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#1 2011-03-13 11:20pm

changachump
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1982 Skyway T/A

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1982 Skyway T/A

Skyway T/A to replace my long lost T/A

1982 Skyway T/A, early Japan model
Original California Lite Pad, original blue innards
CW bars
GT Layback post
Kashimax Aero seat, KSM guts
Tioga Headset
ACS Stoker stem w/ Potts mod
ACS seat clamp
Sugino CT175 cranks
Suntour XCII pedals
Sugino chainring, ano blue, 43t
Sugino chainring bolts
Dia Compe MX900 rear brake, Vans shoes
DIA Compe FS 880 front brake (currently removed)
Skyway Tuff IIs
Duro Comp III tires
Skyway axle extenders (from my original bike)
I wanted to rebuild the other bike in "my bikes". I wanted my long lost Skyway back. Here it is. Not an exact copy, but the spirit is there!


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Last edited by changachump (2015-08-31 3:49am)


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#2 2011-03-14 11:24am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Came out great, love the 2-tone bars really balances the color scheme.


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#3 2011-03-14 3:41pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Thanks. It was a PITA to get them that way.
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/mohara1212/Picture027.jpg


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#4 2011-03-16 12:01pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

amazing build mate! I have these bars in ORANGE STILL IN THE THE 80'S PACKET big_smile

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#5 2011-03-22 9:48pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

scottish cream wrote:

amazing build mate! I have these bars in ORANGE STILL IN THE THE 80'S PACKET big_smile

Nice. I made these bars out of regular CW's. I always liked the Premium look.


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#6 2011-03-23 7:26pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Gotta love the chrome Skyway, on my list to get for sho ! Hope it looks that nice when i'm done.


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#7 2011-05-10 8:24pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Here is the build thread.
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 09&p=1
This build brought me right back to the days....


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#8 2011-06-04 1:41pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

I added a GT layback post, and it is comfy. Great riding. cool


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#9 2011-06-04 1:52pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Excellent.


Old school Sherwood Park.

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#10 2011-10-03 7:44pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Just found out this is an '82. Thanks Wayne wink


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#11 2011-10-04 10:27am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Premium bars rock. I love the way you've done this bike. There's a familiar fdeel about it. Great minds think alike. wink


NEEDED: Hutch magnesium rear hub; Suntour High Flange rear black hub

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#12 2011-10-07 5:37pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Hmmmm....after further review...looking at your bikes....wink


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#13 2011-10-09 9:56pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

lol


NEEDED: Hutch magnesium rear hub; Suntour High Flange rear black hub

Keep it rad bru!!!!
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#14 2012-03-15 8:39am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Well, I've made some changes. I replaced the Takagi opc with some Sugino CT175 cranks. I always wanted these as a kid, so I bought a beat old set and rechromed them.
I got rid of the Porkchop chainring in favor of a sweet Sugino 44t chainring, mirror polished.
I also swapped out the Porkchop seat clamp for a sweet ACS clamp. I added a GT coin to the seatpost, and added aluminum hub caps to the Tuff IIs. This bike has been and will be a work in progress.
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/mohara1212/2012-03-07_15-48-58_951.jpg


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#15 2012-03-15 9:12am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/mohara1212/2012-02-11_14-11-30_590.jpg
big_smile


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#16 2012-03-15 9:21am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Nice upgrades, looks great


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#17 2012-05-24 11:25pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Amazing! These look so great with the CW bars on them! Love the chrome/white/blue finish!


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#18 2012-10-30 8:51pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Well, I've made a few more upgrades. Suntour XCII pedals that I
polished, and DC MX1000 brakes.

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/mohara1212/IMG_20121013_113116_479.jpg
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/mohara1212/IMG_20121007_165541_686.jpg

Still pluggin' away at this one!


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#19 2012-10-30 9:04pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Nice upgrades but for reference MX900s fit TAs much better than 1000s, with the shorter reach you can center the brake pads this way there's room up & down for adjustment otherwise they top out like yours are.


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#20 2012-10-30 10:33pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

changachump wrote:

Well, I've made some changes. I replaced the Takagi opc with some Sugino CT175 cranks. I always wanted these as a kid, so I bought a beat old set and rechromed them.
I got rid of the Porkchop chainring in favor of a sweet Sugino 44t chainring, mirror polished.
I also swapped out the Porkchop seat clamp for a sweet ACS clamp. I added a GT coin to the seatpost, and added aluminum hub caps to the Tuff IIs. This bike has been and will be a work in progress.
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv25 … 58_951.jpg

Love the Colour sceem you did, from the bars to the rims and tires ! I really like the passion you have for you BMX, I feel the same about mine ! Wish I had the $$$ To Build One !  Cheers

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#21 2012-10-31 1:11am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

SKYWAYNE1026 wrote:

Nice upgrades but for reference MX900s fit TAs much better than 1000s, with the shorter reach you can center the brake pads this way there's room up & down for adjustment otherwise they top out like yours are.

Thanks Wayne! As usual, you have solid knowledge on Skyway. I actually  have a set
of MX900s on the way from an EBay auction I just won. They should fit much better
like you said wink
     Thanks 1mongoose. I kind of built it on the cheap, and I'm upgrading parts
as I go. It's a little easier on the wallet that way.

Last edited by changachump (2012-10-31 1:12am)


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#22 2012-10-31 3:02am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Love it looks great.

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#23 2012-12-11 10:46pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Thanks everyone smile
Here is how she sits now. I scored some white MX900s off of the Bay. These
are in great rider shape, and a great price too. wink They seemed out of place with
the Pro Class IIs, and I secretly longed for my white Tuffs back, so the Tuffs are back
on. I had a DC FS880 in white, so I swapped out the DC890 in the front. Vans pads
out rear.You can't deny the impact of Tuffs.
This is a pre-styler build for me. I rode mostly homemade dirt tracks, and a little
super early street (endo variations, rock walks, tail whips, etc.) People say lose
the front brake and Potts mod, and make it a racer. That's not what my old
bike was though. It was an all around neighborhood go-to bike. wink
Enough babbling. Here are new pics.

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/mohara1212/IMG_20121212_011431_887.jpg
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/mohara1212/IMG_20121212_011519_460.jpg
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/mohara1212/IMG_20121212_011541_459.jpg

It is as exactly as I would have had it bitd, had I had the resources.


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#24 2012-12-12 10:40am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

I took some outdoor pics today to replace the outdated
ones. I've trimmed most of the pork, so to speak lol

Here it is when I first submitted it, and second pic how it sits now.
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/mohara1212/Skyway1.jpg
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/mohara1212/IMG_20121212_122356_896-1.jpg


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#25 2012-12-12 6:40pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

big_smile

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/mohara1212/IMG_20121212_122534_707.jpg


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Confucius say "Man with hole in pocket feel cocky all day"
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