
The symptoms are that in some cogs it runs sweet as a whistle, whilst others are clunky and very noisy. Also it doesn't like operating across all 8 cogs on either of the front rings, which isn't too much of a problem as I don't ride with a crossed chain anyway but should this be happening?
It's a 12-25 Record cassette with no wear, new 8 speed chain and 8 lovely clicks from the DT levers up front. I've tinkered, sulked, tinkered again but to no avail - it's doing my bloody head in to be honest.
Anyone with any tips or experience of setting one of these up? I'd really appreciate your advice if so....
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