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#1 2012-12-13 11:32am

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From: Northern Idaho
Registered: 2011-10-13
Posts: 165
Bikes: 6

2000 Powerlite XL

2000 Powerlite XL

This 4130 XL Frame/Fork was a frame only version of the P51 Mustang complete bike

Powerlite XL (Frame only option of P51):
The frame uses 100% 4130 Cr-Mo, True Tempered butted tubing, with tapered seat and chainstays, 3-D Hex Dropouts with adjustable axle stops, integrated seat clamp, 27.0mm seatpost.
·        Top tube Length: 20.75".
·        American Bottom Bracket
·        Available Colors: Mustang Blue, Chrome
Bike Build Specs     Frame
  100% 4130 Cr-Mo, True Tempered butted tubing,
  100% 4130 chromoly with reinforced steer tube
  FMF 44t CNC'd
  GT Power Series tubular 3-Piece, Chromoly, 175mm
   Bottom bracket
  19mm Sealed cartridge bearings
  KMC KSL silver
  Haro alloy
  Cane Creek, black, 1 1/8"
  S&M Slam 2 piece chromoly 28" BMX Black
  Powerlite P-Nut
  ODI Rogue
  Rear: '98 Shimano XT V
Lever: Shimano LX
  Mavic XIXIX 36h sealed bearing.
  Mavic XX 36 hole Black Anodized Front and rear.
Wheel Smith Straight Pull, Stainless, Red DT alloy nipples.
  Powerlite Retro Tread front and rear
  ACS Claws, 16t
  Felt Racing
  Alloy micro-adjust 27.0mm, unknown brand

SER # 09990xxx XL.  Production year is 1999 for model year 2000 
This XL Frame/Fork was a frame only version of the P51 Mustang.
Top Tube Length: 20.75 according to TT of P51 in 2001 catalog.
Head Angle: 74'
Seat Angle: 72'
The wheels are custom built using Mavic XX rims and the XIXIX hubs. The XIXIX hubs were only laced to XY rims from Mavic and the hubs were never technically sold by themselves, but I found a pair that made it to market!
This is my first Powerlite, and first 4130 race frame, and it is awesome experience to ride: its stiff when you need it to be, and slightly forgiving on the rough tracks!
Oh, my description won't be complete without saying this bike is light, fast and smooth...

*Professional wheel builder.... Services are available: Pairs bult for members: 6

A bicycle is a currious vehicle, its passenger is its engine. ~John Howard



#2 2012-12-13 12:40pm

Registered: 2012-07-25
Posts: 507

Re: 2000 Powerlite XL

Nice bike! You dont see too many p-lites in that color. Its a nice break from the usual polished aluminum or yellow. cool



#3 2012-12-13 2:42pm

Centurion Member
From: South Charleston, WV.
Registered: 2011-03-07
Posts: 174
Bikes: 10

Re: 2000 Powerlite XL

Love the blue/black color combo! smile

And you'll pick me up how, on that dumb bike?  Yeah!



#4 2012-12-14 11:02am

The Smiley Dispenser
From: United Kingdom
Registered: 2012-11-13
Posts: 1590
Bikes: 5

Re: 2000 Powerlite XL

Cool smile

I Love bmxmuseum!



#5 2013-07-10 9:01am

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From: The armpit of Texas
Registered: 2010-01-27
Posts: 1113
Bikes: 8

Re: 2000 Powerlite XL

I love it !  saved to faves ! sweet!

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