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    Lunar Activity over S.E.Scotland...

    Its been a while to get here but finally mine arrived last week along with Saltymans

    The Eagle has (finally) landed

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    Love the NASA stickers! might have to copy that one

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    Surly should be using that as an advert.
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    Impressive! I like your plaid rim tape and the Police riff at the end just was the icing on the cake.

    Nicely done.

    Oh yeah.............nice bike too, by the way.
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    Excellent! The penguin made me laugh.

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    If Newt gets elected, we might actually see a Moon Lander on the Moon.

    Frightening....

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    One small step for man one giant leap for Bruce

    Penguin made me laugh as well.

    The Black ops had its maiden ride on sand today, nothing like I thought it was going to be. Lots to learn. :confused

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    Out did yourself CK!

    You working for Surly now? They should take notice!

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    Awsome

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    Another great video!
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    Awe Sum :-)

    I recognise that dune, looks a bit firmer than the other week ?

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    Great job. Rocket valve caps.

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    Fully Fat Dune Rolling CK
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    Brilliant!

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    I don't think I will ever get bored of watching this one!

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    What an amazing bike on soft sand!, so far so good, It is a bit more hard work riding on the road at same speed as a Pug and Mukluk, but its float on the sand is unreal, as is the steering rolling over the top of dunes, simply unreal

    Some pics;


    5,2,12 011 by coastkid71, on Flickr

    Glenmorangie Rocket Fuel...

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    5,2,12 003 by coastkid71, on Flickr



    5,2,12, 002 by coastkid71, on Flickr


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    Loving the thumbies

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    The proof we really went there...

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    See the Moonlander 4.7"foot print on the right and Marge rim 3.7 Larry pugsley print on the left , loads of float

    Tyninghame 05,2,12 by coastkid71, on Flickr

    Jason dune surfing on the Moonie

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    Love it!

    Thought the Clangers was a great touch! Not sure everyone will get that one....
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    Excellent work, coastkid! So the Scots went to the Moon after all, eh? Make sure to post exploration reports!

    Thanks for the Lego touch, too. Old-school space has always been and will always be my favourite

    By the way, how are you planning to choose between the pugsley and the moonlander?

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    my mum dumped all our stuff a few months back!
    Aaaarghhhh...

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    Lego space sells for a fortune now on ebay!, my mum dumped all our stuff a few months back! There is still loads of Technic stuff up in their loft,

    Choice will be mostly the Moonie for a bit then use both, esp the pug if riding any distance on road and trails,
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    Superb Bikes ain't they!

    Looking at the pug, even with nates on, its like looking at downhill tires to a fatbike.....real life is huge difference!


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    I would be keen to see a shot like that, but a BFL on 80mm rim, against a moonie wheel for comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyman View Post
    Superb Bikes ain't they!

    Looking at the pug, even with nates on, its like looking at downhill tires to a fatbike.....real life is huge difference!


    Since getting my Mukluk a few weeks ago it has come as a surprise how much difference rim width can make - I was in between the Pug and the Moonlander yesterday. But having heard the latter on the road yesterday I don't think I'd want any wider for the riding I do...

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    80mm rims will slow you down, not by much though, depends on tire pressures too.

    I have rode longer tarmac distances on my pug, like to the beach or even around town, and you get used to it more, but that's while running the tires at 10-20psi.....the moonlander stays at 5psi!

    I keep the moonlander rides around 3-15 miles, obviously mainly offload, just little 1-3 mile rides to where I'm going before playing/exploring for a few more miles.

    Hence my low mileage after 9 days use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorman View Post
    I would be keen to see a shot like that, but a BFL on 80mm rim, against a moonie wheel for comparison.
    this is a BFL on a rolling daryl. it makes for a very tall tire


    not as fat as a moonie but still lots of fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyman View Post
    ...I keep the moonlander rides around 3-15 miles, obviously mainly offload, just little 1-3 mile rides to where I'm going before playing/exploring for a few more miles.

    Hence my low mileage after 9 days use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Fatbikes are like tractors - it's not the mileage that matters but the hours of use.
    Exactly! 6hrs riding time on mine yesterday, with only 50k to show for it
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    907 & 100mm rims on the rear?

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    Good example, I get a better workout doing 5 miles on the beach than 30 miles on the hybrid bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    See the Moonlander 4.7"foot print on the right and Marge rim 3.7 Larry pugsley print on the left , loads of float

    Tyninghame 05,2,12 by coastkid71, on Flickr
    That's my Large Marge/Larry track on the left. Despite knowing the Clown Shoe/BFL combo would roll far easier over both fine loose sand and clinging sticky sand, the improvement is still astonishing... the bike just dances lightly across the surface while us 'normal' fattistas dig in. This led the rider (me) to giggle continuously like a crazy fool when having my first Moonlander sand experience

    I should not have ridden it..... WANT!

