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#201 2019-04-24 2:49pm

Eazydlo
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Re: Skyway Registry

New here at the the museum been looking for a Skyway T/A for a long time finally found one white
4-84 0010111 in San Antonio Texas

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#202 2019-04-24 2:50pm

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Re: Skyway Registry

Eazydlo wrote:

New here at the the museum been looking for a Skyway T/A for a long time finally found one white
4-84 0010111 in San Antonio Texas

Can you share a picture of the bottombracket?

Thanks


WTB: * NOS Oakley F1 grips black/yellow * KKT FMX/LMX Pedals * Skyway Tuff Graphite pedals/cages * NOS Oakley 2 red right side only * NOS Oakley 1 red left side only * NOS chrome KKT FMX left side pedal 9/16

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#203 2019-05-25 3:30pm

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Re: Skyway Registry

Just bought this one a month ago after waiting 35 years. Its in pretty good survivor condition.  06-84  0013746   straight brake bridge   chrome- located in Georgia

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#204 2019-07-29 10:18am

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Re: Skyway Registry

Why were some bridges straight? I feel like my original in the 80's was curved and had the "Skyway TA" stickers. I've found a frame for sale that 1985 with a straight bridge. More desired or less?

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#205 2019-07-29 7:20pm

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Re: Skyway Registry

I think as with all collectibles, the older the better. A 1981 Redline Proline is a bit more desirable than a 1985.

Then again, if a particular year tugs someone's heartstrings (due to when they came up) there is value there.


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#206 2019-08-28 6:43am

skyway211
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Re: Skyway Registry

I have a 1983 Skyway T/A. was my fathers bike and had been sitting in a basement for years. 11-83 0007176 curved brake, chrome, purchased in Fall River, MA.[img][/img]

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#207 2019-09-25 5:11pm

Tek420
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From: Swanzey, NH
Registered: 2019-09-24
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Re: Skyway Registry

Hi All,

Here is mine to please register. 

SN:     K 01374
Location:      Swanzey, NH

http://diy-dave.com/Video/SN.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/SN2.jpg

I am the original owner of it and purchased it at Mikey's Bike shop in Chicopee, MA in the early 80s is my best guess.  These were brand new on the market and I had to custom order it and the folks at Mickey's let me call out every part after hours of catalog and magazine looking.  Absolutely everything is original on it and has been in my parent's garage since I left for the Army in 1987 until I recently pulled it out from behind a pile of stuff.

It needs a little TLC but STILL making my childhood friend who was there when I bought it jealous even just a few weeks ago! big_smile  It still even gave me a real thrill to see it again!

I am looking to start cleaning this up and get it looking great again and there is a TON of advice on here on doing that which I am reading but I am looking into any tips or do's and don'ts that may pertain specifically to this awesome bike.

I am like maybe 70% sure I may sell it since I will probably not ride it again, at least ride it the way it should be.  Big fat, old guy with bad knees and an inhaler on a quarter pipe!  HA!  I will not become an Internet meme thank you!

So that said I am in no way saying I will sell it, nor am I trying to pre-sell it, or anything of the sorts!  I am simply looking for a little help and advice on if I should even bother to fix it myself and maybe get it re-chromed if it does not buff out OK.  Or is it even worth my time and effort to do that and the restoration, something that I would enjoy doing, since it may be something a potential, possible, maybe, new owner may want to do to take on as a project and enjoy doing it as I would?  How would you like to get a new to you classic BMX bike?  Finished and perfect the way someone else put it together or as a project to work on yourself and set it up and make the choices the way you want to do it?

Thanks in advance for any help/advice and sooo happy to see these rad bikes still are appreciated!! cool Just a few pics of it below and yes I am disappointed in myself for the condition it is in since I spent so much time over the years I rode this to keep it immaculate.

