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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.

    That is all.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    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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    Picture of you taking a 15 foot drop or I consider you a hack.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dheorl View Post
    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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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    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.
    "I tell you, We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different." - Kurt Vonnegut jr.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    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.
    First Class Jerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    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?
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
    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.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    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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