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    Show off your Moonlanders

    There dosent seem to be a thread for some moonlander love. Oh sure they all are the same color, but each has its own personality so let's see em.

    If you could list some of your upgrades or custom mods for them.
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    Pimping mine as I type...Pics to come!

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    just posted in another thread. just love it.
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    Some changes I have made include Azonic double wall risers, old xtr seat post, bud & loud tires, revelate bags, salsa seat clamp, wtb rocket V saddle and some white grips and rim tape.

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    Nice Moonies! I got a chance to ride one a couple of weeks ago at a Surly demo and had a blast. The ability to crawl over just about anything on the trail (or off the trail, for that matter!) put a HUGE smile on my face all afternoon.

    My buddy (who rides a larger frame than I do) got a chance to ride a Moonlander that afternoon that was setup with Bud and Lou: the traction was crazy, even on extremely loose trail going uphill -- very impressive!

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    I should have mine up and running by the end of the week.

    It looks like the bud/Lou tire combo is going to be the most popular upgrade for this beast.
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    Great looking bikes, Bud and Lou's look amazing on them. I must have one.
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    Orange crush.

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    love the kid's seat, great idea.

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    Where do they put their feet?
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    I would like to see pegs for their feet too. My son is 8 months and I can't wait until he's old enough to ride with me like this...but he could absorb so much more of the trail and really ride the bike if he had a place to put his feet.
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    When I first ordered this frame I thought that I would repaint it. Then it came in and I was blown away. wow is this a pretty paint job or what.
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    Here is the wife's on the light side. Pic's are from last January. I have made a few changes since then. Went to a 30T front sprocket, Paul's chain guide ect
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    That's the first repainted one I have ever saw, nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Where do they put their feet?
    I've fashioned a set of stirrups from the bead of a folding tire. They are lashed around the TT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    That's the first repainted one I have ever saw, nice work.
    I have to give credit to Penn Cycle in Eagan MN on the paint and build.
    I told them what I wanted and they made it happen.
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    My Moonie

    On repose in the backyard:

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    Scottish Moonlander, my sand sled
    Stock bike, but swapped out parts are Hope Pro 2 rear hub, Hope BB, Hope Headset and 90mm stem, 750mm bars, now on an SLX shadow mech,

    And some tartan


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    Nice stuff.

    What are all the OG's on landers now?
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    Got my Moonie last Feb, luv'n it, Big wheels keep on rolling!






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    Love the Scottish twist! Is that actual tartan rim tape, or just fabric, with (presumably?) rim tap on the tube side? I was at a Surly fat bike demo a few weeks ago (Pugsley/Moonlander/Krampus!) and met a handful of guys who all had tartan seats

    Love the purple/magenta accents, too -- looks awesome!

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    The Tartan rim tape is 2" wide ribbon with the Surly rim tape behind, as with the Gusset tartan seat they are `Stewart` Royal Tartan` as worn by the man himself Bonnie Prince Charlie

    Wish i could get Brooks to dye a saddle in tartan
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    Just picked up my Moonlander, can't wait for snow!
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    edit- real pics here

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    Haven't gotten around to building up the red front wheel - but only because I put a Lefty on the fatback and had a spare front wheel. I'd rather ride than wrench, I suppose....



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    Here is mine 35lbs and it feels like MTb bliss.Show off your Moonlanders-imageuploadedbytapatalk1353810304.100343.jpg

    i got my coffee/tea holder ready to go. i got to trim the steerer tube after i find the perfect height. also the circa 99 brakes stink and got to go.
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    Almost done minus the crankset. I think I have to get a Lou for the back eventually because Bud makes BFL look like a slick or something.

    Edit: I guess my pictures didnt show up. Stupid tablet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Here is mine 35lbs and it feels like MTb bliss.Click image for larger version. 

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    i got my coffee/tea holder ready to go. i got to trim the steerer tube after i find the perfect height. also the circa 99 brakes stink and got to go.
    Nice, man.
    How'd the inaugural ride go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Nice, man.
    How'd the inaugural ride go?
    i have never ridden a fat bike as well balanced as this one, its just right. it rolled straight and steady up and over everything. the trails are thrashed in jersey. there are trees down everywhere and the moonie went right around them all. the perfect bike to venture off the trail and forge new lines. i dont ever see myself getting rid of this one.
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    Crankset is coming this week. Just in time for the global fat bike ride.... if I can make it 25 miles with how out of shape I am




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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post


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    EEEEK!!!
    Quick, somebody throw acid in my eyes!!

