ok i guess my question has two parts:
1) im having issues getting my shifters and front derailleur dialed in. im trying to mate campy record ergopowers (2006 model, 10spd but not the new 'quick shift' ones) with a shimano ultegra front derailleur (fd 6600). ive set up campy brifters once before, but not with shimano, so i dont know if this is my problem. but basically it seems like i have to get the cable so taut as to be on the verge of bypassing the lower limit screw, simply in order to get the first 'click' of the brifter to actually move the derailleur. otherwise it just pulls on the cable without making the derailleur go anywhere. we i click the second time, it moves, but all of the trimming clicks are off, so i cant shift through the whole of my cassette without chain rub. any suggestions?
2) in the course of struggling with the cable, trying to get it tight enough, tightening and loosening over and over.... i over-tightened the derailleur's cable bolt and the threads on the derailleur are now stripped out. please tell me there is a solution to this bonehead move that doesnt involve purchasing a new front derailleur?!? ahhh i feel like an idiot.