Saturday, September 24, 2011

Trollin'

I recently fine-tuned my Surly Troll with a different stem, set-back seatpost, and new bar tape, in tentative preparation for a late-season adventure in a place warmer than here. The Troll went on a little urban adventure this morning. What a fantastic machine!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Jim

What kind of handlebars are those?
I'm curious why you're not running a flat mountain bar with the vintage thumbshifters?

Jim Thill said...

The bar is a Salsa Woodchipper, which I find to be optimal for the type of riding I'm doing on this bike. The shifters are new, not "vintage".

Anonymous said...

Jim, can you post more pictures of your Troll and a rundown on how it's spec'd? It certainly seems like a great option for an off/all-road all-rounder.

--leaf

Anonymous said...

How does this rig compare to your Goodrich custom?

Jim Thill said...

The Troll is in many respects similar to the Goodrich, but different in subtle ways. I have decided to sell the Goodrich.

sanfoor said...

I've been thinking of getting Troll frame and doing somewhat similar set-up. Did the handlebar choice affect on how the frame size fits?