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    1x1/Pug/Moonlander - confused about wheel compatibility

    I have a 1x1 set up with Velocity Dually wheels and 2.75" tires. Fun bike, but I'm looking to buy a used Surly fat bike frame and some bigger tires so I can have a little more fun when the snow falls. I know I need a 100 mm spaced fork for whatever frame I settle on...... but I'm confused about the rear spacing.

    Will my 135 mm spaced wheels built for my 1x1 work on a Pugsley? Surly's website says 135 mm spacing, but 17.5 mm offset. Does that mean my rear wheel won't work? What about a Moonlander frame? That looks like 135 mm spacing with no offset. Is that what I need?

    Not sure it matters, but the hub is a single speed specific Paul hub with a threaded on freewheel.

    Thanks!

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    Your rear wheel won't work due to the frame offset. You could try and tweak the wheel to centre the rim in the Pugs but it may not work without a full wheel rebuild and the spoke tension would be awful.

    If you want to pursue this plan I'd look for a used fatbike with wheels that fit.
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    Thanks. That's what I was worried about. Would the moonlander frame work?

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    Your 135mm hub will technically fit in both the Pugsley and Moonlander, but as it is currently built, the wheel will not. It would need to be dished over to be centered in the frame to compensate for the frame offset. However, this isn't really possible without rebuilding the wheel with longer spokes. Even then, the resulting wheel will be less than ideal.

    I would recommend just buying a complete used Pugsley/Moonlander. Or building up some 24" fat wheels for your 1x1!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msugma View Post
    Thanks. That's what I was worried about. Would the moonlander frame work?
    No the Moonie would be worse due to even more offset.
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    Ah. OK. Appreciate the replies! Back to the drawing board.

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    Just FYI, Surly is having a huge sale on Pugsley frames. You can get a complete frameset for $330, which includes a pair of Rolling Darryl rims. If you can't find a used Pugsley, this would be a cheap way to build one up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stremf View Post
    Just FYI, Surly is having a huge sale on Pugsley frames. You can get a complete frameset for $330, which includes a pair of Rolling Darryl rims. If you can't find a used Pugsley, this would be a cheap way to build one up.
    Wow that's crazy cheap. That's getting a free Pugs frame/fork when you buy 2 rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stremf View Post
    Just FYI, Surly is having a huge sale on Pugsley frames. You can get a complete frameset for $330, which includes a pair of Rolling Darryl rims. If you can't find a used Pugsley, this would be a cheap way to build one up.
    Wow. That's intriguing! Thanks for the heads up!

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    I have a used Pug with an Alfine8 hub for sale. Complete $650, size small.

    Pugsleys, used or new, are as much fun as your 1x1.

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    Thanks for the offer, but I need a medium or large for sure.

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    You'd be crazy not to snag one of those frame/rim deals

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