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    New fatty owner

    Hi,
    I am currently waiting for my first fatty thats on the way in the mail. It is a slightly used Moonlander, and I bought it simply because I couldnt wait 4-6 weeks for a new one.
    I have spent a lot of time online reading and learning, but I am sure there will be questions when the bike gets here.
    When I get all the measures, I will want to order a drop seat post, racks and bags for it.
    Waiting is unbearable!

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    Vicariously psyched for you!

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    It値l be worth the wait. On your first ride, you値l be sporting a sh。t-eating grin the entire time as you ponder why you waited so long to get a fatbike. Welcome to the club!
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    Have fun with your ML
    and i know you will

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    Thank you all! I am not sure it helps the waiting agony, but thanks.
    Been trying to distract myself all day, but nothing seems to work. After checking the online tracking for the bike for the umphteenth time today, I realised I needed something to do. Its sunday. Nothing will happen.
    It is truly amazing how a bike I haven't even seen yet can make me feel like a five year old on christmas.

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    I am waiting for my second fat bike and it ain't any easier this time because I know how much fun it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    I am waiting for my second fat bike and it ain't any easier this time because I know how much fun it is.
    At least you can 'borrow' your first one if the need is too great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    At least you can 'borrow' your first one if the need is too great!!
    Well, I just got it all configured for the wife. Now the stem is way to short, the bars are way to high and the saddle is WMS. It would be mighty uncomfortable for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    Well, I just got it all configured for the wife. Now the stem is way to short, the bars are way to high and the saddle is WMS. It would be mighty uncomfortable for me.
    Sounds good to me

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    What this guy said! Welcome to the club... and be ready to get some jealous stares

    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    It値l be worth the wait. On your first ride, you値l be sporting a sh。t-eating grin the entire time as you ponder why you waited so long to get a fatbike. Welcome to the club!

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    And be prepared for weird stuff to happen on the trail too...

    Riding my 907 yesterday, guy coming towards me slams on his brakes and says, "What's that?!?" Friend riding behind him doesn't notice his friend has stopped...plows right into his buddy...huge pile-up.

    Welcome to the wacky world of fat bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    It is truly amazing how a bike I haven't even seen yet can make me feel like a five year old on christmas.
    No kidding...It will be worth the wait
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    Many have said and I agree that riding your fatbike for the first time, as well as the first ride after a long hiatus, makes you feel like a kid again. Now don't forget your helmet. We're a fat bike will take you you'll need it.
    Still cleaning my Fatback.
    It's a life style.

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    I never leave home without my hat.
    Been studying maps to find good rides for the weekend. I just moved to the other side of the country and have a lot of land to explore. I have great faith in the fatty, and that it will take me where I want to go :-)
    This is all just an attempt to distract myself of course. Days have never been longer, and somehow a week now has at least 15 days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    I am waiting for my second fat bike and it ain't any easier this time because I know how much fun it is.
    I知 contemplating my third fatbike, and it痴 as exciting as thinking about having another kid although fatbikes don稚 talk back, nor do they throw tantrums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkarbley View Post
    I just got my moonie (new) and waited 4.5 months for it. It is a freakin beast and well worth the wait!

    happy riding...
    Thanks! 4.5 months is a long time. My decision to cut the wait time short, has backfired slightly. Now that I know it is in the mail, it really is painful to wait. It was sent Friday, but it is still stuck in limbo somewhere. I keep tracking it over and over, but nothing is happening. All in all, it would have been better if i knew it was 4 months away. I think. I need to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I知 contemplating my third fatbike, and it痴 as exciting as thinking about having another kid although fatbikes don稚 talk back, nor do they throw tantrums.
    So THIS is what expecting a kid feels like! Aha, now i get it

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    You wouldnt sleep for 4 months when it was that far away

    been there ..
    I had the same issue with my ML (wait for 2 months due to undeliverable parts) and the Muru frame (that one got stuck on customs with no update for 10 days ..).

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    Ok, so it was worth the wait!
    It came yesterday afternoon, and was assembled and ready to go in no time. Luckily, so was I
    I have never ever had so much fun on a bike before. It is truly amazing! Everything feels just right, and it is much lighter and agile than i expected. I had a run on the trails yesterday, and today I had a good run on one of the beaches nearby.
    Had to play around a little with the pressure, but I think I have got the general idea now.
    Thanks for keeping me company during the difficult time.

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    I just took delivery of my new moonie and waited 4.5 months for it and it was well worth the wait. Its my first fatty and a little bit of learning curve, but love being educated. It's a sweet ride and you'll have a blast!

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    Odd- I called a few bikeshops and had mine in about 2 days =) two really long days I dont think I would have made it any longer...

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    my bad, I'v had it for about two weeks. I ordered it about mid march and was originally due in the middle of june and that was bumped until the end of July.

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    Size does matter...
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    Awesome, congrats and have fun!!!
    Riding.....

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