I bought a bike from EBay. It has decent components, but they seem mashed together incompatibly. My front derailleur doesn’t shift properly.
I tried adjusting the front derailleur, with little success. The clearance to the big ring is always than 1mm (too little).
A mechanic told me that my front derailleur is for a double-ring crankset, and therefore incompatible with my triple-ring. However, I’m not sure whether the mechanic is right. The derailleur is a Shimano FD-2203, the manual of which suggests it can work with a triple-ring.
Here are the components:
There is a mixture of different Shimano series here: 2203, 6600, 5600.
From the manuals, the main “incompatibilities” I noticed are:
The front derailleur looks like the impostor, so maybe I should replace that - but what with?
The manual for the FD-5600 wants 20 gears, so that doesn’t work.
The manual for the FD-5603, suggested by the shifters, wants:
Is this the cause of my problems?
Here is a photo of the front derailleur:
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