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Old 12-16-18, 08:01 AM
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My first touring bike! NBD Disc Trucker



Brooks saddle. Tubus rear rack. Surly 8 pack front rack. Wald Basket
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Old 12-16-18, 10:23 AM
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There's ... a lot going on here. It's an interesting set up to be sure. I LOVE the skateboard attachment.
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Long Haul Trucker at the start of a transcontinental tour in Astoria, Oregon
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Old 02-26-19, 07:44 PM
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Long Haul Trucker at the start of a transcontinental tour in Astoria, Oregon
Nice and clean build. Have a happy tour!
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Old 03-14-19, 09:23 PM
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It's been in moth balls for 22 years ( don't ask) and I started riding it in 2017.

Back in 1995 I stripped down a brand new 1995 TREK 520 and sent out frame/fork for custom paint to match my panniers. Rebuilt with the following:

Wilderness Trail/Chris King grease guard Headset

Mavic 637 Mtb Crank Set w/Mavic BB

Wilderness Trail SpeedMaster Cantilever brakes, (I have another brand new set F&R in orginal packaging)

Campy Record brake levers

XTR Rear derailleur & cassette

Hugi (pre DT Swiss) 40 spoke hubs, Campy Rec QR levers, Mavic Module 3 CD Rims, Wheelsmith Double butted spokes w/brass nipples

Shimano Ultegra down-tube shift levers

Salsa high rise stem

Jandd racks and bags / Mt. Zefal Fenders,

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Old 03-15-19, 08:00 PM
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Old 03-18-19, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by e5usmc View Post

It's been in moth balls for 22 years ( don't ask) and I started riding it in 2017.

Back in 1995 I stripped down a brand new 1995 TREK 520 and sent out frame/fork for custom paint to match my panniers. Rebuilt with the following:

Wilderness Trail/Chris King grease guard Headset

Mavic 637 Mtb Crank Set w/Mavic BB

Wilderness Trail SpeedMaster Cantilever brakes, (I have another brand new set F&R in orginal packaging)

Campy Record brake levers

XTR Rear derailleur & cassette

Hugi (pre DT Swiss) 40 spoke hubs, Campy Rec QR levers, Mavic Module 3 CD Rims, Wheelsmith Double butted spokes w/brass nipples

Shimano Ultegra down-tube shift levers

Salsa high rise stem

Jandd racks and bags / Mt. Zefal Fenders,

Avovet 45 cycle computer
that is a sharp looking bike!
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Old 03-18-19, 11:32 AM
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Surly Troll Packed and Ready

I'm looking to tour through Texas & New Mexico & ¿beyond? in May-June 2019.

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Neat big A, same bars as the LHT. How long have you had the troll set up like this.?
How do you like it so far?
Those are ET's aren't they? Look into those flexible fender things I put a link in one of those fender or dirt threads. Zip tieing them on works great, super light, and really do a reasonable job.
fun to see it. I ride a c17 and it's not bad, my opinion of it had changed for the better, but for mostly seated riding, I still find my b17's are more comfortable.
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Thank you tombc and RidingMatthew I see you guys like that "traditional" look. So do I and my only problem with that bike is I built it too damn Bomb proof and probably will not wear it down enough to justify the purchase of one of those expensive new modern tech touring bicycles.
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Old 03-18-19, 03:14 PM
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Neat big A, same bars as the LHT. How long have you had the troll set up like this.?
How do you like it so far?
Those are ET's aren't they? Look into those flexible fender things I put a link in one of those fender or dirt threads. Zip tieing them on works great, super light, and really do a reasonable job.
fun to see it. I ride a c17 and it's not bad, my opinion of it had changed for the better, but for mostly seated riding, I still find my b17's are more comfortable.
I bought the Troll frame used, two years ago. I intended to tour on it last year but things came up and I never got out. Originally I moved a lot of my LHT parts over, including the handlebars I've been fiddling with it and swapping in other parts, including the ET's. I like it so far, but have not done any touring on it yet. I was a little surprised that it came in 3+ lbs heavier than my expedition-rigged-LHT.

As for the C19 I've been riding it on my fixed-gear for a while now. I wanted a waterproof saddle that would work for commuting. I like it but I agree with you, it's not the same as leather. I'm still not 100% sure it'll remain for the tour.

I've got the Troll dialed into my liking and looking forward to at least a couple of weeks out touring on it.

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Im suprised also about the 3+ lbs more. I would take a guess that the tires account for part of that, the tubes are heavier for sure, the rims?
The 36 spoke stock rims on my wifes 2017 Troll are a fair bit heavier than the 32 spoked on my bike, but perhaps you transfered the wheels over too?

My C17 has softened up from when I got it used, but practically new. I wasn't keen on it compared to the leather seats that just worked so well for me, as I could clearly feel my sit bones more on the C17 at first. I ended up sticking it in a shelf for along time, but finally put it on my indoor bike during the winter on a trainer, and it started to feel not so bad (hence my theory it softened a bit, more flexible) and finally last summer I put in on my "faster" bike, and it was ok.
I am fairly sure that being on the lighter faster bike, I would stand sometimes and such, so not always seated. Maybe I got used to it a bit and toughened up, but I think its fair to say still than my leather B17s are simply more comfortable for long trips, as I really have no issues with discomfort, better than any seats from the past anyway, so I stick with the "if it aint broken, dont fix it" thing---but I am aware that if on a trip with lots of rain or whatever, the C series are certainly easier in that you never have to worry about them out in the rain.

have fun on it. I've said in the past, one day I will redo my troll with jones bars that I have in the garage, and go fatter tires like you, and do a predominantly off road trip.

ps, I just saw that supposedly ET's come in a 26x46mm version , bottom of page
https://surlybikes.com/parts/extraterrestrial
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