This is kind of dear to my heart, because I was born in the USSR, so I figured this thing is strange enough to show off here. 1978 Soviet track frame, looks to be in pretty decent shape, though maybe with a missing head badge. Never seen anything quite like it.
I lived in Moscow until '93 when my parents took me to the states at the age of 11.
Vse horosho, spasibo.
I would, but both of them are too big for me. National pride doesn't extend to ill-fitting bikes Otherwise the frames look like they're in good shape for being 30 years old, and i dig the head tube lugwork, so I might've picked one up for novelty's value. I know that a lot of Soviet consumer goods from that era are totally indestructable, so that's a plus.
Iro Rob Roy, Colnago Competition, LHT, Kona Sutra flat bar, Torelli cyclocross, Vanco Cyclocross Fixed Gear Conversion
Not surprisingly the Soviet track team mostly used frames from Western Europe. Rossin was a favorite, a buddy of picked up a De Rossa that was a Soviet team bike, and I managed to find a retired Colnago.
The frame in the OP was made in Ukraine, and in general thought of to be a total POS. My local wrench is a former Soviet track team mechanic, and when I asked him about frames from the Kharkov factory all he had to say was that they often left a little trail of parts behind them......