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Go the Shimano's website and download the instruction sheets that come with components - you wouldn't have got these if you bought a complete "bike in a box".

Assuming you're talking about the old Ultegra 9 speed or similar, the same shifters can be set to operate a double or triple - the new 10 speed have dedicated front shifters for 2 or 3.

If you mean just the front derailleur, they don't really care how far the lever moves them, as long as the limit screws are correctly set. (if not - the chain will either not get to the ring or it'll fall off :eek: ) Again, the Shimano instructions tell all.

Follow them exactly - and in order - and it's not that hard. Problems usually happen if folk just bolt things up and then start messing with any handy screws.

Yes, I know reading instructions is boring ;)

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Shimano's website only has downloadable docs for their newest stuff. If your component if very similar to the newest model, you're OK. If not, well.......
 

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That's hardly surprising, but if the need goes back, I'd bet there's someone around who has the required info - they're all mostly one-pagers - and a scanner that would produce an email-able version. The business model from that part of the world has always dropped any kind of service on 'old' stuff real fast.

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