Although I rode for about 6 years in the early 90s I never bothered with any kind of maintenance. Having recently got a new bike I figured this time I would get to grips with proper maintenance - the advent of youtube and forums helps massively in this..
Having watched a video on the proper adjustment of your front derailleur I adjusted mine and managed to get the gears to shift more fluidly. Up until this Sunday when I found I could no longer get the big ring (not good as I stay on the big ring pretty much 95% of the time).
I adjusted the cable tension, although I think I overdid it as when I next went for a ride my indicator told me I was on the middle ring despite being on the big one. I eased of the tension and now there is a rattling noise. I have tried fine tuning the tension with the ring on the shifters but can't get rid of this rattle. Pressing the shift-up lever fully home makes everything perfect but in it's default position the rattle returns.
Now - I know the limit screws are to fine tune the cage but on mine they don't seem to have any effect. How much do you need to turn the limit screws - a couple of turns? Also is there a way to reset the limit screws if they get too far out of whack?
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