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    Sorry for the terrible phone pics but here is my 2 month old moonie. First pic is 2 days ago at the beach the second was the new customer pic at the shop I purchased it at.

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    Any single speed moonies with bud & lou?

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    My kind of riding ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    Bosler? Rock River? I know I have been there before...

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    Yeah, the booming metropolis of Bosler. GnarBrah, are you going to join the MTBR Strava group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    Yeah, the booming metropolis of Bosler. GnarBrah, are you going to join the MTBR Strava group?
    I don't know much about Strava to be honest. Not much of a competitive cyclist either. More of a weekend warrior, recreational guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    I believe that the advertisements for non-alcoholic beverages came as the result of Doc losing his liquor license following some legal trouble. Old-timers tell me that his club went on the sharp decline from there.

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    Was debating whether to install my rack or get a seat bag and opted for the rack, it makes a great handle. I had to tweak the fender I was using on my Pugsley to get it to fit. I also trimmed about 10" off the end and attached it to the rack so I wouldn't need to use fender stays. Since it doesn't wrap around the rear, I can get the wheel out without having to loosen the fender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Alshus View Post
    Great photo!
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    so having had a pugs, then a 9zero7, then a carver Ti (which I still have) I have always liked the sheer awesomeness of a moonie with 100's on

    so built his up from a used frameset

    clownshoes rims, 4.8 tyres (BUD/LOU)
    salsa OD moonlander crank
    bb7's, xtr/xt gears
    hope hubs/ headset
    running spesh 3,0 tubes
    weight is 35lbs

    my mate sprayed the clownshoes and bars, kawasaki green. Never seen one done in this colour scheme before. I am really pleased with how it came out. Big thanks to Tim at sideways for assembly of my box of bike parts !!!

    so this is gonna be my pure winter fat bike, keeping the carver with huskers on for summer times

    enjoy the pics






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    Sweet! Love the color contrast. Did he use enamel, lacquer or powder?

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    First Fat Bike, First Ride on it Today....I put a thread up all about it.





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    I seen it....Nice. Thanks for making me spend money (On a Fat Bike)
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    anytime buddy... now you have seen the light

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    Chicago Skyline

    Empty beaches this time of year. Makes for great roving missions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willum View Post
    Any single speed moonies with bud & lou?
    it is technically 4 speed - 2 chainrings and two cogs (19 and 22) but close enough. This one was build for missus, will post mine as soon as its ready (will be fixed or single speed (for before the snow easy trails) with B&L as well)


    Next to my little fixed marin (little compared to Moonie - normal size mtb ):



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    A fun morning I had today!


    A bad day fishing is still better than being at work!

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    Yellow Surly Moonlander decals & headbadge

    Crappy picture... but just wanted to show my Moonlander in it's new yellow glory. I'll have to get some more in it's natural habitat.

    Despite how easy it seems to chip Surly decals... they surprisingly REALLY suck to try and take off.

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    Moonlander shock - owner fits Black Floyds

    As she came with BFL's. Found these have decent grip, can slide on sloping shingle more float than grip, good for general riding nothing like the drag expected.



    Birthday present Bud and Lou. Huge amount of traction, ride much further on loose shingle, almost too much grip for my old legs. massive rolling resistance on the road.



    Have always found the Moonlander very comfortable to ride. riding my 29er somehow put my back out really badly, so needed to keep to Moonlander but with less resistance for now. So bought a pair of Black Floyds.



    Really interesting. almost gives you a new bike. It is frustrating that we cannot fit 29+ wheelsets, whereas the Pugsley can. I think these Black Floyds, and even more so the new ones due, meet that need. I have written about how able these tyres are. I was surprised to find I could ride shingle that i failed to ride on my 29er. So the BF's do give good float and very low rolling resistance.

    You may have read about "wander" with BF's. At 15 psi I found some wander on pavement, non on hardpack, tracks etc. At lower pressure about 13 psi the wander was much more noticeable and not something you would want all the time. Raising pressure to 20 psi eliminated just about all wander and is very fast to ride. rather bouncy but if you want to cover ground gravel touring etc it means the Moonie is completely fine.

    The new Black Floyds could be good and open up a whole new aspect of Moonie ownership.

    back is getting much better now and looking forward to some New Forest exploration with the Bud and Lou's over this winter.

    Just to note, she is standard apart from On One Mary bars, old Brooks B17, Crud Catcher guards, superbly comfortable Ergon grips.

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    I was curious about BF's on Clownshoes, thanks for that report.

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    Mine is finally ready - got my wheel from Derrick at cyclehaven today:
    Moonie space black frame - small
    Clown shoes - front is stock Surly wheel, rear is built on Surly ultra new fixed/disc hub (will be FG with bud and lou and probably SS during summer with may be black floyds)
    Surly OD cranks (170; 36/22)
    Sram 9 speed chain, VeloSolo 21T cog and surly lockring
    wellgo mg-1 pedals and ynot straps
    FSA orbit mx headset and fsa stem, some On-One bar risers, lizard skins grips
    Brakes - avid bb-7s with avid speed dial levers and jagwire brake cable kit
    Ritchey seat post with B17
    Lighting sucks (sun was going down) but I took pics anyway.
    Collected lights from all my bikes and gonna hit some short easy trails tonight


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    Took the bottle cages and planet bike wired computer which took my Moonlander into sub 30 lb territory. I took the pics on my phone and couldn't manage to get all of the bike and the scale in the same pic.

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    And here's where the old, heavier stuff went.

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    I reused the hubs, bar, stem, fork, wire bead tire, and seatpost.

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    Did you create a Big Fat Dummy? Sweet!

