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    Freakin gnomes attacked last night!

    I long doubted their existence figuring it was all just a delusional myth started by some whacked out cheesehead with eccentrics on the brain. Last night, I learned different.

    I have been running a 32x17 on my Blizzard for about a year now. All setup sans tensioner with the help of a Spicer half link which has performed beautifully. Well, I finally decide to pep up that old drivetrain with some new stuff since the ring/cog/chain wear was starting to result in slightly less than optimal chain tension. I wasn't throwing it or anything, just a little looser than I had originally and wanted now. I grabbed myself a brand new, unramped Raceface 32t ring and a 17t cog (thanks to Brad again for hooking us up with those). Decided to go sturdy on the chain and opted for a 3/32" KMC dropbuster bmx chain - all burly, shiny, gold, and new. Anyway, I figure it's gonna make for one sweet tension on that baby.

    Enter the gnomes (lil bastiges). I get everything setup to go and after sizing the chain against the one I took off, I install. Thing is, I can't get it right. It's so taut that I can't even get the crank to turn, if I add a link, it sags like things you hope to never see. Could it be that Ernesto was right all along? Have I been the unwitting victim of yet another gnoming? Please, I need answers before I settle into a life of drinking and maniacal conversations with a basement wall.....
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    Ay!

    Quote Originally Posted by namaSSte

    Enter the gnomes (lil bastiges). I get everything setup to go and after sizing the chain against the one I took off, I install. Thing is, I can't get it right. It's so taut that I can't even get the crank to turn, if I add a link, it sags like things you hope to never see. Could it be that Ernesto was right all along? Have I been the unwitting victim of yet another gnoming? Please, I need answers before I settle into a life of drinking and maniacal conversations with a basement wall.....
    You didn't get Punk'd. You got gnome'd!

    ENO is the way to go

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    stl gnomes

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