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BH Vento (1985)

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958 High Tensile / 60cm / 1985


958 / generic

BH / Mavic MA / 700x25 Specialized Armadillo

BH / Mavic MA / 700x25 Specialized Armadillo


Selle Italia / BH steel

BH / generic

Triplex friction / Triplex C (C-Record copy) / Triplex Profesional

BH (Weinmann 570) / Weinmann aero

12 speed / 13-24 Suntour Perfect freewheel

Just cleaned and lubed it. Not really sure about the tape color yet. BH was never exported to the US until 2 years ago. Based upon the rear derailleur (intro'd in '85) is how I dated the bike. The Vento (Wind) was supposedly made from mid to late '80s but this was supposed to be the first model.
Rides the way a road bike should. Responsive, quick but predictable.

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Okay, here it is. Really a

Okay, here it is. Really a great looking bike that rides well too.. The 958 tubing is Spanish steel criteria and I haven't been able to figure out where it falls as far as HiTen goes. US steel starts at 1000 (1020 is popular for US tubing).

Yeah, I need to get some

Yeah, I need to get some better pics of it. I was just excited to get it up on the site. Very difficult to find these. I'll try for this weekend!
The components are really not too bad. Spain produced and still produces some nice bikes. The frame may be HiTen, but the components are mostly alloy. Mavic rims, alloy hubs, galvanized spokes for instance. Except for the front derailleur (and tires) it's all stock.

I'm guessing...

...a Triplex derailleur is three times as good as a Simplex, and way more complicated ;-)

Definitely, a full driveside view is needed, so we can see the geometry.

x3... you're right. They

x3... you're right. They were made in Spain and pretty decent Campy style knock-offs.

crazy, is that a stock

crazy, is that a stock 144bcd crankset? you wouldn't expect something that nice on a hi-ten frame

p.s. you should zoom out a bit and take a shot of the entire bike!

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