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1978 Powerlite 3 Bar 26

1978 Powerlite 3 Bar 26

Thanks to museum friends from across the US and as far as Australia and Germany that helped me out with just the right parts for this badboy.

Shout out to Deluxe Cycles in Brooklyn for the sweet wheel build. 

Some tweaks here and there but the first two pics are the most current.  

Nothin' but love for the geo and stance on these classic 3 Bars.

This bike cruises like a dream.

Thanks for looking!

Frame: 1978/79 Powerlite 3 Bar 26" finished in candy blue powdercoat 
Fork: Powerlite 26" chrome
Decals: Powerlite solid white
Bars: Al's Rapid Transit flat track
Stem: Pro Neck
Grips: Oury waffle
Headset: Tioga MX-2
Saddle: Mesinger black vinyl quilted
Seatpost: Powerlite chrome
Seat clamp: Tuf-Neck
Rims: Ukai custom shiny-sided 26 x 2.125"
Tires: Cheng Shin blackwall Snakebelly 26 x 2.125"
Front Hub: Sunshine 3rd gen w/ Phil Wood bearings
Rear Hub: Bendix Redline coaster US made
Sprocket: Bendix 18t
Spokes: Sapim
Chain: IZUMI
Cranks: Takagi 175mm
BB: Tange sealed
Chainwheel: Tuf-Neck 45t
Pedals: KKT Lightning
Other: BS Dirt Skirt, Chatty Matty bar extenders, Helix dropout savers, Acorn dust caps.
  • Race
  • Company: Powerlite
  • Model: 3 Bar 26
  • Wheel Size: 26"
  • Toptube length: 22.5
  • Headtube size: 1"