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#1 2012-12-11 9:10am

deftone_75
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skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

Hey guys, I just read the two forums about the incorrect decals on the bikes. I loved the 2 skyway T/A knockoffs made from schwinn predator 24's. Anyone have suggestions for a 20 inch knockoff for a T/A? Kids are wanting one to ride (they are 13 and 15). I am NOT wanting to dump a bunch of money into a real one to be rode hard. I would like to make a chrome replica T/A. I know I know, its blasphemy, but I want to do it. Ideas are needed! Not sure what 80's or 90's frames are closest looking to the actual Skyway frame. Thanks guys!

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#2 2012-12-11 9:12am

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

In the early to mid 80's Norco made an all Tange aero tubed bike. It was called a Starfire.


http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/norco/37705

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#3 2012-12-11 9:21am

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

hell yeah! that is close. I looked on the BAY, nothin at the moment. Im gonna keep an eye out tho. Thanks!

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#4 2012-12-11 9:24am

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

deftone_75 wrote:

hell yeah! that is close. I looked on the BAY, nothin at the moment. Im gonna keep an eye out tho. Thanks!

They're probably more common up here in Canada but I'm pretty sure they have popped up here for sale once in a while.

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#5 2012-12-11 11:34am

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

Its not really that close but I was planning on making one out of a Peugeot CPX100 smile


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#6 2012-12-11 11:35am

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

Raleigh Aero frame made by Tange is a cool one


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#7 2012-12-11 12:14pm

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

erdalicious wrote:

Raleigh Aero frame made by Tange is a cool one

Yup, same as the Norco Starfire. Made by (or for??) Raleigh with Tange aero tubing for Norco.

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#8 2012-12-11 12:40pm

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

You should score an SCS. Total Skyway knock-off.

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=379407

I built this up for my daughter but she didn't like it. Now it's parted out... I actually thought of stickering it up as a T/A but changed my mind.

I'll sell (or trade) you the f/f if interested. Shoot me a pm.


[img]https://31.media.tumblr.com/d5feb8d8dd874ae9c6582cdba7688970/tumblr_n3h3qmVylj1rshav8o1_1280.jpg[/img]

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#9 2012-12-11 12:58pm

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

I had a chrome huffy pro lightning in 83 that i used to race ( before I got my redline) and I had skyway t/a stickers and black tuffs on it. From 20 feet away it looked like one (insert laughs and insults ) I have a pro lightning f/f hanging up in the basement that needs paint. Might have to paint it white and put skyway decals on it now.


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#10 2012-12-11 2:33pm

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

Thanks guys for all the input! Maybe we should have a "knock off" of a "build off" with T/A knockoffs LOL. Im definitely gonna do a chrome one after holidays are over. Anyone who has an affordable frame and forks thats chrome (any condition) and wants to sell after xmas, shoot me a pm. If you can wait another month to sell, Im gonna be in the market!

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#11 2013-03-23 11:09am

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

ALRITE! Almost done with my T/A clone. Scored an 85 SCS off a member here, and added some new parts, and some parts I had laying around. Built for my stepson to roll around town on. Budget build for sure. Need brakes and it's done. This bike is amazing light for a department store bike. Rides pretty good too.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/scs1_zps1d6ce974.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/scs2_zpsa8cb1cc1.jpg


http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/scs6_zps313d73fd.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/scs5_zpsfee547b5.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/scs8_zpsbe6ef973.jpg



I know knock offs and clones aren't popular, but I like this one! Anyone have one? Or plan to do one?

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#12 2013-03-23 11:39am

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

Seat post mounted backwards? Or are you like 4'5"? lol  Cool clone...chrome is CHI-KNEE


Looking for a PRO CONCEPT frame decal set

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#13 2013-03-23 11:59am

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

LOL stepson is lil fella. Will turn it around when he is bigger. Although I'm only 5'7 so its close to my size LOL

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#14 2013-03-23 12:19pm

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

Looks great!


[img]https://31.media.tumblr.com/d5feb8d8dd874ae9c6582cdba7688970/tumblr_n3h3qmVylj1rshav8o1_1280.jpg[/img]

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#15 2013-03-23 12:34pm

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Re: skyway T/A knock off frame ideas?

Hey Stay Rad, thanks so much for the hook up of F/F! Gave it an OA bath, and she came out pretty good. I left the seat mast SCS sticker there, just as reminder of original pedigree. Got the repop decals from Ed at coloredtuffs.com, and he hooked me up with some extras.

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