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#1 2015-11-16 12:03pm

Dan2580
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1979 Powerlite

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1979 Powerlite

Original bike

I picked this up of the original owner. The bike was extremely well cared for throughout its life. I did a very careful cleanup to it and only replaced what was needed with NOS items. The original Oakley grips were melted and replaced with a NOS set. The rear brake pads were shot and replaced with a Dia-compe set. The original chain is still being worked on but a NOS Z chain is being used for now. Other than that, everything else is original to the bike. I'm very happy to have this one. It's not too often something this clean and original comes up.


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#2 2015-11-16 12:39pm

Axel10
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Re: 1979 Powerlite

Awesome !!  coolcool

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#3 2015-11-16 2:36pm

Radman127
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Re: 1979 Powerlite

That thing rocks. Nice job!


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#4 2015-11-16 3:07pm

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Re: 1979 Powerlite

cool ride. Dig it.

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#5 2015-11-16 3:55pm

mikhry
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Re: 1979 Powerlite

A true Museum Piece. I am a fan of any bikes that are found in as "rode in the day condition" that is kept that way. If these bikes could talk:P


I was in AFA competition from 85-86 in PA. I was a really good flatland rider and hit a mean 540 AIR on the pipe. Back then, that was bad ass.  Stay Rad.....

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#6 2015-11-16 6:07pm

sjsst41
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From: Amherst, NH
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Re: 1979 Powerlite

Amazing bike - always impressed with seeing a survivor in this condition.

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#7 2015-11-26 2:10pm

Chiefchiefy
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Re: 1979 Powerlite

Wow! Nice bike, wish I could find one if those.


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#8 2016-09-26 8:53pm

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Re: 1979 Powerlite

This bike here -- DAMN!!!


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#9 2016-10-24 4:19pm

plnflyr
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Registered: 2015-11-21
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Re: 1979 Powerlite

I'm a big fan of Powerlite and Torker bikes.  This is absolutely beautiful.  What did you do to get the bars to clean up so nicely? Thanks, C

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