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1979 Powerlite 3 Bar 26

1979 Powerlite 3 Bar 26

Original finish and decal Powerlite 3 bar with a Cook Bros fork


This bike came from Sourhern California. It was purchased from the original owner in 2020 who built it with the CBR fork and raced it back in the day. The frame and fork, wheels and post collar were then sold to me in 2021. This is an older 3 bar frame. The SN is only stamped on the bottom bracket shell and it has a round brake bridge. It’s hard to date these because there is no consistency with the SNs. Mark Rink (Powerlite’s original owner’s son) advised that it is probably around 1979.

  • Race
  • Company: Powerlite
  • Model: 3 Bar 26
  • Wheel Size: 26"
  • Toptube length: 22.5
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Seatpost size: 22.2
  • Details Powerlite frame, 1st gen Cook Bros fork, Tange MX2 headset, Tuf Neck stem, GT Cruiser bars (uncut), Araya 7C hoops, Phil Wood hubs, DC MX1000 Caliper, Tech 6 lever, Sugino Maxy Cross cranks, Shimano 28T spindle, Schwinn loose ball BB, Sugino chainring, Suntour XCII pedals, Suntour post collar, unknown post Brooks saddle.