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My new Campy Veloce FD will not shift from the small ring to the big ring when on the road. However, when I put it in the workstand, it seems to shift fine. Any suggestions for what type of adjustment the cable and/or FD needs so that it will work while I am actually riding the darn thing? Thanks!
 

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Might have to back out the outer limit screw a hair and give a little more tension on the FD cable. Take a small pocket screw driver and go tune it on a ride.
 

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1. Start with the chain on the middle sprocket of the wheel and on the big chain ring.
2. Looking down at the FD cage, align it so it's slightly tilted inward at the back about the thickness of the big ring. Be sure to maintain about 1/8" vertical clearance between the FD cage and the big ring.
3. Shift to the small ring. Check for slack in the cable. If there is none, adjust the cable tension until it's loose.
4. Adjust the inner limit screw to make sure the chain doesn't drop off when shifting down to the small ring.
5. Tighten the cable tension just enough to take out the slack without making the FD move.
6. Upshift to the big ring and adjust the outer limit screw, making sure the chain doesn't drop off when upshifting.
7. Test the shifting action with the chain on the biggest and smallest rear sprockets. Adjust limit screws as necessary to complete the shift, making sure the chain doesn't drop.
8. Make your final limit screw adjustments to minimize chain rub when cross chained.
9. Repeat step 3.
 

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A Campy FDs and shifters don't adjust quite like you've described. There should be no need to angle the FD cage. It should work with the right side of the cage parallel to the big ring.

A Campy FD requires a significant tension on the shift cable. Just taking the slack out is not good enough. Of course you must have enough tension to shift to the big ring, but that's only part of the story. Campy shifters can pull far more cable than needed and they will function with too little cable tension, but not properly. It should only take 3-4 clicks of the finger lever to cover the full range of travel, with a double FD. If any more are needed, all you're doing is taking up cable slack with the extra clicks. The pre-2009 shifters can execute up to 5 clicks with one sweep of the finger lever.

Triple FDs must have enough cable tension to shift from the little ring to the middle ring with one sweep of the finger lever. If not, the cable tension is inadequate. A lot of people ride for years, thinking that it takes more than one sweep of the finger lever to make this shift.
 
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