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2012 Skyway T/A XL 24

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"

2012 Skyway TA Frame, Fork & Bars
Re Issue Skyway Graphites 
DK square cornered stem    AM'E Tri's                                                         
VP alloy sealed headset
Redline Flight Cranks Dual Pinch 185mm USA made  
OG 44T Skyway Turbo Disc
Eastern Euro in-board sealed BB
Wellgo DX type platform pedals
Izumi chain   ACS 18T freewheel 
Duro gumwall tires -pair/skinny's 
Odessey Spring Lever  Shimano DXR brakes   Kool Stop pads
Cinelli re issue Uni Cantor saddle
XLC seat post/seat post clamp & tensioners
Various gold alloy bits . . . 

Waiting on new Factory 44T swag and proper # number plate.
White Pads pending install with swag/plate
During her maiden ride we got caught in the poaring rain storm.  All is good, even the warranty card survived.

Submitted by getwheels

  • Race
  • Company: Skyway
  • Model: T/A XL 24
  • Wheel Size: 24"
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"