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    FD-6800 setup

    Shimano tech docs go into a lot of detail about where the derailleur should be and which way the cable should be attached. One thing they do not mention unless I missed it is what position the barrel adjuster should be when setting up. All the loose, tight or in the middle.
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    Barrel adjuster should be threaded all the way in. Pull cable tight and secure. Use barrel adjuster to add tension. Medium may work, but I've not had any luck in the past pulling the cable tight enough by hand where I didn't have to use at least half of the barrel adjuster.

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    Not sure how that would be different from any other derailleur...start all the way or nearly all the way in. Cables never get tighter. Did you use the tool to determine whether the converter should be on or off?
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    I have the tool and plan on setting converter as explained. Thanks for info.

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    I'm of the though that about 3/4 of the way in, just in case you need to adjust a bit inward due to less-than-ideal derailleur adjustment.
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    Installed derailleur this weekend and it works fine but for the life of me I could not see any difference with that converter piece. Even with a magnifying glass it looked perfectly centered. No offset at all.

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    On some frames the cable will be lined up dead center w/ the line on the converter tool...exactly 50/50. In those cases there will be no difference.
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