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    Would love to see some pics but your links are broken!
    Quote Originally Posted by mongol777 View Post
    Mine is finally ready - got my wheel from Derrick at cyclehaven today:
    Moonie space black frame - small
    Clown shoes - front is stock Surly wheel, rear is built on Surly ultra new fixed/disc hub (will be FG with bud and lou and probably SS during summer with may be black floyds)
    Surly OD cranks (170; 36/22)
    Sram 9 speed chain, VeloSolo 21T cog and surly lockring
    wellgo mg-1 pedals and ynot straps
    FSA orbit mx headset and fsa stem, some On-One bar risers, lizard skins grips
    Brakes - avid bb-7s with avid speed dial levers and jagwire brake cable kit
    Ritchey seat post with B17
    Lighting sucks (sun was going down) but I took pics anyway.
    Collected lights from all my bikes and gonna hit some short easy trails tonight



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    Because I am an idiot and did check permissions! - should be good now.

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    it's got a 2.5 inch hookworm on a 47mm neon trials rim out back, so not quite full fat. it's seriously fun to ride though and makes me smile even more than my moonlander.

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    Incredible build.
    Quote Originally Posted by mongol777 View Post
    Mine is finally ready - got my wheel from Derrick at cyclehaven today:
    Moonie space black frame - small
    Clown shoes - front is stock Surly wheel, rear is built on Surly ultra new fixed/disc hub (will be FG with bud and lou and probably SS during summer with may be black floyds)
    Surly OD cranks (170; 36/22)
    Sram 9 speed chain, VeloSolo 21T cog and surly lockring
    wellgo mg-1 pedals and ynot straps
    FSA orbit mx headset and fsa stem, some On-One bar risers, lizard skins grips
    Brakes - avid bb-7s with avid speed dial levers and jagwire brake cable kit
    Ritchey seat post with B17
    Lighting sucks (sun was going down) but I took pics anyway.
    Collected lights from all my bikes and gonna hit some short easy trails tonight



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    Quote Originally Posted by Willum View Post
    Incredible build.
    Thank you! I love it - just got back from first ride, about 12k mixed pavement and mud. Such a fun bike! Got me thinking about downsizing (or rather adding different bikes to the stable) - I got several fixies for offroad and some are almost duplicate (like I have two karate monkeys which are setup very similar). So will probably sell one of the monkey frames and will build a Krampus for next summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    it's got a 2.5 inch hookworm on a 47mm neon trials rim out back, so not quite full fat. it's seriously fun to ride though and makes me smile even more than my moonlander.
    Wicked build, very cool! Debating at the moment between building another almost fat (Krampus) or redoing one of my KM's into 1/2 fat (29x3 in front and leave 29x2.4 at the back)

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    Sweet looking ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    Took the bottle cages and planet bike wired computer which took my Moonlander into sub 30 lb territory.
    Wait! How did you do this? Did I miss a post you made on components change? I would LOVE to get my 38# Moonlander anywhere near 30#!!!
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    Nice colour scheme. DMR makes a green grip that would match perfect.

    Quote Originally Posted by cozz View Post
    so having had a pugs, then a 9zero7, then a carver Ti (which I still have) I have always liked the sheer awesomeness of a moonie with 100's on

    so built his up from a used frameset

    clownshoes rims, 4.8 tyres (BUD/LOU)
    salsa OD moonlander crank
    bb7's, xtr/xt gears
    hope hubs/ headset
    running spesh 3,0 tubes
    weight is 35lbs

    my mate sprayed the clownshoes and bars, kawasaki green. Never seen one done in this colour scheme before. I am really pleased with how it came out. Big thanks to Tim at sideways for assembly of my box of bike parts !!!

    so this is gonna be my pure winter fat bike, keeping the carver with huskers on for summer times

    enjoy the pics






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    Working on the moonie

    I'm off for a beach ride after Christmas and have spent the last two days getting my new Moonie ready. Won’t be to everyone’s liking but it'll suit my needs.

    Had all the bits, apart from the racks, lying around / on other bikes.

    Had to mod the BOB yoke to fit the rear offset.

    Modded the mounts for the rear rack so it sits centre.

    I fitted a steerer tube extender and riser bars and so had to change the brake and shifter cables.

    Fitted a Race Face BMX head stem because it's nice and short.

    Fitted a 203 rotor to the front.

    Fitted mudgaurds, after getting into them with a hot air gun. Not pretty but will work!

    Fitted a KS dropper post and my trusty Brooks saddle.

    I've filled all tubes with Stans. Sadly, can report it didn't seal a 6mm snake bite...... Would love to go tubeless but hell, I don't have the time.

    Not overly happy with the front rack position, bit far forward, but hopefully it'll last for the trip. It'll only be carrying 10Kg of water and some light stuff.

    I need the trailer to carry the desal unit, 20L bucket, raft, and a bit of camera gear. Most weight will be on the bike.

    I'm picking up a Lou, [big thanks to Bike Works and Bike Bag Dude for making that happen] prior to leaving and will fit it to the rear prior to starting out. It now has BFL's on it.

    I still have to fit my 10" tablet with my onboard maps to the bar.

    If I survive the first week, I'll be gone for about a month. I'm calling it an "Exploratory Ride" That means I've done no planning other than "mmmm, might see if I can ride from Albany to Perth along the beach and 4WD tracks" !!!!! A lot of it passes through country I've never visited so I'm really looking forward to it.

    I've got 3 days to get my Shite together before my lift leaves......

    Did it mostly in my lounge because where I live it's too bl00dy hot to work outside.

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    It seemed like a good idea!...... at the time......

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    Bike looks great and sounds like a fun trip! Good luck with it.

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    Fargo Ti + Moonlander + Necro Pug + Nature Boy

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    [needs more time on Moonlander]

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    Good job!

    Been having fun in Boulder County's high country

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    This 11 mile loop out of Peaceful Valley has plenty of traffic in some places to provide a fast roller coaster decent, but only parts of the climb and the connector between road and trail had any traffic on it. A good mile was spent making a new kind of fat bike track

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    I beat this 2012 Mulelander and she loves it.

