Maybe you actually have the cables reversed in that picture? (I see you have tape on them, so maybe not.)
Post up a picture or two of where the cables go around the "drum".
If nobody comments before I get home later tonight, I'll post up a couple pictures of mine...I just took the TBs off but have left the cables attached, so they're in their stock positions.
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