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#51 2012-08-16 11:08pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

i dont get why they made them new school. lets see whats the one thing we could do to this release that would really let down all the guys that want one tongue


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#52 2012-08-16 11:53pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

squirrelsmith wrote:

i dont get why they made them new school. lets see whats the one thing we could do to this release that would really let down all the guys that want one tongue

I'm with you there.
The market research headed toward this been the right move though apparently.
Im still looking forward to mine arriving though. cool

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#53 2012-08-17 3:43am

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Looks great bones  big_smile  ...how does it ride?


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#54 2012-08-17 5:39am

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

squirrelsmith wrote:

i dont get why they made them new school. lets see whats the one thing we could do to this release that would really let down all the guys that want one tongue

So we could actually ride the bike! Let's face it, cruiser geometry back in the 80's wasn't that great. If you crossed up going over a jump on an old school cruiser, did the front tire ever hit the front of your sneaker?
Also, caliper brakes are 70's technology. Why not use a brake system that is superior to that?!
Euro BB's don't allow cups to be installed slightly crooked, causing drag and friction on the spindle and bearings.
There is a reason why BMX geometry and parts have evolved....


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#55 2012-08-17 6:13am

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

coloredtuffs wrote:

squirrelsmith wrote:

i dont get why they made them new school. lets see whats the one thing we could do to this release that would really let down all the guys that want one tongue

So we could actually ride the bike! Let's face it, cruiser geometry back in the 80's wasn't that great. If you crossed up going over a jump on an old school cruiser, did the front tire ever hit the front of your sneaker?
Also, caliper brakes are 70's technology. Why not use a brake system that is superior to that?!
Euro BB's don't allow cups to be installed slightly crooked, causing drag and friction on the spindle and bearings.
There is a reason why BMX geometry and parts have evolved....

Agreed Ed! I love to see a great OG bike but when it comes to riding the newer tech is just better and smoother! I thought my 24 Quad was going to be junk at first I bet I've put 300 miles on that thing in a year riding to work rides on here I dirt jump it that thing is tough and I'm built like a linebacker!


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#56 2012-08-17 6:14am

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p.s. can't wait for my Skyway to get here give the Quad a rest!


Looking a set of Tioga Monoblock pedals. Also looking for a UFO Pro 24.

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#57 2012-08-17 6:24am

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

coloredtuffs wrote:

squirrelsmith wrote:

i dont get why they made them new school. lets see whats the one thing we could do to this release that would really let down all the guys that want one tongue

So we could actually ride the bike! Let's face it, cruiser geometry back in the 80's wasn't that great. If you crossed up going over a jump on an old school cruiser, did the front tire ever hit the front of your sneaker?
Also, caliper brakes are 70's technology. Why not use a brake system that is superior to that?!
Euro BB's don't allow cups to be installed slightly crooked, causing drag and friction on the spindle and bearings.
There is a reason why BMX geometry and parts have evolved....

+1 cool


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#58 2012-08-17 8:43am

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

Just wait until you guys ride it. You'll see why. Can't wait for thread to start filling up with builds.


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#59 2012-08-17 5:18pm

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#61 2012-08-17 5:31pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

Beauty. Ok now same parts all in blue. tongue


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#62 2012-08-17 5:32pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

Those are Duro's on that right now.  I didn't have the Cheng Shins in yet when I built this one!  The Cheng Shins do look "crisper"....


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#63 2012-08-17 5:35pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

coloredtuffs wrote:

Those are Duro's on that right now.  I didn't have the Cheng Shins in yet when I built this one!  The Cheng Shins do look "crisper"....

I"m thinking about ordering a pair of the cheng shins.how does it ride with 24 x 1.75 on the front.I have always used 24 x 1.85 and higher on the front

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#64 2012-08-17 6:19pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

coloredtuffs wrote:

squirrelsmith wrote:

i dont get why they made them new school. lets see whats the one thing we could do to this release that would really let down all the guys that want one tongue

So we could actually ride the bike! Let's face it, cruiser geometry back in the 80's wasn't that great. If you crossed up going over a jump on an old school cruiser, did the front tire ever hit the front of your sneaker?
Also, caliper brakes are 70's technology. Why not use a brake system that is superior to that?!
Euro BB's don't allow cups to be installed slightly crooked, causing drag and friction on the spindle and bearings.
There is a reason why BMX geometry and parts have evolved....

those are all really great reasons but nobody buying these cares about those things


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#65 2012-08-17 6:20pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..


ya'll wanna see a dead body?

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#67 2012-08-17 6:33pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

squirrelsmith wrote:

coloredtuffs wrote:

squirrelsmith wrote:

i dont get why they made them new school. lets see whats the one thing we could do to this release that would really let down all the guys that want one tongue

So we could actually ride the bike! Let's face it, cruiser geometry back in the 80's wasn't that great. If you crossed up going over a jump on an old school cruiser, did the front tire ever hit the front of your sneaker?
Also, caliper brakes are 70's technology. Why not use a brake system that is superior to that?!
Euro BB's don't allow cups to be installed slightly crooked, causing drag and friction on the spindle and bearings.
There is a reason why BMX geometry and parts have evolved....

those are all really great reasons but nobody buying these cares about those things

Actually, you are wrong.

I think plenty of people care, I know I do.

This bike will see the park, track, trails, and whatever else I can throw at it.

How many framesets got pre-ordered? Over 750? And NONE of those people are gonna put it through it's paces?

Pretty bold statement, and already proven wrong. roll

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#68 2012-08-17 6:36pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

squirrelsmith wrote:

coloredtuffs wrote:

squirrelsmith wrote:

i dont get why they made them new school. lets see whats the one thing we could do to this release that would really let down all the guys that want one tongue

So we could actually ride the bike! Let's face it, cruiser geometry back in the 80's wasn't that great. If you crossed up going over a jump on an old school cruiser, did the front tire ever hit the front of your sneaker?
Also, caliper brakes are 70's technology. Why not use a brake system that is superior to that?!
Euro BB's don't allow cups to be installed slightly crooked, causing drag and friction on the spindle and bearings.
There is a reason why BMX geometry and parts have evolved....

those are all really great reasons but nobody buying these cares about those things

Speak for yourself.roll


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#69 2012-08-17 7:05pm

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Very cool bones. It looks great, and fun to ride!   big_smile


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#70 2012-08-17 7:25pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

What is the top tube length on these new frame, and if any one out there has the old top tube length on the 80's 24" SKYWAY frame would be much appreciated.

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#71 2012-08-17 7:31pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

Mines already been to the skate park and the dirt jumps. smile


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#72 2012-08-17 8:11pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

magoo wrote:

What is the top tube length on these new frame, and if any one out there has the old top tube length on the 80's 24" SKYWAY frame would be much appreciated.

This one has a 22" top tube.  And... the 80's version ALSO had a 22" top tube, but with much different angles.
The 80's version was the LONGEST 24" cruiser out there.  I remember having issues keeping the rear wheel from falling off the back of some starting gates back then!


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#73 2012-08-17 8:20pm

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Re: Skyway 24" Builds thread..

Cool thanks. I needed that info because I found a frame that the T/T lenght is 20" 3/4.

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#74 2012-08-17 8:32pm

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bones977 wrote:

Mines already been to the skate park and the dirt jumps. smile

Pics or it didn't happen.  tongue


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#75 2012-08-18 2:20pm

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