- The bike is currently on the smallest sprocket and smallest chainring (smallest rings by pedals and rear wheels incase my terminology is wrong).
- Rear wheel is currently not centered.
- I've been looking at the bike upside-down
- The chain is the correct length, tension, as far as I can tell, is as it should be, and all other parts are correct
- The derailleur was properly adjusted before the wheel was removed and then reinstalled, and neither the cable nor the screws (H,L, or the other one) have been touched.
So right now the upper pulley is very close to cassette (specifically the smallest cog on the cassette, where the chain also is right now). It is almost close enough for the pulley (well the teeth of the pulley I guess) to be engaging the same length of chain that is on the cassette.
Is this incorrect? Also, out of curiosity, would there be an issue if the pulley and the cassette were engaging the same length of chain?
The current position of the derailleur looks a bit like in the picture below, except with the upper pulley a little closer to the small cog on the cassette.
Note: I'm not riding the bike as it currently is (nor have I yet tried). I've been working on it (and am almost done, just have a bit more to do like center the wheel and lubricate some parts), but I noticed this and decided to ask, in case I did something wrong or need to adjust the derailleur.