Hello and Welcome, The Shimano Altus front derailleur cleaned-up easily using the White-Lightning Clean-Streak and a parts brush. I did a little touch-up on the chrome with the brass wheel-brush after wiping it clean with a paper-towel. When I mount the front derailleur I do not run the cable until I have the rear wheel, rear derailleur and chain in place. Even with no cable attached I am not able to line up this front derailleur with the smallest chain-ring. Although it does line-up with the middle chain-ring. I don`t believe it could be this much out of adjustment. I suspect the front derailleur has been replaced with a two speed derailleur. So for now I will just "leave well enough alone".
My parts order is in for the Raleigh "Technium 460" and also some stuff for the woman`s Raleigh (the model name escapes me right now) Oh yeah! Raleigh Pursuit!
Until Next time, RIDE SAFE and Remember to Always RESCUE,RESTORE & RECYCLE