Derailleur not reaching 1st gear

Old 04-09-22, 04:10 AM
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Derailleur not reaching 1st gear

The chain is like 2cm from the spokes but I'm only on 3rd gear. Do I need to flare out the end I had to bend back in from an accident? I'm not sure it looks like that's the way it needs to go
Old 04-09-22, 10:06 AM
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Did it go to 1st before or is this a new derailleur? If so then I'd suspect the frame isn't in the right position to allow the derailleur to reach far enough. You can confirm by moving it and if it travels too far in the other direction (low gear) then the whole derailleur is shifted out of position. If it's a new derailleur then maybe that model doesn't have enough travel range to hit all the gears.

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