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    I am seeing a trend here, the same amount of spacers under the stem. This must be the sweet spot.
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    sorry couldnt resist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy74 View Post
    EEEEK!!!
    Quick, somebody throw acid in my eyes!!
    Ok, I'll do it.
    Hold still!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Here is mine 35lbs and it feels like MTb bliss.Click image for larger version. 

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    i got my coffee/tea holder ready to go. i got to trim the steerer tube after i find the perfect height. also the circa 99 brakes stink and got to go.
    bighit's Moonie with the green and black gives me a total broner. I am a Mukluk guy now, but this makes me think my next bike will be a Moonie. Very well done!

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    My Moonlander in it's natural habitat



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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    Crankset is coming this week. Just in time for the global fat bike ride.... if I can make it 25 miles with how out of shape I am

    What's the yellow rim-tape?

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    I like the orange accent color scheme on your Moonlander. What is the brand name on the fenders? I haven't seen them before. And have you gotten into serious mud with your bike to the point that you have really needed them? Did they clear out the mud effectively? Thanks...

    (this is in response to #8 on this board, the "Orange Crush" bike -- this is my first post here so I am learning how the software works; I thought this question would appear under the original post in threaded format... sorry about confusion...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidCharlemagne View Post
    I like the orange accent color scheme on your Moonlander. What is the brand name on the fenders?
    Dave's Mud Shovel from Portland Design Works.

    They are great at keeping the wet spray off. Since they are pretty thin plastic, a sticky heavy mud will probably cause problems. I've been splashing through typical wet mud holes from the freeze thaw cycle and they've handled that well. The amount of clearance is pretty much up to the installer so plenty of room can be had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoreskillz View Post


    That's kitted out! I love my jones bars on the lander. I am not even epic enough for this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mochunk View Post
    What's the yellow rim-tape?
    Reflective marking tape. Looks good at night when lights hit it. Other colors are available too... Top Tape And Label RST134SR Tape, Reflective, 3W x 15 ft L, Yellow

    FYI... I left the tape backing on and then used a 24" split tube as my rim strip. If you try to back it with duct tape it will crack when the tube inflates. Might not on smaller holes, but on the clown shoe cutouts it did.

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    Show off your Moonlanders-imageuploadedbytapatalk1355958698.882436.jpg

    Today I added some PDW Dave's Mud Shovel Fenders.
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    No changes yet as I've only just picked it up today but either a black and white or black and silver blending going on soon

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    mine

    Testing gear configurations.
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    Fatter than most.

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    Sylus, welcome to the party.

    Solo what bags are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Solo what bags are they?
    Revalate Designs all around. Visa seat bag, monie frame bag, gas tank, and sweet roll handlebar bag. Working on the gear distribution before heading out for an overnighter.
    Fatter than most.

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    Lovin the moonlander more and more everyday!

    Here is my moonlander , purchased frame last January and finished in September.

    Frame/fork-2012 Moonlander 22"
    Headset-Cane creek 110 ,black
    Stem-Thomson x4 ,black
    Handlebar- Spank 777 Evo ,silver
    Grips-Odi Rogue
    Shifters-SRAM X0 9 speed trigger ,gold
    Front derailleur-Shimano Xt
    Rear derailleur-SRAM X0 medium ,gold
    Brakes-Formula Oro
    Rims-Clownshoe with black rim strips
    Spokes-Wheelsmith 15/14 double butted with brass nips ,silver
    Front hub-Surly Ultra new hub ,silver
    Rear hub- Chris King ISO with stainless steel drive shell and fun bolts ,silver
    Tires-Bfl for summer ...Bud n Lou for winter
    Tubes- Surly
    Crankset- Surly MWOD
    Bottom bracket- one that came with MWOD
    Pedals- Syncros Mental, heavy but have tons of grip
    Chain- Kmc X9 sl ti, gold
    Cassette- SRAM PG990 11-34 ,gold
    Seat post- Thomson Elite ,black
    Seat post clamp- Surly SS , silver
    Saddle- Wtb Rocket V


    Currently running Bud and Lou and finding out that air pressure and snow conditions play a huge role in getting set up.
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    Moonlander a l'orange!

