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    Post your lizards.

    Why is there no Chameleon thread at the top of this page? I think it's time one got started. Here's mine...

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    The world's most expensive headbadge.
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    Homemade bashguard, ala E.T.R., unfortunately mounted on interim cranks.
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    I know this doesn't count yet but I just placed my order....one medium, rootbeer lizard to go please!!

    I can't freakin wait. Putting the ret of the specs together right now but it will definitely be another SS!

    Marathon S 100
    Titec Bars/Post
    Azonic Hot Seat
    DMR Tubular Cranks/BB
    Azonic Shorty Stem
    Rhyno Lites on Novatech SS hubs
    Hayes 8" Mech up front
    Avid Arch Rival in back
    Avid SD7 Levers
    Ruffian lock ons
    Kenda Kinetics (off road)
    Maxxis Hookworms (park/urban)

    Im giddy!
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    I just ordered a White Chameleon last month, so hopefully I'll see mine relatively soon.
    Although I'll be running gears on mine.

    My parts spec will be:
    '01 Z1
    Sram drivetrain
    and the rest will be whatever I find laying around the house. I think I have everything....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craw
    I just ordered a White Chameleon last month, so hopefully I'll see mine relatively soon.
    Although I'll be running gears on mine.

    My parts spec will be:
    '01 Z1
    Sram drivetrain
    and the rest will be whatever I find laying around the house. I think I have everything....
    I think the Z1 is a better way to go than what Ill be using but for the moment, I have the Marathon so its a better budget item.

    I have some used but good cond. SRAM stuff I could trade ya for some thing you might have sitting around that I need. Think about it and let me know if ya care. We can compare "parts" then. Man, that sounds wrong.
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    THREE Chameleon owners?

    I figured we could at least beat the Super Light owners! C'mon, where are you all?!
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    Might just have to post a shot of mine Under Construction.........
    The Build :
    Trans Blue Large
    Easton EA50 stem 130mm
    Easton EA70 post 400mm
    Easton Monkey Lite DH bar
    WTB Rocket V Laser seat
    WTB 2.4 Mutano's or
    Bontrager Jones ACX 2.2
    03' Marathon SL 105mm - We'll see how long it takes to replace w/ a Fox........
    UN72 bottom bracket
    ENO Crankset 34t
    ENO Disc hub
    ENO 18t freewheel
    White Ind. Disc front hub
    Mavic 517's
    Black King headset
    Eggbeaters
    Oury's or AME grips....
    Chain???
    Brakes - Either some XTR V's or Hayes brakes I have laying around somewhere........

    Should be pretty fun rig to play around on, who know's maybe it'll become the primary ride someday???

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    new legs..

    Quote Originally Posted by striker


    Putting a Marzocchi Z1 and a front 8' rotor on it. A blast to ride.
    Here she is. Just put the Z1 and rotor on it. Trail hard tail bike. Pisgah, look out.
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    My '03 Chameleon

    Large '03 Gray
    Marzocchi Shiver SC fork
    Mavic D3.1/Chris King ISO wheelset (BLING BLING )
    Continental Vertical Pro 2.3 UST
    Hayes discs (8/6)
    Deore/XT/XTR Drivetrain
    Thomson post and stem (100mm - 5 deg)
    WTB Laser V Stealth Ti saddle
    Azonic World Force risers
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    the lizard meets the heckler

    and they lived happily ever after...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2WheelFreak
    2003 Trans Gold
    Let me know when you are ready to part with that Trans Gold for a different color/frame. I've been wanting to get a newer Chameleon (in fact lost an auction for a white one). I really want it to be Trans Gold for some reason....

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    XL Chameleon SS

    My other bikes are jealous of my new baby. I'm diggin' the stickerless shiny finish.
    She weighs in at 27 lbs. right now but I've got it on a strict weight loss program. I'll have her down to 24 in no time. I hope it won't fold under my 215 lb. (and climbing) carcass. I just wanted at least ONE lightweight bike in my stable.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm 2004 XL Duke Blue

    well, a link to it, anyway:
    weSStern fence lizard

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDizzle
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    Wow, not many folks get to keep their orthopedic implants. Mine's still in use. Here's the 'before' pic:
    http://www.ppfi-racing.com/modules.p...view_photo.php

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    whats an XL frame weigh?
    I got my eye on one and need a good xc bike for my wide ass.

