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Bike Of The Day: Junior’s Skyway Retro T/A 26” BMX Cruiser

Today’s Bike Of The Day is a sick 2020 Skyway T/A 26″ sent in by Junior Sarmiento! This bike right here is a show stopper! Junior color combination looks so dope together. He even has a custom bike stand

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Here’s the @illest 2020 Skyway Retro 26” Cruiser. I coordinated/ordered all the parts to arrive by the time the TA26 frame-set was scheduled to arrive.  The idea and inspiration behind the build was simple and keep the old school vibe and have a good main color to contrast the chrome. Then have a minimal 2nd color to accent and balance out the flow of the build. Definitely not overdo w/loud colors/decals. Using the traditional red and blue trim colors – I choose different brand names for my components that I really like and thought would flow well. I specifically chose Von Giese VG and Knight Bike Co pieces not only to support local SF Bay Area companies, but also because they both make dope pieces that I appreciate!  Also, I used my long time buddy’s company logo called Fatlace & illest. Fatlace is the larger umbrella lifestyle brand/blog which mainly focuses around hobbies such as modifying cars & motorcycles, racing scene, photography, Fashion, sports and such. Under this umbrella is Illest which focuses on the 4 elements of hip-hop which I totally appreciated: Spoken Form: Rap, Written Form : Graffiti, Music Form : DJin’ and Dance Form :  Bboyin’

~Junior Sarmiento
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I wanted to build my Skyway to look traditional but also a little bit different than the typical TA26’s that you see online w/typical skyway pads, flite cranks etc…..My biggest goal was I didn’t want my build to be a catalog bike that had only one specific brand for all my components. I dont build my cars/trucks that way either, Especially when it comes to my trunk system. My 64ss Impala has JL Audio subs but amps were Focal. Mids/highs were Hertz. I choose different components that I really like and thought it would flow well. Thanks@mrk.rcnl for the ideas & theme⁣⁣ ⁣⁣and helping build the illest ta26!

~Junior Sarmiento

Parts List:

  • 2020 Retro 26 frame/fork/cruiser bars
  • Elf Mothership seat clamp
  • Elf zip seat post
  • Ame’ Unitron grips
  • Flight Skyway donuts
  • Custom Pad set and saddle by @fantazticbikes
  • Technique Nipples
  • Phil Wood Spokes
  • TNT Anniversary Hubs
  • Krylon valve stems
  • @KnightBikeCo mini disc
  • Knight Bike Co chainring 36T
  • @Bullseyecyclebmx Box Cranks,headset,v-brakes & Euro outboard bottom bracket
  • Technique Hooker calipers
  • Technique Hooker lever
  • Sun-Rims (Mitered Signature holes)
  • AKT rim liner
  • Phil Wood Spokes
  • Bassett Pro Round Pedals
  • Kool Stops Finned brake pads
  • Jag-Wire brake cable
  • White Industries Freewheel(16T)
  • Kenda Snakebelly Street Tires
  • Answer Chain ring blue bolts
  • KMC chain
  • Haro Retro number plate
  • Custom bike stand.
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