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...
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
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
Saddle: WTB Rocket
Seatpost Binder: Hope
'98 DMR Trailstar
20?? Rocky Mountain Blizzard
'05 Kona Coiler