my latest bike, a Singular Peregrine (size L). I briefly debated
whether this should go into the cross gallery or the current classics,
but I quickly settled on the current classics. It's a bit porky
to be a serious 'cross bike, and I think it neatly fits the definition
of "current classics":
- lugged steel frame
- road bike profile
- room for big tires (29x2.1" knobbies in the photos)
bike was designed in England, and you can see the influence of British
weather: full length cable housings and disc brakes only. I imagine
it would survive their muck pretty well. It also has a Phil Wood
(my only Phil Wood part!) eccentric bottom bracket, so it can easily
be set up as a single speed or with an internally geared hub. In
the current setup, I have it as a dingle speed: 38x16 road (69")
and 34x20 off road (49").
like the idea of the current format, but honestly it isn't a whole
lot of use in the flat, paved part of the country where I live.
It's likely it will soon transform into a geared/fendered/etc touring/child
seat bike. Always good to have projects to do.
as always for your site,