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#1 2012-11-30 7:35am

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Skyway Factory Shop Bike

My friend that works at Skyway factory built this bike up using a mix of stuff. The frame and forks have some cosmetic damage from shipping and some of the other parts were switched over from an old redline he had as his previous shop bike. He invited me over to check it out and take it for a spin. Its raining cats and dogs up here so I just pedaled it around the shop a little bit. Its got a great new school feel to it. I got to chat with Ken C. for a few minutes. As usual talking to that guy is major flashback of old school memories. I never want to tie up to much of his time so I only ask him a few things and then just sit back and listen. I asked him why they didnt manufacture a Z type rim. He said they did and even a hub of the same material. He still has one of them around. However they weren't satisfied with the way it held up Andy Patterson just destroyed them so they didnt go with that design. On a different note kind of funny, I brought a pair of NOS blue sumo rims to show my friend, that I'm going to use on the new 20" and got a hard time for bringing a spoked wheel to the factory Bart leaned it up against the wall and made like he was going to taco it. We all had a good laugh it was funny as heck. Good times on an otherwise boring rainy day!

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af332/KelleyJeremey/misc002.jpg

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#2 2012-11-30 7:44am

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Sky way now sells a complete bike?

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#3 2012-11-30 7:53am

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Killer looking bike cool

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#4 2012-11-30 8:42am

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Reading is fundamental.

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#5 2012-11-30 8:46am

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La Dolce wrote:

Reading is fundamental.

lol tru dat

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#6 2012-11-30 8:50am

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Sweet bike

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#7 2012-11-30 8:54am

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La Dolce wrote:

Reading is fundamental.

lollol

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#8 2012-11-30 9:17am

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cool


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#9 2012-11-30 9:24am

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I see so many skyway threads and rumors/miss information. I didn't know companies even made replica reproduction bikes until the other day. Hell I had no idea you can buy limited edition released frames/parts.

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#10 2012-11-30 9:30am

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This weather sucks that we're having but that bike looks like a blast...especially around their factory. cool


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#11 2012-11-30 9:55am

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(I see so many skyway threads and rumors/miss information. I didn't know companies even made replica reproduction bikes until the other day. Hell I had no idea you can buy limited edition released frames/parts.)

Yeah, its all good, I can see you just joined, welcome to the site!

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#12 2012-11-30 10:27am

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Huh I'd like to see the z rim & hub prototype. & cool story.


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#13 2012-11-30 1:36pm

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Cool story! Consider yourself very fortunate to get to swap stories with Ken over at Skyway. cool


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#14 2012-11-30 1:37pm

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Awsome story great build.Hey whats the lobby and main offices of skyway like?Any bmx stuff displayed?

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#15 2012-11-30 1:44pm

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cool


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#16 2012-11-30 2:43pm

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BMX KYLE wrote:

Awsome story great build.Hey whats the lobby and main offices of skyway like?Any bmx stuff displayed?

Here is a link to an album with captioned photos from when I met the dudes from skyway at the local track and was lucky to be invited me to come visit the factory. I took my son with me that day we were treated royally, got to go everywhere and take pics of everything even Kens office and I just still cant believe I live in the same town as my favorite bike company, they are making bikes again and the people there are cooler than I would have ever imagined... It was hard to remember to take pics with all the RAD things to look at and talk about so this is really just a glimpse its seriously a museum and a factory. The rest of the times I have visited has been mainly for some specific bike reason not a factory tour so I dont ask to take a bunch of pics... even though I could spend hours in there!


http://s1021.photobucket.com/albums/af3 … 205-26-11/

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#17 2012-11-30 3:00pm

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Fundamental.
Lol.


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#18 2012-11-30 3:30pm

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smile

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#19 2012-11-30 8:41pm

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JKelley wrote:

BMX KYLE wrote:

Awsome story great build.Hey whats the lobby and main offices of skyway like?Any bmx stuff displayed?

Here is a link to an album with captioned photos from when I met the dudes from skyway at the local track and was lucky to be invited me to come visit the factory. I took my son with me that day we were treated royally, got to go everywhere and take pics of everything even Kens office and I just still cant believe I live in the same town as my favorite bike company, they are making bikes again and the people there are cooler than I would have ever imagined... It was hard to remember to take pics with all the RAD things to look at and talk about so this is really just a glimpse its seriously a museum and a factory. The rest of the times I have visited has been mainly for some specific bike reason not a factory tour so I dont ask to take a bunch of pics... even though I could spend hours in there!


http://s1021.photobucket.com/albums/af3 … 205-26-11/

Way cool thanks for sharing the pics.big_smile

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#20 2012-11-30 9:33pm

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Jeremy, cool pic! The 20" is a GREAT riding bike!
I know.... Lol.....!


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#21 2012-12-01 6:56am

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coloredtuffs wrote:

Jeremy, cool pic! The 20" is a GREAT riding bike!
I know.... Lol.....!

I couldnt agree with you more Ed, I still ride my OG bike from BITD and the others I have collected as well as my new cruiser. The new 20 has a definite difference in the way it sits , feels and rides as well as the advantage of brakes that work good. Looped out on my 84 XL yesterday doing a wheelie didnt hit the brake hard enough came so close to landing on my butt because I've been riding the cruiser and those brakes stop on a dime!

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#22 2012-12-01 10:52am

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Wish I had one, I'll find one someday smile


I got lots of stuff, what you need? lol

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#23 2012-12-01 4:48pm

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That new 20" TA XL looks mighty sweet wink

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#24 2012-12-01 5:37pm

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cool


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#25 2012-12-01 6:07pm

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Hey Ed, sounds like this guy spends about as much time over at Skyway as you do! lol

Great stories. Thanks for sharing. smile


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