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1982 Skyway T/A

#1 2011-11-03 1:24am

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1982 Skyway T/A

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1982 Skyway T/A

First Year Model / Original Owner Frame and Fork

Frame: 1982 Skyway TA
Forks: 1982 Skyway TA
Bars: Race, Inc Pro Cr-mo
Grips: Oakley F-1
Neck: Tuff Neck
Pads: Skyway Design (Originals)
Crank: Tracer 3 Piece
Bottom Bracket: Sugino
Pedals: MKS BMX-7 (now KKT Lightnings)
Chain: KMC Chrome
Hubs: Sunshine
Spokes: Asahi
Tires: Chang Shin Comp III Skinwalls
Brakes: Dia Compe 890 F&R w/ Tech III Levers
Post: Red Line Cr-mo Lay back w/ GT coin
Clamp: MX hinged (previously ACS)
Seat: Kashimax Aero
 
 


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#2 2011-11-03 1:28am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Glad you finally added to the museum,  instant fave, great build!!


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#3 2011-11-03 3:59am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

I love it!!  Sweet clean classic look great job. Hopefully when i polish mine it will shine as good as yours


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#4 2011-11-03 5:28am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

:cool:

what's the serial on this one?


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#5 2011-11-03 9:34am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

erdalicious wrote:

:cool:

what's the serial on this one?

It was purchased in December of 1982 and is one of the first 300 made. '82 is the rarest of all years. There are only 17 posted in the museum.

Thanks for all the support. I posted it 12 hours ago and it already has 5 fav's. :)


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#6 2011-11-03 11:38am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

That is real bitchin'. Nice Job !!!  :cool:


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#7 2011-11-03 2:18pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Thats cool man.Love the wheels.Great job,instant fav


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#8 2011-11-03 5:29pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Creative (and patriotic) colorway on the lacing pattern of those wheels!  Inspiring me for my next wheel build up.  Well done all the way around.

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#9 2011-11-03 8:46pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

beautiful BMX and  cool background .


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#10 2011-11-03 9:08pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

knuun wrote:

beautiful BMX and  cool background .

I took some inside close up photos, before I got the tires dirty. ;)

If you like this bike, it's submitted in the Porkchop calender contest. There are more photos of the bike on the 2nd page of the thread at the bottom. :D

Submission thread: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=364671&p=2

Voting thread: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=368756

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#11 2011-11-05 1:04pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Nice build, sweet color combo..instant fav

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#12 2011-11-05 10:58pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

AWEEEEEEESOOOOOME!


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#13 2011-11-09 8:04am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

That's what I call a top of the line build!!! Awesome :)


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#14 2011-11-09 8:31am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

love em skyway ta :cool:


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#15 2011-11-13 3:19pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Thanks for all the complements! :)


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#16 2012-01-23 8:22pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Very nice!  With the exception that I used silver instead of white, I laced my wheels very similar to that BITD (as well I had a late '82/early '83 T/A).  Yours is the closest to what I had.  Thanks for sharing.


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#17 2012-01-23 9:51pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

troynlori wrote:

Very nice!  With the exception that I used silver instead of white, I laced my wheels very similar to that BITD (as well I had a late '82/early '83 T/A).  Yours is the closest to what I had.  Thanks for sharing.

Those wheels are laced 3 cross, instead of 4, with red, white, and blue spokes. I don't ever remember seeing anyone with colored spokes around that time, but my research said they did exist. I wish I had a photo of it BITD with my original parts. I have a million old photos and not one of that Skyway. Almost made me want to rebuild it like it was.

Post an old photo up, if you have it. I'd like to see how it looked. :)


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#18 2012-01-24 10:00am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Unfortunately I only have about 5 or 6 pics, and they were before I laced them this way. 

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae154/troynlori/002.jpg

You can see blue cranks (Suntour VX - but looks similar as yours).  This pic was not too long after I got the bike - early '83.  What I remember was looking at an S/N that had many zeros....like 0000139.  I don't remember for sure if it was US made or not.

As for the wheels...they were blue Z-rims with something like unsealed high flange blue Sunshine hubs or something.  As for having colored spokes back then...you can trust.  I can still remember going up to the counter at the LBS...at the time, they would let you by spokes individually, so I'd pick out 24 blue, 24 red, and 24 silver spokes.  I can still remember the guy getting annoyed because I was using 24 brass nipples with 48 alloy nipples, but I was no less hard headed then, than I am now.  Don't know if it was 3 or 4X and don't remember the pattern.  I just remember it was "red, white, and blue" in my mind...remember...white on bikes didn't exist in '83 (at least not largely).


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#19 2012-01-24 3:52pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Cool photo! The serial number looks like an '83, which was the year they started US production. Looks like you caught some serious air with that bike. That's one sweet ride! I wish I had some OG pictures of mine. Thanks for posting it! :cool:


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#20 2012-01-24 7:00pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

I'm almost certain I remember seeing USA on the BB as well. What is for certain is there were so many 00's in the S/N that I remember thinking...that can't be the build number or serial number...it's too low.  It may even have been like 00...0039 or something.  Anyhow...lot's of good memories there.  Here's another pic:
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae154/troynlori/001.jpg
This place was a full on concrete Skate park in the 70's known as the "Thunderbowl" with a 12' bowl.  Luckily it was right across the street.  Unfortunately, they lost out about a year later and sent in bulldozer to break it up.  However, many kids cleared the way, and I was jumping straight out of the park from the edge lip.  The cool thing is...that building across the street is still there...I need to take another picture.  But the park is gone...strip mall.


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#21 2012-01-24 9:21pm

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

That's an awsome shot! It's amazing how much things have changed over the years. I remember the local track we rode BITD. It wasn't fenced and covered like they are today. You could go practice anytime you liked and use a paper plate number on race day, if you didn't have a membership. Other than that there weren't many places to ride, unless you built it yourself.


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#22 2012-01-25 3:57am

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Re: 1982 Skyway T/A

Local track was about 4 miles (easy riding distance) from my house, in a wooded area.  From Google Earth....I can still see the slit in the woods where it was.  Anyhow...u gotta have some good places to ride down in Orlando...no?  Besides Disney, banks, and snakes what else ya' gonna do? :lol: (I know the area fairly well).


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#23 2012-01-26 9:06pm

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We call those Orange Groves in Florida. :lol:

I've rode alot of things at Disney, but never a bike. :lol: However, I have rode a Kuwahara, with Elliot, during the E.T. ride at Universal Studios Orlando. ;)

In case you haven't seen the documentary about the large snakes that are slithering around our state, they are predicted to migrate as far north as Washington, DC. :o  Maybe, someday, you will see one eating venison on Virginia Beach. :lol:

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http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k524/82skyway/Misc/deer_snake4.jpg

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k524/82skyway/Misc/deer_snake5.jpg

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k524/82skyway/Misc/deer_snake3.jpg

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#24 2012-01-29 5:57pm

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Yep....that'd be a big one.  We have an over abundance of deers, but I don't think that's really the solution.  We have our share of Mocassins up here, don't need no tropical stuff.  By the way...my old avatar.....family reuion in Okeechobee:

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#25 2012-01-29 6:07pm

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Is that your kin's crop duster?


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