Good afternoon all (just). I introduced myself on my earlier enquiry but "Hi" again to you all.
Surely the most maddening job on a bicycle has to be setting up the front and rear derailiers? I've picked my way through cabling it all up with kind assistance from the park tools website and that's gone beautifully. I quite enjoyed that to be honest, quite cathartic but setting up the awful things is driving me to drink!
Does anybody have a quick fix if I start from the very beginning? I've put the adjustment screws back to somewhere where they were on the rear from new. The front is working but not wonderfully.
Can anybody estimate what it will cost to have them set up in a bike shop assuming they're willing to do it? I'd rather not phone just yet as that would be admitting defeat just slightly before I'm ready to concede it and I'm counting every penny at the moment in a bid to get to the magical "Enough For A House Deposit" figure.
Indeed, does anybody feel that there is a worse job to do in maintaining or repairing your bike?