    I beat this 2012 Mulelander and she loves it.

    I'm the male donkey and my friend is the mare.
    Abopted it via ebay in an effort to keep riding since I rode my full-squish all summer hard.
    I'm from southern NH and used to live-to-bike and wanted to get back into it at 56.
    2013 was the best year in a long long time for me and it will be very hard for me not to continue choosing Surly as my vendor of choice.
    Surly is the Phish of biking for me and I love the vibe.


    I ride it every other day on average since the fall and have experienced every type of winter terrain imaginable.
    Riding the same hard to ride in the summer on my FSR single-track with the Moonlander on shoeshoe packed trails at almost the same speed is a total high.
    I'm peaking!!!!! Go Trey.

    Well anyways here's some real bad pic's of my Moonie.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Awesome Day in the Snow

    Finally had a chance to play in the snow with my Moonie! What a blast! Almost makes me like winter! BTW: There were some pretty steep climbs on some ice covered snow and my Bud and Lou's were AWESOME!

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    FAIL. "Let me try one more time"

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    duggus, that's awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ds97a View Post
    duggus, that's awesome!
    Thanks. It was my girlfriend taking the photo and she only had it on 4 frame burst mode... otherwise it WAS a pretty good reverse wheelie til I got too carried away. She caught the end which worked out!
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    ... and if we just ...

    A couple from today. All loaded up with water, tools and extra clothing she came in at 45lbs.
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    Cherry popper

    Here's my new Moonlander. Got the frame and wheels through my LBS and built it up with Shimano Deore brakes, SLX shifters, Shadow Plus rear derailleur, and Surly crank set. I had it ready to go last weekend, but was sick with the flu. Took it out for the first time and had a blast on my "cherry popper" ride!

    I also set up the wheels tubeless (gorilla tape and Stans) Very happy with the setup!

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    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    Love my Moonie. Here is a review I just did with riding footage.

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    Show off your Moonlanders





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    What type of handle bars do you have on your moonie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    How do you like the thudbuster? I've been considering one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdsyver View Post
    How do you like the thudbuster? I've been considering one.
    I love it. I rode without it when I first got the bike, but I could tell that I needed more cushion. I don't miss a suspension fork though.
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    What type or brand of suspension fork did you have on your Moon Lander?

    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I love it. I rode without it when I first got the bike, but I could tell that I needed more cushion. I don't miss a suspension fork though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaret1968 View Post
    What type or brand of suspension fork did you have on your Moon Lander?
    You were suppose to read between the lines. I went from full suspension to the Moonlander, so I didn't miss the front suspension from my previous bike.
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I love it. I rode without it when I first got the bike, but I could tell that I needed more cushion. I don't miss a suspension fork though.
    Well that did not help my pocket book any. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdsyver View Post
    Well that did not help my pocket book any. Thanks.
    Your wallet will be lighter and your ass will be happy, double win.
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    Hummbusa...your moonie looks a bit subaru wrc spec. Good work. I like the ano gold clownshoes. Was considering a pair of the bronze ones. What is your drivetrain setup...looks like alfine and 26t surly chainring?
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    Anyone convert to a 1x10 using the Oneup 42t kit? Thought it might be a good application for a fat bike in the snow.

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    thread should be posted as NWS....now I have to wait till my pants fit right again before I walk around....
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    Time to get this this thread moving again. Snow will be falling soon. Time to dust of your Moonlander if it is feeling neglected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
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    Yeah... my Moonie is my designated winter ride. Some of you ride them all year long and that is great. Just wanna see more pics!

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    Yeah... my Moonie is my designated winter ride. Some of you ride them all year long and that is great. Just wanna see more pics!
    I ride mine all year long, but, not nearly as much as during the winter. I go between my Spearfish and my Moonie depending on who I am riding with. With the new Hope Hub (not a planned investment) I am excited to spend more time on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Time to get this this thread moving again. Snow will be falling soon. Time to dust of your Moonlander if it is feeling neglected.
    This summer I noticed my Moonlander bottom bracket had seized with 2,766 km on it. I'm glad I didn't wait until the first snow to notice it.

    I started riding my Moonlander again in August. Its been raining a lot and the clay here is really sticky for a few days until it crusts over. So I've been getting a nice fudge frosting with sprinkles on my tires. It usually throws itself off after a few km. I didn't like the Vee 8 on the front so I'm using a Knard at the moment.

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    When snow biking, one must always try to not stray from the trail too far. If you do, you may just fall in. This is me after stepping off my bike.
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    How big is your front ring? 26t?

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    That is some steep terrain thecanoe....

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    How many of you have gone tubeless? Finished my conversion tonight. Soon it will be snow biking season

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    I've been split tube tubeless with BFL's for three years with no issues. I run 5 psi.


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    I originally had mine set up using Gorilla Tape method, but the Stans sealant worked it's way through over the summer. It worked great all last winter (I also ran 5 psi in my Bud/Lou/Clownshoes setup.) I had a couple of creases in the tape and that is where the Syans seep though. I ended up just going the split tube method a week ago and it's working great.

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    Lots of ways to go tubeless it seems. Most will work fine if done properly. Mine are still holding air so we will see how first ride goes tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecanoe View Post
    I've been split tube tubeless with BFL's for three years with no issues. I run 5 psi.
    This could have been written by me, save for slight differences. Mine has been in use for "only" two years and I've run Bud & Lou in addition to Big Fat Larries. I used Schwalbe AV10D, which is on the heavy side, but also easily wide enough for these rims and very durable. The lowest pressures I've used are below 3 psi.

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    another tuesday night ride...first trail day for the most recent tubeless set up,no burps so time to party on!
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    awesome bike! where did you get the fenders?????

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    I feel left behind by technology with my Moonlander. It may not be the most up to date bike, but ohhhh that ride.
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    Anyone running a Sarma carbon fork? Also, did you all see Wolftooth is offering 28t narrow wide front rings for the Surly OD cranks? 1x will be feesible on my Moonlander finally!

