Okay, so I feel like a bonehead. Just this past week, Brother Maynard
was talking about a little problem he had with his chainring bolts on his TT rig. I thought it was pretty hilarious. However, about 60 miles into our 80-mile ride yesterday, I noticed some very odd play in my small chainring......and the shifting for most of the day had been atrociously bad. Thought it might be cable slippage or something. Got off the bike, looked at the chainrings, and had 3 missing bolts......with the other two bolts ready to pop out at any moment. Yep, brilliant mechanic that I am, I just tightened the other two and rode the rest of the way home.