Does anyone recognize this bike?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Maxvision, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Maxvision

    Maxvision New Member

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    Does anyone have a clue who might have made this bike frame? Don't know if it's from an old bike or a reproduction but I got it cheap and it certainly has board tracker possiblities.

    Couldn't find a serial number or manufacture's emblem on the head tube. Perhaps the fender mount on the seat stays might help identify it.

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  2. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    That might be worth some money?!
    Baird or Jason (26incher) will probably know what it is. ;)
     
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    Have you looked for the serial # on the underside of the cranks/bottom bracket? Some companies put it down there.
     
  4. Maxvision

    Maxvision New Member

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    Cha-CHING!!! Wuz my first thought when I saw it...so...had to have it. Nothing else original on it if it is an old frame.

    Yes I did, wuz first place I looked. Didn't scrape paint to see if it had been filled in or filed off but no # there.
     
  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i think it's a Powerlite BMX cruiser, from around 78-79. they had a brake bridge like that. i dunno if anyone ever made a reproduction.

    there's a forum called the BMX museum. someone there could probably tell you for sure.

    great score, though. i'd love to have it...
     
  6. Maxvision

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    Yes, VERY nice score for $50. I'll check out the BMX museum, thx for the tip Baird
     
  7. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    You could just sell it to me for double what you paid and put your mind to rest :D It's got some qualities that I like such as the rear drop-outs....;)

    Nice score bud!

    dnut
     
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    Will the engine fit this frame without hitting the lower tube? This bike would look nice with those old school springer forks. Yeah nice score!
     
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  9. Maxvision

    Maxvision New Member

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    OK, BMX Museum came through. And Baird guessed it right.
    It's a 79' Powerlite 3 bar. Seems to be very popular with the guys over at the BMX Museum.

    Scotto- I'll keep your offer in mind...

    As for if a motor will fit, I haven't checked that out yet.
     

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