Dave

http://diy-dave.com/Video/WholeBike.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/FramePad.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/FrontFork.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Handlebarpad.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Sprocket.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Wheel.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/curvedbrake.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/forkhub.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/gooseneck.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/pedal.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/rearhub.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/seat.jpg
[img]http://diy-dave.com/Video/seat post.jpg[/img]
[img]http://diy-dave.com/Video/sprocket badge.jpg[/img]
http://diy-dave.com/Video/magtire.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/goosepad.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/grip.jpg

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#208 2019-09-25 5:57pm

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Re: Skyway Registry

Wowee. That's nice. Just give it a gentle cleaning. Don't re-chrome it. If you do sell it, the original finish is preferred. Don't strip any decals. Disassemble and clean. If you need help I don't live too far away.


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#209 2019-09-25 6:04pm

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Re: Skyway Registry

Leave as is just clean it if you don’t have the time I’d be interested in buying it as is.
cool


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#210 2019-09-26 12:46am

erdalicious
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Re: Skyway Registry

welcome, that’s a nice looking early Skyway survivor, should clean up really good
thanks for posting the serial#
put it in the listing on page 4


WTB: * NOS Oakley F1 grips black/yellow * KKT FMX/LMX Pedals * Skyway Tuff Graphite pedals/cages * NOS Oakley 2 red right side only * NOS Oakley 1 red left side only * NOS chrome KKT FMX left side pedal 9/16

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#211 2019-09-26 1:31pm

Tek420
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From: Swanzey, NH
Registered: 2019-09-24
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Re: Skyway Registry

changachump wrote:

Wowee. That's nice. Just give it a gentle cleaning. Don't re-chrome it. If you do sell it, the original finish is preferred. Don't strip any decals. Disassemble and clean. If you need help I don't live too far away.

Hey thanks for the advice and offer for help!
I have a few things to get my plow ready for winter and reclaim my garage before I can tackle this but I may reach out when I start. Thanks again!

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#212 2019-09-26 2:36pm

fairlyodddad
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Re: Skyway Registry

Tek420 wrote:

Hi All,

Here is mine to please register. 

SN:     K 01374
Location:      Swanzey, NH

http://diy-dave.com/Video/SN.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/SN2.jpg

I am the original owner of it and purchased it at Mikey's Bike shop in Chicopee, MA in the early 80s is my best guess.  These were brand new on the market and I had to custom order it and the folks at Mickey's let me call out every part after hours of catalog and magazine looking.  Absolutely everything is original on it and has been in my parent's garage since I left for the Army in 1987 until I recently pulled it out from behind a pile of stuff.

It needs a little TLC but STILL making my childhood friend who was there when I bought it jealous even just a few weeks ago! big_smile  It still even gave me a real thrill to see it again!

I am looking to start cleaning this up and get it looking great again and there is a TON of advice on here on doing that which I am reading but I am looking into any tips or do's and don'ts that may pertain specifically to this awesome bike.

I am like maybe 70% sure I may sell it since I will probably not ride it again, at least ride it the way it should be.  Big fat, old guy with bad knees and an inhaler on a quarter pipe!  HA!  I will not become an Internet meme thank you!

So that said I am in no way saying I will sell it, nor am I trying to pre-sell it, or anything of the sorts!  I am simply looking for a little help and advice on if I should even bother to fix it myself and maybe get it re-chromed if it does not buff out OK.  Or is it even worth my time and effort to do that and the restoration, something that I would enjoy doing, since it may be something a potential, possible, maybe, new owner may want to do to take on as a project and enjoy doing it as I would?  How would you like to get a new to you classic BMX bike?  Finished and perfect the way someone else put it together or as a project to work on yourself and set it up and make the choices the way you want to do it?

Thanks in advance for any help/advice and sooo happy to see these rad bikes still are appreciated!! cool Just a few pics of it below and yes I am disappointed in myself for the condition it is in since I spent so much time over the years I rode this to keep it immaculate.