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    4.5 lbs. exactly

    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    whats an XL frame weigh?
    I got my eye on one and need a good xc bike for my wide ass.
    My XL tipped the scales at 4.5 lbs naked (the bike, not me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Funk
    My XL tipped the scales at 4.5 lbs naked (the bike, not me).
    Thats good news, my steel frame weighs about the same and is a little smaller.
    Hows she climb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    Thats good news, my steel frame weighs about the same and is a little smaller.
    Hows she climb?
    It climbs like a hardtail. Wait a minute - it IS a hardtail. Actually, I'm accustom to 34 lb. (and up) FS bikes, so a hardtail in the 24 lb range is like a dream to me. It climbs really well - the only thing slowing me down is my fitness level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Funk
    It climbs like a hardtail. Wait a minute - it IS a hardtail. Actually, I'm accustom to 34 lb. (and up) FS bikes, so a hardtail in the 24 lb range is like a dream to me. It climbs really well - the only thing slowing me down is my fitness level.
    Sounds like what I need, my steel bike is about 28-29 lb loaded with soft tires,
    seat, and cush zoke.
    what do you think is a fair price for a 1-2 year old frame in good condition.
    also any known issues, things to look for (cracks in seat stay junction..)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    Sounds like what I need, my steel bike is about 28-29 lb loaded with soft tires,
    seat, and cush zoke.
    what do you think is a fair price for a 1-2 year old frame in good condition.
    also any known issues, things to look for (cracks in seat stay junction..)?
    I got lucky with mine. I got it used off mtbr for $150 with headset, seatpost quick release. It was the Jenson branded version of the Chameleon. I was going to strip the paint anyway so I didn't care. I don't see any differences between the two. I wouldn't pay more than $300 for a used one since new ones are only $450. $250 would be a good price. I haven't noticed any problems with the frame, but I've only had mine for a couple of months. One thing to note are the wide, beefy chainstays. I was smacking my 180mm crankarms on them so I had to change to a 118mm bb and bolt my chainring on the outside of the spider. But the chainline is perfect now.

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    Here's mine, 2002 Neon Green!
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Funk
    I got lucky with mine. I got it used off mtbr for $150 with headset, seatpost quick release. It was the Jenson branded version of the Chameleon. I was going to strip the paint anyway so I didn't care. I don't see any differences between the two. I wouldn't pay more than $300 for a used one since new ones are only $450. $250 would be a good price. I haven't noticed any problems with the frame, but I've only had mine for a couple of months. One thing to note are the wide, beefy chainstays. I was smacking my 180mm crankarms on them so I had to change to a 118mm bb and bolt my chainring on the outside of the spider. But the chainline is perfect now.
    PFunk, the frame i'm looking at doesnt have a disc boss or adapter.
    How hard is it to get one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    PFunk, the frame i'm looking at doesnt have a disc boss or adapter.
    How hard is it to get one?
    I'm not sure about getting one. Did you call Santa Cruz? I'm running Vs in the rear right now but I might be changing to disc. I haven't decided yet.

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    Matte Orange Chameleon - finally arrived

    Here's my new frame and fork. Frame arrived last week and I had LBS press in the Cane Creeek S2 Headset and install the fork. Should be up and running in a week or so once the final parts arrive. I'll be posting more pics soon.
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    One more pic...

    Here it is with the wheels (Mavic D321 Disc with XT hubs) and Handlebar (Profile Tenacious-D 2" riser).
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    I dig that Matte Orange. Very sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circus Creature
    Here it is with the wheels (Mavic D321 Disc with XT hubs) and Handlebar (Profile Tenacious-D 2" riser).
    That is a SICK color. Is that wet paint, PC, or anodized? I've heard the Blurs that were that color were anodized, but your looks like paint.

    Also, what size tires are those? I just got some Maxxis Mobsters in the 2.7, and am unsure all of a sudden as to whether or not they'll fit!
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    Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by SDizzle
    That is a SICK color. Is that wet paint, PC, or anodized? I've heard the Blurs that were that color were anodized, but your looks like paint.

