So in 2005, I got a good deal on a Lemond Versailles with an 9 speed Ultegra rear derailleur, and 105 everything else, except for a Bontrager triple crank. I never really use the granny ring, but I got a really good deal on the bike and the 30 grams it adds didn't trouble me much. I cracked that frame in a fall due to streetcar tracks (don't cross them at over 30 k/hr). I then got a 2007 Lemond Buenos Aires frame at cost and swapped all the parts over. I've always had trouble with the front derailleur (if I had the money, my solution would be to upgrade to an Ultegra double), but now the shifting into the middle ring is worse than ever.
If I would like to downshift from the big ring to the middle, the derailleur just moves over a little bit while the chain stays on the big ring. Shift again and I drop down to the granny ring. I've tried tightening and loosening the cable a little bit and fiddled around with the barrel adjusters, but to no avail. At the moment, I'm inclined to take the new derailleur route (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...erailleur.aspx). Any suggestions?