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#26 2019-05-21 11:30am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

Damn, what a sweet hand-me-down.  Two killer race rigs, stacked with parts.  cool


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#27 2019-05-22 8:13pm

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

The hubs look like magnesium Hutch hubs (hard to tell as I'm looking at pics from my phone).  If they are don't use any chemicals to clean them.  Just stick to soap and water. 

Very cool bikes and built up with nice parts.


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#28 2019-05-25 9:28am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

Dammm a set of those cranks sold for a G!!

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#29 2019-07-15 8:32am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

24" cleaned up better than expected from oa bath. Not far from getting the 24" back together.

https://i.postimg.cc/wt01F4rX/FRAME.jpg

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#30 2019-07-15 8:33am

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https://i.postimg.cc/xCSLfWy4/FRAME.jpg

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#31 2019-07-15 8:35am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

Looking good

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#32 2019-07-15 9:20am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

Nice!


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#33 2019-07-15 4:50pm

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Damn

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#34 2019-07-17 4:41am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

Some goodies to go along with the bikes...

https://i.postimg.cc/G2ywjkCy/numberplate.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/J4J3Wt15/IMG-3834.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/pd15jtWd/IMG-3835.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/P5TDs4Vd/IMG-3838.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/pddnydt7/IMG-3839.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/V6rrBHvW/IMG-3840.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/vBJ1PL6F/IMG-3841.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/9Qb7W7sZ/IMG-3842.jpg

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#35 2019-07-17 6:05am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

WOW! that's a real gem doesn't get any better than this! I cant wait to see it back toghether


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#36 2019-07-17 7:17am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

Dayum!  The FB 1975-1986 Powerlite group would love you!


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#37 2019-07-17 7:40am

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Im trying to join but I can't find it.

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#38 2019-07-17 9:27am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

MPearce wrote:

Im trying to join but I can't find it.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/700248666821487/


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Ford Mustang — what a dance we had!
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#39 2019-07-17 9:40am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

Those are some sweet Powerlite soft goods. Would be cool if you shared your pics on this site's Powerlite thread here.
https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic. … &p=110

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#40 2019-09-20 4:02am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

Almost done! 24" Powerlite frame set, bars and seat post. Dia-compe brakes, Torker 6 bolt stem, tange headset with dirt skirt. Araya 7x with black hutch hubs and original decals.

https://i.postimg.cc/0NzvX7nK/Powerlite.jpg

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#41 2019-09-20 4:17am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

^ Sweet!


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#42 2019-09-20 4:23am

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Looks great so far smile


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#43 2019-09-20 4:30am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

MPearce wrote:

Almost done! 24" Powerlite frame set, bars and seat post. Dia-compe brakes, Torker 6 bolt stem, tange headset with dirt skirt. Araya 7x with black hutch hubs and original decals.

https://i.postimg.cc/0NzvX7nK/Powerlite.jpg

cool

Can you repost your original pics, they are gone from your first post.


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#44 2019-09-20 4:41am

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https://i.postimg.cc/P5YF4jCD/Powerlite2.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/nc8WQrzx/Both-Powerlites.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/Zq0HQzRj/Hubs.jpg

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#45 2019-09-20 7:22am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

Wow!  Thanks for going with cruiser bars!


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#46 2019-09-20 9:21am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

perront wrote:

Wow!  Thanks for going with cruiser bars!

I concur.  The current trend of pro bars on a cruiser just seems wrong to me, lol.


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#47 2019-09-20 9:25am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

erichevy wrote:

perront wrote:

Wow!  Thanks for going with cruiser bars!

I concur.  The current trend of pro bars on a cruiser just seems wrong to me, lol.

https://www.waxpoetics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/word-up-553990cbd7bdb-620x620.jpg


44T BMX Club, Chicago -- USA-MADE SINCE 2010
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!
Free AgentFree AgentBontragerTNTBossSupercrossSkywayKappa GTProfileProfileELFRobinsonRobinsonPowerlitePowerlitePowerlitePowerlite...and "non-BMX" SchwinnSchwinnSchwinnSchwinnSchwinnWorksmanGT!
FLY ON FOREVER, BIRD!!!
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#48 2019-11-20 7:32am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

Update on the cruiser

https://i.postimg.cc/BjQNLWB9/brakes.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/Js6xjTpy/grips.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/CZRN7j2c/headset.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/rRkNq7wH/hubs.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/PpZMsdTZ/padset.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/94sBnD5C/stem.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/dZjm3n7V/tires.jpg

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#49 2019-11-20 1:29pm

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

wow thats as nice of cruiser as your gonna see anywhere


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#50 2019-11-22 9:12am

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Re: restoring two early Powerlites passed down to me

Too cool. That thing is perfect.


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