    Also, what size tires are those? I just got some Maxxis Mobsters in the 2.7, and am unsure all of a sudden as to whether or not they'll fit!
    That's Matte Orange paint. It's nice and flat with a nice "textured" feel to it. Seems like it would be difficult to keep clean though because it's not smooth. Still kicks ass I must say...

    Those are Maxxis Mobster 2.5s. Supergo had them on sale for $19.95 a piece. They fit perfect. Not sure if 2.7s will would fit. You'll have to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circus Creature
    That's Matte Orange paint. It's nice and flat with a nice "textured" feel to it. Seems like it would be difficult to keep clean though because it's not smooth. Still kicks ass I must say...

    My home-sprayed baby-blue is a bi+ch to keep clean. It cleans off OK if you get out the sponge and soap, but doesn't just hose off like glossy does. I wouldn't trade it for the world, though - I'm a better rider for not having the sun reflect off the top-tube into my eyes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circus Creature
    Those are Maxxis Mobster 2.5s. Supergo had them on sale for $19.95 a piece. They fit perfect. Not sure if 2.7s will would fit. You'll have to see.

    I'm hoping the 2.7s fit, as I'm running out of contingincies. I got them for $18 from Jenson (I can't resist a deal), and will be traveling with my bike all summer, so I'm setting it up rigid. It's got a Minute One on it now - I couldn't stand the length of the Z1 after a bit, despite its stiffness and plushness. While I like the Minute, I don't want to have to service a damper on the road! Needless to say, a rigid fork never requires any tuning or maintenance, but it's...uh...rigid. Anyway, I'm hoping the fatty Maxxis take the sting out (I also just got some MaxM bars, and they help in this dept too), and I want 'em front and back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circus Creature
    That's Matte Orange paint. It's nice and flat with a nice "textured" feel to it. Seems like it would be difficult to keep clean though because it's not smooth. Still kicks ass I must say...

    Those are Maxxis Mobster 2.5s. Supergo had them on sale for $19.95 a piece. They fit perfect. Not sure if 2.7s will would fit. You'll have to see.
    When did you get that frame?? And how the HELL did you get Matte??? I emailed those SCB *******s and they said that they were not going to ship any matte colours (gloss instead). I also have a matte orange frame on order (since late january) and I have yet to see it.

    You're pics are GREAT! Thanks!

    If you have any more of frame only post 'em up, i'd like to see a few more. Also, what size is that frame.. M or L?

    Peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotian Lotion
    When did you get that frame?? And how the HELL did you get Matte??? I emailed those SCB *******s and they said that they were not going to ship any matte colours (gloss instead). I also have a matte orange frame on order (since late january) and I have yet to see it.

    You're pics are GREAT! Thanks!

    If you have any more of frame only post 'em up, i'd like to see a few more. Also, what size is that frame.. M or L?

    Peace
    I had placed an order for a large, Matte Orange on Feb. 21 from my LBS in Boston. They said 6-8 weeks. Well a few weeks ago, after reading these forums, I learn that Matte was discontinued. I call my shop and they said that since I ordered the frame prior to SC discontinuing the Matte colors, I would still get the Matte Orange color. Well, needless to say, I thought they were full of shite so I e-mailed SCB direct from their website. The e-mail made its way to a sales guy (can't remember his name) and he contacted me a few hours later. He told me that, in fact they discontinued the color prior to spraying a single batch of frames for distribution. He then went on to say that he happened to have a large frame that had been spreayed Matte Orange w/decals as a sample. All I had to do was tell my shop to call him directly and I could have it. It arrived a week later.
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    New question here. Just out of curiosity.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Circus Creature
    I had placed an order for a large, Matte Orange on Feb. 21 from my LBS in Boston. They said 6-8 weeks. Well a few weeks ago, after reading these forums, I learn that Matte was discontinued. I call my shop and they said that since I ordered the frame prior to SC discontinuing the Matte colors, I would still get the Matte Orange color. Well, needless to say, I thought they were full of shite so I e-mailed SCB direct from their website. The e-mail made its way to a sales guy (can't remember his name) and he contacted me a few hours later. He told me that, in fact they discontinued the color prior to spraying a single batch of frames for distribution. He then went on to say that he happened to have a large frame that had been spreayed Matte Orange w/decals as a sample. All I had to do was tell my shop to call him directly and I could have it. It arrived a week later.
    Here's another shot of the rear triangle...

