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Old 07-12-07, 04:51 AM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Holland, MI
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Bikes: Klein roadie, carbon proto mtn bike, burley tandem

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+1 for TGs comment. Unless you have broken some cable strands at the pinch point, even if your cable is stretched, retentioning and readjustment should bring it back into line. Even with proper setup, the cable tension on the front STI der. must be dead bang on and this is accomplished by the barrel tension device near the brifter. If that little (plastic) device is worn or cranky, or the threads loose, then you will have constant troubles.

I ditched my front brifter a couple weeks ago in favor of a DA bar end friction shifter and all my troubles with front derailleur shifting went away. Front shifts are crisp and positive even under moderate loads, and I can now tune the front der. position to where it needs to be, when it needs to be there. Ahhhhh, relief.
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