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    lol,surly has a stainless narrow/wide chainring coming out,its on the website so it should only be 2-3 years before it is actually for sale!

    heck,the knard 4.8s were well worth the wait..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Anyone running a Sarma carbon fork? Also, did you all see Wolftooth is offering 28t narrow wide front rings for the Surly OD cranks? 1x will be feesible on my Moonlander finally!
    I've been running one since December. It's the 450mm A/C model with through axle. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    I've been running one since December. It's the 450mm A/C model with through axle. I like it.
    My next upgrade to my Moonie are a Sarma carbon fork, 1x drivetrain, tubeless and carbon bars/seat post. Hoping to shed a few lbs.

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    what size is that frame bag?
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    Hey guys,

    Doing a 1x conversion to my Moonie. Gonna throw a new rear derailleur on the back with a clutch to minimize chain drops. Are there any compatibility issues I need to be aware of or do all rear mechs mount the same?

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    So the price on Sarma carbon forks has gone down to $210. They offer a 450 mm,straight steer tube QR version that would fit our Moonlanders and not alter the geometry. I just ordered one yesterday. If you guys want, I can keep you informed on how it goes.
    I am converting my Moonlander to a 1x10 (28t up front, 42t granny in rear) and throwing some better parts on it like the carbon fork I mentioned.
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    can someone show me why i need to convert to 1x?
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    Who says you need to convert to 1x. I realize most fatties anymore come stock 1x, which is oaky in most situations(my BG is a 1x) as the rear gear spacing and the in-between front chainring give you the best of both worlds in like, 80% of riding situations(scientific.....not really, just usually hanging out in middle gears in the rear with less upper & lower rings engaged 80%ish of the time). But I can tell you that I do top out the small ring on flats in dry conditions and I do wish I could spin more in heavy snow/sand with the bailout ring.
    My Ice Cream Truck(aka Moonie with non offset frame spacing) came with a 2x and I am glad it did. More gears to top out. More gears to sit & spin in snow and crawl up hills with. I can't imagine NOT running a 5" tire fatty without 2x. Granted, that is me & my experience with my BG and knowing how I ride and what I wanted out of a second larger tire fatty. Your experience may be different. Cool! But I don't see why somebody needs to convince you that 1x is the cat's pajamas.
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    so there isn't a taller granny gear? I'm out thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes View Post
    Who says you need to convert to 1x. I realize most fatties anymore come stock 1x, which is oaky in most situations(my BG is a 1x) as the rear gear spacing and the in-between front chainring give you the best of both worlds in like, 80% of riding situations(scientific.....not really, just usually hanging out in middle gears in the rear with less upper & lower rings engaged 80%ish of the time). But I can tell you that I do top out the small ring on flats in dry conditions and I do wish I could spin more in heavy snow/sand with the bailout ring.
    My Ice Cream Truck(aka Moonie with non offset frame spacing) came with a 2x and I am glad it did. More gears to top out. More gears to sit & spin in snow and crawl up hills with. I can't imagine NOT running a 5" tire fatty without 2x. Granted, that is me & my experience with my BG and knowing how I ride and what I wanted out of a second larger tire fatty. Your experience may be different. Cool! But I don't see why somebody needs to convince you that 1x is the cat's pajamas.
    Who says I need to go 1x? Well, nobody. I put 1X on all my bikes. Less weight, less mechanical stuff to fail, simpler bike. That is why most bikes are coming with 1x drivetrains now.
    I run a 28t up front and a 42t granny in the rear. That makes my granny almost as low as the stock 2x. Also, I fat bike in heavy snow conditions. Rarely is the ground set up perfectly to run for super high speeds. So with a 1x10 I get almost all the gear range I would use before but with added reliability and added weight savings.

    1x has made me a much better rider on my normal mountain bike too. Now I cannot rely on the super low granny. Because of that my leg strength has improved, and I can attack punchy climbs with more momentum. I did a 72 mile endurance race on a 1x10 and it worked great. Not saying 2x10 is worse but for me 1x10 is better.

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    so there isn't a taller granny gear? I'm out thanks.
    Depending on what size chainring you choose for your 1x, you're giving up something in your high or low range compared to a 2x. I went through the mental drill and decided to stick with 2x. Sure, 1x is cleaner looking, less complex and lighter weight, but in the end it results in reduced capability.

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    i think on the moonlander 2x10 makes more sense at least for me and the way i use it,and i think what surly intended for it.its a bike for crawling around at low speeds where there is no trail,or on surface conditions most other bikes would founder in...but it also is a fine all conditions touring platform so the 22/36 combo makes a lot of sense to me...

    that said,if it was my only bike and i just wanted to go ripping around the local trails then 1x10 makes more sense...but since i have a krampus and a karate monkey im well covered in the trail ripping realm...

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    The good thing is that we can all choose whatever drivetrain configuration we want. I dropped 1.5 lbs of junk I don't need from my bike and I will get a performance boost out of the 1x10.
    Just my preference. Do whatever the f*&k you wanna do!

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    My moonlander's FD kept touching my calf hair in the summer and never worked in the winter.

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    Hey guys,

    Looking to upgrade my brakes. Anyone recommend anything? Looking at Shimano SLX's. Will I need an adapter? Thanks in advance.

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    I run SLX hydro's on my Pugsley,no issues. You will need the appropriate adapter for your rotor size, Avid or Shimano will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efuss View Post
    I run SLX hydro's on my Pugsley,no issues. You will need the appropriate adapter for your rotor size, Avid or Shimano will work.
    Where do you get the adapters?

    edit: I see what they look like now. I already have adapters like thse on my current Moonlander. Guess we will have to see if they work or not.

