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    Skyway Lemurian. Thoughts?

    I am somewhat tempted to pick up a Skyway Lemurian frameset for sale locally for about $20. Triple-butted cromoly frame, Cane Creek threaded headset, fork, and a SunTour Roller Cam U-brake. Frame and fork seemed surprisingly heavy for 3x butted steel, but it might make for a fun commuter. Don't know much about Skyway - any thoughts?

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    Yes, I think this thread is worthless without pics

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    beyond the obvious "what he said" about needing pics...
    frame and fork are a pretty small part of the overall bike's weight.
    dump the old cranks/bb, wheels, and controls (seat/post, stem and bars) if you want to make it light.
    it's actually absurd how much less most parts weigh these days.

    so yeah, if it fits and is what you're looking for overall, grab it, swap what you want and beat it up.
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts
    beyond the obvious "what he said" about needing pics...
    frame and fork are a pretty small part of the overall bike's weight.
    dump the old cranks/bb, wheels, and controls (seat/post, stem and bars) if you want to make it light.
    it's actually absurd how much less most parts weigh these days.

    so yeah, if it fits and is what you're looking for overall, grab it, swap what you want and beat it up.
    Except for the fact that he explicitly stated that the weight was only in relation to the frame and fork, and he's looking to pick up a frameset + a brake, not the whole bike...

    mhickey79, Skyway was a big name in the BMX world back in the 80s/90s. If I remember correctly, they were built in Redding, CA, and the Lemurian was one of their only MTB offerings.

    The frame is probably rock solid and would make a good commuter. If you want to shave some weight, turn it into a single speed or a 1x7/1x8. It's worth a try for $20, and if you don't like it, turn around and dump it on someone else!

    Pics would be nice, though.

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