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I did a FD replacement last week and its not hard nor expensive. Mostly its fiddly getting all the gear positions to line up and not rub too badly. You have a band-on deraileur (it straps around the frame with a band) not a braze-on one (which bolts to a U shaped nubbin which is brazed or otherwise part of the frame. I can't tell if its top pull or bottom ...


It looks like a cheap enough derailleur that replacing it shouldn't cost too much, and the rust is severe enough that if the derailleur has stopped shifting I'd replace it. If you can force the derailleur to move with your hand it's very likely to can repair it just by pouring sufficient oil on it and working it backwards and forwards for a while. But ...

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