Hoffman Day Smith Loc’ed pegs were the signature flatland pegs that were released for HB Team rider / flatlander Day Smith. They were alloy pegs geared towards a flatland audience.
There are 2 versions of these pegs. I’m going to call them V1 (proto/blem?) and V2. This stands for version 1 and version 2. V2 pegs have two different variations for front and rear. You might be wondering what I’m talking about with the V1 pegs, see below for a full explanation of why I’ve called them blem/proto pegs. The front and rear pegs for V2 are very similar but the rear pegs have had the tapered section removed near the dropouts and are now flat for better surface area connection to the dropouts (see the pics on the v2 section, you’ll understand).
DAY SMITH V1 AVAILABLE COLOURS: Silver
DAY SMITH V1 HOLE SIZE: 3/8″ / 10mm
DAY SMITH V1 LENGTH: 4.5″ / 11.43cm
DAY SMITH V1 DIAMETER: 1.75″ / 4.445 cm
DAY SMITH V1 WEIGHT (1 single peg): 0.225kg / 0.496lb
DAY SMITH V2 FRONT AVAILABLE COLOURS: Silver, black, blue, gold, red
DAY SMITH V2 FRONT HOLE SIZE: 3/8″ / 10mm
DAY SMITH V2 FRONT LENGTH: 4.5″ / 11.43cm
DAY SMITH V2 FRONT DIAMETER: 1.75″ / 4.445 cm
DAY SMITH V2 FRONT WEIGHT (1 single peg): 0.224kg / 0.493lb
DAY SMITH V2 REAR AVAILABLE COLOURS: Silver, black, blue, gold, red
DAY SMITH V2 REAR HOLE SIZE: 3/8″ / 10mm
DAY SMITH V2 REAR LENGTH: 4.5″ / 11.43cm
DAY SMITH V2 REAR DIAMETER: 1.75″ / 4.445 cm
DAY SMITH V2 REAR WEIGHT (1 single peg): 0.251kg / 0.553lb
RELEASE DATE: These were around mid 95 ish. It’s not an exact date, it’s just a rough estimate. A more concrete date will be added after i look through some mags and videos.
So… These pegs are a lot like the Laural & Hardy pegs with regards to where they were made. Again, this is a little long winded, so i’ll do my best to keep it as simple as possible. V1 pegs are raw in their finish. You can tell someone has taken a block of alloy on a lathe and machined down a set of these pegs. They haven’t been finished in any way like the V2 pegs. I don’t know if Kris Gack made them, or if they were outsourced to someone else to make, but i’d say 99% these pegs are definitely USA made. If I had to guess, i’d also say there was only 1 run of V1 pegs made. V1 pegs are really rare to find. V2 pegs is where things get a bit more…. well… difficult. V2 pegs are anodized finish. Silver, or the colours above, but they were all anodized finish. I’m not really sure where these pegs were made. V2 pegs came in a bag with a header card that was the same as V1, and it had MADE IN THE USA on the header card, but the V2 pegs continued to be put on the complete bikes until at least 2000, and maybe later. I’ve compared a set of the NOS bagged V2 pegs with the MADE IN THE USA header card, to a set that came on a a 1998 Hoffman EP complete bike (Taiwan Made bike), and the pegs are literally identical… the exact same machine marks on the pegs….. so, that brings me to ask the question. Ramp Room shut down mid 96, if they were RR made, then how did the exact same pegs continue to show up on complete bikes into the year 2000. Did Hoffman have massive amounts of stock? If they did, did they get complete bikes made in Taiwan, then ship them to the US and put the pegs on the bikes before sale? (i doubt this) Were the pegs made in Taiwan all the time and put on the bikes over there when the bikes were made? Did they switch out making them in the US to making them in Taiwan somewhere in those years, but somehow get an identical peg made? It’s really hard to know exactly, but it’s worth noting, because there’s a lot of Day Smith pegs out there, and I’m pretty sure from V2 onwards, they weren’t RR made, and I’m curious about if they were made in the US at all, but I can’t be 100% sure on this. It’s just a little chain of thought that I don’t have the answer to.
Me ranting aside….Read on below to learn some more about the actual parts!