2012 Skyway T/A XL 24
Enter the working man's TA24.
I am a Skyway Tuff Wheels fan from day one of my BMX career. I even raced on Tuff I's with a coaster brake/freewheel conversion at my 1st Novice race. I loved the look of TA's when they were introduced but I still felt that it was a short frame. Nobody thought about "TT" length back then unless you were a Pinoy. And a layback post was out of the question for me. It was a wonder how my race heros Richie Anderson and Andy Patterson both dominated on their trusty TA's. Enter the TA24; still unknown to civilians and those outside of Skyway as to how many copies were made(50 +/- ?). They were exclusivley for the consumption of Skyway Factory Riders. I have been in the chase for an OG TA24 but all have been out sight/out of budget- unicorns. Obtaining a copy today is akin to withdrawing 401K money to buy your 1st home. But the working man does not have to settle for a subpar alternative. Thanks to trusty old friends who feel the pulse in the hearts of big, old BMX kids; Ed & Company at Planet BMX teamed up with Skyway. The Retro TA24 was introduced and sold out quickly in 2012. I missed the boat boat on that offering. Recently there was TA24 offering with integrated headset. Last summer I aquired this set up from an outstanding BMXM member. It was NOS until I peeled open the double boxed (09/2017) frame set, bars, and pads that was shipped from Planet BMX to member alexanderrw. My trusty S&M RV24 donated the wheels so now my reissue Graphites roll properly on a Retro TA, also I sourced a nice survivor Turbo Disc and my side hack even got into the cause and donated her drive train-USA made Flight Dual pinches.
So here's what we came up with in the 44T Skunk Werks Garage: "The working man's modern Factory TA24"
Submitted by getwheels