John loaned me an allen wrench to loosen/lengthen that cable. Everything seemed to be together, so I took it for a 5 second spin. I was unable to shift the front derailer from the small gear to the middle gear. When I selected the largest gear, it shifted all the way up and would then shift down to the middle. When I attempted it again, it still didn't work. I'm going to have to check if something is bent or mis-aligned.
The Star wars will have to be on hold for another week while I'm out here. I've not really put any time into it in the last week or so. I've never gotten any response from adam/colleen. The dialog with slick and skinny was moving along nicely, but I think I'm waiting for a response from slick.