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Shimano front deraileur takes doesnt shift up to the next gear it takes two pushes on the lever

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Your cable needs to be tightened and adjusted

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  • 2 Mount the bicycle and rest both hands on the proper Ultegra hand control. The left-hand control operates the front derailleur. The right-hand control operates the rear derailleur.
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I'd make sure it's a lever problem before embarking on that project. Is the cable actually being controlled by the lever?

A simple web search for "Shimano 200GS STI assembly" yields all kinds of resources.

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