Chain ring...weird huh? Whats even weirder is that I had a friend do the same thing with a Surly ring, not once but twice in the last month (and I thought he was doing something wrong, sorry Funkmeister). I simply started mega-cranking on flat ground to see what kind of off-the-line go juice my new build had in her, and KAZAAM! The ring just bent all crazy-like. Pulled right through two chain ring bolts and left me sitting with my nutz on the top tube...damn!
Plan B left me riding my SS mtn bike around on the paved and gravel trails of Shawnee Mission Park instead of a glorious initiation ride on the Superman Surly...so it goes. But none the less, I did have an enjoyable ride, I did poach some dirt and I did manage to go over my handlebars a total of two times, awe yeah, the painfull bliss of riding bikes.