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1983 Skyway T/A
 

1983 Skyway T/A

Built from Frame up with all OG restored or NOS parts with exception to Tyres & Skyway Tuffs as this bike has been built to ride and ride hard.

This is a UK build and my first build.
Its taken 9 months of sourcing parts, and one month of shot blasting, polishing powder coating and changing my mind !!!
The problem with a first build over such a long period of time is you build the bike 100 times in your head and each time it changes !!

The bike has been built OG era correct  with exception to the wheels and tyres (at present) as the bike will be ridden especially on track and dirt.
A spare set of OG wheels and tyres will be purchased for when on show.

The bike started out as a frame bought from Ebay for $200 as it was advertised as an Aero Bmx frame. Mine was the only bid. It went to US.com who sent it out to me straight away by accident therefore i was not charged for shipping, so this was a great start to the build.
I opted for for the Tange TRX forks. As this bike was going to be ridden these were considered "built as a replacement for a TA due to all those cracked drop outs !! The Tange drop outs seem to be invincible !??

The bike runs genuine CW Pro Bars, NOS Suntour Stem, NOS Dia Compe 901's, Sugino CT 175 looseball Crank and 44t NOS chain wheel, Tange headset and Seat clamp, shotgun 2 seat, NOS Shimano DX and SX to ride on and finished off with  NOS Padset and NOS Zeronine plate.

I will be changing the brakes to dia compe MX 1000s once i find a  84 set in white, as well as the cables to red. Im on the look out for some blue oakley grips
as well as a set of 80s blue gumwall tyres and some red 80s OG tuffs for show.
Otherwise im happy with this and now will start a Haro 84 or 85 sport or Master as freestyle bike (again to ride the ramps).

I think my show bike will be a Torket built Haro Freestyler Generation 1.

Full Build spec here:

Frame

Production Serial 11-1983 released to retail 1984

Skyway TA Curved Bridge Chrome (Restored)

 

Forks

OG Tange TRX 500 (Restored)

 

Handle Bars

 Genuine CW Pro  (Restored)

 

Seat Post

Cro-Moly Lay Back Unbranded Genuine 80s (NOS)

 

Stem

 Suntour Goose Neck (NOS)

 

Headset

Tange Seki MX-125 Alloy headset

 

Crank

 Sugino Cro-Moly Ct 175 (Restored)

 Tioga 170 Bottom Bracket & Sugino Spindle (NOS)

 

Chain Drive

 Sugino 44t Chain Ring Blue (NOS)

KMC Z410 1 Blue Chain (New)

 Suntour 16t Freewheel

 

Pedals

OG SHIMANO DX (NOS)

 

Brakes

 Dia Compe mx 900 Blue (NOS)

 Dia Compe Tech 4 levers (NOS)

 Dia Compe Blue 1984 cables  

Skyway Red Pads (NOS)

 

Seat

Ariake Jaguar Shotgun 2 Checkered seat (Survivor)

Seat guts (NOS 80s Unbranded)

Seat Clamp Tange (NOS)

 

Grips

AME TRI Blue (NOS)

 

Wheels

Skyway Tuff II Anniversary Tyres

Cheng Sin 2.0 x 1.75 Blue (NOS Early 90s)

 

Extra’s

Zeronine Factory Number Plate  –White (NOS)

Original Skyway designs Padset (survivor)

 


 

Frame

Production Serial 11-1983 released to retail 1984

Skyway TA Curved Bridge Chrome (Restored)

 

Forks

OG Tange TRX 500 (Restored)

 

Handle Bars

OG Genuine CW Pro  (Restored)

 

Seat Post

Cro-Moly Lay Back Unbranded Genuine 80s (NOS)

 

Stem

OG Suntour Goose Neck (NOS)

 

Headset

Tange Seki MX-125 Alloy headset

 

Crank

OG Sugino Cro-Moly Ct 175 (Restored)

OG Sugino Bottom Bracket & Spindle (NOS)

 

Chain Drive

OG Sugino 44t Chain Ring Blue (NOS)

KMC Z410 1 Blue Chain (New)

OG Suntour 16t Freewheel

 

Pedals

OG SHIMANO DX (NOS)

 

Brakes

OG Dia Compe mx 900 Blue (NOS)

OG Dia Compe Tech 4 (NOS)

OG Dia Compe Blue 1984 (NOS)

OG Skyway Red Pads (NOS)

 

Seat

Ariake Jaguar Shotgun 2 Checkered seat (Survivor)

Seat guts (NOS 80s Unbranded)

Seat Clamp Tange (NOS)

 

Grips

AME TRI Blue (NOS)

 

Wheels

Skyway Tuff II Tyres

Cheng Sin 2.0 x 1.75 Blue (NOS Early 90s)

 

Extra’s

Zeronine Factory Number Plate  –White (NOS)

Skyway designs Padset  (NOS)


******NOTE********    

this bike is now back to frame and forks as i was unhappy with the build. As much as i tried to be different i went away from what a Skyway TA was bitd . The bike is being rebuilt and will be shown when complete.

 

 


Submitted by stockcar3

  • Race
  • Company: Skyway
  • Model: T/A
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Originally in chrome with no faults other than dulling of Chrome and un-noticeable pitting.

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