    What shop did you order from in boston since the only one I know of is International Bicycles who stock SC bikes?
    It's all cycle-logical to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circus Creature
    I had placed an order for a large, Matte Orange on Feb. 21 from my LBS in Boston. They said 6-8 weeks. Well a few weeks ago, after reading these forums, I learn that Matte was discontinued. I call my shop and they said that since I ordered the frame prior to SC discontinuing the Matte colors, I would still get the Matte Orange color. Well, needless to say, I thought they were full of shite so I e-mailed SCB direct from their website. The e-mail made its way to a sales guy (can't remember his name) and he contacted me a few hours later. He told me that, in fact they discontinued the color prior to spraying a single batch of frames for distribution. He then went on to say that he happened to have a large frame that had been spreayed Matte Orange w/decals as a sample. All I had to do was tell my shop to call him directly and I could have it. It arrived a week later.
    Here's another shot of the rear triangle...
    That looks pretty sick bro........
    Wish my SS parts and Chameleon would have gotten together better
    You truly have a one-off jobie from my boys at SCB. My shop has been the recipient of a few of their custom Ano's & Powdercoats over the years.....Good stuff, enjoy the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimai
    What shop did you order from in boston since the only one I know of is International Bicycles who stock SC bikes?
    Ace Wheelworks www.wheelworks.com/info_ace.htm

    145 Elm Street in Somerville (right down the road from Davis Square)

    My man Jason is the one who helped me out. I had never been in there before but my good friend had bought his Chameleon there two years ago so I went in. Pretty decent bunch of guys...

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    Thanks for the lead

    I have been to Belmont Wheelworks and they have pretty much the same line up and brands of bikes. Maybe a little bigger. Plus they have the annex right next door with some good finds! Kind of like Marshalls......sometimes they got what you're looking for! Talk to Tim if you ever go there. Rides just about anything and knows his stuff! I will definitely look into Ace though, thanks for the tip.

    .............now if they just stocked turners and ventanas, then they would put other folks out of business.
    It's all cycle-logical to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circus Creature
    Ace Wheelworks www.wheelworks.com/info_ace.htm

    145 Elm Street in Somerville (right down the road from Davis Square)

    My man Jason is the one who helped me out. I had never been in there before but my good friend had bought his Chameleon there two years ago so I went in. Pretty decent bunch of guys...
    Hey bud, thanks!!! Are all those shops part of the same group? Just curious because I called them after seeing this post and they happen to have, IN STOCK, a 2003 in my size. Not my color pick and I don't even know if I can get out the purchase Im in with my LBS but I could have that thing asap!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by namaSSte
    Hey bud, thanks!!! Are all those shops part of the same group? Just curious because I called them after seeing this post and they happen to have, IN STOCK, a 2003 in my size. Not my color pick and I don't even know if I can get out the purchase Im in with my LBS but I could have that thing asap!!!
    Hey, that's awesome! What color did they have? I hope it works out for you. Will they ship it to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circus Creature
    Hey, that's awesome! What color did they have? I hope it works out for you. Will they ship it to you?
    Oh, yea... they are all part of the same group I guess although I haven't yet checked out the other shops.

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    Do any of you know how to get a 2000 frame disc ready?
    Is it just another bolt on plate like the derailleur hanger?

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    You might want to..........

    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    Do any of you know how to get a 2000 frame disc ready?
    Is it just another bolt on plate like the derailleur hanger?

    Try writing to Scott@santacruzbicycles.com. He helped me a lot when I had blur questions and seems to know his stuff pretty well. Sorry I don't have an immediate answer to your post
    It's all cycle-logical to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    Do any of you know how to get a 2000 frame disc ready?
    Is it just another bolt on plate like the derailleur hanger?
    You just need to get the disc brake adapter.
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    ? for XL owners

    How long is your headtube on a XL?
    I'm getting my frame pretty soon and need to see if my fork will fit.
    thanks

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    5.75" Headtube

    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    How long is your headtube on a XL?
    I'm getting my frame pretty soon and need to see if my fork will fit.
    thanks
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    I'd have put mine at longer than 5.75", but whatever it is, I need a 9 1/8" steerer to fit an Orbit UL (needle bearing, so it's tall) and Titec Big Al DH. It's one of the longest headtube assemblies I've ever seen, but it's certainly confidence inspiring!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jozz
    You just need to get the disc brake adapter.