    Hi folks! Here's my Moonlander!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bprsnt View Post
    Here is the wife's on the light side. Pic's are from last January. I have made a few changes since then. Went to a 30T front sprocket, Paul's chain guide ect
    Wow - that looks amazing! Out of curiosity: what size is your wife's bike? I'm a bit vertically challenged (5'4" w/ 29 1/2" inseam) and am wondering if there is any way a Moonlander would fit. We have a local dealer, but he does not keep any in stock to try out. I have been on the Surly site a few times but the #'s seemed to point the bike would be too big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogprint View Post
    Dave's Mud Shovel from Portland Design Works.

    They are great at keeping the wet spray off. Since they are pretty thin plastic, a sticky heavy mud will probably cause problems.
    That sticky mud you're talking about is no problem at all- it all sticks to your tires so the fender clearance is never an issue. Traction, however, is.

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    New for 2013

    Ended up buying a complete just to have extra parts around. So far added the Formula brakes, Thomson stem, and Salsa pro moto bars. Will change out cassette and derailleur in due time. Bud and Lou are tubeless. I'm 165lbs and think that about 5psi is great for the conditions I'm riding right now. Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildmedvt View Post
    Hi folks! Here's my Moonlander!
    Nice! Love the orange clownshoes.

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    [/QUOTE]
    sylus, hope you don't mind me using your picture as mine looks just like yours and I don't know how to post a picture, thanks! I just picked it up today, no plans to change it as I like the way it is stock and fits great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafft View Post



    nice!!

    love the red accents.
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    We had to build ours up from frame sets because full bikes were not available. So in the process we had some fun with colors. Here is the blue bike
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    Red bike
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    And our favorite, the yellow. We have one more to build. It will be creamsicle.
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    Hey all. Got a Moonlander about 2 months ago. We had a blizzard in Madison two weeks ago, and I am lovin it!. No exciting changes to the stock bike yet, but those will come. I am too busy enjoying riding this thing to want to make any changes! Found an aluminum channel that is wide enough to accommodate the tires for a roof rack without any problems, with the old school Yakima Raptor frame holding part. These aluminum channels can be purchased through any local metal dealer, as they are reasonable available I guess. Easily drilled too. Straps added later for holding things down, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizman View Post
    sylus, hope you don't mind me using your picture as mine looks just like yours and I don't know how to post a picture, thanks! I just picked it up today, no plans to change it as I like the way it is stock and fits great![/QUOTE]

    I normally use photobucket and pop it in

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    My Nick Drake "Pink Moon"lander.
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    20 tooth granny & 36 tooth cassette for slower than walking speed technical crawling. (I've got a muscle disease that makes walking difficult, so the longer I can stay on the bike the better.)

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    Very nice, wildmedvt. You have some serious upgrades going on!

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    Here's my Fat Bastard (Moonlander).

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    Anyone running Roling Darryls on a Moonlander or is that blasphemous?
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    blasphemous doesn't begin to describe the horrible thing you just said

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    Anyone running Roling Darryls on a Moonlander or is that blasphemous?
    If one were to run Rolling Darryls, I think some other frame would be a better choice to begin with.

    Do you have a specific reason to go for RD instead of CS?

    Rolling Darryls have a spoke offset of 12.5 mm, Clown Shoe spoke beds are 20 mm offset. With an XT rear hub and Clown Shoe, the spokes are symmetrical when built 28 mm offset. With a Rolling Darryl you'll be looking at 100% tension on the left side and only 47% on the drive side because of the reduced spoke bed offset. You might want to look into building the wheel with different spokes on either side, possibly half-radial.

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    I've posted this pic before, just not on this thread.It has become my everyday run around go to road bicycle. I'd like to have it powdercoated and throw drop bars on it & probably will eventually. I had my cross check powder coated not too long ago at a reasonable cost. I like the white pugsleys and it would match my truck.
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    Saul - What would half radial spokes add to the 20mm offset Darryl for a Moonlander?

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    Rgurney, I'm not sure I understand the question. The Moonlander rear hub is 28 mm offset, and the Rolling Darryl spoke bed offset is 12.5 mm. Different spoke thickness and/or half-radial lacing can be used to even the tension on the left and right side.

    Of course the smart choice is to use Clown Shoes with a 20 mm spoke bed offset with the Moonlander, because they were designed to work together and spoke tension will be even on both sides without sorcery.

    Or if you really must use 82 mm rims, pick a different frame.

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    Saul - Thanks for your comments. I've built some wheels, but only with the same uniform thickness of spokes, in a 3 cross pattern. I'm not familiar with using a half radial pattern to increase strength. I'll look into that. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgurney View Post
    Saul - Thanks for your comments. I've built some wheels, but only with the same uniform thickness of spokes, in a 3 cross pattern. I'm not familiar with using a half radial pattern to increase strength. I'll look into that. Thanks.
    Here's a good piece of text on the subject: Wheelbuilding
    Look under "Half-radial Spoking". You're welcome!

