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#1 2010-06-28 9:23am

perront
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1997 Powerlite XXL

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1997 Powerlite XXL

*SOLD*
Ask Danny and Chuck...

Okay, it's one thing to be factory-sponsored and have a one-off frame custom-built for you, but it's totally different to have something that is hard to come by among a population of pedestrians and wannabes.  This '97 XXL has a 21"tt, and I have yet to come across one like it on the Museum or out in the world.  I keep seeing P51s, P61s, and XLs with 20.63"tts, or else P-Lites with 21"tts that are either from another year or from another year AND made in Taiwan (yuck).  Am I sheltered?  Perhaps, but I will tell you this:  She's made in the States, and she's got some of the nicest beads this side of Big E.  I have some Powerbends for her, but need some P-Lite cranks (Profiles or CPIs -- it really doesn't matter) along with a P-Lite XXL stem.  Then I'll build her with love, and my childhood dream will come to fruition.


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#2 2010-11-21 9:04am

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

NICE!
yessir xxl frames are hard to come by.
i also got a 1997 powerlite p61 XXL that i just finished up i will post up in the museum pretty soon. cool

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#3 2010-11-21 5:40pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

Thanks.  I actually passed on pulling the trigger on some mid-to-late 90s threadless P-Lite forks yesterday that were CHEEE-EEEEAP on Ebay.  Not sure what I was thinking...

I can hardly wait to see yours when it's ready.  We will then claim our own corner  of the Museum!


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#4 2010-11-24 5:22pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

aw dang...answer alumilite forks would look good too, thats what many riders used to have back then....

cant wait to see yours when its done big_smile

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#5 2011-01-27 2:18pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

It's okay -I bought those forks.   You have one of the single frames they sold.  They made the 61 out of XL's -so if you wanted bigger or smaller you got the XXL or the Pro frame.  If you have a 97 date -probably really a 98.  The 97's still had a flying brake gusset for a cantilever brake.


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#6 2011-01-27 6:02pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

Thanks for the info, and thanks for the love! cool


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#7 2011-09-08 2:32am

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

I've been really eye balling some Powerlites lately and look who's I come across...
Would love to get my hand on one of these frames one day


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#8 2011-09-08 4:00am

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

Thanks, Robert.  We just can't seem to escape one another, like we're joined at the hip or something! lol

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#9 2012-09-23 10:58pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

Cool frame love it. have you built it up yet? I have just finished building up a 97XXL such a nice bike to ride so much room


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#10 2013-03-27 6:29pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

the good old days

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#11 2013-03-27 7:04pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

Still want a powerlite for the collection.


Purple ano everything!!

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#12 2013-03-27 7:24pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

CBR_TOY wrote:

Still want a powerlite for the collection.

Alright, Robert.  Keep twisting my arm! wink


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#13 2013-03-27 9:25pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

perront wrote:

CBR_TOY wrote:

Still want a powerlite for the collection.

Alright, Robert.  Keep twisting my arm! wink

tongue


Purple ano everything!!

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#14 2013-11-09 6:14pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

Picked up a XXL frame today 06970904XXL
Super clean, frame, Fork, Headset and handle bar for $80

U guys have any idea what I have bought?

Im thinking Plite

How do you break down the s/n#s

I see the 1st four digits are month and year

Any help would be much appreciated

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#15 2013-11-09 6:15pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

I have a P61 XL also

I know its a P61 though because of the stamp

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#16 2013-11-10 8:18am

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

3rvrkdz wrote:

Picked up a XXL frame today 06970904XXL
Super clean, frame, Fork, Headset and handle bar for $80

U guys have any idea what I have bought?

Im thinking Plite

How do you break down the s/n#s

I see the 1st four digits are month and year

Any help would be much appreciated

Well, you've already cracked the first part of the code.  Unless I'm mistaken, the last four digits represent Powerlite's overall production number of the frame, which would include all the frames Powerlite fabricated that year.

BTW, since I'm focusing on 24s, this sucker STILL isn't built! lol


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#17 2013-11-10 12:51pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

perront wrote:

3rvrkdz wrote:

Picked up a XXL frame today 06970904XXL
Super clean, frame, Fork, Headset and handle bar for $80

U guys have any idea what I have bought?

Im thinking Plite

How do you break down the s/n#s

I see the 1st four digits are month and year

Any help would be much appreciated

Well, you've already cracked the first part of the code.  Unless I'm mistaken, the last four digits represent Powerlite's overall production number of the frame, which would include all the frames Powerlite fabricated that year.

BTW, since I'm focusing on 24s, this sucker STILL isn't built! lol

I'll trade you a 20" Auburn for it! tongue


Purple ano everything!!

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#18 2013-11-10 5:36pm

perront
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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

CBR_TOY wrote:

perront wrote:

3rvrkdz wrote:

Picked up a XXL frame today 06970904XXL
Super clean, frame, Fork, Headset and handle bar for $80

U guys have any idea what I have bought?

Im thinking Plite

How do you break down the s/n#s

I see the 1st four digits are month and year

Any help would be much appreciated

Well, you've already cracked the first part of the code.  Unless I'm mistaken, the last four digits represent Powerlite's overall production number of the frame, which would include all the frames Powerlite fabricated that year.

BTW, since I'm focusing on 24s, this sucker STILL isn't built! lol

I'll trade you a 24" Auburn for it! tongue

DEAL!!! lol


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Beware of my alter ego, PLANTAIN -- "If there's one thing I won't guarantee, it's your safety!"
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#19 2013-11-10 6:28pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

lol

You know I can't do that!!!

Park pre 24 but I know you're not into the Japanese chromoly.


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#20 2013-11-10 6:33pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

Robert, I know I'm a damned fool, cuz that Parkpre sure is nice! cool


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Beware of my alter ego, PLANTAIN -- "If there's one thing I won't guarantee, it's your safety!"
Luther Is A Good Ol' Dog Club -- See you at the Rainbow Bridge, my friend!
Ford Mustang — what a dance we had!
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#21 2013-11-10 6:44pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

Ha ha. I just really dig the P-Lites and love that yours is 21" TT.

I'm a little attached to the park pre as well though. She's rare.


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#22 2014-11-18 5:53am

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

I just traded a guy on Facebook a p40 warhawk for a 21" xxl! Hell of a deal

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#23 2014-12-29 6:28pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

Anyone looking for one of these in 21" top tube just a few serial numbers away?

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#24 2016-01-10 8:15pm

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

Found a 97 catalog, seems this isn't a team rider only frame. My guess is, they just didn't make/sell as many as the other models. Still rare, and still will be mine soon wink

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/97248/screenshot_2016-01-10-22-13-07-5248561156932c71a1.jpg


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#25 2016-02-17 9:55am

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Re: 1997 Powerlite XXL

Thanks again Perron, rides like a dream.

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