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Liberty Seguros Team Bike(8 posts)

Liberty Seguros Team BikeBroomwagon
Jan 27, 2004 6:14 PM
Did Manolo Saiz strike a deal with Giant to use their TCR Composites as their team bikes? While the picture isn't an upclose look, the frames do look very similar to the Giant carbons.
re: Liberty Seguros Team BikeMellowVelo
Jan 27, 2004 6:59 PM
What picture?? VeloNews indicated they would be BH Bikes.. which I've never heard of.. In regard to VandeVelde, VeloNews said something along the lines of he hadn't received his custom BH bike yet so he'll ride his Trek until he receives it..
re: Liberty Seguros Team BikeBroomwagon
Jan 27, 2004 7:06 PM
Sorry about that. Here it is.
re: Liberty Seguros Team BikeMellowVelo
Jan 27, 2004 7:37 PM
Yep.. it's a BH...

http://www.bhbikes.com/en/bici-ver.asp?idBicicleta=2773
re: Liberty Seguros Team Bikeyeah right
Jan 27, 2004 8:18 PM
I could be very wrong but those bike appear to have a different seat cluster than the BH bikes on the website, and do indeed look like giants. It woudn't surprise me greatly if they were giant carbons, or possibly bh has a new model.
re: Liberty Seguros Team BikeMellowVelo
Jan 27, 2004 10:03 PM
They are BH bikes..

Read this article talking about VandeVelde...
http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/5488.0.html

or...
http://www.dailypeloton.com/article_images/teams/2004/libertyseg/rheras.jpg

BH on the top tube :)
Definately BHKaboom
Jan 27, 2004 10:21 PM
I'm spanish and i've seen a lot of those around. Manolo got the deal with BH. While those used to be kids low end bikes, lately they have gotten into the "hi-tech" train and are producing cutting-edge technology frames priced over 4 and 5 grand.
Both/And?BergMann
Jan 28, 2004 10:43 AM
Hmmm, I tend to agree with "yeah right" and the other posters above saying that this bike looks _nothing_ like the "FCM carbon" model on the BH website -- the FCM's tube junctures are far sharper, it looks almost like a welded aluminum frame!

Who is, after all, the world's largest "sourcer" of bike frames? The frame Heras is holding looks an _awful_ lot like an airbrushed and relabeled TCR. It also wouldn't surprise me if Giant (after they had "moved on" to Telekom), was involved in hooking the two up once Manolo managed to save his team. After all, Giant's European marketing guys were virtual members of the Once staff.

Yeah a lot of folks are doing carbon these days, but if this BH outfit is basically a Spanish cousin to Huffy, my bet is that they're going to be sourcing the technology, not starting from scratch.