Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes: Trek 5500, Colnago C-50
Originally Posted by capwater
go to www.parktool.com
and read up on front derailler adjustment. Couple of things to check:
FD alignment, limit screw cable tension.
You need to be sure your high limit screw is not limiting the front derailleur from moving far enough out (right).
If you can manually, using your thumb, move the FD farther to the right then try adding tension to the front shifter cable by turning the barrel adjuster counter-clockwise 1/2 turn or so.
Another possibility is that all of the cable was not out of the shifter when the cable was attached to the front derailleur. Flip the front derailleur's small shift lever several times, then check for slack in the shift cable, there should not be any.