Been living in a drought for about 3 or 4 years now and, finally, this month, the much promised El Nino has apparently delivered. We've been getting pounded all week -heavy rains, high winds, thunderstorms, hail- and it's gone a long way toward catching us up. It also means not a lot of time -OK... any- time on the road. It's a shame, too... I've had my Jamis for just over a year now and I've never been happy with the way the 105 FD shifted. I knew 105 quality was better than that but I just couldn't get it right. So, finally, I gave up and grabbed the instructions from the Shimano site and just started from scratch. Took the cable off, lowered the clamp, twisted it a little straighter and dial in all the stops for the STI. Hooked the cable back up and... oh yeah! It seems better but how can I really tell? I can't take the bike out in this weather. So I resorted to the trainer -figuring it would be better than no riding at all- and the thing shifts like butter now. Smooth, easy, predictable... and in a break in the rain, I took it out front and rode in circles to see if it would behave the same there. YES!! Can't wait to go for a real ride (maybe Saturday). There is something so indescribably satisfying in dialing in your own bike. It brings back happy memories of being my Dad's mechanic in his shop.