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My Fatbike build....The Surly Moonlander

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gonefirefightin, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. gonefirefightin free wieners

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  2. Sandwich just shake your rump

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  4. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    That's awesome. I know you can probably afford it, but an older alloy v10 would probably work too, and be cheaper.

    I'm going to measure the width of my monster when I get home...
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    I have a large alum v10 frame sitting in storage. hard part will be figuring the fork and shock travel considering the tire height is close to 31 inches
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    are you going the dorito route? One of the postings said they reduced the travel to six inches in the front, and 8 inches in the rear. I think you'd have to do that or get drop crowns made to extend the a2c further.
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    as of right now I have a dorado that I pulled the legs and are making drawings for the crowns to get the most travel out of them
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    4.5" between the seals of my monster! I might have to try something stupid! Plus the rear is 150mm and 100mm spaced!
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    got these bad boys in today for the CO2 solution for these fat tires. they are originally made for the moto industry but the inflator is presta and shrader compatible. I threw in a 16 gram for size comparison

    I was able to put 6-10 lbs in a full flat about 5 times before one cylinder ran out. I was able to inflate from 6-10 to 20-25 psi about 3 times with one cylinder.

    considering it takes a floor pump 5 minutes to do the same and the only mini pump i could find the did a decent job was the topeak morph.


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    just now got around to weighing just one of these bad boys.

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    its my hood
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  13. AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    So how much is the bike fully loaded going to weigh ya think ? ORAMM might have just been training for riding the fat bike. Tear up some sh!t Quadzilla !
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    Still putting all the final touches together with the bags and gear. I will give a load out soon.
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    Got some goodies in today,

    The front fender, the frame pack my boots and the pedals (mallet 2)

    Still waiting on the rear fender and some other goodies



    The boots are beast, so glad I got them. When you put them on its like thousands of micro stripper fairys kissing your feet with warmth





    They have 200 gram thinsulate with Cordura and wicking material and a waterproof shell, the inner boot has lacing to the toe and thermal gel insoles.


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  17. gonefirefightin free wieners

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    since i have been doing alot of early morning riding and almost got creamed by some asian lady in a SUV the other day I decided to use some nifty hints passed onto to me.

    I took out the old rim strip on the clown shoe wheels and decided to make the weight shaving speed holes work for me.

    I replaced it with a lighter and more durable 3m type black reflective tape

    here is the new rim strip without flash



    and here it is with a flash.



    it came out bright as hell but still looks black when not reflecting.
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    That is cool as sh!t bro!
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    here is a little better shot of the finish product





    the flash on my phone isnt all that bright but you get the idea





    I will try and get some shots in the blizzard this evening or the nest couple rides.
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    Went on a night ride tonight with some buds and they were tripping all night.

    Had to take a pic to check for my self.

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    The reflective tape is a GREAT idea. :clapping:




    (almost makes me want to drill speed holes in my rims)
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    We would all like to try that rig out.
    I stumbled onto the "Ride the Divide" movie last night. (netflix on demand)
    A low budget deal ..but does provide a glimpse into that wicked adventure.
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  23. N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I got to demo one of these Surly fat bikes a couple weeks ago on my vacation in Durango, CO.

    I really think I am going to get one for my move to Germany later this year.
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    OK, Brett, where's the gear list? Starting with a bivvy sack, I'd guess?
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    Bivy sack not sure, frame bag is a http://www.revelatedesigns.com/ bag.
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  26. N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  27. N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I drank the Kool-Aid and I'm falling deep, deep down the rabbit hole....


    Will be adding a Bud/Lou tire combo and bigger rotors. Sticking with a symmetrical fork though.
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