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1996 Powerlite P19

1996 Powerlite P19

Entry level BMX

It's taken a year or so but I've finally completed this one for my son's 10th birthday.  I bought this it partially complete from a friend and owner of Reggies Bike Shop where I worked as a teenager.  It was cool to see that it had originally been purchased at our shop as evidenced by the decal on the down tube.  After a few hours of cleaning the frame and fork looked great and I was able to find a set of replacement decals on eBay.  P19 top tube decals are on their way courtesy of Stephen at Esemdesign.  Everything was disassembled, cleaned, rebuilt, and/or replaced.  I ended up keeping it mostly stock with changes limited to the grips (AME Tris), seat (still a Powerlite), tires (Comp IIIs), pedals (Still Wellgo platforms) and spoke nipples (black anodized).  Since they were missing I also upgrade to a Tektro V brake and eliminated the front altogether.  Lastly, I was able to find a great set of black Powerbend bars and an aluminum sprocket online to finish things off.  I hope to be able to bring it up to Albe's next Old School BMX show and get my boys into the hobby.  Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy. 

Submitted by Jwilsonpwt

  • All-Around
  • Company: Powerlite
  • Model: P19
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"