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.
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......