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    New Sarma fork came in. As mentioned I am going to this carbon fork, 1x10 drivetrain and now I got some Deore hydraulic brakes to improve upon the stock cable brakes. I will post some pics of my build when it is done. The great thing about Surly bikes is how people customize them. My bike will be no exception!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    New Sarma fork came in. As mentioned I am going to this carbon fork, 1x10 drivetrain and now I got some Deore hydraulic brakes to improve upon the stock cable brakes. I will post some pics of my build when it is done. The great thing about Surly bikes is how people customize them. My bike will be no exception!
    can't wait to hear your thoughts on how the fork makes the bike feel. I have been told that the carbon is a stiffer ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    can't wait to hear your thoughts on how the fork makes the bike feel. I have been told that the carbon is a stiffer ride.
    I should have my Moonie with new parts built up this week sometime. I will be sure to post my thoughts on the ride. It will be interesting with the mix of steel and carbon. I love steel for how it dampens vibrations. You can really feel the steel properties through your bottom bracket when you pedal. My regular MT is pure carbon and I love it too. Stay tuned!

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    Can you tell me what chainring / cog combo your running? I'm setting up an 8-speed Alfine for my Moonie and need some advice. Thanks in advance.

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    As mentioned I am running a 1x10 ten. Wolftooth components now offers a 28t front chainring to fit Surly OD cranks. I am doign that with a 10 speed cassette in the rear with a Oneup 42t adapter. I also removed the 15 and 17t and put the provided 16t Oneup gives you with the 42t to bridge the gap a bit more during shifts.

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    Well here is my upgraded build.

    - Added Sarma Hoboy carbon fork
    - Easton Haven carbon bars (711 mm)
    - Deore hydraulic disc brakes
    - 1 x 10 drivetrain (28t Wolftooth up front, 11-42t rear)
    - Shimano XT rear mech with Radr cage
    - WTB saddle
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    Comes in around 32.5 lbs. Not light, but light for a Moonlander. I absolutely love this bike and think it deserved the upgrades. Feels a lot different being lighter, especially the front end. Can't wait to take it up to the mountains once the snow hits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longroadhome View Post
    Can you tell me what chainring / cog combo your running? I'm setting up an 8-speed Alfine for my Moonie and need some advice. Thanks in advance.
    Not sure if this was directed to me but I am running 1x10. Wolftooth 28t up front, 11-42t rear cassette with OneUp 42t. Works well. Should be plenty of range for me on the very fluffy back back country trails I ride. I geared it low for slow snow riding.

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    C'mon folks, did everyone sell their Moonlanders and get a Borealis or what? Post them pics! This is from my first snow ride of these season yesteray. Not a ton of snow yet, but it's early in the season. Had to take it out for a spin.
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    Moonlanders loaded and ready

    We are still riding our Moonlanders!
    Loaded and ready for the river bottoms yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    can't wait to hear your thoughts on how the fork makes the bike feel. I have been told that the carbon is a stiffer ride.
    Overall I am really liking the carbon fork. I am running my bike a snow bike, so that means low PSI. Hard to really tell much about the stiffness of the fork because of all that soft rubber but the fork definitely has lightened up the front end which is a big deal when fat biking in rougher conditions. I like that the A to C is virtually the same so there is really not noticable difference in handling. So far I am happy with the purchase.

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    Well got my Sarma Naran wheels on my Moonlander. Bike is right around 31 lbs right now. Feels like a totally different beast to ride.
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    a rainy thanksgiving ride in the desert...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Well got my Sarma Naran wheels on my Moonlander. Bike is right around 31 lbs right now. Feels like a totally different beast to ride.
    what size are them rims? i had no idea there was another option for us.
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    Here's mine on my last day commuting to my old job. I had my own parking spot all winter and left the stains to prove it.
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    And bighit, those are 100mm Sarmas. I just picked some up for my new fat bike at 255 each. My Moonlander has 90mm carbon rims from Light-Bicycle.

    EDIT- Since we're talking weight, mine was probably at about 28ish in my pic. I've gotten it to close to 27 with different bars and crummy Ashima ultralight rotors though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    what size are them rims? i had no idea there was another option for us.
    Yeah I am rocking 100 mm Sarma rims because I ride mostly back country snowshoe trails. I could have gotten much lighter with a narrower rim and less aggressive tread, two things I won't compromise on. I have no real plans to get a new fat bike but no real plans for any additional upgrades. I suppose I could go lower with new cranks, seatpost and stem but I am good for now at 31 lbs. Not bad for a wide-wheeled fatty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    Here's mine on my last day commuting to my old job. I had my own parking spot all winter and left the stains to prove it.
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    And bighit, those are 100mm Sarmas. I just picked some up for my new fat bike at 255 each. My Moonlander has 90mm carbon rims from Light-Bicycle.

    EDIT- Since we're talking weight, mine was probably at about 28ish in my pic. I've gotten it to close to 27 with different bars and crummy Ashima ultralight rotors though.
    Volsung, what cranks you rocking now? Do you have an updated build list for your Moonie?

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    170mm spaced Turbine Cinch. There's something wrong with the BB already, it's less than a year old, and I barely rode this bike over the summer.


    Here's what's on it now, or would be if I hadn't disassembled it.

    Frame: 2012 Surly Moonlander 18"
    Fork: Sarma QR
    Headset: CK
    Stem: Kalloy Uno 80mm
    Handlebar: Answer 20/20 with two 20mm extenders
    Grips: ESI Extra Chunky
    Shifter: Saint
    Derailleur: Saint
    Brakes: Guide R or RS
    Disc: Shimano XT
    Rims: Light Bicycle 90mm
    Spokes/Nipples: DT Swiss Revolution
    Hubs: Paul front, Hope rear (broken and garbage)
    Tires: BFLs because they're the best
    Crankset: RF Turbine Cinch, 30T
    Pedals: Shimano XT Trail
    Chain: KNC something
    Cassette: 11-34 XT
    Seat clamp: Thomson
    Seatpost: Some carbon thing from Nashbar that's awesome
    Saddle: Selle Italia Gel Max Flow
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    thanks a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    170mm spaced Turbine Cinch. There's something wrong with the BB already, it's less than a year old, and I barely rode this bike over the summer.


