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1968 Skyway 3 Speed internal hub

Old 02-27-15, 06:17 PM
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1968 Skyway 3 Speed internal hub

I know nothing about these bikes, and it's really not my style but it does look interesting. Curious if this is a quality bike flip worthy or a cheap department store type. I found a couple of Skyways on google, but none were three speed with drop bars. Seller is asking $175





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You could be the proud owner of this vintage brick red colored 3-speed Skyway men's bicycle with Headlamps and Shimano Brakes. This steel tubed with cast aluminum "lugs" was made in Japan in 1968. A great classic bike for cruising around town! This bicycle is looking for a new home and it could be yours.

BIKE CONDITION:

Bicycle has some scratches in the paint, and a couple dings in the fenders here and there. Chrome on fenders and rack in good shape though. This bike has been tuned and fully overhauled right down to re-greasing and packing of the bearings (hubs, bottom bracket and headset)

Measurements:

Seat tube - 20"
Top Tube - 22"
Stand-over height - 30.5"
Bike Weight - 35.5 lbs

Specifications:

Seatpost - Original, steel
Saddle - Super Deluxe, spring cushion style
Stem - 30mm
Brake levers - No specific marking
Brake calipers - No specific marking
Shifters - Shimano 3-speed, top tube mounted
Rear derailleur - rear internal hub
Crankset -Single sprocket, with chain guard
Pedals - Platform style
Hubs - 36 hole laced to 26" rims laced to rims
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Old 02-27-15, 07:31 PM
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If I am buying 20...maybe 30$ (with good tires), if I am selling probably 80...90$.
Probably somebody changed the original bars with drop bars.
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Too much, but that front rack/light setup is killer
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Looks like an interesting bike but definetly not flipping material. Cleaned up in excellent condition with everything working and correct bars it's only a $175 bike. As it is presented I would say $100 maybe $125 if the lights and generator work. In general 3 speeds don't make good flippers.
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Old 02-28-15, 11:00 AM
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With those hanging cables, poorly installed drop bars, and general poor condition, I'd say more like $50 current value, plus maybe 20 for the cool rack
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I do believe a department store called E. J. Korvettes sold "Skyway" bikes around that time. I think they were brought in by C. Itoh. If it is what I am thinking, the rims were pretty weak. The paint and chrome plating were pretty poor. Everything was cheapo. I also ran into one at a garage sale about 4 years ago. It was in really good condition, but the $25 price (...any price...free even...) was too much in my opinion. Better off with an old 3-speed Schwinn or Raleigh. Want an expensive touring/commuter bike? Look for a high-quality MTB at garage sales. For $25 to $50 you can usually catch a good one. Add new street sliks, fenders, rack, lights from Nashbar (they have great "72 items at least 72% off for 72 hours" sales & other discount deals on a regular basis) or Niagara. $175 can go a long way.
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