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1984 Skyway T/A XL

1984 Skyway T/A XL


Friends, this is my NEVER built, NEVER repainted '84 T/A XL frame.  She's a USA-made True Temper chromoly classic with a 19.5"tt and flawless dropouts.  I bought her from Trend BMX (TX) in '95, and all I've done to her is put a non-era correct GT Double Bolt seatpost clamp on her.  No forks, no headtube or XL stickers, but all else is original.  I'll prolly never have the stones to build her up, so say what you want -- she's still THA BOMB.

6/3/11 UPDATE:  Okay, you can scratch that idea of me not building her up -- it's something that I simply have to do because she will be the only brand-new bike I ever will have built to my specifications.  I've begun to amass NOS parts for her and plan on building her with all NOS parts, with as many of them being USA-made as possible.  It will take a while, it will probably be pretty costly, and I can guarantee that NOOOO other T/A will look like her once I'm done.

7/10/12 UPDATE:  Finally done, and her name is "Myway".  Here's the parts list:

1984 Skyway T/A XL frame 
Answer Alumilite Pro fork
S&M Race bars
Profile XXL stem

Tioga Beartrap headset 
SE Racing grips
SE Racing Sleek Seat II embroidered seat
GT Micro-adjust seatpost
GT double bolt seatpost clamp
Sun Ringle Super Stock sealed hubs w/ whatever spokes and nipples come with them
Sun Ringle Rhyno Lite rims

Shimano 16T freewheel

Shimano brake cable

Odyssey Pitbull II brakes
Odyssey Pitbull lever
Redline Flight cranks, double pinch

No name chain tensioners
Primo Balance sealed pedals
DK Cadence sprocket, 44T (of course!)
Half-link chain
Kenda Kontact tires

Repro Skyway Designs T/A pads

Custom dice valve caps (thanks, Jersey Devil!)

  • Race
  • Company: Skyway
  • Model: T/A XL
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 19.5"
  • Headtube size: 1"