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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Northampton, UK
Having got back into my riding the Chameleon needed a bit of an overhaul, as parts were worn out and things had started breaking.

About a year ago the bike looked this, and had done for nearly 10 years, with only the odd service keeping it going...

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Now with updated parts it rides better than ever and definitely had a new lease of life. I've ridden at Coed-y-brenin before and after the changes and can quite happily say the changes are for the better.

The old Z1's are going to be serviced and secured on the front of a '98 Trailstar, which again will be a mix of old and new.

Frame: 1998 Santa Cruz Chameleon, SID Blue

Fork: 2006 RockShox Pike 426, Coil U-turn

Headset: Cane Creek
Stem: XLR8 90mm
Handlebar: Azonic Double Wall
Grips: Lizard Skins Charger

Brakes: Front - Hope Mono Mini 185, Rear - DX V-brake
Brake Pads: Hope standard, Shimano wet weather
Brake Cables: Goodridge
Brake Levers: Hope Mini front, XTR rear

Shifters: Shimano SLX pods
Front Derailleur: Shimano LX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX SGS
Derailleur Cables: Goodridge Carbon
Cassette: 2009 Shimano XT
Chain: KMC
Cranks: Middleburn RS-DH
Chainrings: Middleburn, 22, 38, 48
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-52
Pedals: DMR V12

Hub Skewers: X-Lite camlock rear, maxle front.
Rims: X-lite Phatso rear, WTB dual duty front
Hubs: Hope Bulb (original) rear, Hope Pro II 20mm Front
Tyres: Continental Vertical Protection 2.3 rear, Continental Mountain King Protection 2.4 front
Tubes: Continental

Saddle: WTB Rocket
Seatpost: Kalloy
Seatpost Binder: Hope

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:21 pm 
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Very cool! I miss my Cham Cruz ahhhhhhh!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:54 am 
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That looks very nice.. good job chap.. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:10 pm 
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Love the red-white-and-blue Middleburns.

I've got a set of those cranks with a two-ring spider. Any idea what RS-HD (not DH) stands for? Race Series - Heavy Duty?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:08 am 
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Lookin' really good dude. I'll have to borrow it and have a go some time :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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one-eyed_jim wrote:
Love the red-white-and-blue Middleburns.

I've got a set of those cranks with a two-ring spider. Any idea what RS-HD (not DH) stands for? Race Series - Heavy Duty?


I've only ever seen 1 other pair of the cranks, and that was on ebay. What's even more confusing about them is on the drive side it says RS-HD, as in the pic above, but on the other crank arm it says RS-DH.

Is this just a mis-stamp at the factory or something else?

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Matt, well definitely have to go for a play soon, when we get sunshine again though!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:51 pm 
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Nice, I have a 98 Chameleon myself in medium.

Would like to add disc brake mount to it.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:04 pm 
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Ooh, that's lovely! :)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:10 pm 
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the chameleon is such a solid bike mine is also 10years old & as strong & stiff as the day it was made check it out

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=70680


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