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Finally!! A Powerlite Thread!! I've Been Waiting For One.

#1701 2019-12-13 9:04am

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Re: Finally!! A Powerlite Thread!! I've Been Waiting For One.

El Gecko wrote:

perront wrote:

El Gecko wrote:


oooo daaaamn a cruiser too! I know you'll do it up right--good start with that stem big_smilecoolcool

You know it, Nick!  I'm stoked that you're stoked!

lol I'm stoked because you're stoked!! It's what you've been looking for! Mojo and the OS 20s are killer bikes, but I knew you wouldn't rest until you had a 24 big_smile

You know me too well, my friend!  I happened into a bit of money, and truly wasn't looking to buy anything bike-related.  When I saw the ad for the frame set, I had to open my big mouth and ask, "Can you show me pics of the non-drive side?"  It was all downhill after that!


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#1702 2019-12-13 9:09am

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perront wrote:

El Gecko wrote:

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Says the TT is longer and it's a little heavier than a Pro. Does it use 24" Mini Jr. Wheels?

That's a 20" Pro in the center of the ad. The S-24 is the only 24" on there.

Interesting looking at some of the other stuff too--a Pro-X just looks like a Freestyle frame with an SRX fork, and the official name of the bars is "Powergrip" not "Powerbend"! coolcool

Yep, which is why it's so important to be able to access the old ads.  It's very interesting to use them to learn about the many oddities and contradictions that make up the lost history of BMX.

Oh yeah I did think that Pro in the middle was a 24" anyways that's right it is helpful to have these old ads and catalogs.
Should be a sweet ride Perront!

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#1703 2019-12-13 9:11am

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Here's the older ad from before the Pro 24 got dropped from the lineup:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-otlneLqqWs8/UdLB-lqWkXI/AAAAAAAAUzI/c6JX5g75rjs/s1600/powerlite_feb84.jpg


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#1704 2019-12-13 9:12am

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Re: Finally!! A Powerlite Thread!! I've Been Waiting For One.

Thanks, Bill.  For a minute, neither of us understood each other.  It happens!


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#1705 2019-12-13 9:15am

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Re: Finally!! A Powerlite Thread!! I've Been Waiting For One.

perront wrote:

Thanks, Bill.  For a minute, neither of us understood each other.  It happens!

No.


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#1706 2019-12-13 9:16am

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Re: Finally!! A Powerlite Thread!! I've Been Waiting For One.

perront wrote:

Here's the older ad from before the Pro 24 got dropped from the lineup:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-otlneLqqWs8/U … _feb84.jpg

I see what you're saying about the geo of the 24" frames. Looks like the S-24 is actually more modern, like you said, with smaller standover--should be a blast to ride!


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#1707 2019-12-13 12:53pm

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Re: Finally!! A Powerlite Thread!! I've Been Waiting For One.

perront wrote:

Here's the older ad from before the Pro 24 got dropped from the lineup:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-otlneLqqWs8/U … _feb84.jpg

Oh there it is. I've never noticed that frame before wild. So much for being an expert on the brand huh?
It'll be an extra cool build now Perront Happy Holidays!

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#1708 2019-12-13 12:55pm

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Charlie Brown wrote:

perront wrote:

Thanks, Bill.  For a minute, neither of us understood each other.  It happens!

No.

I saw that one you built and now selling so you shouldn't even be commenting on this thread homie.

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#1709 2019-12-13 2:04pm

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Damn Perront is that a 24" Pro? And Congratulations on the win AJ. Looks good with those gold rims.

Thanks Bill! I was kinda on the fence on the gold wheels but with some gold titanium hardware here and there and a gold chain it balances out. big_smile

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#1710 2019-12-13 2:05pm

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perront wrote:

AJ Macaroo wrote:

...Have no fear! They get love at shows. Quite a few guys were surprised because they haven’t seen one in person for almost 15 years. 2nd place Mid School at the 9th Annual NJ Fall Show/Swap last month.

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That's a hot ass XXL!

