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    Anyone buiding a Moonlander?

    With 190/197 all "the new black", is anyone building old-school fat?

    I'm thinking fatest tires and alfine 8/11.

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    Been building/tinkering with mine for a while now. Great bike.


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    It has come true.

    I picked up a frame set yesterday!
    Woo-hoo!

    Let the fun begin....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    It has come true.

    I picked up a frame set yesterday!
    Woo-hoo!

    Let the fun begin....
    Sweet!

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    ordered some clownshoes. On sale !

    Looking at crank sets and bb...

    Has anyone tried Snowshoe XXl on their moonies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    ordered some clownshoes. On sale !

    Looking at crank sets and bb...

    Has anyone tried Snowshoe XXl on their moonies?
    People have run 2XLs with great success!

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    Also I have a RaceFace Aeffect Cinch with 30T or 28T oval chainring I'd sell. Would work great on the moonie. Very modern as well.

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    pics!!!
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    Pics soon....got my rims...sending out for my BB and cranks....thanks to Charge!

    I told myself that i would just build it up slow. Take my time. Yeah. Right.

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    Moonbat
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    Moon,moon, Moon!
    Can anyone guess that i am getting closer to a complete, rideable, Moonlander?
    I don't think i have been this excited about a bike in a long time....

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    PICS! lol
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    Sweet! I also sold off my orange/newblack 197, 5" fatty that I rode for 2 years and I'm sticking with a Pug. Even bought a separate frameset, since they were on sale, and will keep it as a spare. I was tempted by the Moonlander in sand color as well. Both cool bikes.

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    Resurrecting this thread as I'm still wanting to build a Moonie. I love my Pugs, but would also love the option to run 4.8" tires on clownshoe rims.

    Any pics of people still building/riding Moonies?

    Side note - it anyone knows of a new old stock frameset or complete size large, please let me know. There HAS to be something left floating around out there!
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    My NASA theme Moonlander still lives, and is currently in storage along with each other of the original production Fatbikes that came available here in the UK, yep a Fatbike Museum

    It is still a great frame set as allows nearlu every rear 135mm every hub option including any IGH option and it does not have a huge wide 197 rear end like every other 5" tyre fatbike, which maybe is ok for flat snow and desert dunes riding but stand riding up out the saddle and ride a lot of rocks and with the other wide rear hub 5" tyre fatbikes you will soon start hitting your heels off the chain stays, and then try squeezing through some tight rocks or ruts and you will eventually kiss goodbye to your rear mech!, witnessed it a couple of times!,

    Here is my last post when i set up the drive chain how i always wanted it;

    coastrider: Surly Moonlander

    If you need more inspiration then my touchdown film- i need to drag it out of hibernation this July as we celebrate 50 years of the Moon landings





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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    My NASA theme Mainlander still lives, and is currently in storage along with each other of the original production Fatbikes that came available here in the UK, yep a Fatbike Museum

    It is still a great frame set as allows rear every hub option in IGH amd does not have a huge wide 197 rear end like every other 5" tyre fatbike which maybe ok for flat snow and desert dunes riding but stand up out the saddle and ride a lot of rocks and with other wide hub 5" tyre bfatbikes you will soon start hitting your heels off the chain stays and try squeezing through some tight rocks or ruts and kiss goodbye to your rear mech!,

    Here is my last post when i set up the drive chain how i always wanted it;

    coastrider: Surly Moonlander

    If you need more inspiration then my touchdown film- i need to drag it out of hibernation this July as we celebrate 50 years of the Moon landings


    Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Surly Pugsley
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    Built and riding as much as I can.
    Took off Bud and Lou and installed studded dilly 5's. Snow-rain-snow-rain with freeze up/thaw forces studs.
    Can't wait for more snow to re-install Bud/Lou. No comparison in the snow.
    Best winter tires for me here in central Maine.Anyone buiding a Moonlander?-dsc01406.jpg
    Last edited by 1spd1way; 1 Week Ago at 04:33 PM.

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    Oops! wrong picture!

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