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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:25 pm
Posts: 81
Location: Northampton, UK
Just started posting on here, thought I'd pop a post in here with details of my pride and joy thats been with me for 10 years since new.

Frame: 1998 Santacruz Chameleon

Fork: Marzocchi Z1 BAMs

Headset: Cane Creek
Stem: horrible XLR8 one
Handlebar: Azonic Double wall
Grips: Onza Ules

Brakes: XT and DX V's
Brake Pads: Cool Stop blues
Brake Levers: XTR

Shifters: Sachs Wavy
Front Derailleur: XT
Rear Derailleur: XT
Cassette: 7 Speed unknown
Cranks: Middleburn RS-HD
Chainrings: Middleburn Slickshift 24, 38, 48
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Pedals: DMR V12

Hub Skewers: X-Lite
Rims: X-Lite Phatsos
Hubs: Early Hope Bulbs F+R
Tyres: IRC Kujo/El Gato mix, Panaracer FireXCpro on the rear in the winter.
Tubes: GT

Saddle: Flite Titanium/WTB
Seatpost: Titec

Weight: Not a porka, but not exactly a featherweight either!!


Any thoughts comments or advice welcome!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:38 am 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner

Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:23 pm
Posts: 2916
Location: NW England
very nice fella, those old chammies go on forever.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:40 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 172
Location: Surrey
nice - another not really quite retro Santa Cruz owner on RB :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:44 am 
Posh Mark
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Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 6053
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
Hi Sheriff - Welcome.

Funky bike - I think at ten years old it would clasify as retro 8)

Love the orange bams - a real retro hardcore fork

M :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:19 pm 
retrobike rider
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Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:22 pm
Posts: 7321
Location: Hove
That's retro by my definition - put a more recent fork and discs on it and it wouldn't be retro, but with period Z1s and V-brakes it harks back to the style of a previous era, so it's retro.

One suggestion to consider - three colours is invariably one too many IMO, so I would substitute a red saddle. Also DX front brakes. Nice bike already though.

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