New Bike Day!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by littlewave, Jul 5, 2017.



  1. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo, Ripley & Tranny
    Nice! Congrats on the new ride. Bikes are fun. New bikes are even more fun! :thumbsup:
     
  2. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    That's a great write up, @MrGreedom Good looking bike... Happy New Bike Day!
     
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  3. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Congrats & nice rig @MrGreedom. Not sure any of us were ever gonna guess correctly.Black & blue bikes are so damn sexy.
     
  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Congrats @MrGreedom !!!! Well, I threw in a couple of Split Pivot bikes in my guesses, but I didn't know BH was Split Pivot, and frankly, I forgot there was a BH bikes. Your is bee-you-tee-ful! Nice build too. :thumbsup: Doncha love that new-bike stoke and how it translates into more assertive riding? :cool:
     
  5. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    BH is pretty unknown on this side of the globe. I like that it's exotic. George's shop road team rides BH. The funny thing is their US headquarters is in OC.
     
  6. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    *
    Name:
    *
    Radical! Congrats, @MrGreedom... You come off as a cool dude, happy trails!
     
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  7. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Bay-Achay, Babay! Congrats on the new bike and your budding guide service. :whistling:
     
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  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Well, today was new bike day for me......

    Since I broke my Highball.....again, and SC didn't have what I wanted, and since I sold my Tallboy over the weekend, I was short on bikes and time. SC is sending me a carbon Highball....and while I would love to keep it, I cannot run it SS the way i want to...so I gotta flip it.

    So yesterday I went to the Path to get some Stans Tape....well, the didn't have any, but they did have a L Chameleon frame hanging. SC wasn't expecting any in the near future. So I picked up the one they had. Bought the 142x12 SS dropouts, then came home and ordered up the other parts I'd need to get it up and running: headset, stem, seatpost. Well the parts showed up this morning and I got to it. Put the drive side BB shell....no problem. Non drive side BB shell.....no go. Back to the Path to get the threads chased. After that, everything went as expected. I ordered up a Cane Creek 40 Headset...turns out I was able to steal the 110 bearing out of the old headset. The upper cup is different, but again I stole the 110 upper bearing and just put it in the 40 shell.

    Had to swap the 10mm Fun Bolt rear axle on the King hub back to 142. I was even able to remove a full chain link due to shorter stays.

    Threw the HB on the scale before I dismembered it....24.01 lbs. The Chameleon....
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    Not bad for a 5.6 lbs frame.

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  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Your former DH self and your current SS Highball self are going to converge on this beast and no one will match you up or down. Congrats and holy crap! o_O
     
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  10. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Sh!t.
     
  11. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo, Ripley & Tranny
    That was quick! I saw our Oaks ride on Strava. How do you like the Chameleon compared to the HB?
     
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  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    So far so good, only 1 ride on this one, and 1 ride on @Faust29 Chameleon. However, both rides have been at the Oaks. So I'll reserve judgement till I get it out on a bigger ride.
     
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  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Just remember... Any issues and it's not the bike. It's the motor. :whistling:
     
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  14. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    BH makes a great product. I had a G5 road bike for a short while. Great ride but it didn't fit me to my liking.
     
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  15. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    Sorry Sir, looks like you are parked in a red zone, we are going to have to ticket you ...
    Where will the carbon HB go???
     
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  16. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    To whoever wants to buy it from me. :sneaky: Think Greg needs a carbon HT. :whistling:
     
  17. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    You and @Faust29 just need matching his and hers kits to complete the package. You 2 get to decide the who is who part. Nice bike J. Be nice to it.
     
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  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    So instead of only being 30 minutes behind on the B*-Mway loop, I'll be more like an hour behind. Sheesh!!
     
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  19. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Yep, it turned out the way we all knew it would. Congrats.

    These bikes are everywhere. I do hope that SC considers a color change or color options in the very near future.

    One of my riding buddies has a Jabberwocky set up SS. The frame is white by day, but it glows bright green in the dark. Now that's bitchen!
     
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  20. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    I thought about the TJ.....but at the end of the day I know SC will be there to take care of me in the event that I need it. The have treated me well, thus I will stick with them.
     
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  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I completely agree.
     
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  22. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    I'll be getting a different set of down tube decals....not a fan of the purnke.

    However the green matches well with the faded pink King hubs I have.
     
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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Another member of #chameleonclub!!!! Happy New Bike Day!
     
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  24. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    A little surprising, J, but super stoked on your new sled!! Herzie nailed it.

    Have fun, can’t wait to hook up with my chamy bros! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  25. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    It's a fine fine club!


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  26. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Just like yogurt, it's highly cultured!
     
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  27. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Depends...
    alan.jpg

    Possibly too obscure a reference?


    whistle copy.jpg
     
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  28. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Something to share? :thumbsup:
     
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  29. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Yeah.....I’m a bit lost on this one as well.
     
  30. Chevrolegs

    Chevrolegs Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield, ca.
    Name:
    Steven
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    mtnbikej.. just curious, but how did you break your HB?
     
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