Hello community, I was fortunate enough to buy a 2000 Specialized Enduro Expert. It does have several problems.. The bike has been sitting for years, and some parts seem to have seized.. In this post I’d like help with the Shimano LX Mega front derailleur. It appears to be mounted to a plate on the frame. It will not shift to the smallest chain wheel. I was able to get it to shift to the largest chain wheel once, but not back to the middle chain wheel. There is plenty of spring tension but the FD only moves about 1/8 inch towards the middle chain wheel when downshifting. (It will move about ¼ inch past the largest chain wheel with full tension on the FD cable). The FD cable wire is totally slack, and the L adjusting screw is almost turned as far as it will turn counterclockwise without removing it from the FD. Seems like the FD is hitting against a stop or some other obstruction. I don’t see where it is being obstructed by anything..
All help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance,