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  • daftvader
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    er… I will be advertising one later but it is a large (18″)

    Premier Icon andycs
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    Wish I still had mine, it was like riding an overgrown BMX bike!!

    daftvader
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    it is a brilliant frame, but I am just too broken to be able to ride something that unbelievably stiff! now I mince around on a xc fs!

    hora
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    Trying to find a medium to SS/build up as a pumptrack/pub etc bike but all gone?!!

    Shirley loads were sold and if 26’ers are last years fashion/cord slacks?

    typer
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    I got hold of a medium frame from stif, 6 week lead time mind. Absolutely stonking frame 🙂

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    There are two in our garage and will be out again later today. I would say that one of them is our most used, abused and neglected bike. Apart from pads, tubes and tyres its had nothing spent on it since we won it in 2007. Good luck with the search

    Premier Icon accu
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    I think everybody keeps his last years fashion 26# cham frame..
    rare tresures now…

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    Typer that looks amazing.

    Hora, if you can’t get a chameleon try a stiffee? (no sniggering at the back) seems to be a couple on fleabay.

    hora
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    Tried a stiffee hated it. Cham is fun fun fun

    typer
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    Cheers fella 🙂

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    Are you after 2nd hand or new? What size? I am up at Llandegla this week, they have a classifieds board so I will have a looksee.

    hora
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    2ndhand and medium 🙂

    thepodge
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    Bit posh for a pub bike init?

    daftvader
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    You want a large hora!!!!! 😉

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    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!!!

    b r
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    Haven’t you already had one (or more) of those already?

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    He’s had, by my estimate, 5 or 6. I bought mine off him.

    hora
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    Yep but as my only bike. This would be a third

    Rickos
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    Here’s one, Hora. But not for sale. Used exactly as you describe – shops, pump track with the boys and occasional SS forays into the woods.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/nKCbAg]Untitled[/url] by Rick T., on Flickr

    Suggsey
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    Theres a large 18″ chammy on the for sale section ATM Hora.

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    Does anyone reckon you could 650B a sliding dropout Chameleon?

    daftvader
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    Suggsey…. thats my one up for sale….. :mrgreen:

    _tom_
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    I found mine a bit underwhelming tbh. Went back to a Blender, way more fun for that sort of riding. Probably because the chameleon seems to need to have fairly long forks to feel high enough at the front, and I hate hardtails with long travel forks.

    mindmap3
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    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.

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    Trying to find a medium to SS/build up as a pumptrack/pub etc bike

    Translation.
    I want a singlespeed but i’m getting the excuses in before i realise i can’t ride it. 😆

    mrblobby
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    650B version out soon so expect more of the 26 inchers in the classified then.

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    I’ve just put an orange one on the classifieds

    MoseyMTB
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    Ooooooh is this like saying brant 3 times?

    I’ll have a go –

    Small Stumpjumper Evo frame, Small Stumpjumper Evo frame, Small Stumpjumper Evo frame,

    _tom_
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    They do accelerate well though.

    This is what I miss about it. They go like shit off a well oiled shovel.

    hora
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    Small Stumpjumper Evo frame, Small Stumpjumper Evo frame, Small Stumpjumper Evo frame

    Whose after one?

    gazc
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    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 yet

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    Seeing as we’re all going rightfully misty-eyed over our old arse-pumellers, lets see ’em then.

    Heres my old oversized BMX…

    hora
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    gazc you cham-tease

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Go on then

    Sold, bikes not the kids

    Still got, won this one in 2007

    donks
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    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.

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    A popular option in the household then Tracey? 😀

    Just out of interest: has anyone ever broken a Chameleon frame? Is it possible? Short of putting it in a car crusher?

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Very popular in our house. Just put a couple of Command posts on them, makes them even more versatile.

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    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.

    gazc
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    finally got round to finishing it off, took it for a quick spin up a farm track but so far it rides as good as i remember 😀 tempted to put zee 1×10 on it

    EDIT: wish i took the fork lowers to get powder coated too, maybe a tad too much blue though…

    hora
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    Sniff, Looks shit. Be better off buying a carbon frame and selling it cheap to someone IMO.

    I’ve got a Med which is 16″ i think in Rootbeer that i’m about to sell. Just not got around to getting my ass in gear.

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    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.

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