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In 1909 Cosme, Domingo and Juan Beistegui Albistegui created BH (Beistegui Hermanos) as a weapons manufacturer in Eibar, Spain, adding bicycles in 1923.
In the early 1990s BH purchased Peugeot and co-owned Bianchi and Gitane.
Team BH have won the Vuelta a España five times.
Today, BH manufactures 200,000 bicycles a year.1)
BH continues today.
“Weapons and bicycle manufacture.”
1990 Catalog aria-eibar
1983 Running Bull
Named after the famous test of bravado in nearby Pamplona. Boldness would be required to ride this bike down a steep hill.
1983 Running Bull sanfermin
1984 Running Bull
From BH's 1984 catalog. No change except for a better chainring and ? derailleur. In fact, next year's 1985 catalog shows no improvement as they continue to market this as a mountain bike in a year where over 2,500,000 real mountain bikes would be sold world wide, but apparently not in Spain. See 1985 catalog.
1984 Running Bull BH
1985 Running Bull
The date is a conjecture based upon the insistence that the Spanish Triplex rear derailleur is original (1985). 3),
Maillard 14-32 rear freewheel, BH brakes, toothpaste welds and an optional lever activated dynamo-bell. That's not a dynamo on the front wheel, but a cable actuated bell. Details at: sanfermin
1985 Running Bull mtbproto.es
1987 Force 12
The date is just a guess. Bullmoose handlebars, which weren't spec'd in 1988. 12 speeds. BH brakes. Unknown everything else.
1987 Force 12 milanuncios
1989 Supra Campagnolo Rally
Campagnolo Rally Racing (1987-9), including Campy Euclid “monoplanar ubrakes” (1989). Lugged frame with Columbus tubing.
1989 Supra flickr
1990 Supra XC Comp
Now sporting SunTour XC Comp derailleurs (1990+), hubs, crankset, pedals, brakes, the whole group.
1990 Supra XC Comp bicinova2
1991 Supra Litage Sakae
Glued Al frame by Sakae Ringyo of Japan, internal cabling, SunTour XC. Snowflake lacing pattern is a decorative customer enhancement. No European components at all.
1991 Supra Litage Sakae mountainbike.es