    I see a bolt missing!

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    Mine's the same way - you take what you can get when you SS it, and make sure your QR is tight... I ovalized (ellipsicized?) the second hole on mine to accept two bolts, but this is unecessary, and unhealthy for warranties!

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    I see a bolt missing!
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    Here is a current picture of my Chameleon. It is currently set up for urban assualt. Profile cranks,Cromo bars,and heavy 2 ply casing hookworm tires.
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    Im so pumped!!!

    Heres my new chameleon, So much fun.
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    Sweet!

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    Sweet ride, dude! I like the red tires. Very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circus Creature
    Sweet ride, dude! I like the red tires. Very cool.
    Indeed. Good to see what the white looks like too (in "person" that is). Mine is supposed to be in paint "the middle of this week" so hopefully next week I'll have some shiny new aluminum waiting for me!

    How do you like the ride so far??
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    Quote Originally Posted by namaSSte
    Indeed. Good to see what the white looks like too (in "person" that is). Mine is supposed to be in paint "the middle of this week" so hopefully next week I'll have some shiny new aluminum waiting for me!

    How do you like the ride so far??

    I love it. Its the same size as my old Cannondale "almost every measurment"
    But it is built way stronger, so I don't have to worry about breaking it. So much fun.
    God Im sick all I want to do is ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Dude
    God Im sick all I want to do is ride
    actually you'd be sick if you didn't! take a mental health day and get on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Dude
    I love it. Its the same size as my old Cannondale "almost every measurment"
    But it is built way stronger, so I don't have to worry about breaking it. So much fun.
    God Im sick all I want to do is ride
    zen dude,
    she looks sweet. I rec'd mine last week, but only had time to ride it once on Sunday. 42 miles, all asphalt. I did the NYC 5 boro tour and she was a joy to ride. Very burly frame with no flex when hammering. I have been riding FS for the past 8 yrs and have to get used to riding a hardtail again. Hopefully this w/e I can find a couple of hours to hit the trails.
    I tried to post pictures, but when I upload pictures the size is to big. How do you reduce the size? any FAQ??

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    try photoshop and resize to 800x600

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    Quote Originally Posted by daddy2
    zen dude,
    she looks sweet. I rec'd mine last week, but only had time to ride it once on Sunday. 42 miles, all asphalt. I did the NYC 5 boro tour and she was a joy to ride. Very burly frame with no flex when hammering. I have been riding FS for the past 8 yrs and have to get used to riding a hardtail again. Hopefully this w/e I can find a couple of hours to hit the trails.
    I tried to post pictures, but when I upload pictures the size is to big. How do you reduce the size? any FAQ??
    If you're on a PC and don't have access to Photoshop, you can use Microsoft Photo Editor (should have come pre-installed on your machine) and choose "resize" from the "Image" menu at the top. If you're on a Mac, use iPhoto and export to a smaller size. Good luck.

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    Need Luck

    Quote Originally Posted by Circus Creature
    If you're on a PC and don't have access to Photoshop, you can use Microsoft Photo Editor (should have come pre-installed on your machine) and choose "resize" from the "Image" menu at the top. If you're on a Mac, use iPhoto and export to a smaller size. Good luck.
    thanks for the info. I'm not sure if we have Photoshop on my home PC. I'm trying to call home to find out, but the wife is on the phone. Surprise! Surprise! If we don't I will fool around on MS Photo Editor.
    I hope to post some pictures tonight...

    later

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    Another green...

    Here's mine. It's the Jenson USA version. X-Large for XC. Might want to get a large for dirt jumping, urban, etc.
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    Yo erol..

