Evening all, I'm hoping someone can help with my rear gear indexing. I changed the gear cables at the weekend, front worked no problem after some minor adjustment but indexing the rear has opened up a whole world of pain.
It works OK going from the smallest cog to the next smallest then slowly goes out of alignment as the chain moves up the cassette. Fix this but going back down the cassette then doesn't want to play ball. Fix this and it's back to the nightmare going back up. To add to this the triggershifter feels 'mushy' when changing gear, skips gears and I need to press it twice to change between certain gears.
I've checked hanger alignment (good), low and high stop screws (good), chain (new a month ago <0.25 stretch), pulled the cable through finger tight (no good), pulled the cable through very tight (still no good), run through the various methods recommended by Sheldon Brown, Zinn's Art of MTB Fixing and the Park Bumper Blue Book of Fun, sworn at it, been nice to it and tried to catch it unawares - all to no avail.
I'm seriously loathed to go to LBS to fix it as there has to be a knack or various tricks I just don't know about.
Any assistance or tips would be greatfully appreciated or am I just rubbish?
PS It's an SLX derailleur, SLX cassette, SLX trigger shifters and Mudlover cables on a 2008 Rockhopper.