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Skyway - or the Highway, Have I been robbed??????
Orange777
post Mar 27 2012, 10:14 AM
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Hi guys,

I have just signed up to the forum after reading a post from a few years ago about "Fake Skyway" F&F.

I ride a WTP Zodiac ATM although being 38 I have always loved Skyway. Could never afford one as a kid.

Saw F&F of white Skyway Styler and just driven 100 miles to collect it. The seller was a bit sketcy. Its in a tatty old box, but seems genuine. Has Skyway stamped into the forks and a serial number on the bottom bracket.

Paid £170 GBP for it. I can get some photo's tonight if helps.

I am only worried as its in a box from Taiwan. (Fully printed Skyway though) with 'STYLER' on it.

Any help to an elderely rider in the UK would be amazing!!

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post Mar 27 2012, 02:10 PM
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Have now taken photos of every single angle.

Looking at tube set up - seems I have bought a Street Styler frame, but someone stuck TA decal on it.


Now wondering whether to sell it on (think will lose money) or do a custom build.

Decisions decisions.........


HELP !! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Mar 30 2012, 12:52 AM
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Send me some pics I have 2 skyway streetstylers. They were made in Taiwan so no problem there.
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post Mar 31 2012, 03:35 AM
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QUOTE (Lewis @ Mar 30 2012, 07:52 AM) *
Send me some pics I have 2 skyway streetstylers. They were made in Taiwan so no problem there.
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Hi Lewis! Legend. Thank you. Will do it now - just need to pull down off my camera!
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post Mar 31 2012, 05:00 AM
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QUOTE (Orange777 @ Mar 31 2012, 10:35 AM) *
Hi Lewis! Legend. Thank you. Will do it now - just need to pull down off my camera!


Hi again Lewis,

Have taken every single picture possible. Have uploaded them to S3 - due to file size (155Mb) could not load on here, would it be cool to get you to download them?


Thanks for the help!!!!!


https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/scandang...12+-+Upload.zip


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post Mar 31 2012, 02:00 PM
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Looking at this thread.............

Not sure they did a white one?

http://www.vintagebmx.com/community/index....8&hl=styler


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post Mar 31 2012, 02:06 PM
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Hmmmmmmmmmmm

Now thinking it could be a Streetbeat - looks same (except white) but box says Styler........

http://www.vintagebmx.com/community/index....4&hl=styler



Arggghhhh

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post Mar 31 2012, 02:40 PM
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On eBay a guy not far from me is selling this...................

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/old-bmx-RARE-GEN...4#ht_690wt_1185

Other than the decals on mine - it looks identical, although the stamp on the bottom bracket is totally different...

Please help me Skyway experts!!
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post Mar 31 2012, 03:07 PM
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Ok its a streetstyler for sure, with a TA headtube decal incorrect for that frame who knows why?? skyway did do the streetstylers in white,
(IMG:http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/529262_424572307558087_100000159659115_1816483_11409850_n.jpg)
(IMG:http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/216678_268875973127722_100000159659115_1265724_7325637_n.jpg)
street beat
(IMG:http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/184038_268880343127285_100000159659115_1265741_2823711_n.jpg)
You can see the difference between the seat tubes the styler is straight the beat is tear drop.
let me know if you want to sell it I will buy it.
streetstylers were the low end range for skyway along with the streetscene.
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post Apr 1 2012, 01:49 AM
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Just found a guy that has restored a Styler in happy place that makes me want to skip! Skip!.

White as well...

http://Happy Internet of joy and wonder!/bikes/skyway/16909

Its a 1987 with these parts on it:

1987 Skyway Streetsyler

Spec –

All NOS Parts Apart from the Tyres

Streetstyler White Frame & Fork
Headset – Tioga beartrap 2
Stem – Skyway freestyle stem (Copy)
Handlebars – Skyway EZ bars
Grips – A’ME round grips
Brakes - 901 Dia-compe brake set
Chainwheel – Skyway turbo disc
Bottom Bracket – Tioga beartrap
Crank – Takagi Chrome One Piece
Pedals – Victor DX’s (VP555)
Chain – Izumi
Seat Clamp - Suntour
Seat Post – Tioga Layback
Seat – Kashimax Handler Freestyle Seat
Wheels – Skyway tuff 2’s
Tyres – Old skool type tyres with whitewall


Wonder how many of them are avilable now?

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