Always the Wrong Gear

  1. Surly’s Number 7 and tubeless Extra Terrestrials

    21 Aug 2016
    AUSTIN - The Surly branded Revelate Ranger frame bag finally arrived, and it’s nicer than I thought it would be.  Surly worked with Revelate to make frame bags for all (or most?) of their current frames – I think just the off-road models. The bags are all made in Alaska…

  2. More on my Extra Terrestrial experience

    12 Aug 2016
    AUSTIN - In an effort to test out the new Surly Extra Terrestrial 26 x 2.5 tires in something other than my apartment parking lot or my 5-mile (8 km) round trip to class, I rode around Ladybird Lake on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail in…

  3. The Troll goes Extra Terrestrial

    10 Aug 2016
    AUSTIN - I wasn’t completely sure about the Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 26 x 2.15 Evolution I mounted to replace the Surly Dirt Wizard 26 x 2.75. I mean, they’re burly tires meant for the craziest expeditions over the most unridable surfaces with an elephant strapped to your bike, with an…

  4. The red, bulging rim strips

    08 Aug 2016
    AUSTIN – The bulging of the Surly rim strips in the Rabbit Hole rims was driving me a bit crazy. At 2.5 bars it was just too much – I’m sure it was structurally fine, but it annoyed me It looked like the tubes (these aren’t tubeless, yet) would stretch…

  5. A perfect day for a small bike ride

    21 Apr 2016
    AUSTIN – Weather warnings and watches murmur and squawk as creeks flood, thunder rattles the windows and lightning rips holes in the churning sky Perfect day for a small bike ride. We weren’t riding small bikes; I mean it was a short ride. I mean … my new Surly Troll…

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