I got my Univega as my first real road bike about two years ago. I felt the DT shifters were too much of a reach for me on the large frame, so I installed bar end shifters. Everything worked well...for a time. I came across a set of new Tourney RD/FD set for remarkably cheap, so instead of futzing with my rusty suntour ARX, I installed these. New chain, old freewheel. Everything worked fine, and was whisper quiet. Loved it.
Here's where things get crappy - If I shift into the middle ring, I go to shift into the big ring, and the chain jams into the gap between the the two, and wont become unstuck. On the stand, no problems with hitting everything up front, and spacing doesn't seem to be an issue. Is it technique? I can shift into everything while pedaling - on the stand - but not while riding.
Worn rings? Should I change technique? Throw the bike in the river? Send the bike to FordSVTparts since he's one of the only other giants I know of?
Pic for the fun of it.