I had to unscrew rear wheel to replace inner tube. I haven't fully detached it, just to the moment I was able to replace tube. After reattaching wheel I can't setup gears shifting (that's my first time actually). As I read in different guides I need to rotate adjusting barrel until markers are matched on speed 4, but using this barrel I'm able to match it only near speed 2.

What else should I adjust? Or have I done something wrong (maybe reattaching wheel)?

  • Are you sure the wheel is all the way in?
    – Batman
    Commented May 30, 2015 at 19:27
  • @Batman now I'm not sure =) Is this position right (I'm not really able to move it any further, so looks like it to me)? imgur.com/EBHJI0Z
    – janot
    Commented May 30, 2015 at 19:56

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4th gear and lining up the dots is only necessary when you are setting the cable length (during installation). You do not need to deal with that if all you did was remove the wheel. Shift so that you have enough cable to slide into the proper groove and hook the cable fixing bolt to the shifting pulley mechanism. I sometimes use one thumb to rotate the attachment point on the pulley forward to make it easier to slide the cable into place. See page 26 here https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-SG0003-00-ENG.pdf

Your wheel appears to be in the correct location based on the bite marks from the now-removed axle nut

Check all points on the cable to make sure a ferrule is hanging you up.

  • Thanks for linking to manual. Looks like when I was removing wheel, cable's outer casing popped out from some kind of rubber cap (handmade?) in the outer casing holder of the cassette joint. That was preventing normal shifting. I just needed to insert it back
    – janot
    Commented May 31, 2015 at 19:27

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