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    My new Moonlander. All but four things are stock, can you find them?


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    Grips, stem, water bottle cages and peddles?

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    Grips, stem, water bottle cages and peddles?

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    Yes and no. I didn't consider the cages and pedals to be part of the question, although they aren't stock. I threw on a better cassette, because I had it, and the spoke protector had to go. And my bike shipped without one of the headset bearings, so one of them isn't stock.

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    Not the nicest scenery, but it's Moonie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by clunkklonk View Post
    Not the nicest scenery, but it's Moonie!
    Those orange clownshoes are awesome! I kinda wish I would break a wheel so that I could get some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    New landing gear has arrived
    Just waiting on a hub to arrive


    New Moonlander landing gear has arrived 001 by coastkid71, on Flickr
    You still waiting for your hub? Looking forward to seeing what it will look like with the new fork.

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    I took a small detour on the way home. Fun riding, but horrible light for photography.



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    Had some fresh snow today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
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    2013 Moonlander

    Just got in the new Moonlander.
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    Here is film of the last years fun i have had on my Moonlander here on the Scottish East Coast...

    SURLY MOONLANDER - One Year on.... - YouTube
    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    Stealthed up my moonie.












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    Never too much snow or rocks too big.


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    A Moonlander gathering.


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    Quote Originally Posted by firedfromthecircus View Post
    Stealthed up my moonie.
    Damn, I love me some stealth Surly action. Looks nice, man!

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    Here's what started out as a moonlander and ended up as something the builder calls the Fat Mother Trucker - full story here

    I ride a moonlander that I call Thparkle - here's about a billion pictures of it
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    The floatation on powdery sand is awesome!
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    Mind if I show them off in a video? (I want a two-up fattie.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    Only Fatties Here.
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    What fenders are those?
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    Crud catchers. Crud Catcher | Crud-products

    Coastkid swears by them too.
    Who needs more?

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    Wow... love the black Moonlander decals. I've beaten mine up and may need some new ones... probably gotta go yellow.

    Snows melting... did some moonlandering.

    Let's see... got some snow on there, mud, some water, ice... weeds... deer poooooop.



    Talk about mud boggin... almost went over the bars when I hit this.


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    ready for spring/summer

    Ready for summer with new grips, clipless pedals, trigger shifters, and bottom bracket!

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    Keyhaven salt marshes, Isle of Wight and the Needles in the far background.

    For anyone wondering about sizing, I am 5'10" and the medium 18" Moonlander fits me very well. On One Mary Bars, Brooks saddle, and Ergon grips, she's the most comfortable well balanced bike I have ever had. Crud Catcher 29er guards and A530 pedals she weighs 36 lbs, and I love this bike.


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    Cool-blue Rhythm 2012 Moonlander XL

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    XT front and rear brakes with 200mm discs (Brilliant)
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    20/36 front Mr Whirly's (cannot buy just the 20t have to purchase the pair)
    XT shifters front and rear (mini shifters bite)
    1.5" riser handlebar (better geometry for my big frame)
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    Jet Black flat pedals & Jet black grips (std cheap grips would never stay put despite being wired on)
    Bit of red bling (Red rim tape, salsa quick release seat clamp and the red hope hubs)
    Brooks seat coming and I can finally say I am happy with it. Best bike I have ever owned bar none.
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    2013 Mini Moonie - 16"

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    Still pretty new, hence not much new on this one as yet:
    Jet Black blue flat pedals,
    Jet black blue handgrips
    Salsa blue seat clamp
    20/33 Mr whirly on front
    Will replace the hubs (freewheel looking dubious after 4 rides only) with Hopes. Needs the blue rim tape too thats on order
    Likewise for mini shifters and brakes (BB7s are so poor in my opinion and even after "bedding in" fail to pull the bike up in any hurry).

    In case your wondering about weights - I hung them both on the scales yesterday:
    Mini moonie weighted a smidge over 17kg (37pounds)
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    While my XL (22") frame (including rear bag, lights and mud) was about 17.5kg (38pounds):
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    Show off your Moonlanders

    I had some more office work to take care of this weekend.

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    Now that is a nice pic, although I've never known anyone who drank Coors.

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    How do you like the Jones Loop on your Moonlander? Did you feel the need to go with a longer stem (or a larger frame than normal?) in order to obtain the right reach?

