We shot this video a couple weeks after our Texas Toast Jam. JF hopped in the van with us on the way back to California and ended up spending quite a bit of time out here. If you’re ever driving down PCH near Zuma beach, keep your eyes peeled on the parking lots by the coast. You might just catch a heavy flatland sesh going down.
JF’s home in Montreal now and nursing some cracked ribs. Once he heals up though, it’s a guaranteed bet he’ll be hitting the road again. In the mean time, here’s his bike check along with a couple clips. Enjoy :)
Here’s Terry Adams’ old bike! Kinda weird to do a bike check on an old bike, but we have been sitting on these photos for a while. This is the Bike Terry rode in Terry and Aaron, The Sequel. This was the prototype stuff that we didn’t want to show until it was out, complete with an updated look of The Waltz frame and his new signature Hobby Bar. You can’t get this bike in Purple, but like Terry’s New bike (Bike check coming soon) it is all available in Blacker than Black. Click around the flipbook to check it out!
Here’s another video from this year’s interbike. This time, Ride BMX visits the Full Factory booth to check out our Flatware lineup. In this, you’ll get a sneak peek of The Waltz frame, a Flatware version of the Vandero 2 and a new color way!
Here’s another bike we have on display in the Full Factory booth at Interbike. It’s called The Waltz and it’s equipped with the Flatware products that’s currently available, along with some samples and prototypes that are in the works.
Ocean Blue Bayou Bars, Flatware Forks and Socket Drive Twombolts will be available later this year (black versions are available now).
We released our Socket Drive system a while ago and we recently received a new shipment of our Rhode Island sprockets. High Polished, Gold and Black sprockets in 20t and 22t are now well stocked so hit up your local shops and dealers to get some on your flatland machine. Make sure to hit up the original post for full info on our Socket Drive.
» 160mm arms.
» Twombolt wedge cluster assembly system.
» Flatland specific gauge tubing and a larger spindle-bore hole size allow for a significantly lighter crankset.
» Socket Drive interface eliminates the need for a sprocket bolt allows for the use of very small sprocket sizes.
» 41-Thermal processed.
» Available in Black.
» Weight without BB: 1lb. 7.1oz. / 654.88g
» Weight with standard mid BB: 1lb. 13.1 oz. / 824.98g
FLATWARE RHODE ISLAND “SOCKET DRIVE”:
» Socket Drive interface.
» 7075-T6 aluminum.
» 20 or 22-T.
» 1/8″ tooth thickness.
» Available in Black, Gold and High Polished.
Here’s the latest product to come out of Flatware line. This new flatland-specific Twombolt crank and Rhode Island sprocket are available now, so hit up your shops and mail-orders to get a set. Click around the flipbook above for pics and read below for details.
New “Socket Drive” Interface
This 9-sided sprocket interface has been designed as a new standard for sprocket fitting. It can be built into the spindle on 2-piece cranks like the Twombolt, or it can be incorporated into the arm on 3-piece cranks.
A new interface seemed to be a necessary development because sprockets have become smaller across the board. On anything less than a 25-T there starts to be a heavy concentration of stress around the drive bolt and the sprocket teeth. Switching to a closer spaced sprocket bolt is one solution, but that also increases the stress on the sprocket as the same torque applied at a closer radius results in a much larger contact force.