Thanks broham, appreciate the kind words as always. wink

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#1711 2019-12-13 7:16pm

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Re: Finally!! A Powerlite Thread!! I've Been Waiting For One.

AJ Macaroo wrote:

badbill wrote:

Damn Perront is that a 24" Pro? And Congratulations on the win AJ. Looks good with those gold rims.

Thanks Bill! I was kinda on the fence on the gold wheels but with some gold titanium hardware here and there and a gold chain it balances out. big_smile

Looks real nice.

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#1712 2019-12-13 9:25pm

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Charlie Brown wrote:

perront wrote:

Thanks, Bill.  For a minute, neither of us understood each other.  It happens!

No.

Reported!


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#1713 2019-12-13 9:28pm

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Re: Finally!! A Powerlite Thread!! I've Been Waiting For One.

badbill wrote:

perront wrote:

Here's the older ad from before the Pro 24 got dropped from the lineup:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-otlneLqqWs8/U … _feb84.jpg

Oh there it is. I've never noticed that frame before wild. So much for being an expert on the brand huh?
It'll be an extra cool build now Perront Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays, buddy!


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#1714 2019-12-14 8:30pm

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Calling it done. 2001 P19. Built some cheap wheels using some Sun ZX-25 rims I had lying around, and some cheap old school Valisum hubs from Ebay. Had to convert the front to loose bearing and 3/8" axle, as it came with an 8mm/5/16" axle. Got the hubs because they reminded me of old GT Race Lace hubs. Look better than the mismatched cheap black wheels it had. Added some NOS early 2000's GT flame grips, a Piston stem, GT platform pedals, and a Haro seat I had lying around. Some Duro tires. Not bad for just over $100 all in. Originally bought it just because I thought it looked cool. Have to get some better pics when the weather gets nicer.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/260302/20191214_1728345df5b62a77.jpg
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#1715 2019-12-15 12:37pm

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Re: Finally!! A Powerlite Thread!! I've Been Waiting For One.

perront wrote:

badbill wrote:

perront wrote:

Here's the older ad from before the Pro 24 got dropped from the lineup:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-otlneLqqWs8/U … _feb84.jpg

Oh there it is. I've never noticed that frame before wild. So much for being an expert on the brand huh?
It'll be an extra cool build now Perront Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays, buddy!

Thank you!

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#1716 2019-12-15 12:44pm

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SWinHD wrote:

Calling it done. 2001 P19. Built some cheap wheels using some Sun ZX-25 rims I had lying around, and some cheap old school Valisum hubs from Ebay. Had to convert the front to loose bearing and 3/8" axle, as it came with an 8mm/5/16" axle. Got the hubs because they reminded me of old GT Race Lace hubs. Look better than the mismatched cheap black wheels it had. Added some NOS early 2000's GT flame grips, a Piston stem, GT platform pedals, and a Haro seat I had lying around. Some Duro tires. Not bad for just over $100 all in. Originally bought it just because I thought it looked cool. Have to get some better pics when the weather gets nicer.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b62a77.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b633d7.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b63d59.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b6483f.jpg

As long as it has Powerbends that's all that really matters

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#1717 2019-12-30 6:01pm

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Hoping someone might have a pair of these. Thanks for any help

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#1718 2019-12-30 6:43pm

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Only have the one arm, 190mmhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/23382/20191230_1233115e0ab5c20d.jpg
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#1719 2019-12-30 10:28pm

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#1720 2019-12-31 6:47am

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#1721 2020-01-01 11:24am

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cool

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#1722 2020-01-07 11:31pm

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May as well joint the party, this will be up on the site soon.


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#1723 2020-02-26 7:47am

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So what's the latest news on Powerlite? I've been out of the loop-to-loop.

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#1724 2020-02-26 4:54pm

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Next in line Waiting to be Radicalized and customised.. https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/220230/b4153bed-6fbe-4458-aafb-60a3e6b8d2715e56764c4c.jpeg
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I know it’s only a p19 but it will be decked out with power-lite parts..


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#1725 2020-02-26 8:10pm

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Nice. I think I like that red a lot more than my graphite color.

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