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    I have a 90mm stem on it and did with straight bars. This feels better love the bars.
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    I like to get loaded and the ride my moonlander on the beach for a few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~ View Post
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    I like to get loaded and the ride my moonlander on the beach for a few days.
    And then get more loaded with what you have packed in the bags?

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    Hello Houston

    BEEP!... Houston this is Eagle standing by over... BEEP!


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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    BEEP!... Houston this is Eagle standing by over... BEEP!


    Truss Fork Moonlander 011 by coastkid71, on Flickr
    Cooool. I have mine setup with a Jones truss fork too.

    Curious to hear about your impressions with this setup.

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    Moon lander with 1x9 and fenders.
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    From last year. Loved those Nates, but too many pinch flats. Bud and Lou are on the job now.

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    What front chainring / rear cassette sizes did you go for?

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    What front chainring / rear cassette sizes did you go for?

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    I removed the 36 outer and kept the 22. I have a 12-36 rear and it's more than low enough.
    I could easily have kept the 12-34. MRP chain keeper. Tubeless next
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    Moonlander/ Truss fork

    Real happy with the front end now for rock riding on the coast, it is not that noticeable untill you up the pace a bit across loose pebbles and the ride is real smooth


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    Some words here; coastrider: Sat evening low tide on the Carr Rocks with the Moonlander

    And quick post to some film

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyhavenpotterer View Post
    What front chainring / rear cassette sizes did you go for?
    In case you're interested in another take, mine has 26t front and 11-34 in the back. Quite the perfect range for me as the high gearing is fast enough, yet the low gears allow crawling. I had a 22t chainring first, but I was using the high end of the cassette too much, spent a lot of time on the small 11t sprocket and generally felt like it was just too little. I could go for a 24t but rather not back to a 22t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saul Lumikko View Post
    In case you're interested in another take, mine has 26t front and 11-34 in the back. Quite the perfect range for me as the high gearing is fast enough, yet the low gears allow crawling. I had a 22t chainring first, but I was using the high end of the cassette too much, spent a lot of time on the small 11t sprocket and generally felt like it was just too little. I could go for a 24t but rather not back to a 22t.
    Aren't the granny rings special on the MWOD? Where did you get the 26.
    However, for the type of terrain and hills I climb the 22 front and 12-36 is perfect gear range.
    I would like to put a mid cage shadow derailleur on at some point to quicken the shifting.
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    After the fire they have flown over and dropped straw over the entire burned area in hopes of keeping the dirt on the mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saul Lumikko View Post
    In case you're interested in another take, mine has 26t front and 11-34 in the back. Quite the perfect range for me as the high gearing is fast enough, yet the low gears allow crawling. I had a 22t chainring first, but I was using the high end of the cassette too much, spent a lot of time on the small 11t sprocket and generally felt like it was just too little. I could go for a 24t but rather not back to a 22t.
    My preference on my Moonlander is 20/34 in front and a 11-34 in back. I'd be happier with a 36 in back. I rarely use the 34 ring in front. I have found that with Bud and Lou and 5 psi, I can ride over and through almost anything, the lower the gear, the better the crawling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecanoe View Post
    Aren't the granny rings special on the MWOD? Where did you get the 26.
    You can use any 58 BCD chainring if you have a single chainring.

    The 26t is a Surly steel MWOD chainring I bought at my LBS. It has ten evenly spaced holes with 58 BCD, so you use five (small) holes to mount it to the crank and the other five to attach an outboard chainring, or in my case a DIY bash guard. Pictures for clarification here: http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/diy...-t-836681.html

    EDIT: The outboard chainring or bash guard is mounted through four out of five holes. The fifth hole is naturally blocked by the crank.

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    At home in the urban landscape

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    No they all are NOT the same color 2013 1X9 XTR HOPE Brooks Metropolis TommieSea Cane Creek Connect Thompson Staightline Giles Berthoud Speailites TA Blackspire etc.. 5 months and 6 countries suppled parts, sit straight up and see the sights and onlookers...

    nothing stock here except some of the frame and fork steel total cost less than stock Surly Moonlander at dealer retail price.