Dave

http://diy-dave.com/Video/WholeBike.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/FramePad.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/FrontFork.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Handlebarpad.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Sprocket.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Wheel.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/curvedbrake.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/forkhub.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/gooseneck.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/pedal.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/rearhub.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/seat.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/seat post.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/sprocket badge.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/magtire.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/goosepad.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/grip.jpg

RAD to the bone!


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#213 2019-09-24 7:58pm

Tek420
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From: Swanzey, NH
Registered: 2019-09-24
Posts: 11

Re: Skyway Registry

Hi All,

Here is mine to please register. 

SN:     K 01374
Location:      Swanzey, NH

http://diy-dave.com/Video/SN.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/SN2.jpg

I am the original owner of it and purchased it at Mikey's Bike shop in Chicopee, MA in the early 80s is my best guess.  These were brand new on the market and I had to custom order it and the folks at Mickey's let me call out every part after hours of catalog and magazine looking.  Absolutely everything is original on it and has been in my parent's garage since I left for the Army in 1987 until I recently pulled it out from behind a pile of stuff.

It needs a little TLC but STILL making my childhood friend who was there when I bought it jealous even just a few weeks ago! big_smile  It still even gave me a thrill to see it again!

I am looking to start cleaning this up and get it looking great again and there is a TON of advice on here on doing that but am looking into any tips or do's and don'ts that may pertain to this awesome bike.

I am like 70% sure I may sell it since I see there is a market for these amazingly and pay off some medical bills and I will probably not ride it again, at least the way it should be.

So that said I am also looking for a little help and advice on if I should even bother to fix it and maybe get it re-chromed if it does not buss out OK.  Or is it even worth my time and effort to do that and the restoration since it may be something a new owner may want to do?

Thanks in advance for any help/advice and sooo happy to see these bikes still are appreciated!!

Dave

http://diy-dave.com/Video/WholeBike.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/FramePad.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/FrontFork.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Handlebarpad.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Sprocket.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Wheel.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/curvedbrake.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/forkhub.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/gooseneck.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/pedal.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/rearhub.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/seat.jpg
[img]http://diy-dave.com/Video/seat post.jpg[/img]
[img]http://diy-dave.com/Video/sprocket badge.jpg[/img]
http://diy-dave.com/Video/magtire.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/goosepad.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/grip.jpg

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#214 2019-10-24 8:47am

Creaser
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Re: Skyway Registry

Hi guys I’ve just bought a skyway ta. It’s stamped on the bottom bracket
SKYWAY USA 6 84
   0013422
I’ve bought it from France and it’s on it’s way to England.

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#215 2019-10-24 8:48am

Creaser
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Registered: 2019-10-24
Posts: 2

Re: Skyway Registry

I should have added it is chrome with a straight brake bridge.

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#216 2019-11-04 1:00pm

Tek420
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From: Swanzey, NH
Registered: 2019-09-24
Posts: 11

Re: Skyway Registry

Same bike? YEP!  Thanks a ton for the advice on how to clean this up!  I just used a little mild soap, a ton of elbow grease, and a little chrome polish and this thing cleaned up, IMHO, extremely well.

Even with the original tires and tubes, they held air and I took a little spin on it.  Needless to say, I have ZERO BMX skills any more but it brought back a ton of memories just sitting on it.

So when this was registered here it was put on page 4 under the 'Skyway Japan' does that mean it is a 1982 year bike?

http://diy-dave.com/Video/LWhole.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/RWhole.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/LFront.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/RFront.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/LRear.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/RRear.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/RMid.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Fbar.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Neck.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Neck2.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Brake.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/Seat.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/TopSeat.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/LGrip.jpg
http://diy-dave.com/Video/CSN.jpg

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#217 2019-11-04 1:15pm

erdalicious
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Registered: 2008-12-25
Posts: 15138
Bikes: 37

Re: Skyway Registry

Cleaned up nicely, where is the bolt of the stem? Did you ride it without it?