    Here's what's on it now, or would be if I hadn't disassembled it.

    Frame: 2012 Surly Moonlander 18"
    Fork: Sarma QR
    Headset: CK
    Stem: Kalloy Uno 80mm
    Handlebar: Answer 20/20 with two 20mm extenders
    Grips: ESI Extra Chunky
    Shifter: Saint
    Derailleur: Saint
    Brakes: Guide R or RS
    Disc: Shimano XT
    Rims: Light Bicycle 90mm
    Spokes/Nipples: DT Swiss Revolution
    Hubs: Paul front, Hope rear (broken and garbage)
    Tires: BFLs because they're the best
    Crankset: RF Turbine Cinch, 30T
    Pedals: Shimano XT Trail
    Chain: KNC something
    Cassette: 11-34 XT
    Seat clamp: Thomson
    Seatpost: Some carbon thing from Nashbar that's awesome
    Saddle: Selle Italia Gel Max Flow
    That is quite the spec'd Moonlander. I catch a lot of grief from my friends when they see I have a steel Moonlander lighter than their aluminum fat bikes with much narrower tires. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Well got my Sarma Naran wheels on my Moonlander. Bike is right around 31 lbs right now. Feels like a totally different beast to ride.
    That should get you a few more miles per sammich!

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    You should get a carbon seatpost. I had 2 aluminum ones seize up since the frame let's in so much water. One required a blowtorch, hence the Racing Raspberry paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    You should get a carbon seatpost. I had 2 aluminum ones seize up since the frame let's in so much water. One required a blowtorch, hence the Racing Raspberry paint.
    More raspberry paint pics please...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    You should get a carbon seatpost. I had 2 aluminum ones seize up since the frame let's in so much water. One required a blowtorch, hence the Racing Raspberry paint.
    What a good carbon seatpost to get? I need the 20 mm offset as I am almost too big for my med frame.

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    and Volsung, got any detailed pics of your most-recent build spec?

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    No recent pics and now it's just a frame in a stand. Here's all the pics I could find since it's been Racing Raspberry. That Thudbuster was the last aluminum seatpost that I'll ever put in a Surly. It started to corrode in 2 months. There are crappy Hayes brakes in a few of the pics too. I broke 2 sets before they were sent back for a refund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    No recent pics and now it's just a frame in a stand. Here's all the pics I could find since it's been Racing Raspberry. That Thudbuster was the last aluminum seatpost that I'll ever put in a Surly. It started to corrode in 2 months. There are crappy Hayes brakes in a few of the pics too. I broke 2 sets before they were sent back for a refund.

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    That's AC/BC's Mukluk in my parking spot at the gym
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    That looks real nice.

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    Just pulled the trigger on a 2015 Moonie, QBP is offering crazy discounts on them and Pugsley, because Wednesday is selling so well, they need to move the other bikes.
    Anyway, LBS says it will be here in 7 days, can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by efuss View Post
    Just pulled the trigger on a 2015 Moonie, QBP is offering crazy discounts on them and Pugsley, because Wednesday is selling so well, they need to move the other bikes.
    Anyway, LBS says it will be here in 7 days, can't wait!
    Congrats! You belong to a special club of fat bike owners. The Moonlander was the first 5 in fatty machine!

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    took the newly installed wun-bye setup out for its first proper trail test,really liking it...i for sure used every single gear during the ride,i was worried the 28 tooth would be too small but it really felt right at home on the moonlander..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Congrats! You belong to a special club of fat bike owners. The Moonlander was the first 5 in fatty machine!
    It has 5" tires, threaded BB, traditional geometry, cheap and strong rear hubs, for $1200, it beats BikesDirect all day long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    No recent pics and now it's just a frame in a stand. Here's all the pics I could find since it's been Racing Raspberry. That Thudbuster was the last aluminum seatpost that I'll ever put in a Surly. It started to corrode in 2 months. There are crappy Hayes brakes in a few of the pics too. I broke 2 sets before they were sent back for a refund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamsterspam View Post
    took the newly installed wun-bye setup out for its first proper trail test,really liking it...i for sure used every single gear during the ride,i was worried the 28 tooth would be too small but it really felt right at home on the moonlander..

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    Sweet! That is EXACTLY what I want to do to my Moonlanders drive train... do you mind sharing what you did? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pool Boy View Post
    Sweet! That is EXACTLY what I want to do to my Moonlanders drive train... do you mind sharing what you did? Thanks
    its a wolf tooth 28 tooth 96bcd chainring on the stock surly OD crank and a wolf tooth 42 tooth cog plus the 18 tooth replacement cog,a one up rad cage extender on an slx derailleur,a sram pg1050 cassette that came of my krampus and a jagwire cable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamsterspam View Post
    its a wolf tooth 28 tooth 96bcd chainring on the stock surly OD crank and a wolf tooth 42 tooth cog plus the 18 tooth replacement cog,a one up rad cage extender on an slx derailleur,a sram pg1050 cassette that came of my krampus and a jagwire cable...
    Thanks mate, much appreciated! No issues with the 28 tooth chainring on the crank? For some reason I thought 30 was as low as you could go...
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    the chainring is space inboard enough to create a clean chainline but otherwise you are right,32 teeth would be as small as you could go an still have the same chainring spacing as the original spec...oh yeah,you need 4 10mm chainring bolts to hold the chainring on...

    i think its a pretty well thought out piece of gear,pushing the chainring inboard cleans up the shifting across the cassette,the only thing i dont like is im not seeing a solution to add a bashguard....with the mythical surly stainless chainring that mounts to the inner position theres the equally mythical bashguard that bolts to the outer position..

