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    finally...........first week with a moonlander

    they have landed in the UK.......4 long months after ordering one........all i can say is wow

    100mm rims.......4.7'' tires.......28mm offset frame....i give you the moonlander!!!!!

































    free t-shirt 8)



    offset art to go with offset frames......





    Last edited by saltyman; 02-04-2012 at 10:06 AM.
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    .......and repeat !
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    Love the "no step" Was that you or Surly?

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    as said on RB nice one mate

    have fun , but take loads of photos for us all

    stubbster (aka stubbsy)

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    Your rear tire is mounted the wrong direction imho....

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    Very nice! I've been excited for you since the start.
    And I love beer!!

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    Don't forget me when you get bored of it ;-)

    Fitted a Clown Shoe on the front of the Mukluk yesterday and rode it 30+ miles this morning the 5 miles on sand was awesome, unfortunatly the Nate on the back was draggy as hell on the tarmac.

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    Congrats, Saltyman!

    First, you couldn't sleep for the waiting, and now...too excited?

    Like the touch of carbon, goes well. Custom decal too!

    In time, you must give a report on the differences between the ML and the Pugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idahodirt View Post
    Love the "no step" Was that you or Surly?
    Surly
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    Quote Originally Posted by bik-ing View Post
    Your rear tire is mounted the wrong direction imho....
    I agree, though if it needs grip......I have spare nates
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    Thanks folks!

    Looking forward to riding it in marshland, gravel and sandy beaches here in the lake district this week.

    I can't get over the size of the thing, despite already being a fatbike owner

    I will take lots of pics as usual
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    Good move going with the carbon bottle cage… otherwise your bike might be too heavy.

    The more pictures I see of the Moonlanders—with that awesome metalflake paint—the more I think I might “need” one.
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    I always wanted to squish them bumps

    Just what the heck are they. I know it's the tube bulging out, but how? Is that surly tire liner some super space age Flubber.

    And that decal is great, but shouldn't it be in the moonlander font...just saying.

    I am having a hard time not getting one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    I always wanted to squish them bumps

    Just what the heck are they. I know it's the tube bulging out, but how? Is that surly tire liner some super space age Flubber.

    And that decal is great, but shouldn't it be in the moonlander font...just saying.

    I am having a hard time not getting one of these.
    That's the Surly rim strip, which is just vinyl plastic - no fiber reinforcement. Kinda like a HD innertube. Most of the DIY stuff is ribbon, or tape - stuff w/o a lot of stretch. It would increase the cush - variable volume that expands when the tire takes a hit.
    Fatbikes are much more fun than they should be allowed to be!

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    Wow. That's a cool bike! Love the personalized bits.
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    Awesome !

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    Thanks, a good friend designed and made the custom sickers, really well made and they look great.

    I had the moonlander off road today, down the local coastal tidal basin, water had just gone out and was able to test it out over the slippery rocks, wet sand and gravel, no problem for the big bike.....

    My girlfriend was riding my pugsley/Nate set up, over everything I did, so nothing out of the ordinary where one bike is better yet.

    Will try and add some pics.
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    My box is sitting in the kitchen awaiting opening, picked it up from work this morning, it is the fattest bike box i have ever seen
    7pm launch time, once mate comes round to get some pics with his SLR,
    a quick spin around the street then strip down tonight for 1st framesaver coat, and a few wee mods

    Test flight mid week hopefully
    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    You will love it mate, been playing at the beach today, had the pugs with me too.....nobody puts pugs in the corner!

    My girlfriend loved riding alongside me, through the sloppy stuff and and in and around down, getting stopped and pointed at by people.......they were not prepared for contact!
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    Popped out on the fat bikes today.....this is 1 mile from the house so it's local play area......







































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    Good call making your gf haul the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    Good call making your gf haul the stuff.
    All in the name of scientific testing you understand
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    Giant tires are what you need
    riding on the moon

    I hope my cranks don’t break
    riding on the moon

    Mukluks and Moonlanders
    riding on, riding on
    the moon
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    Great pics! Love the pic of the offset frame with the offset flagpole or light pole.
    Those stickers look like their factory
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    Thanks, yeah I love the stickers, a little personal touch.

    Also my bikes are getting photographed regularly from others while I'm out, so interesting to see where the pics turn up and if it's from my bikes.

    Getting stopped to chat fatbikes regular here in the uk, I have never seen any others bar my own!

    People are not prepared for the fatness here
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