The front derailleur cable is on the path of the pedal.
Derailleur cable is in the path of the pedal (right of picture):
The amateurish solution of pulling it back with a loop requires a solution itself to stop the holding loop from sliding.
Hackish, unworkable "solution":
If I google "front derailleur cable hits pedal" I get what I perceive as a low-quality solution (shorten the cable and crimp again; I like slacks).
What would you do? Unwind the bolt a little and turn the cable either up (towards the sky) or down (towards the ground) and tighten again, trying to hit the exact spot and eliminate the need for subsequent tuning? Is that a good way to go? If yes, sky means less surface to hold the cable; ground means excessive twist on a cable with a blueish plasticky coating (for rust prevention?) that looks like it doesn't like excessive bending.
Update, following Swifty's answer:
Here is my candidate process:
- Use Sharpie to mark where the cable is set.
- Use Sharpie to mark the sky-side setting of the bolt (since I don't have a torque wrench, anywhere from the 11am to 1pm settings will do for a reasonable rewind torque).
- Loosen the cable. The cable will be considerably less taut (thanks, Argenti Apparatus) with the chain on the smaller chainring. (Is this enough to ensure the cable will not gain too much the moment I unwind the bolt? I don't see a barrel adjuster; should there be one under the rubber surrounding the shifters?)
- Unwind, turn cable and wind back.
Could you comment?