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#1 2012-07-04 12:39am

soulride
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1985 Skyway Street Beat

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1985 Skyway Street Beat

*SOLD* Would delete but it is the bike that brought me back to BMX




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#2 2012-07-04 12:48am

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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

Looks like a great start! I have the twin to your bike, just not quite finished with it yet...

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#3 2012-07-04 6:46am

five
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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

Love the early Street Beats!

Please don't powder this...  it looks awesome the way it is!  Add colors as you like, but the paint is in great survivor condition!

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#4 2012-07-04 7:10am

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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

Thanks hrkhotrods! I checked out your thread and now I am wondering if I don't try to spray it down. Yours looked super clean. The extra coats and three clear must be key. My favorite part was your 86 Odyssey seat clamp on the frame before you even got started on it!! cool


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#5 2012-07-04 7:13am

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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

@five. I do like the idea of saving it. It has a coat of spray bomb on it but has the original finish underneath the decals. Is there a way to strip the spray paint and keep the survivor paint from deteriorating? That was my reasoning for wanting to re-powder/paint it. Didn't think it was possible to just strip the top layer. Thanks for the input!


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#6 2012-07-04 7:41am

jim crothers
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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

You got the good forks too!!!!


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#7 2012-07-04 10:48am

five
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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

soulride wrote:

@five. I do like the idea of saving it. It has a coat of spray bomb on it but has the original finish underneath the decals. Is there a way to strip the spray paint and keep the survivor paint from deteriorating? That was my reasoning for wanting to re-powder/paint it. Didn't think it was possible to just strip the top layer. Thanks for the input!

Goo Gone works much of the time.  Take your time, and put it On a rag, wipe the paint off.  Shouldnt harm the OG paint.  And, someone will chime in, and say that it will wreck the decals, but it won't.  The goo is under the decal, and if you do it with some patience, and care, you won't have any problems!

Good luck!!  smile

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#8 2012-07-05 6:32pm

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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

I am going to give it a whirl five! I will let you know how it comes along. The spots where the decals have peeled show a nice smooth finish so I am hoping for the best:Dbig_smile


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#9 2012-07-06 3:33am

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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

I think I got a factory sticker kit if you decide to strip it and start fresh bro!!!!!!!


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#10 2012-07-06 5:27am

Peg01
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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

Good luck with the build mate, you've gotta love a beat...

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#11 2012-07-06 5:48am

soulride
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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

Good to know Jim! I bought a set of decals for it already but it is the with all purple lettering except for on the down tube, which is green. That should match the scheme I am going for with the purple ano.

I like those supported lay-back seat posts on your bikes Peg01 and Jim! I have to get one of those!

The Chrome "Skyway" on your Beat decals looks wicked good Peg01:cool:


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#12 2012-07-06 9:45am

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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

soulride wrote:

Good to know Jim! I bought a set of decals for it already but it is the with all purple lettering except for on the down tube, which is green. That should match the scheme I am going for with the purple ano.

I like those supported lay-back seat posts on your bikes Peg01 and Jim! I have to get one of those!

The Chrome "Skyway" on your Beat decals looks wicked good Peg01:cool:

Thanks mate... The decals were done by del in England (delcals)... He does awesome work and a quick turnaround. He is currently doing an acs rotor decal in chrome for me. Im going to be doing a rebuild on the chrome decal one as ive got some new( but old) parts on the way...Beats are my favorite and I'm looking forward to seeing what yours looks like. Have a good one and keep me posted.

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#13 2012-07-07 1:34pm

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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

Gonna be awesome!! PM me when its done smile


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#14 2012-07-09 1:54pm

soulride
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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

Will do Peg! Thanks for the info and I would be interested in hearing more about Delcals and their pricing as well. Good luck with your projects and I will keep in touch along the way!

Thanks Steve! You will be the first to know!


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#15 2013-02-13 6:49am

Silver spirit
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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

Brilliant build n awesome color combo!

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#16 2013-02-27 8:28pm

nybble
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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

Cool and unique 85 Streetbeat!

I bought  a sleuth of pink parts for the Haro Sport and ended up with at least 14 shades of pink. lol
Wound up having a totally different set of parts powder coated pink to get some degree of consistency. big_smile

I know exactly what you mean w/ "Possible powder to components for complete match of color"
Been there. Done that.
My experience is that using one shade on multiple parts will allow other similar shades to blend in.
The tires, brake cables, seat and grips won't be an exact match but blends in overall.

Good luck w/ your project. wink


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#17 2013-03-01 7:41am

soulride
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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

nybble wrote:

Cool and unique 85 Streetbeat!

I bought  a sleuth of pink parts for the Haro Sport and ended up with at least 14 shades of pink. lol
Wound up having a totally different set of parts powder coated pink to get some degree of consistency. big_smile

I know exactly what you mean w/ "Possible powder to components for complete match of color"
Been there. Done that.
My experience is that using one shade on multiple parts will allow other similar shades to blend in.
The tires, brake cables, seat and grips won't be an exact match but blends in overall.

Good luck w/ your project. wink

Thank you for the new perspective on this! I am happy with how it turned out. I think the tires are too heavy for it (as far as color goes) and after getting the wheels back to white will go with a black tread. The other heavy color is the grips. The rest of them blend decently together. I have recently decided against powder on the components. Can't find the potts mod on the DK stem so I replaced it with a nice ACS white stem. Great insight and your build turned out awesome! Definitely a fan of it. cool


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#18 2013-03-01 7:58am

jim crothers
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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

Skyways rule!!!!


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#19 2013-03-11 11:30am

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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

IT'S MINE!


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#20 2015-05-18 2:33pm

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Re: 1985 Skyway Street Beat

BBBBB BEAT ST!!!!! big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilecool

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