well... this is the first bike i've built, and i never was much of a mechanic so humor me...
i'm trying to install a shimano XT 761 front derailleur and i can't seem to get the shifters to work correctly. when i install the shifter wires, my front shifter no longer clicks as if it were shifting, instead i just meet a lot of rresistance when i i push the shifter. however, when the cable is connected there is not a lot of tension in the wire. even when i do manage to install the wire with some tension (after a lot of pulling) this doesn't help the problem
2nd problem: even before i tried installing the front shifter cable, i noticed that when the chain was on the small ring up front, it would rub against the front derailleur. i tried playing with the limit screws but this didn't change anything. i also checked the algnment of the front derailleur and that looks OK as well. is there anything else i can do?
any help would be appreciated. if i don't figure this out soon i'm just going to concede defefat and bring the bike to my LBS (where i will get evil looks b/c i bought everything online)
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