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1997 Powerlite Spitfire
 

1997 Powerlite Spitfire

Still a project -was looking for a P-61 and got the next best thing! SOLD to ej1521

All the Powerlite racing bikes were sweet, so I'm pretty happy with my Spitfire.  This was a lower cost alternative to the P51 and P61 which had both nicer components and frames made ouf of 6061 T-6 aluminum.  This is 7005 series aluminum instead -it doesn't shine up as bright and I guess it's somehow heavier on the table of elements, but it's plenty light enough.  This is a '97 from the frame style and lack of gussets at the chain stay and where the main tubes meet the head tube, but it also does NOT have a flying brake gusset -like all the other 97's I've seen, so I'm guessing this is late in that model year.

20.11 Pro size Top Tube

I've cleaned up the bike -let me know what you think.

Came with these components:

Dyno Pro Bars 28" wide replaced Powerlite Expert alloy handlebars

Dyno Grips on the Dyno bars instead of Redline Grips

Powerlite threadless stem

Aheadset SX-1 headset (rough)

P-Lite race fork -chromoly and very lightweight

Kalloy 27.0 seat post with Powerlite hex alloy seat post clamp

NOS Powerlite padded seat instead of Odyssey seat -trashed

FSA forged and machined 3 piece cranks (AWESOME) with sealed (with caged ball bearings inside) FSA BB.

FishBone platform pedals instead of Odyssey Triple Trap Pedals

45T Powerlite Sprocket replaces FSA spider with what appears to be a 44t Crupi (no logo) chainring and GT alloy nuts

GT Looseball Mohawk hubs on Weinmann ZAC4019 rims replace mismatched set.

IRC MinuteMan Skin rear and Standard with orange skinwalls replace Snafu Dirt Box tires -20x1.75 / 20x2.125

 

 

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  • Race
  • Company: Powerlite
  • Model: Spitfire
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Toptube length: 20.11
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"