One time I went to some trails in New Jersey and the locals were seriously giving me shit for not having sealed pedals. I’m fairly certain my response back to them was the same as the title, “sealed pedals are pointless”. What’s funny is that the same set of unsealed pedals they were clowning lasted me over five years. The only reason I swapped them out was because I wanted a different color. I ended up giving them to someone else, and as far as I know they are still rocking on. Why anyone sees the need to spend twice as much to have a sealed bearing is beyond me. You caught that I said “a”, as in a singular sealed bearing right? Allow me to enlighten those of you who haven’t opened up a set of “sealed pedals”. For the most part what you get for double the cost is one cartridge bearing and one sealed bushing. I’ve had a few sets of sealed pedals in my day and I always found myself having to work on them because they inevitably blew up. I’ll take a good ol’ set of loose ball pedals any day over their sealed counterparts. With a little grease and some tinkering you can have those bitches as smooth or smoother than any set of sealed pedals. Plus you can dial in a set of loose ball pedals if you like to kick your feet off and don’t want them spinning all crazy. Let me play devils advocate here for a second and consider the possibility that maybe a fresh out of the box pair of sealed pedals are marginally smoother than unsealed ones. If you can actually tell the difference between them when you’re pedaling then you need to get yourself to a doctor as soon as possible because there is something majorly wrong with your vagina. I’m very happy to see that Joe Rich shares my opinion on this one!
Terrible One's Barcode frame very well may be the most iconic BMX frame still in production today. Though it's gone through many revisions since it was first introduced, it still retails the same classic look that makes it instantly identifiable as a Barcode. The latest version is being made by S&M, and if you want one I'd suggest getting in touch with T1. Head over to The Merged for all the juicy details on this new S&M made Barcode and how you can get your hands on one!
Here's another one that slipped through the cracks while I was on my little vacation. Terrible One's updated version of Little Devil's infamous belt is now available. Joe set out to address the weak points of the original belt and the result is what you see above. You can pick one up from any of T1's dealers or straight from their web store.
Terrible One's Freaky Friday this week is a bike check with the one and only Garrett Byrnes. Pretty much what you'd expect out of Mr. Byrnes setup except for one thing. He's running clamp-on ergonomic grips! I've cruised around on some hybrids with those grips and they are pretty comfy, but I can't imagine what it would be like running them on the BMX. Check out the flip book of Garrett's whip HERE.
This photo that Joe took of Garrett getting whipped out at 9th Street has been floating around the internet for the past few days. People loved it so much that T1 decided to make it available as a wallpaper. Head over to Terrible One to grab the size you need.
With all the excitement of the day I almost forgot about Terrible One's Freaky Friday. I opened it up this morning and was stoked on the picture of Isaac Hoefling that my buddy Brian Barnhart shot. What I didn't immediately notice was the wild model of a "Euthanasia Coaster" below. Thought-provoking indeed... Peep it after the jump. (more...)
I saw this on T1's facebook page and couldn't resist posting it. Someone modded up a Barcode to use disc brakes. Not really sure why you would need this, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
Who didn't have the Little Devil belt that influenced this remake by Terrible One? Well I didn't because I refused to give up my Play Clothing belt, but it seemed like pretty much everyone else had one. When supplies of the original by Little Devil and a similar belt by Fox dried up Joe decided to make one through T1. They didn't just copy the design but set off to improve it by addressing the weak points the original had. No word on the release date, but I'll keep you posted. Maybe I'll even replace my current Affliction belt with one of these. Yeah I have an Affliction belt! Big whoop, want to fight about it!
The latest version of the long awaited and much anticipated Garrett Byrnes signature "Sweet Fuck All" frame from Terrible One is now available. They come in gloss black, trans orange, "Frans tan", and clear gloss raw with top tube sizes 20.75″, 21″ and 21.25″ available. Don't hesitate to hit up your local shop or mail order if you want one as quantities are limited.
Terrible One's Back to School clothing is looking on point. While I don't plan on heading back to school anytime soon I will be freshening up my wardrobe with a few of these designs.