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    Photo of my 2013 'lander. Just put on the fenders which are custom made from MK Fenders.
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    i bet your moonlander doesn't have X0 cranks.

    just popped these on today, still have to test ride them. the rest of my build info is in the bike specs with pics thread. recent changes include a 60mm stem, E*13 Guide Ring, toupe saddle, and BG Ergo XL grips. its tubeless now, and the brake cables are cut.
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    Hello, I need the help of experienced riders.
    In November I was looking for another hobby I could do 3-4 times a week and decided on cycling. Im on the east coast, Florida, and live on the beach. I plan on building up to 25 mile rides. House to work is 25 miles with 24 of them on the beach and Id like to do that run once or twice a week as soon as I have the stamina and speed to do it in a reasonable amount of time. Otherwise Ill be riding 75% beach and 25% trails. Nothing rocky and Florida is flat. I ordered a Surly Krampus complete from my LBS and have been waiting impatiently ever since. I am so amped about cycling I cant wait any longer and would like to order a second bike I can start enjoying now. This is where I could use your advice. From what Ive read the surly Moonlander works great in soft sand. With the goals stated above what bike would you recommend? $3000 is my budget for the second bike. I appreciate any input. Thanks, Saint

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    What this thread needs are some pictures of a Moonlander being used as it was designed to be used. From today's ride, April 25.












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    Show off your Moonlanders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duane Boucher View Post
    Pics from my first ride with new Moonlander
    You didn't tell us how amazing it was.

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    I think it goes without saying it was incredible! I had test rode a Pugsley on the beach and found there was not enough flotation for my body size. The moonlander did great and the tire size increase was immediately confirmed!

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    Here is my new Moonie in pick-a-nick mode. Ha ha!


    Kind of a steam punk vibe.


    Is it really [that much] uglier than a derailleur?


    That much uglier and more... That cable box is just so fugly. When I gaze adoringly at the bike I sort of skip over that particular area. Ha ha!


    Clean machine on this side, if you don't mind the Soviet era dynohub esthetic. I think I like it, 7th feeling like running mice through a coffee grinder withstanding. And steel is real.


    On the OV Porteur rack I rigged up a Container Store fabric storage cube with straps. There is a wire frame in the bag that folds flat if you want. That's a buzzard feather.


    A rivbikes seat bag that's seen commuter duty on a variety of bikes.


    The bottom of the bag follows the curve of of the tire pretty well.


    That stand-off is a Carradice leather strap run through a piece of feral bamboo I harvested on a ride. Works well to stop the bag from swaying and bumping your legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlcanon View Post
    Here is my new Moonie in pick-a-nick mode.
    Certainly one of the more unique Moonies on here. well done.

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    Moonlander sun set beach ride.

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    just saw that the next Moonlander color is going to be "Cham-pain", any guesses?

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    ScaryJerry - Where did you see that information about the new color?

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    John Deere edition Moonlander

    This bike belongs to one of the guys at Surly. I would love to see a limited run of this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlcanon View Post
    Kind of a steam punk vibe.
    What is that shifter? I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willzager View Post
    What is that shifter? I love it!

    Sorry, didn't see this. It's a Gilles Berthoud Rolhoff shifter; A French Randonneur piece.

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    Like the purple -reminds me of my old pugs! Nice!

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    The Surly Packmulander is the ultimate adventure bike, in my somewhat experienced opinion.

    Did a little bikepack/tour trip 33 miles up the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene river just last weekend (same 33 coming back). Mostly pavement, a little dirt. The ML makes it all more fun and almost too easy! Averaged 15MPH on the way out, 16MPH coming back - with all the gear below.

    The Gear List

    On the front rack:
    • Two man tent (poles are strapped under the down tube)
    • Alite chair
    • Toob
    • Leatherman
    • Pump
    • Keens
    • 100oz of water
    • 6-pack of Coors (added half-way through the outbound ride)

    In the frame bag:
    • Glad container packed with chewy chips ahoys
    • 16oz Gatorade
    • Starbucks doubleshot energy in a can
    • Dehydrated dinner and breakfast
    • Cooking essentials
    • Toiletries
    • 22oz No-Li IPA

    In the viscacha seat bag:
    • Down sleeping bag
    • Inflatable pad
    • Inflatable pillow
    • Clothes for one night

    In the gas tank:
    • More chewy chips ahoys!
    • Beef jerky
    • Endurolytes

    In the Jerrycan:
    • Camera
    • Patches
    • Matches

    Elsewhere:
    • Another 16oz Gatorade
    • Alien tool
    • Tent poles
    • Front and rear lights
    • Phone
    • Bike puter
    • Contour cam

    ...and no backpack!

    One valuable lesson learned on this trip:
    NEVER SHARE A TWO MAN TENT WITH A PALEO DIETER WHO HAD DEHYDRATED CHILI MAC FOR DINNER.

