I managed to properly adjust the infinity focus on the 135mm MC Tele Rokkor-QD. Much to my surprise, I was also able to screw in the front logo ring with no great difficulty.
I attached the lens to my yard sale Minolta X-700 loaded with Tri-X and took it to Cate's chess match. The dim florescent lighting forced me to shoot wide open at slow speeds, so it was not the best environment to show off the good quality the lens is capable of delivering. However, I thought the camera and the lens performed pretty well under the circumstances.
I like the 135mm focal length for this type of event. I am able to shoot with enough distance to avoid interfering with the action, and yet am able to fill the frame with the subject. I'm looking forward now to trying the lens under more favorable conditions.