1986 Powerlite S-24
This is my most meaningful build to date. Those of you who know me best know about my history with Powerlite. The quick story is that, in 1983, I was introduced to modern BMX (post Sting-Ray) when my family and I moved from the city to the suburbs of Chicago. While walking home from school one day, I saw this kid riding a Powerlite while carrying a Redline frame. I believe it was the very next day that I saw him riding the Redline while carrying the Powerlite frame. Both bikes were cool, but something about the checkered flag graphics of the Powerlite made an impression on me that has lasted the 38 years since. This bike represents me returning full circle to that warm September day for two reasons; the obvious one is the fact that the bike is an old school Powerlite, and the second is the fact that my 46 year old bones will feel awesome riding this bike, pretending that they are still in that 10 year old body.
Duro gumwall tires (Comp III thread)
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