    Ready to roll fatties!
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    Next morning, getting ready to leave (most pics came out blurry at the campground ):
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    We got rained on hard during the return trip and had to hide in the trees for about 30 minutes. Nothing inside my Revelate bags was wet!
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    SupremeDork, how have the videos turned out while filmed from your rack and what mount are you using for your Contour? I have one and have considered trying it on my rack as well, but wondered if it would be to washy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoreskillz View Post
    SupremeDork, how have the videos turned out while filmed from your rack and what mount are you using for your Contour? I have one and have considered trying it on my rack as well, but wondered if it would be to washy.
    I guess it just depends on what kind of perspective you want. I put mine up front to get it out of the way for the ride. I've gotten handlebar footage in the past and was not happy with it. I like having a fixed point in the frame. I suppose if you want that "car chase" perspective, it'll work for that. I've also attached the camera to the fender mounts at axle-level. That's a cool perspective. You get the bike in half the frame as well as the scenery zipping by. Here's some footage of that I made last Summer: Moonlander XC Rear View Radness - YouTube

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    That reminds me; I need a new camera. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeDork View Post
    The Surly Packmulander is the ultimate adventure bike, in my somewhat experienced opinion.

    Did a little bikepack/tour trip 33 miles up the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene river just last weekend (same 33 coming back). Mostly pavement, a little dirt. The ML makes it all more fun and almost too easy! Averaged 15MPH on the way out, 16MPH coming back - with all the gear below.
    I'm impressed. It is a fairly flat trip but averaging 15 and 16 for 33 miles each way on a Moonlander loaded for camping is pretty good. I hope you're trying to get on a world pro team because you have the legs for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    I'm impressed. It is a fairly flat trip but averaging 15 and 16 for 33 miles each way on a Moonlander loaded for camping is pretty good. I hope you're trying to get on a world pro team because you have the legs for it.
    Ha! I wish! Your compliment is appreciated Once those 30PSI BFLs get rolling I cruise right along with the skinnies.

    Indeed, mostly flat. A couple months ago I hauled maybe 1/2 the gear for a 30 mile round trip on blacktop with about 1200' of climbing (5-10% grade) on the way home. I had to take it slow, but I wouldn't say it was difficult.

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    Back to a Lefty on my ML. This time a Max with the PBR setup by Mendon. I wanted a little more Axle-to-Crown than my old DLR gave me. Glad to have the Lefty again, and it's the first time I've had a lefty with the Bud/Lou combo. Lovin' it!

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    Final touches on Moonie

    Put the final touches on the Moonie! Carradice cotton canvas rear rack bag on the OMM with chopped mounts to lower the rack.

    Pass and Stowe rack, Big O Manufacturing prototype fenders, Inside Line Equipment cotton canvas porteur rack bag.


    The orange spindle coming off the P&S is my purposefully cheesy light mount.


    I thought some of the details on this ILE bag were odd, but the more I use it, the more I like it. Easy access, quick secure mounting, rides tight to the rack. Notice the depressed lock button on the brake levers.


    A better look at the Carradice bag. I love cotton canvas. So much so that, when I'm not going commando, I wear boxers custom made from old Carradice Nelson Longflap saddle bags. Makes me feel like I'm in a Frank Patterson print!




    CRG bar end mirror that didn't work out on the sumo, Brooks grip, bell, and another view of the locking brake lever. What can I say? Fatties just want to roll! Or I just want to roll fatties? Either way, the thing is loads easier to park leaning against something when a brake or two is locked so the wheels aren't always rolling out from under it.




    Several options for routing the front fender stay: I sort of liked this one.


    Rather than using a supplied "L" bracket between the fender and caliper brake hole in the steerer, I put a star nut in the bottom of the steerer then used a piece of PVC as a stand-off to get the curvature right. I carry a mud flap for the front that slides under the stay so the slop stays off the bike, but the flap comes off without disturbing the fender if it gets caught up in brush.


    The chain stay stand-off supplied with the fenders.


    Seat stay stand-off, also supplied.

    I shortened the rear fender and wanted to avoid using the rear stay. I used another piece of PVC to stand-off the fender from the rack. The PVC is cut on a slant to fit correctly between the bottom of the rack and the fender. One interesting and useful side effect is that as you rotate the stand-off the rear of the fender twists left and right making it easy to center the fender over the tire with out fender stays to adjust. Even over rough terrain the fender doesn't shimmy enough to rub the tire.


