I came home in an evil mood. There is one direct solution: get out.
It worked. It’s not Missoula, but we have some ok riding.
I also gave my new Homebrewed Components Nut Tugger. I prefer the simplicity of track ends (not that I’ve owned a bike with an EBB or sliders), and while the bolts on a Hope hub always held without moving, both quick releases alone and the standard solid axle bolts that came on the above Surly hub moved enough to cause problematic chain tension. The Surly chain tug works, but is a clumsy, poor design. The nut tugger is lightweight machined aluminum, and at first ride seems dead-on perfect. It slots perfectly into the dropout, and seems to hold well. I’ll keep ya’ll posted.
Election night good omen: Obsidian Stout on sale for $5.98 a sixer at Super 1.