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Old 06-04-10, 12:13 PM
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Team Fuji, Davenport velosport 84 team

Picked up two fuji's this morning for $20. An 84 Espree and an interesting 84 team. The team has "Velosport Davenport" on the seat stays and S. Martens on the top tube. A quick google leads me to team velosport davenport, and a guy named Jeff Bradley, Member US Olympic Team 1984, owner of a trek store in Davenport Iowa, Current Iowa state road champion. I tried giving him a call but he wasn't in today. I'm hoping to find out who S. Martens is and any other interesting history on the bike.
Suntour superb f/r derailleurs, sugino alp cranks, ngc400 brakes, mavic gp4 and some shimano hubs I haven't identified yet. It's a 56, I sure wish it was a 60 or 63(open to trades).






And the 84 Espree



Check out that headbadge!

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Forget the badge. Check out that stem!
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That Team Fuji is a very nice find.
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Thanks RFC, I wish it was a bit larger as I'm 6'3"! Not sure yet if I'll save the parts and sell the frame or sell it all. It would be nice to find someone to swap frames with(hint hint). The Espree is down to the bare frame now, headset and some parts in the acid bath. Should make some school girl squeal with joy when its all finished.

Forget the badge. Check out that stem!
Its a 90mm technomic, I'll add it to my collection of tall stems
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Wow, I rode for Velosport Davenport back in the mid 80's. Jeff indeed owns The Trek Store in Davenport ,Iowa and he is still an animal. Late 40's and still riding 1's 2's pros. I'll add a jersey picture later.
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Wow, I rode for Velosport Davenport back in the mid 80's.
Who is S Martens?
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That team fuji frame is really cool! Quad butted valite? Looks like my size too... hmm

And you're just on the other side of the state from me... Wish I had a comparable frame to trade you.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Who is S Martens?
Can't remember offhand. Here is a jersey picture. And a very old picture of me in a Tri.
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Here's some after pictures of the Espree. I needed the drops for another project and had these MTB bars laying around and since it already had MTB levers on it I figured I might as well.
Rebuilt the headset and BB, new rear derailure, grips, and it already had new tires on it. Had to soak some parts in OA and they came out nice.


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I'll try to get by the bike store today and find out about S Martens.
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Your Team Fuji appears to be an '85. The giveaway is the top-mounted shifters and Flamingo color scheme.
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Your Team Fuji appears to be an '85. The giveaway is the top-mounted shifters and Flamingo color scheme.
And angled striped decals on the seat tube. That is how I dated my blue 85, which did not have the original brakes.
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