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    Interesting, I know Surly makes a 28 58 bcd which keeps the chainline centered. Hows the setup working?
    You answered my question as I was typing. Both the ring and bash are available though

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamsterspam View Post
    the chainring is space inboard enough to create a clean chainline but otherwise you are right,32 teeth would be as small as you could go an still have the same chainring spacing as the original spec...oh yeah,you need 4 10mm chainring bolts to hold the chainring on...

    i think its a pretty well thought out piece of gear,pushing the chainring inboard cleans up the shifting across the cassette,the only thing i dont like is im not seeing a solution to add a bashguard....with the mythical surly stainless chainring that mounts to the inner position theres the equally mythical bashguard that bolts to the outer position..
    Gotcha! That explains the wide "collar" around the bolt holes that presumably pushes the ring away from the crank enough for the chain to run smoothly. Thanks mate, going to spend some Christmas cash!
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    Is the Moonlander really this dead now that the fat bike market has been saturated? No posts in almost a year for this thread!

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    i sold my moonie last year and got an ICT....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Is the Moonlander really this dead now that the fat bike market has been saturated? No posts in almost a year for this thread!
    I don't know about dead, but I still love my Moonlander and its still my go to bike. At this time I can't say anything more, its been at great bike with no problems!

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    i admit,i regret selling mine,dont get me wrong i love my ICT just as much,but given the chance i would buy my old one back...

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    Still lovin' my Moonlander after 2 years.

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    I got tired of the rust issues and got rid of mine. Riding on cheap plastic now.
    You change your own flats? Support your LBS and pay them to instead.

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    Having mine is coming up on 4 years at the beginning of the new year, I believe this is the original color. What kind of rust issues did you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamsterspam View Post
    i admit,i regret selling mine,dont get me wrong i love my ICT just as much,but given the chance i would buy my old one back...
    It does look really nice in those photos above, especially the top one. Soft light on the fresh Knards!

    That Moonie is a heck of a climber but I wouldn't be too upset given your current fleet.

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    Rust around every braze on and bottle mount, the dropouts, chain stays where the tire flexed into the frame and rubbed paint off, and multiple seized seatposts from water leaking in

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    I realized I have been riding the wrong frame size the last two years so I am trading my medium for a large that is owned by the owner of my LBS. Going to have it powder coated to match my pickup truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    I realized I have been riding the wrong frame size the last two years so I am trading my medium for a large that is owned by the owner of my LBS. Going to have it powder coated to match my pickup truck.
    or you could buy my Large frame set that I will be posting in a couple days!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snopro440 View Post
    or you could buy my Large frame set that I will be posting in a couple days!!
    PM me info. My swap may have fallen through.

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    Hey y'all. Selling a Medium Moonlander frame + fork. Also willing to part ways with my Clownshoe wheels. I got another Large frame coming in the mail (thanks, snopro440). HMU if anyone wants a killer deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Hey y'all. Selling a Medium Moonlander frame + fork. Also willing to part ways with my Clownshoe wheels. I got another Large frame coming in the mail (thanks, snopro440). HMU if anyone wants a killer deal.
    No problem, good luck with it. Can't wait to see it after you powder coat it!!!!

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    I'll post a photo when I get one but Hamsterspam's Moonie, which now belongs to my brother, is getting a makeover.

    Soon to be sporting an Alfine 8, Jones Loop, and some blaze orange accents. Lots of talk of muddy/snowy nonsense.

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    i had really wanted a rohloff for that bike,i had sort of envisioned that as fat touring bike,sorta a "not in any real hurry" go anywhere and still be able to carry a crapton of gear slow but luxurious type of thing...also i love rockhounding so it seemed a perfect way to crawl along with picks and tools an be able to haul minerals out since theres literal tons of stuff in this state but all the good stuff tends to be wayyyyyy out on crappy 4wd roads...

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    Aside from the rockhounding I think my bro has a similar plan. He's going racks and fenders for winter commuting and has been seeking out the muddiest gnarliest stuff IA has to offer just for the heck of it.

    So take some comfort knowing the Moonie is still doing its job.

    You do need another bike though!

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    so the bike insanity runs in the family? i suppose hes not opposed to a brisk bit of hike-a-bike either!
    that is good to know,glad the moony is being ridden and loved,otherwise i would regret selling it...im pretty sure the ict will do all the same stuff...

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    I just had my moonie out for deer season riding and hunting the mountain roads and trails, it really shined in these conditons and I can't imagine other fat bikes being much better! Something about the geometry and comfort, mine is completely stock. I have not had any rust issues and I have rode it in the snow many times. I do leave it sit by my coal stove to dry after riding and I don't take it on salted roads. It has a few character scratches but it still looks really good!

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    Got my Moonlander power coated.Figured why not make it match my truck?
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    Not the best photo but here she is getting ready for a snowy ride and some fatty commuting.
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    nice! good to see the old moonie getting some love...and bling!

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    Better than 4.5 years now and I still LOVE my Moonlander! Haven't felt the need to upgrade or change as it does all I need it to do and more, though I will finally be adding another bike to the stable next Spring with the debut of the Big FAT Dummy. WAY...stoked for that!

