Sunday, March 21, 2010

Los Alguacil (The Sheriff) Mk III

Spain is known for Gaudi with his organic looking architecture, for it's delicious paella and possibly Pedro Ximenez sherry which can give chocolate dipping sauce plenty of zing if you are susceptible to this kind of vice.

But do the spanish make good road bikes? We'll soon see!

BH bikes where used by Liberty Serguros-Wurth which became Astana-Wurth in May 2006 when the team manager, Manolo Saiz, was arrested being accused of blood doping practices. Alexander Vinokourov can be seen riding the BH G3 in the this clip.

The BH G3 was used in 2008 by the AG2r la Mondiale team prior to receiving the new updated BH G4. The team continued to use the bikes for the 2009 season.

The BH G5 is currently being used by Xacobeo-Galicia which is a Spanish continental team which sometimes attains a wildcard entry into the Vuelta de Espana but isn't successful enough to get a berth in the Tour de France.

Anyway enough of the history lesson here is the frame I found on eBay (for a bargain!) ready for the 2010 build season (read 'winter') and hopefully to be fully tweaked and primed for the 2011 Alpine Classic.

We will be running a new Sweet Parts Vote on the right hand of the Re(wind)cycle blog to help me choose parts for this new steed. Please let us know which are the premium parts and which should be avoided like the plague!

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