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    Oh, no......I should stop reading this now
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    I rode 8 miles on the Moonie on Tarmac to Dunbar today, including a steep climb over the hill to the next Village, quite hard work at 6 psi
    But i knew it would be, more it is a bit squirmy on hard pack, kinda like the original 60 TPI Endo tyres on the 1st pugs, again as expected.

    I rode along the East beach of Spike Island at John Muir Park near Dunbar. Friends who also ride here with me (or surf there) will know how soft this beach is on an incoming tide. The Moonlander flew up the beach


    John Muir Bay Feb 2012 by coastkid71, on Flickr

    I used a mono pod on the Go Pro to try show the soft sand, have a look at the human footprints, then the Moonies in the film, it was on the big 36t ring along there, often its a granny ring grind on the pugsley

    This bike rocks for sand surfing

    Can anyone guess the tune?, Its not Snake Plisskin related, but same City

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    Niiiiiice
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    Excellent pics & reviews CK & Salty

    The pull of the darkside is strong, but CK has confirmed my initial thoughts, that the moonie is outstanding for beachriding at low pressures, but hard work to get it there.

    Most of my riding is a mix of conditions, so for now I will just have to lust, as the 907 is good for 90% of what I ride regular.

    Once I clear my feet of the other bike builds ongoing at the moment, I would like to get a moonie as a 2nd fatbike by the summer for the soft, powdery, beach riding that is just out of reach at the moment

    Bivi camping trips on the West coast would be amazing on one of those
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    More riding on the coast today
    Check out the pug tyre tracks digging in on wet soft sand, while the Moonie on the left does not tuck in...


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    Spot of rock climbing


    Gullane by coastkid71, on Flickr

    Here is some film of the ML on rocks, Jasons pugsley would stall out on the rocks here and spin out on the pebble beach, the film does not do justice to the terrain and this bikes climbing ability, you can nearly remain seated, amazing bike

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    I'm amazed at the flatter tracks they leave compared with normal fat tires.....

    Been riding though all sorts today and getting pics, very little effort and very little sign of tracks, I done a beach ride then back tracked a few miles to (try to) see my tracks.
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    One small tyre roll for a Moonlander, but a giant squelch for Fatkind

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    You guys are dorks
    Is'nt this the asshat that sold his pug because it didn't "work"?

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    [QUOTE][ ultraspontane You guys are dorks/QUOTE]

    Yeah... but very happy and contented
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    How does the moonie ride on the trails & coastal paths compared to the pug?
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    Oh, forgot, what pressure are you running in that photo Jason? Pug tyre imprint looks very round, or is it just super soft sand?
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    It was very wet and soft sand from the incoming tide MM, Jason rides 8 PSI, Moonie is at 6psi. the larger front tracks so much better, from turning tightly to descending loose sand on dunes.
    The ML is ok on softer trails with sandy patches but the pugsley is better on the firmer stuff as it corners with less squidge. The ML is so comfy though over stutter stuff like roots and pebbles.

    As i said to Mantastic an ML with a spare set of 80mm wheels on Larrys or nates would be perfect for where i ride, fat for trails and short rides with friends on regular bikes, then super fat for some of our beach rides where it comes into its own.
    Off to ride the salt marsh today with Jason on his pug so again more supa fat observations
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    All good info CK, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorman View Post
    Oh, forgot, what pressure are you running in that photo Jason? Pug tyre imprint looks very round, or is it just super soft sand?
    As Bruce says, I run 8 psi front and back. Genuine comparison photo with both bikes on our usual pressures for coastal riding here.

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    Fat bike geekery at its finest. Good work gents, liking the comparisons and keep up the good work. Personally was out in the snow today on the pug, had the tyre pressures down to 10, rode brilliantly over the snow, slush and ice.
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    Salt Marsh beachride

    Today we rode along the Salt Marsh at Aberlady Bay, starting at Aberlady Nature Reserve, the going was ok for both bikes, i have ridden all this on the Pugsley,
    Main difference was the Pugsley sunk more out on the mud flats and so dragged its mech covering the drive train more than the Moonlander, i got stuck too and had to paddle a bit to get going again...
    loads of pics for the blog so made a slideshow film with a couple of short bits of film

    A film thats a bit different from the usual beachride films.. pics old and new and some short film, top day, slowest riding ever with 2 hours on the granny rings and an average 3 mph

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    Cracking stuff Bruce!
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    The underwater shot is excellent
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