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HELP! i want to put a new cable on my front gear.

HELP! I have a large Giant road bike and i want to put a new cable on my front gear. After finding out that i shouldn't have unscrewed anything on the gear lever as i should have been able to simply insert new cable through a hole. i've already managed to damage a little pin which moves the gear indicator after unscrewing it. I've now inserted new cable through this hole and tightened it into it's allocated screw. My gear doesn't move one little bit - there doesn't seem to be any resistance whatsoever. It's doing my head in and i just don't want to pay a massive sum for someone else to do it. I can't be that hard can it? I have a

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I'm not quite sure where you are at with this one but did you make sure that the front deralier was on the largest cog when you pulled the cable tight?If you pulled the cable tight when the deralier was on the small ring then the cable can't be pulled any tighter as you try shift up therefore it will be stuck at the small ring. It's kinda to describe in words.

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