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Old 07-11-07, 11:47 PM
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It ain't cable stretch. Two things you have to watch out for with Shimano front derailleurs.

1. Shimano road and mountain front derailleurs are not interchangeable. You have to use the road levers with the road fd, and the flat levers with the mtb fd. However, I am assuming you kept the Cdale stock and didn't swap out the Ultegra STI levers.

2. The way you attach the cable to the fd is very, very, very, very (did I say very?) important! You DO NOT attach the cable at the side of the anchor washer (like on Campag). You run the cable outside the anchor washer (there may be a flange that you run the cable OUTSIDE of) and you anchor the cable at the top of the anchor bolt. If you do not do this, the shifter will work exactly as you have described.

- L.
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