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Trouble with new front Shifter
#1
Hello.

I installed a new front and rear shifter today on my old Diamondback Sorrento today.

The rear shifter is working great. The front shifter when on gear 1 is on the smallest front gear. When I shift to "2" it jumps to the largest front gear and the cable is too tight to even shift into "3". When I shift from 2 down to 1, it jumps to the smallest gear.

What have I done wrong? I have watched the videos and gone through them a couple of times with the same problem. This worked fine with the old shifters...

Any help would be appreciated.
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#2
Check you Hi-Lo adjustement first (2 little screws on top or side of front derailleur)

Is your Shifter Shimano, SRAM, or others??
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#3
Bob,

Thanks for the quick reply. The new shifters are Shimano and replaced some original Shimano shifters (nearly 20 years old).

I went through the video AGAIN... Started from scratch and finally have success. I can get to all gears.

It still seems VERY tight when shifting to the largest front gear, but is working. Success for now. First time I've ever attempted this so I am happy for now.
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