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1978 Powerlite 3 bar 26

#1 2016-10-20 3:13pm

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1978 Powerlite 3 bar 26

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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" chromeDecals: Powerlite solid whiteBars: Al's Rapid Transit flat trackStem: Pro NeckGrips: 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 madeSprocket: Bendix 18tSpokes: 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.

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#2 2016-10-20 4:04pm

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Re: 1978 Powerlite 3 bar 26

Waaaay cool ,,,!! cool

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#3 2016-10-20 4:05pm

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Re: 1978 Powerlite 3 bar 26

super clean & sleek cool Outstanding!


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#4 2016-10-21 6:24am

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Re: 1978 Powerlite 3 bar 26

reddevil wrote:

Waaaay cool ,,,!! cool

The bars really did the trick...thanks again bro! cool

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#5 2016-10-21 6:25am

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Re: 1978 Powerlite 3 bar 26

Axel10 wrote:

super clean & sleek cool Outstanding!

Thanks Axel10, much appreciated!

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#6 2016-10-21 8:06pm

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Re: 1978 Powerlite 3 bar 26

cool

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#7 2017-09-08 7:47am

Bandito17
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Re: 1978 Powerlite 3 bar 26

Awesome bike.

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#8 2020-03-24 9:16am

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Re: 1978 Powerlite 3 bar 26

Nice ride Shaun...Is it me or did the older Plite 3 bar cruisers have a shorter wheelbase?

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#9 2020-04-15 4:59pm

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Re: 1978 Powerlite 3 bar 26

STORMRIDER wrote:

Nice ride Shaun...Is it me or did the older Plite 3 bar cruisers have a shorter wheelbase?

Thanks bud, you know I'm not sure I hadn't really thought about it. 
That would make sense though...

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