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#1 2015-08-24 8:19am

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1983 Skyway T/A

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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.




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)
Shimano SX for riding (NOS)


Brakes
OG Dia Compe mx 901 Blue (NOS)
changing to 84 white MX100

OG Dia Compe Tech 4 (NOS)
changing to 84 white MX100 tech 3

OG Dia Compe Blue cables 1984 (NOS)
changing to red 84

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)
changing to Oakley


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)


     

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#2 2015-08-24 10:17am

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Re: 1983 Skyway T/A

Very nice build ; well done smile


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#3 2015-08-24 4:03pm

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Re: 1983 Skyway T/A

Thank you.


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#4 2015-08-24 4:58pm

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Re: 1983 Skyway T/A

Seriously? your really gonna ride that? That is too mint to risk scratching.yikes


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#5 2015-08-25 1:49pm

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Re: 1983 Skyway T/A

Beautiful ride. Always loved these bikes. cool


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#6 2015-08-25 6:56pm

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Re: 1983 Skyway T/A

I gota say you pay attention to detail. I have to agree with Chaby, it would be tough to run it through the ringer and then spend hours cleaning it again big_smile but it would be fun ! lol


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#7 2015-08-27 4:30pm

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Re: 1983 Skyway T/A

sweet bike my opinion rims would look better but i love all your accessories they complete the packsge


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#8 2015-08-28 6:55pm

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Re: 1983 Skyway T/A

To me growing up as a kid, a Skyway always had tuffs. I thought of Z Rims in Red but will leave that for my Haro Sport .
Thanks for the comments .
Yes it will be ridden and ridden hard, but only only the track. The Haro will be built for the ramps but will use a 2014 dominguez to get those 180s and 540s right first lol

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#9 2015-08-28 6:55pm

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Re: 1983 Skyway T/A

Now rebuilt

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