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    First snow ride of the season. Not the best overall snow conditions (I would get it a letter grade of C), but I had no issues maintaining flotation and not sinking in the snow. A lot of the other guys with narrower wheels and tires were having a hell of a time.
    Love my Moonlander. Moving to a Large frame made a significant improvement.
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    Some more photos of my recently-power coated Moonlander with carbon jewelry on it. Love this bike even more after swapping to a large frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Some more photos of my recently-power coated Moonlander with carbon jewelry on it. Love this bike even more after swapping to a large frame.
    What rims are those? I was under the impression that there weren't many (or any) rims that works with the ML offset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stremf View Post
    What rims are those? I was under the impression that there weren't many (or any) rims that works with the ML offset.
    I was wondering the same thing and what (if any weight reduction) for the new carbon bits? My stock moonie weighs about 37 lbs with Big Fat Larry tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizman View Post
    I was wondering the same thing and what (if any weight reduction) for the new carbon bits? My stock moonie weighs about 37 lbs with Big Fat Larry tires.
    These are Sarma carbon wheels. I am really happy with them. Any rims will work on the Moonlander, you just need to lace them up with a standard 135 mm hubs (if you look closely you will see spokes are only on one side of wheel).
    My Moonlander weighs in around 31 lbs. Getting a carbon fork and wheels have drastically changed the performance of the bike. I am also running tubeless so I probably lost around a pound per wheel on the bike.
    I also dropped the 2x drivetrain (I don't miss it) for a 1x so that also helped with weight.
    My bike could be lighter if I ran BFL's but I am not willing to compromise with any tire other than Bud and Lou since this is my designated snow bike. The bike rides really nice. You can still feel the steel characteristics of the bike even though a lot of it is carbon now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    These are Sarma carbon wheels. I am really happy with them. Any rims will work on the Moonlander, you just need to lace them up with a standard 135 mm hubs (if you look closely you will see spokes are only on one side of wheel).
    My Moonlander weighs in around 31 lbs. Getting a carbon fork and wheels have drastically changed the performance of the bike. I am also running tubeless so I probably lost around a pound per wheel on the bike.
    I also dropped the 2x drivetrain (I don't miss it) for a 1x so that also helped with weight.
    My bike could be lighter if I ran BFL's but I am not willing to compromise with any tire other than Bud and Lou since this is my designated snow bike. The bike rides really nice. You can still feel the steel characteristics of the bike even though a lot of it is carbon now.
    You can't lace up any rim to the ML. They need the proper offset. Looks like those Sarma rims have 20mm offset, which is probably close enough to the Clownshoe offset to make it work. Thanks for the info. It's great there is a carbon rim option for the ML (and the Pug).

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    Quote Originally Posted by stremf View Post
    You can't lace up any rim to the ML. They need the proper offset. Looks like those Sarma rims have 20mm offset, which is probably close enough to the Clownshoe offset to make it work. Thanks for the info. It's great there is a carbon rim option for the ML (and the Pug).
    I guess you mean the the actual spoke holes? In that case yes, the Sarma rims are compatible with the offset setup of the Moonie. I am just running a DTSwiss hub with the Naran 100mm carbon hoops. They offer 80 mm rims too. I chose to get as fat as possible because that makes most sense for my local snowbike trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    These are Sarma carbon wheels. I am really happy with them. Any rims will work on the Moonlander, you just need to lace them up with a standard 135 mm hubs (if you look closely you will see spokes are only on one side of wheel).
    My Moonlander weighs in around 31 lbs. Getting a carbon fork and wheels have drastically changed the performance of the bike. I am also running tubeless so I probably lost around a pound per wheel on the bike.
    I also dropped the 2x drivetrain (I don't miss it) for a 1x so that also helped with weight.
    My bike could be lighter if I ran BFL's but I am not willing to compromise with any tire other than Bud and Lou since this is my designated snow bike. The bike rides really nice. You can still feel the steel characteristics of the bike even though a lot of it is carbon now.
    Thanks for the info about the wheels and the other things you did! Overall I have not had any problems with the BFL's as they are a good all around tire. The Bud & Lou would be better for snow, but then there is the cost and I would want to change them out in the summer.

    I like the 1X upgrade too! I am not running tubeless, are the Sarma's tubeless ready or to you have to convert them? Also, what carbon fork are you using? 31 lbs is a good reduction in weight, that is the only thing I can think of that would be a little nicer but its still a great bike, stock, I love the geometry, it is so comfortable (mine is a med)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizman View Post
    Thanks for the info about the wheels and the other things you did! Overall I have not had any problems with the BFL's as they are a good all around tire. The Bud & Lou would be better for snow, but then there is the cost and I would want to change them out in the summer.

    I like the 1X upgrade too! I am not running tubeless, are the Sarma's tubeless ready or to you have to convert them? Also, what carbon fork are you using? 31 lbs is a good reduction in weight, that is the only thing I can think of that would be a little nicer but its still a great bike, stock, I love the geometry, it is so comfortable (mine is a med)!
    I am also running a Sarma Hoboy carbon fork. Been pretty happy with it, especially for the price. And yes, the Naran carbon wheels are tubeless ready. They set up really nice. Had zero issues.
    Yeah I love the Moonlander geo. That is why I was glad the Hoboy fork was virtually identical A to C as the Moonlander stock fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Got my Moonlander power coated.Figured why not make it match my truck?

    Your Moonlander is looking good Jon!!!

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    Anyone go from a Moonlander to a ICT? Whats your long term impression. I ask because i was thinking of building a lighter set of wheels for my lander. Im wondering if I'm throwing good money at old tech. Don't get me wrong I have loved that bike since 2012.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Anyone go from a Moonlander to a ICT? Whats your long term impression. I ask because i was thinking of building a lighter set of wheels for my lander. Im wondering if I'm throwing good money at old tech. Don't get me wrong I have loved that bike since 2012.
    What do you find lacking with the ML? How do you think the ICT will help that issue?

    I wouldn't call ML "old tech". Just a bike with a different purpose. Still a great ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Anyone go from a Moonlander to a ICT? Whats your long term impression. I ask because i was thinking of building a lighter set of wheels for my lander. Im wondering if I'm throwing good money at old tech. Don't get me wrong I have loved that bike since 2012.
    i did...it really depends on what you're doing on each,they both have areas where one does better than the other...the moony climbs better i think,the ict goes down better.the moony is better for low speed off trail exploring,the ict better at trail rippin.for loaded expedition style touring the moony...a go anywhere,rohloff equipped moony would be the business,for shorter bikepacking stuff,the ict...

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