- Santa Cruz Chameleon frames- where are they all?!
Hora – I’ve got a Pace RC305 frame doing nowt, that’s very chameleon-esque. That’s why I bought it. Stiffer than Ron Jeremy on Viagra! Good fun. Sliding dropouts so you can run it SS. It’s a medium – too small for you, so therefore ideal! 🙂
I bloody loved my old chameleon, but the relentless brutality it metered out to my poor bottom got too much!
Actually…. I should just build it up as a pub bike. Good thinking!!!Posted 3 years agomindmap3Member
Loved the three that I’ve had and still have a diddy one in the garage fir the boss that she’s not ridden since it was resprayed.
I had a small built up as a jump bike which was great but it was bloody short in the top tube.
I’ve never found them much worse than any other hardtail to be honest….my BFe was pretty harsh. They do accelerate well though.Posted 3 years agogazcMember
my large US made slot dropout frame is sat in the garage after being powder coated howies blue with new stickers. can’t bring myself to sell it, going to build it up old skool but the steerer on my z1 bams is too short i think 🙁 really enjoyed riding it singlespeed as standing up all the time i avoided my arse getting pulverised… 😉 could probably fit 650b in it with 2-2.2inch tyres i reckon, not tried it yetPosted 3 years agodonksMember
Just built one up hora for this exact purpose and I love it. Got an 06 frame with sliders off here in perfect nick. After riding just bmx for the last year and half I was hoping it would be the proverbial big bmx and it really is. It manuals better actually. I don’t see the harsh ride aspect everyone gripes about but then as a single speed I only do hour and half rides.Posted 3 years agovinnyehSubscriber
aah yes, the Chameleon. My old one from the days when they didn’t have disc mounts, and the size of the chain stays would put a modern DH bike to shame.
Stupidly, I soloed this at the first dusk til dawn. My wife had to drive me home while I lay prone on the back seat, unable to sit up after the pounding the thing had given me overnight.Posted 3 years agogonzyMemberD0NKSubscriber
Just out of interest: has anyone ever broken a Chameleon frame?
Mattmagic broke his, but he breaks everything.
tempted by daftvader’s ad but as the fun stiff ali hardtail I already have in the attic isn’t getting ridden I’m not sure I should be buying something very similar.Posted 3 years ago
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