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#1 2012-12-14 2:25pm

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Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

Prices, weights, how they ride, comparisons, why you prefer one over the other , etc.
Discuss...

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#2 2012-12-14 4:55pm

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

You can't go wrong with either choice.  Pick one and run with it cool

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#3 2012-12-14 5:05pm

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

Hmmm...This could be interesting.


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#4 2012-12-14 5:25pm

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

Both are cool.

Hutch:

Great chrome!
Classic loop tail design
Nice and quick steering
Great marketing and mystique
Great decals
Light

Skyway ta:
Feels longer than it is
Bada$$ tear drop tubing
Hard to break
Great detail in the metal work
Slower, more stable, steering
Cool decals

I have one of each so I didn't have to choose. big_smile


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#5 2012-12-14 5:35pm

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

vintage chromoly wrote:

Both are cool.

Hutch:

Great chrome!
Classic loop tail design
Nice and quick steering
Great marketing and mystique
Great decals
Light

Skyway ta:
Feels longer than it is
Bada$$ tear drop tubing
Hard to break
Great detail in the metal work
Slower, more stable, steering
Cool decals

I have one of each so I didn't have to choose. big_smile

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#6 2012-12-14 5:39pm

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

Thats a tough.They are both great rides.big_smile

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#7 2012-12-14 5:40pm

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

i'll the the pro racer any day.  TA's are too small.

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#8 2012-12-14 7:12pm

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

I have both but the TA is my obvious favorite, the aero tubing, decal font, colors and style are just awesome, plus skyway is great American company with no drama and consistent craftsmanship that survived the 80's. They're ads were great and really appealed to kids BITD, it was my first choice in 83 and still is today.

Although in Hutch's defense, it's off topic but nothing rides like a Judge, very tall, quick, strong and comfortable even with the shorter TT.


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#9 2012-12-14 7:25pm

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

SKYWAYNE1026 wrote:

I have both but the TA is my obvious favorite, the aero tubing, decal font, colors and style are just awesome, plus skyway is great American company with no drama and consistent craftsmanship that survived the 80's. They're ads were great and really appealed to kids BITD, it was my first choice in 83 and still is today.

Although in Hutch's defense, it's off topic but nothing rides like a Judge, very tall, quick, strong and comfortable even with the shorter TT.

that's just not fair,  you can't just throw the judge in there like that.   that's a no contest lollollol

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#10 2012-12-14 11:07pm

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

pro racer. now if you have a ta xl that is the one. hutch is lighter. ta has more details

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#11 2012-12-15 1:05am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

Have owned both and have to say I love the ta hands down but for riding at the time I preferred the pro racer cause it has that extra inch to the standard ta but now I have a ta xl and that is the best bike I personally have ever ridden.
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#12 2012-12-15 2:07am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

totally awesome


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#13 2012-12-15 5:43am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

erdalicious wrote:

totally awesome

You said it Erdal! lol


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#14 2012-12-15 7:17am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

You can see what they had to say BITD here
http://oldschoolmags.com/tests_and_reviews.html


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#15 2012-12-15 7:20am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

wayne, that web site is great with all the tests and reviews.  sweet.

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#16 2012-12-15 7:33am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

im going with  HUTCH pro racer,  i have had bunch of them and they are sweet

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#17 2013-01-09 4:25am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

SKYWAYNE1026 wrote:

You can see what they had to say BITD here
http://oldschoolmags.com/tests_and_reviews.html

Skywayne1026 you are my new hero, thanks for the link.....big_smile


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#18 2013-01-09 4:58am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

I love my Hutch, it feels and rides a lot "larger" than a skyway does. My Pro Racer still feels perfectly comfortable today to me, whereas the T.A. feels rather small. I still wish I had a T.A. tho, always wanted a Skyway. You better suck it up and get em both, you will eventually anyway, cause no matter which one you get now, the other one will Gnaw away at you for years, lol smile


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#19 2013-01-09 5:49am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

Someone said hutch! Get out the popcorn!

I prefer the ta myself


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#20 2013-01-09 6:44am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

Marked. What a great link by Skywayne!

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#21 2013-01-09 6:59am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

Had both back in the 80s but my fave was my TA set up with the Hutch forks (see pic) it rode great.                      http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h424/DANTHEDOG7/BMX2.jpg.


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#22 2013-01-09 7:37am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

Oldschoolmags.com great site!
Tough choice here. I'd go with Hutch.


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#23 2013-01-09 8:24am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

The TA is beautiful, but the Hutch rides better IMHO.

I think it's the difference between wanting to look at it all day and wanting to ride it all day.

If you like slower steering bikes the TA may be perfect, especially if you can get an XL.

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#24 2013-01-09 9:37am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

skyway is for girls !!!    Hutch Forever !!!

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#25 2013-01-09 10:08am

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Re: Skyway t/a vs. hutch pro racer

Skyway T/A: better styling, lighter, unique, nimble, ahead of its time.

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