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1984 U.S.S.R. XB3 Track

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XB3 (Харьков Велосипед Завод) Спорт (Sport) Track (Kharkov, Ukraine) Frame #434/ 58cm / 1984

34cm Nitto B123 NJS steel (*narrow!*) / ITM 90mm (sanded to approx 22mm quill)

Original / Funky Soviet threading

Mavic Open Pro / Formula 32h high flange / Wolber SL19 700x19

Mavic Open Pro / Formula 32h high flange / Wolber SL19 700x19

Vintage 165mm Nervar France Pista 50t / Shimano UN54 68x120 (asymmetric)

Fi'zi:k Arione CX (custom color-matched) / 25mm Kalloy aluminum

MKS Sylvan Lites / Lapize clips / Christophe leather straps / KMC INOX chain 1/8"

Bikesmith's 17t cog/lockring

Here's the second Eastern European in the family =) This frame has the unusual combination of Спорт (Sport) paint/decals with Peкopд (Rekord) lugs. (Possibly a factory-repaired frame that got on the wrong paint line!?)

Interesting fact: "For those that are not Cyrillicly-inclined, the head badge reads 'XB3,' however, the '3' is not a number; it is a Cyrillic letter that is equivalent to the Roman letter 'Z.' Thus, the XB3 stands for 'Харьков Велосипед Завод' which transliterates to 'Kharkov Velocipyed Zavod' and translates to 'Kharkov Bicycle Plant.'"

Special thanks to Alex (Hrrundel), Ben at Velomine, and Taylor & Cathy at Perry Rubber Bike Shop in Savannah, GA.

People who friended this bike mr.2ter, Tracker, mihaicara, deiseldog706, cannonhugodale, Hrrundel, Vagrant, trc, campystamp, mafffoster, moik, vanillasoap, kubaskoczek, fanaberja, toasted9, MC3, m.sobie, mserinkaya, per.k, Drt Pshrmn,


Nice and clean!

Wow Another XB3

in your stable. Congrats!

nice to see it

all built up!

wow. and in surprisingly

wow. and in surprisingly nice condition for an old soviet frame. can wait to see it built with era-correct/traditional components!


I humbly suggest to change the title from „спорм“ to „спорт“. Those that are -exactly like me- not cyrillicly inclined, might get irritated. Apparently, people from beyond the Ural Mountains (Ура́льские го́ры) write something that resembles an „m“, only when using italic script.

BTW, did I mention that this "imperialistic" saddle has to go :D

Haha....fair enough about

Haha....fair enough about the saddle =)

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