Originally Posted by celloyd
I appreciate that but there's so much reading and technical jargon it makes my head hurt. I'm not one to shy away from my own research and learning but I was more looking for general tips to steer me correctly. This particular bike clamps around the town tube so I can adjust up and down but side to side, not so much. I get the high/low concept but the turning of the screws does not seem to have the desired effect.
Uh, you're skipping way too many steps. Go back and read through the Park Tool site until you're familiar with all the jargon and understand the procedures. IF
you follow that Park Tool - Front Derailleur guide posted, and do each and every step
listed to the specifications listed
, our front-derailleur will work magically!
BTW - the high/low limit screws do nothing
for shifting performance. They are an insurance-policy against overshifting to the inside or outside. But until your chain has shifted from one ring to the other, the limit-screws don't even come into play. They will not improve your shifting from the big-ring to the small-ring, nor will they help shifting from the small-ring to the big-ring. Don't focus on the screws until the very end, when your chain is shifting so well between the rings, that it keeps on going and falls off on the inside or outside.