    Quote Originally Posted by erol
    Here's mine. It's the Jenson USA version. X-Large for XC. Might want to get a large for dirt jumping, urban, etc.
    I got the same green Jenson Chameleon, but I stripped it and just recently put some Santa Cruz stickers on it. We almost have the same bike and build. Mine's an XL also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erol
    Here's mine. It's the Jenson USA version. X-Large for XC. Might want to get a large for dirt jumping, urban, etc.
    What kind of tensioner are you running back there? My frame is identical (to the size, even), but I too stripped and refinished. Baby blue and whatnot. Anywhoo, my chain is always giving me trouble, and my "tensioners" are completely useless. I'm thinking of going the Surly route, but can't decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Funk
    I got the same green Jenson Chameleon, but I stripped it and just recently put some Santa Cruz stickers on it. We almost have the same bike and build. Mine's an XL also.
    hi,

    I love that green and I would like to try a L Chameleon frame for Urban (I've got XL now) but I don't see anything like that at JensonUSA. . .were they a limited run? Will they return there?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by elicious
    hi,

    I love that green and I would like to try a L Chameleon frame for Urban (I've got XL now) but I don't see anything like that at JensonUSA. . .were they a limited run? Will they return there?

    Thanks,

    Erik
    I'm not sure about their availability anymore. I bought mine used through mtbr. There's always a used one on ebay or mtbr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDizzle
    What kind of tensioner are you running back there? My frame is identical (to the size, even), but I too stripped and refinished. Baby blue and whatnot. Anywhoo, my chain is always giving me trouble, and my "tensioners" are completely useless. I'm thinking of going the Surly route, but can't decide.
    Same problem here, thinking of going to tugs eventually. I have a really funny climbing video from this past weekend where the chain came off at THE worst time.
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    I'll split a set of Tuggnuts with you if you want. Let me take a pic, post on the SS board, and find out if they'll fit (my axle rides pretty far back in the dropout because of the disc). Surely Dave C or Larry can get a pair quickly.

    I've never had my chain slip off quite so catastrophically. Never really at all, in fact. It's just always loose and floppy and loud.

    The Jenson deal, by the way, was almost gone before they printed the ad. I got the last XL in June, if that tells you anything. Maybe the best buy I've had yet for any MTB part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDizzle
    I'll split a set of Tuggnuts with you if you want. Let me take a pic, post on the SS board, and find out if they'll fit (my axle rides pretty far back in the dropout because of the disc). Surely Dave C or Larry can get a pair quickly.
    Oops...I don't think they come in sets. I'm still going to have Dave order me one, and I'll let you know if it works out.
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    ... and if we just ... New Pics of Matte Orange Chameleon...

    OK, I had to play hooky from work today to finish up the bike. Check it out. At this point it has only been around the block just so I could dial it in. Man, it handles so well. I still have to get some zip ties and put something over the chain stay to keep the paint from chipping. That's it. Can't wait to get it dirty!
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    That orange is smoooooth

    Very nice!

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    lookin good!

    here's a tip from the best for chainstay propection: split a cashed innertube and tightly wrap your chainstay with the same, securing the ends with zip ties. if you do a good job (like wrapping a tennis racket grip) it will look good, protect your chainstay and deaden the noise from chainslap.

    or, you could just go singlespeed on that bad mutha!

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    Better late than never

    Quote Originally Posted by SDizzle
    Why is there no Chameleon thread at the top of this page? I think it's time one got started. Here's mine...

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    The world's most expensive headbadge.
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    Homemade bashguard, ala E.T.R., unfortunately mounted on interim cranks.
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    View from the cockpit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Dude
    Heres my new chameleon, So much fun.
    Zen_Dude. How does that thudbuster ride? I love my lizard but damn if the ass end isn't stiff. Feel like an extra in a "B" prison movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontRanger
    Zen_Dude. How does that thudbuster ride? I love my lizard but damn if the ass end isn't stiff. Feel like an extra in a "B" prison movie.

    I love it. I feel it by far the best seatpost shock out there. It takes the edge off and if you make a mistake and slip it will save your ass, REALLY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Funk
    I got the same green Jenson Chameleon, but I stripped it and just recently put some Santa Cruz stickers on it. We almost have the same bike and build. Mine's an XL also.
    P-Funk, is your Vanilla set at 80mm or 100mm? What does that bike weigh? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog
    P-Funk, is your Vanilla set at 80mm or 100mm? What does that bike weigh? Thanks.
    100mm on the Vanilla. The weight is @ 24lbs. I could shave a couple more lbs if I really wanted, but I'm happy with it as is. Plus, I weigh 215 lbs. If anything, I'd like to run wider/heavier tires than what I have currently. I always seem to be experimenting with tire changes.

