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Originally Posted by Indolent58
If the shifter itself is still giving you positive clicks...
It's not. Most of the time it still settles into gear. But it's slowly getting worse and eventually it will probably fail.
I googled this and found that pre-STI FDs may work OK with an alternate cable attachment...
"This isn't a DA-vs-Ultegra incompatibility issue; rather the
FD-6400 derailleur predates STI levers. When STI appeared,
they made new front derailleurs with a shorter arm so that
the der moves farther for a given cable pull.
Peter's suggestion of clamping the cable on the side of the
clamp bolt nearer the pivot shortens the lever arm and should
work. I even got an STI triple to work this way, though it was
a bit marginal and had more cable rub than is desirable"