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    Received my Surly Moonlander today!

    I stopped by my LBS (Trinity Bicycles, Fort Worth TX) today to see if my 22" complete Moonlander had arrived and let them know about the missing A1 washer(The A1 washer came in a little baggy with the bike but not installed and did not have any notes from Surly indicating what it was for). It was already on the rack being assembled. It was freakin love at first sight to see it in person for the first time, I felt like a little kid!





    Got her home this afternoon!





    After this pic I took her on a 5 mile ride, I am in love!


    This thing is like a human powered F800GS, with damn near the same size tires!



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    Good pic next to the GS
    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    What does that a1 washer do again?

    Sure I had one in a bag in my box, did you Bruce???
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    Er i dunno Saltyman
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    Good pic next to the GS
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by saltyman View Post
    What does that a1 washer do again?
    I haven't a clue, just know it was supposed to be there thanks to this forum



    I put some clothes on her today. Isn't she pretty!

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    That looks great in the XL size.
    I'm covered in beer.

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    Looking good

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    Congrats from another 22" moonlander rider. Did you get pedal washers with it? It had a spacer for the BB as well. It's funny how many little bagies of weird crap comes with this bike with no directions.

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    Cool!! Looks like a little spring cleaning is in order at the LBS.

    Post more pics when its dirty

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    i got a big black washer and a couple of small ones and also a bag of little ones.......no idea what they do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLONG View Post
    That looks great in the XL size.
    Quote Originally Posted by wyatt79m View Post
    Looking good
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by x3speed View Post
    Congrats from another 22" moonlander rider. Did you get pedal washers with it? It had a spacer for the BB as well. It's funny how many little bagies of weird crap comes with this bike with no directions.
    Congrats to you as well! I had to go look to see if they installed the pedal washers, they did. It is disappointing that there were no instructions. You know there are others w/complete Moonlanders without the correct washer/s installed. That's why I made sure to post about it to help get the word out to people like me that wouldn't have a clue.

    Quote Originally Posted by saltyman View Post
    i got a big black washer and a couple of small ones and also a bag of little ones.......no idea what they do?
    Saltyman, you messing around? You really don't have the A1 washer (big black one)installed on your bike? You posted in the same thread that I learned about the issue First upgrade to a Moonlander. I didn't see what other washers came with the bike, the guy putting it together just showed me the A1 washer out of a little baggie when I asked him about it. You can see the A1 washer in this video when he does a closeup of the cranks @ 1:50.
    Moonlander - YouTube
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    When I installed a Pauls chainkeeper I found that the A1 washer was never installed on my ML.

    Paul Component Engineering - Chain Keeper BB

    I would have needed to remove the A1 washer and discard it to install the chainkeeper.
    So the LBS saved me a step.
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    I rode the Moonlander to work and back this morning (13 miles of blacktop) to see what it would be like. It rides a lot better on hard surfaces than everyone thinks!

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    just done 22 miles on the road today in windy weather....was tough but managable, would of struggled on any bike to be honest.

    glad your enjoying it
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    Guy's just built this bike up for a customer. There is NO info on Surly website regarding this piece. Any ideas what this piece is for?

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    Thats the 28mm offset spacer for building the rear wheel, put it safe somewhere and don`t lose it!
    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    Thats the 28mm offset spacer for building the rear wheel, put it safe somewhere and don`t lose it!
    Thanks!

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    Congrats.. It's the same size as my new Moonie (a few weeks old now).. Any upgrades planed?

    DJ

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    Looking good!

    I just purchased a Moonlander frame and am researching parts to build it. Not sure if I'll be able to do the entire bike though. Is yours stock? ...with ClownShoe rims? ...any recommendations for different components/parts?
    Thanks!

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    What seatpost are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJohn View Post
    Congrats.. It's the same size as my new Moonie (a few weeks old now).. Any upgrades planed?

    DJ
    Congrats on your Moonlander, I love the **** out of mine! Just basic upgrades, grips, seat, frame bag etc..

    Quote Originally Posted by cycle alaska View Post
    I just purchased a Moonlander frame and am researching parts to build it. Not sure if I'll be able to do the entire bike though. Is yours stock? ...with ClownShoe rims? ...any recommendations for different components/parts?
    Thanks!
    Mine is all stock, the only thing I might change if I built it would be a internal gear hub

    Quote Originally Posted by Livio Livius View Post
    What seatpost are you using?
    Stock (Kalloy SP-342, 27.2mm. 350mm. Black)

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    Nice ride!

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    Crankset?

    I'm thinking I want to purchase the MWOD for my Moonlander build... do I want the 170mm or 175mm cranks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle alaska View Post
    I'm thinking I want to purchase the MWOD for my Moonlander build... do I want the 170mm or 175mm cranks?
    Does your current bikes have a crank size you like? What is your height and inseam?

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