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Old 12-30-08, 11:39 AM   #1
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I've got a new baby

Went out an bought a Santa Cruz Chameleon today. I managed to find a dealer in my area which stocked them (although the one I bought was the only one they actually had in I think, but I'm not complaining), I had admitadly overlooked them previously for various reasons but saw them and thought may as well have a look. Went in and it turned out they had one in the sale in the size and colour I wanted for about £500 less than I was expecting to spend!

I know, this thread is worthless without pics but they're doing a checkover before they sell it to me and are swapping out the forks so will be picking it up later in the week. I'm just really excited and felt the need to post. Will try and gets pics up of it in its new home, or preferrably out on the trails, ASAP.

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Old 12-30-08, 11:53 AM   #2
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Only picture I'm interested in is the one of you taking it off the 15 footer.
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Old 12-30-08, 11:55 AM   #3
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Only picture I'm interested in is the one of you taking it off the 15 footer.
If you read that thread carefully I say in it that I'm not capable skills wise atm, but would like something that should be able to handle it.
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Old 12-30-08, 11:59 AM   #4
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Picture of you taking a 15 foot drop or I consider you a hack.
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Meh, w/e. I would say what I'm starting to consider you but it's a public forum

What is a hack anyways, not a term I'm familiar with.
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hack (noun): Definition = dheorl.
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Yay?

Either way nothing can spoil my mood you cuddly old fool.
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Without a pic,...its like showing a little kid a jar full of candy.

Although I'm sure its a sweet ride.
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No, highest I've done is probs bout 8ft. If I do anything bigger I'd worry about my bike falling apart (really is that bad) but there are bigger ones around which I'd love to try.
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Hey! You're bike is wrinkled.
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Meh, the new one has extra gusseting and a warranty. Also looks like I've got longer travel forks on mine.

As long as I find out how tough it is before the warranty runs out. I doubt I'll reach the bikes limits though.
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Meh, the new one has extra gusseting and a warranty. Also looks like I've got longer travel forks on mine.

As long as I find out how tough it is before the warranty runs out. I doubt I'll reach the bikes limits though.
Don't worry about it, Ralph. That picture is not even a Chameleon. See the rear shock mount on the left?
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Be wary of uses that may void that warranty you speak of, Count Hackula.
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Be wary of uses that may void that warranty you speak of, Count Hackula.
I got this directly from Santacruz website:

"Chameleon
Limited Frame Warranty
Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame it determines to be defective. The warranty will be in effect for two years from the date of sale and applies to the original owner. This warranty does not cover custom finishes. All 15 foot to flat landings will be covered under the Dheorl clause in our Warranty Statement Package.

Limited No-Fault Replacement
Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement parts available to the original owner at a minimal charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation. "
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Dheorl-

See, you went and found an appropriate bike for your purposes without much help whatsoever from the cadre of clowns on this forum. Some rock gardens and 3-4 ft. drops should keep you busy for quite a while.
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The Chameleon is a pimp ride.
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Versatile bike that truly lives up to its name. Good job; enjoy; and post some pics when you can.
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I wanted a Chameleon at one time but ended up with a Kona.

Congrats and have fun with your new ride!

Oh and...did you want me to flick Junkyard in the forehead for you?
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Old 12-31-08, 08:50 AM   #19
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I wanted a Chameleon at one time but ended up with a Kona.

Congrats and have fun with your new ride!

Oh and...did you want me to flick Junkyard in the forehead for you?
From what I understand, a flick in the forehead qualifies as foreplay to Junkyard.
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I wanted a Chameleon at one time but ended up with a Kona.

Congrats and have fun with your new ride!

Oh and...did you want me to flick Junkyard in the forehead for you?
What kind of animal is getting killed by your rotor? Is it a squirrel?
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From what I understand, a flick in the forehead qualifies as foreplay to Junkyard.
That's okay. I can get a bit rougher if he doesn't respond.
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What kind of animal is getting killed by your rotor? Is it a squirrel?
That's a squirrel alright. But not my bike.
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Well, I figured that it wasnt your bike, because you know us mountain bikers, we (at least I do) love to hear about small animals getting chopped up, so you would have told us about it.
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That's okay. I can get a bit rougher if he doesn't respond.
Please do.
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I have read on this forum, that when one fights Siu, He is smart to wear a cup.
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