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SMORGASBORD Custom Reynolds 853 S.S./F.G.

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Smorgasbord Grand Buffet / 56cm

Nitto / Nitto / Dia-Compe Aero Stoker / Brooks leather wrap / Crane bell

Smorgasbord / Chris King GripNut

PAUL Track high flange / Mavic MA3 / Hutchinson

PAUL Track high flange / Mavic MA3 / Hutchinson

Race Face Road / Dura Ace square taper

Brooks B17 / Salsa SHAFT

MKS Sylvan / Soma cages & Pake straps with Toshi ends / Shimano "Oval" NX01

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Campagnolo Mirage calipers / PAUL E-lever

Dura Ace 16T NJS cog & Dura Ace 16T freewheel / Race Face 46T / Specialized bottle cages

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Finally... done!!!

I really dig how it all came together! This bike is light and quick, I've never ridden anything that is this much fun! It was worth the wait... it's so much better than I ever hoped

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Awesome, great job. Patience

Awesome, great job. Patience paid off. Never heard of smorg before but frame looks good. That's my ideal dropout situation right there.

Smorgasbord rules!

Thanks tracksloth, I appreciate the kind words!

Smorgasbord Cycles aren't around anymore (unfortunately), the company started in the 1990's and was Chris Daily out of Hersey, PA, Chris was tight with the guys from Spooky Cycles. He was a racer that wanted a high end hardtail mountain bike and so he made one for himself out of Reynolds 853. Things went well and demand grew, he only made a few hundred frames consisting of mostly hardtails, road, BMX, and one downhill rig. Chris was a busy guy because he was also running his first business at the same time, Smorgasbord Records, an independent punk rock label. Smorgasbord Records is still around, big local East Coast scene.

As far as the dropouts, I swapped out the Breezer drops and went with the Surly drops instead. I wanted a track drop but I still wanted the option of gears in the future, plus the Surly drops look a lot like the Breezers. In the 90's a new Smorgasbord frame cost about a grand, partly why you don't see many and they were almost exclusively an East Coast thing. If you ever see a Smorgasbord for sale, if the price isn't out of hand, grab it... you won't be sorry!!!

"I'd rather add more life to my years, than years to my life!" -J. Pierce Spaceman3/Spiritualized



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