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#1 2006-11-19 1:33pm

johnson99
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1985 Powerlite

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1985 Powerlite

Candy Red Powerlite

I built this for my cousin a couple years ago. I had built my own childhood replica and couldn't shake the need to build another one. The frame was originally chrome. The decals are not era correct but they seemed to work best with the new paint. Many of the parts on this are the original used parts that came on the complete bike. They have been polished or painted. A fun build and a twin to my RA7 #2.


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#2 2006-11-19 9:24pm

skinnygmg
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

i love candy

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#3 2006-11-20 10:35am

jonnycabani
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

Nice bike

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#4 2006-11-20 4:10pm

Thrash
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

that color is pretty rockin.


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#5 2006-11-20 4:32pm

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Re: 1985 Powerlite

Beautiful.

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#6 2006-12-09 10:21pm

slacker90291
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

This is a SICK bike...nice build!!!!!!

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#7 2006-12-10 8:00am

MiniZ
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

I love the color!


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#8 2007-02-15 5:00pm

bmxmatt
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

The polished parts look great with the candy paint!

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#9 2007-02-16 5:57am

lambohaha
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

Man, I have been looking all over for an `85 Powerlite and here it is in the museum. I prefer the chrome but the candy is shore perty!

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#10 2007-05-16 7:05pm

stuman5000
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

Did you make those cages for the pedals???? awesome bike man !!!!!!!!!!!

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#11 2007-06-10 12:53pm

johnson99
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

Stuman, no those are just VP pedals with the reflector mounts cut out and the cages polished. Not ideal but... looks kinda old school. Thank for the kind words guys. I love this bike. I finally built a website for my builds so you can see much better pictures (bigger) of this bike here: http://nicjohnson.com/vbmx/main.php?g2_itemId=205  This has all the before/after picts of the build.

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#12 2007-06-20 6:23am

bmxmatt
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

Great pictures on the website. I've got to learn how to polish stuff. Your polished parts look great with the candy frame.

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#13 2007-06-20 6:38am

BMXKID4EVER
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

sweet bike.

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#14 2007-07-30 7:14pm

Huntin4BMX
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

Does anyone have a cheat sheet for Powerlite serial #'s?


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#15 2007-10-25 5:33pm

Sumo537
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

Damn, this is a nice bike!  I wanna lick the paint!  Good choice on the old school stickers.....

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#16 2007-10-26 1:28am

12midnight
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

Candy red rules,nuff said


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#17 2007-12-04 6:12am

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Re: 1985 Powerlite

WOW........these rides are just awesome......you did a fantastic job on them thats for sure!!!


Build it, ride it all over the place and repeat. ; )

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#18 2007-12-09 7:27pm

1magoolc1
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

Sick sick sick. I love old plites. The candy is beautiful.


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#19 2008-05-03 8:13pm

gaijin
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

Truly disturbing.  WOW that's pretty.


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#20 2009-01-07 5:08pm

maximum85
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

this is a great looking candy red powerlite..they looked so nice with the chrome stickers...love to get a pro frame and fork someday

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#21 2009-06-24 5:08am

jcrockett
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

this is a true piece of art and you are a bmx artist. give up your day job- you should be a polish salesman!

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#22 2009-06-27 1:59pm

RedlineMXIII
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

Very nice. Stunning build. smile

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#23 2011-01-21 2:15pm

lllm
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

real nice man great job on the build


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#24 2011-10-06 2:05pm

antsnz
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Re: 1985 Powerlite

rode a powerlite back in the day and loved the ride of it, you have done an amazing job on the build with colour and parts
I reckon you should sell this to me so you can go build another:P

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#25 2012-07-17 8:29am

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Re: 1985 Powerlite

This bike is incredible!


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