I've been trying to install a SunTour Cyclone Mk. II front derailleur with an endless clamp on my old Lambert. I just can't get the clamp to stay in place while I insert the stud that holds it in place.
So far, I tried slip joint pliers, needle-nosed pliers, vise-grips and even tried levering the clamp together with a small screwdriver. Every time I managed to get the ends close enough together to install the studs, the tool that I used is in the way.
If anyone has experience with those clamps, I'd appreciate any tips you have to offer.