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1986 ESP 24

#1 2010-04-05 5:39pm

rynozall
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1986 ESP 24

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1986 ESP 24

Mid 80's 24 inch ESP race bike,must be rare as there is not another on this site.

I have had this for lots of years and have not had the time to rebuild it. Original frame and fork dont know about the rest as I dont have anything to compare to. DK neck, unknown bent racing bars, profile 3 piece cranks with what looks like sealed bearings, 2 different crank arms and a uni seat. I have seen a few other in my time but none with original stickers. Let me know if you have any other information as I have been searching for years. I know who owned the company and all, was just wanting to show it off as I have not seen another like it in a while. Any one have any pictures of these being raced? Yes I know the seat post is broken but I do have the piece and will have it fixed if I decide to rebuild.



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#2 2010-04-05 7:10pm

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Re: 1986 ESP 24

What is with the ESP's staying hidden until the last few weeks?  This is the 4th one I've seen.  Amazing bike, man.   Power cranks?


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#3 2010-04-05 7:20pm

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Re: 1986 ESP 24

Those are power cranks.  Esp's Brad Finnell did an adverstisement in the ABA's monthly mag.  It went "with power cranks your future is so bright you'll have to wear shades".  It pictured Brad and another racer wearing shades. Mid 80's.  Interesting that this esp would have those cranks.

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#4 2010-04-05 9:21pm

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Re: 1986 ESP 24

look like terry cable to me but sounds like you know better. too bad the non drive side is some aluminum arm


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#5 2010-04-05 9:43pm

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Re: 1986 ESP 24

What does this weigh.  It looks light.  Its very cool too.

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#6 2010-04-06 6:27am

rynozall
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Re: 1986 ESP 24

It is power on one side and DB on the other, don’t know why but it was like that when I got it. Have not weighed it yet but it is very light. Can anyone identify the year? The frame is not like the others that I have seen with the added support for the cranks.

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#8 2010-04-25 7:01am

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Re: 1986 ESP 24

I was a Factory ESP rider through the 80's. I knew Ed before he passed away and passed the company onto the Finnells. Those are deff power cranks, with what looks like Powerlite handle bars. The frame is most likely an early ESP titanium. 1985-86. The later frames had the "tuning fork" gusset that braced the top tube to the chain stay because many of the early frames were flexing, and ultimately breaking. I am certain I have some early photos of Brad Finnell  and I at our home track. I will see what I can find!

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#9 2011-11-18 8:05pm

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Re: 1986 ESP 24

is a classic bike would be nice remodel and color in some parts

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