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    man I love that color! email me if you want to get rid of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDizzle
    What kind of tensioner are you running back there? My frame is identical (to the size, even), but I too stripped and refinished. Baby blue and whatnot. Anywhoo, my chain is always giving me trouble, and my "tensioners" are completely useless. I'm thinking of going the Surly route, but can't decide.
    Hey Brufus! Just wanted to pass on that I have been running some Atomlab tugs on both sides (I got em cheap too) with a quick release and it has been flawless. As you know, I have been putting this bike through its paces and its been a rock solid setup whether I am doing some xc on it or hitting stair sets. Check em out, cheaper than the Surly's and pretty pimp looking too.
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    1999/2000 Chameleon, my second
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    Later I added a disc tab to it. Main difference between mine and the current design is that mine was slotted so it could be used SS.
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    MMMMMM! beer!

    Does anyone have any pictures of a rootbeer lizard?

    I'm debating whether to get my Jenson chameleon repainted or to order a new frame. I can't really afford a new frame until next year anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intheways
    Does anyone have any pictures of a rootbeer lizard?

    I'm debating whether to get my Jenson chameleon repainted or to order a new frame. I can't really afford a new frame until next year anyway.
    If I have a second, I'll take one tonight and post it. The Rootbeer is sick!
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    rigid??

    Quote Originally Posted by namaSSte
    If I have a second, I'll take one tonight and post it. The Rootbeer is sick!
    are you planning to go rigid with her at all? take you mind out of the gutter
    Seriously, what brand and length. Surly/Kona ,, thinking 1x1, or Inst.
    any recommendations?

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    Re-post but...

    I posted this once before, way back one, but have since added a new Paul/819 SS Disc rear wheel, and a new headset. Plus the sun was just right....
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    A freshly made 2004 chameleon

    Just built it up - after having my white one stolen last month by some pesky london bike thief! Took it out for the first ride this weekend and had an absolute blast. This pic was taken before I took it out in the dirt and it is still sporting it's lovely DMR Moto road tyres. Rides like a dream - if a touch on the lardy side - could do to lose a few pounds - whether thats me or the bike im not so sure!
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    My black beauty






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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Dude
    Heres my new chameleon, So much fun.
    Zen-Dude, is that a 120 mm fork or 105?

    Santa Cruiser, SICK!!. I'm in love! That thing f*()&*g rocks. Are those EX823's laced to King's? WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by intheways
    Santa Cruiser, SICK!!. I'm in love! That thing f*()&*g rocks. Are those EX823's laced to King's? WOW!

    Thanks!

    These are D321s (now labeled EX 729... ) and Magura FR-Hubs (=DT Hugi FR).

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    Hey Zen Dude,

    Are you running a 185 mm rotor up front?

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    Here's mine ;-)

    a few things have changed since the (721 rims ad some other minor stuff)
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    here's mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by intheways
    Hey Zen Dude,

    Are you running a 185 mm rotor up front?

    Yes 185 in the front and 160 in the back.

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    One more black beauty.

    I think she is going to be fun to ride.
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    another black chamy


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    That matte orange one is simply fabulous. I have a white one from, i think, -99 or -00. It doesn`t have a discmount.

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    2001 polished + Psylo SL

    Bought it ,
    Rebuilt it,
    LOVE IT !!

    I own it just a week,
    originaly bought it as a back-up for my FS,
    but it is now officially my fitness / XC / street fun bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDizzle
    Why is there no Chameleon thread at the top of this page? I think it's time one got started. Here's mine...
    .
    Sorry folks, been meaning to get my, err, Lizard onto film but it is shy.

    I call it the XC / Frozen Clydesdale special...
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    Here's my Lizard....

    Metallic Blue- Medium. Set up for fun.... it's a shame I don't get to ride this one much...
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    Hey, that's my old frame. It's a small world! (I'm from Norway) I miss it so much already, that a new white one is on it's way. I'll post pics when it's built up in a week or two. Can't wait!

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