WTB: * NOS Oakley F1 grips black/yellow * KKT FMX/LMX Pedals * Skyway Tuff Graphite pedals/cages * NOS Oakley 2 red right side only * NOS Oakley 1 red left side only * NOS chrome KKT FMX left side pedal 9/16

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#218 2019-11-04 1:27pm

Tek420
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From: Swanzey, NH
Registered: 2019-09-24
Posts: 11

Re: Skyway Registry

erdalicious wrote:

Cleaned up nicely, where is the bolt of the stem? Did you ride it without it?

HA!  Good catch and thanks for pointing that out!  I had to move everything mid cleaning so it is probably on my bench still.  I definitely had one before I took it apart.

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#219 2019-12-17 4:11pm

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From: Fall River, MA
Registered: 2009-03-09
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Bikes: 18

Re: Skyway Registry

11-83 #0007478 curved brake bridge, NOS ( New Old Stock) located in MA.

https://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae268/SKYWAYNE1026/SKYWAY%20TA/20151230_155502_zpsz6nbek7f.jpg
https://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae268/SKYWAYNE1026/SKYWAY%20TA/20151230_155346_zpsjcs8u5ic.jpg


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#220 2019-12-17 4:14pm

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From: Fall River, MA
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Bikes: 18

Re: Skyway Registry

2-83 #0000020 curved brake bridge, all original chrome & decals survivor, super clean, located in MA.

https://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae268/SKYWAYNE1026/Museum%20eBay%202019/20191217_185018_HDR_zpsdqkxmptz.jpg


Always looking for nice / rare SKYWAY bikes, parts & gear.

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#221 2019-12-17 4:16pm

fairlyodddad
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Re: Skyway Registry

Hey Wayne,

Good stuff!!! cool


“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”  -Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
----------------------------------------------------o0o-----------------------------------------------------
Looking for a 1990 Bully BashGuard with SN RX8908567 Olive color stolen from me back in 1991
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#222 2020-02-05 1:59pm

Gee
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Re: Skyway Registry

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/87153/img_59625e3b3a1473.jpg
I've had this 10+ years. I was told it was originally bought direct from Skyway by one of the vintagebmx guys.

Always been boxed up, which is a shame, it should be on display and enjoyed by someone. Originally raw but was chrome plated by it's previous owner.

It's a super cool thing but I can't think what to do with it.

Pit bike maybe or sell it.

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#223 2020-02-05 6:58pm

eric12
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Re: Skyway Registry

Gee wrote:

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 3a1473.jpg
I've had this 10+ years. I was told it was originally bought direct from Skyway by one of the vintagebmx guys.

Always been boxed up, which is a shame, it should be on display and enjoyed by someone. Originally raw but was chrome plated by it's previous owner.

It's a super cool thing but I can't think what to do with it.

Pit bike maybe or sell it.

cool

Too bad it was chromed, it should have been welded up and then chromed. I'd make a cool ass display with it and keep it.


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#224 2020-02-09 7:54pm

johnu773
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From: Chicago, IL
Registered: 2008-07-07
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Bikes: 7

Re: Skyway Registry

Mine is a curved bridge 1982. Will probably convert it into a dirt bros replica over the summer.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/17430/129ee840-7f89-473f-a479-8ea617ffc2135e40d3fb5f.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/17430/54cb366e-b252-4b12-a7da-f7c2a94d60725e40d3faf4.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/17430/8212800d-3231-4a7e-84f1-109309a1819a5e40d3fbe6.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/17430/e09da5be-7273-45e1-84b1-306456b83a925e40d3fb9d.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/17430/b332df90-f638-4d5c-9020-c587426dfa5a5e40d40281.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/17430/acdd60dd-4d48-471c-88b2-45e06c0dc0a45e40d4020a.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/17430/f68e7017-dbd9-48fb-9aeb-8b68f453faa55e40d40368.jpeg


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#225 2020-03-29 5:04am

Slowe
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Registered: 2020-03-26
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Re: Skyway Registry

I’m new here   I have had my 1982 skyway since I was 12.  Serial number k001724

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