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    Moonlander compatible frames

    Fellow riders!

    I have a complete Moonlander minus the frame. My frame was damaged beyond repair. Everything else has around 3-400 miles on it.

    Question, before I decide to buy another Moony frame...is there another frame manufacturer that builds a frame that may be compatible with this component group.

    Component Type Description
    Headset Cane Creek 40 1-1/8" threadless. Black
    Crankset & BB Surly Mr. Whirly
    Offset Double 22/36t
    Brakes Avid BB7 Cable actuated. 160mm rotors front & rear
    Brake Levers Avid SD-7 Black
    Rims Surly Clown Shoes Single wall aluminum. Welded seam. 100mm width. Black. With cutouts
    Front Hub Surly New Disc 135mm New model HU0207. Disc. 32-hole. Black
    Rear Hub Shimano XT 135mm M756. Disc. 32-hole. Black
    Tires Surly Big Fat Larry 26 x 4.7". Larry tread. 120tpi. Ginormous
    Shifters Microshift Thumb Shifters Model SA-109. 3 x 9
    Front Derailleur Shimano SLX M661 direct mount via Problem Solvers adapter. Top pull. Black
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M591-SGS. Black
    Cog or Cogset Shimano HG-61 9-speed 11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-34t
    Stem Kalloy AS-008 25.4mm bar clamp. 7 rise. 4-bolt face. Aluminum. Black
    Handlebar Salsa MotoAce 17 bend. Black
    Saddle WTB SST Comp Steel rails. Black vinyl. Feels pretty o.k.
    Seatpost Kalloy SP-342 27.2mm. 350mm. Black
    Chain SRAM PC-971 Silver
    Extras Surly stainless steel post clamp. 14g DT Swiss spokes

    Its just a bone stock Moony, one of the black sparkly models.

    Thanks in advance for any info.

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    Since you have 135mm spaced hubs on Clown Shoes you'll need an offset frame so Moony might be your only choice.

    Why not get another Moony frame?....Great bike.


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    Yep. Or buy this:
    Pro Deal Purple Frameset Special (Color-Matched Fork Included) - Fatbikes
    And have your wheels re laced on to 197 and 150 hubs.
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    I probably will end up with another Moony, I already have a Pugsley and a Spec. Fatboy. I just kinda wanted to see if there was anything more exciting out there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by evad nosam View Post
    I just kinda wanted to see if there was anything more exciting out there....
    Lots more exciting is out there, but nothing with that specific wheel offset.

    If you are happy with the ML no reason not to get another. It may not be exciting, but it is a classic.
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    it is a true classic. I am looking for exciting as well, but will hold onto my ML for a fat touring bike forever.
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    I have a Pugsley, and I think the offset wheels have a certain charm to them. I really fell in love with the bike, and can't wait to ride it every day. It's replaced my entire fleet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
    I have a Pugsley, and I think the offset wheels have a certain charm to them. I really fell in love with the bike, and can't wait to ride it every day. It's replaced my entire fleet.
    At first I didn't care for the offset rear on my ML, but now I love it. It's different and has personality. And uses cheap durable hubs.

    Since you have all the parts and the wheels to fit seems to make sense to stay with the ML. You may want to check to see if there are any good deals on ML frames out there.


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    Ive been on the hunt for a ML frame for a long time. They just dont come up on the used market. I suppose Ill have to go down to the shop and ask.

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    I like turtles

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    I like turtles

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    Its complete unfortunately...I just needs me a frame, 16". Here's what my current Moonie l frameooks like....yes, I like to go big.
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    Dang, that "18 is gettin there....come on 16"....

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    Keep in mind, buying a new Moonlander frame set through a bike shop will include a set of rolling darryl rims too. Not a bad deal for $675!

    Here's the link to the info!

    Get Rad on the Cheap | Blog | Surly Bikes
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    Cool, wonder what Id do with some rolling darrylls...

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    Quote Originally Posted by evad nosam View Post
    Its complete unfortunately...I just needs me a frame, 16". Here's what my current Moonie l frameooks like....yes, I like to go big.
    Dave, that will polish out.

    I'd find a decent welder and get it fixed. Perhaps add a gusset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Dave, that will polish out.

    I'd find a decent welder and get it fixed. Perhaps add a gusset.

    Repairs add character to a bike.
    I agree. Maybe even see if a tapered Paragon Machine Works headset could go in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evad nosam View Post
    Cool, wonder what Id do with some rolling darrylls...
    Start building a second wheel set or sell them on ebay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Dave, that will polish out.

    I'd find a decent welder and get it fixed. Perhaps add a gusset.

    Repairs add character to a bike.
    A repair is definitely worth a shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
    I have a Pugsley, and I think the offset wheels have a certain charm to them. I really fell in love with the bike, and can't wait to ride it every day. It's replaced my entire fleet.

    I found the offset wheels had no impact on riding. They looked kind cool but adjusting the brakes was not fun at all. That was one of several factors that pushed me to sell my briefly owned Moonie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evad nosam View Post
    Its complete unfortunately...I just needs me a frame, 16". Here's what my current Moonie l frameooks like....yes, I like to go big.
    What happened???


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    Quote Originally Posted by Junglejay View Post
    What happened???


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    Living in a union/mining community, I have access to some of the best welders in the midwest. Even though its easy to imagine welding this puppy back together, its not possible. The tubes are buckled a bit so the alignment of the separation is off, and the headtube angle would be nasty.

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    J.r.a.

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    Surly did a blog a while back about cutting up an old frame and making wind chimes...
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    Yeah, done that before at the shop, we also made wind chimes from cogset sprockets.

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