Sachs - Huret derailleur installation
So the learning curve continues on the '85 Peugeot P-16. The main lessons are to take pictures and time getting each thing done.
I have the rear derailleur hung. There are two numbers stamped on the bracket - 24 & 28. Since my large freewheel cog is 28 tooth, I assume there's some correlation.
Q: how do I know which notch the circular spring (which controls the cage/ jockey wheels) rests?
And second Q: the stock rear axle is held in place with a double nut (one piece - 2 nuts wide) on either end which includes a conical washer. This leaves about 3mm of thread showing inside the nut. There's about 5 mm of axle threaded into each side. Can I replace this factory piece with single of even double axle nuts (cone wrench thickness) so the axle & nuts even out?