Is it just me (or a modern bike thing) but the rear of the front mech seems to be far away from the large ring ? Looks like it is designed for larger rings.
My advice would be to ignore the small/small combination and live with it*, get a larger small ring, get a etype front mech, try different front mechs with the low bands (maybe a slimmer one). Doesn't look like a conventional front mech will work in the first place.
Is it actually rubbing on the bottom of the side ?
* because it is very easy to move to the middle ring by the time you are down on small/small
Yeh, i kinda thought the same. It meets at the top but goes way wide at the side.
THe front mech which came with it worked fine shifting up, but struggled to shift down (buggered spring?). I think it was a mid ninties stx one or something. I have a 2000 acera-x one on my tempest but thats even taller and wouldnt work.