    Heavy equipment. That excavator, too... Ha ha!

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    Well, I accidently started another show and tell thread and someone directed me here. So here I am. Only had my Moonie a couple of months but am loving it. Can't wait for more snowy conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlcanon View Post
    Rather than using a supplied "L" bracket between the fender and caliper brake hole in the steerer, I put a star nut in the bottom of the steerer then used a piece of PVC as a stand-off to get the curvature right.
    That's awesome! I'll have to keep that trick in mind.

    That Carradice trunk looks great too. I was looking at the Super C saddlebag a few days ago, but I'm not sure if I'd need a bag support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishrising View Post


    I live in Dennis and am always trying to discover more places to ride on CC. Where is that trail in Chatham.
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    River is pretty low right now... so did a bunch of sandbar hopping

    ...Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back...

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    Switched the rim tape in the front to match the rear and installed reflective stripe on the rear wheel. Swapped a Toupe saddle for a well broken in B17. Still waiting on my big bag of stainless bolts to replace the assorted temporary ones in the bikes many bosses. I'm not sure if I'll install a rear rack or get a seat bag.

    I don't like how high my Arkel handlebar bag sits. I've got a few stems laying around, so I'll try adding a second one to mount the bag lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecho View Post
    Switched the rim tape in the front to match the rear and installed reflective stripe on the rear wheel. Swapped a Toupe saddle for a well broken in B17. Still waiting on my big bag of stainless bolts to replace the assorted temporary ones in the bikes many bosses. I'm not sure if I'll install a rear rack or get a seat bag.

    I don't like how high my Arkel handlebar bag sits. I've got a few stems laying around, so I'll try adding a second one to mount the bag lower.

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    [QUOTE=gecho;10740287]Switched the rim tape in the front to match the rear and installed reflective stripe on the rear wheel.

    Gecho like the look of the reflective tape on the rims. What type of tape is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyMe View Post
    Gecho like the look of the reflective tape on the rims. What type of tape is it?
    I got it from Amazon, its called Progrip Wheel Tape. On some parts of the backing you can see it is 3M reflective tape cut into a 7mm wide roll. Its designed for motorcycles and a single package only has enough for the sides of 3 26" wheels so two packages are needed. The included applicator doesn't work on bike rims but it is simple enough to apply manually. In comes in reflective red, blue or white, but also some fluorescent but non-reflective colors.

    I was tempted to get yellow ones from here: Fiks:Reflective I believe their prices are per wheel. I think those hexagons are new, I may have to buy a pack.


    Personally I think green is the last color they should be selling

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    I was tempted to get yellow ones from here: Fiks:Reflective I believe their prices are per wheel. I think those hexagons are new, I may have to buy a pack.

    Very cool thanks. Might have to pick up some black just to stick with the moonlander black theme

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    Here was my Moonlanders first snowy ride. Ran 7 psi rear, and 5 psi up front. Surprised the thing could go through 10" of powder so easily. However it was nice to finally get on a snowmobile track. Yahoo
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    Forgot to mention, I need to get some flats. Way to many times did I have a problem clipping in. Any recommendations, never had to even think about this.
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    Got mine about 4 weeks ago. I've been doing beach rides up to 40 miles long along the shoreline of Lake Michigan and on local mtb trails. It's been loads of fun, but I'll be happy when the snow starts flying.

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    Good morning! You did well, sounds like a great ride! Consider dropping the pressures a bit, especially if you have any hills to climb!

    I ride Time mx/dh pedals, a flat base around a normal Time ATAC clip. It's not a perfect solution, still gets iced up, but I like being able to clip in most of the time. YMMV! Enjoy!

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    Mark, looks like a great ride! I miss the Lake Michigan beaches! I have ridden in SE Mi and around TC a few times in the last few years and I always wish I had the Moonie with me for the float on those sandy trails! Enjoy!

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    Show off your Moonlanders-qbjqk33.jpg

    Right after the inaugural Filthy 50 gravel race. I smooshed a lot of gravel today. Crushing is for small tires.

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    Right after the inaugural Filthy 50 gravel race. I smooshed a lot of gravel today. Crushing is for small tires.
    Dang! There was another Moonlander out there today and I didn't even see you! Awesome course eh?

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    i saw 2 moonlanders, a fat tandem, and a mukluk. would have been nice to see more but everyone had their gravel specific ti bikes out today. i was just trying to stay ahead of the tandem.

    edit- yeah, the course was aaaaamazing. the downhills were crazy and almost made up for all the climbing

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