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1988 Peregrine Expert

1988 Peregrine Expert

Picked this up locally, mostly og with different ST decal.

I picked this up recently from a local guy, through another member on this museum.  When I got it there were no wheels but I was able to get the contact info for the original owner and went and picked up the og wheels.  They are CMC rims on Joytech hubs.  Guess still cheaper for Peregrine to use those over their own wheels lol.  Anyway, they were super dirty/rusty and I almost passed but figured wth cool to have since og.  Well, when I decided to just do a quick cleaning and assemble for the 2020 covid19/spring build-off I was AMAZED by how well they cleaned up with just a once over using Simple Green and water!!!  So glad I was able to get them.

This Expert is mostly og except for a few parts I did not get a hold of like the stem and tires.  The og post was cut down and pretty beat up, so, that will be replaced with a closer match to the Peregrine layback it should have. For now I just threw it together with some parts I had laying around since it is entered in the shitshow class for the BO.  The Peregrine Twister Rotor is damaged and one of the posts is missing, so, I rigged it to work similar to an ACS setup so I can still keep the og Rotor.
Had a set of real beat up Haro tires and grips that were chewed up by mice in my garage, perfect for the BO SS class.  The stem is from another Peregrine but the cap was powdered black so looks a bit too new.  Oh well.  Haha!  The chain is a mix of 80s Izumi and KMC links with matching rust!  As I was getting ready to take the pics I noticed the front tire has a bit of a leak but figured F it since it is the shit class I will leave it. :)

I have a white Expert that I will be doing a build thread along with this black one together when I go to restore them a bit (but still leave mostly og).  Just wanted to get it in for the BO right now since the class is perfect.  I can build a bike a lot faster if I do not care about the parts. LOL

::Parts list::

  • Peregrine f/f/bars/post (og, post cut)
  • Peregrine Twister Rotor (og, damaged)
  • Anlun stem (oem/og base, cap powdered)
  • Peregrine seat/clamp (og)
  • Peregrine disc (og)
  • SR CosmoLite opc 175mm (oem/og)
  • Wellgo LU-470 pedals (oem/og)
  • Lee Chi fs890 brakes/levers/Rotor plate (oem/og)
  • Peregrine Twister Rotor (og)
  • CMC/Joytech 48s (oem/og)
  • Suntour 16t freewheel (oem/og)
  • Haro freestyle tires/Kraton grips (well used)
  • YST headset (oem/og)
  • OEM bottom bracket (og)
  • Peregrine pegs (og)
  • Izumi/KMC mix rusty chain (80s)

Submitted by fairlyodddad

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: Peregrine
  • Model: Expert
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 72.5º
  • Seattube angle: 69.5º
  • Toptube length: 19"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Seatpost size: 7/8"
  • Details ST crmo only, crmo fork, Hi-Ten bars & post Anlun made.