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Old 11-22-07, 09:04 PM   #1
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Soviet Track Frame

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.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Track-frame-RECO...ayphotohosting

http://foto.mail.ru/mail/fausto_copp...ameREKORD57cm/
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Old 11-22-07, 09:58 PM   #2
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Record, eh?

Looks sweet!!
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Old 11-22-07, 10:04 PM   #3
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Where from the USSR are you from?

Cool frame. Love the paint job. If it is a USSR frame does that mean it was made by the state? I've seen pictures of like hundreds of all the same bike all lined up from the USSR.

Zdrasvotyet kak dela?

^^ My poor attempt at conversational russian. I lived with a russian gal for almost two years and the only russian I know is the kind of stuff you say in the bedroom...
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Old 11-22-07, 10:12 PM   #4
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get it!
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Old 11-22-07, 10:21 PM   #5
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i want to like these frames but everything i see from eastern europe seems to be pretty shoddy in terms of materials & workmanship
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Old 11-22-07, 10:27 PM   #6
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i was born in USSR too, tovarish.
Here is another XB3 bike, i love that head badge:

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Old 11-22-07, 10:35 PM   #7
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I don't know why but something about those bikes says heavy about them
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NitroPye:
I lived in Moscow until '93 when my parents took me to the states at the age of 11.
Vse horosho, spasibo.

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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.
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Old 11-22-07, 10:35 PM   #9
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I don't know why but something about those bikes says heavy about them
Well it's a 5 pound frame for one.
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Old 11-22-07, 11:31 PM   #10
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kind of sexy, especially if it included that headbadge.
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just a pic
A lot of soviet sexies on this site. click USSR





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DO NOT LIKE. (and im no hater.)
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Old 11-22-07, 11:48 PM   #13
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did the irish make track bikes?
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Youre so going to Siberia you pig!
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did the irish make track bikes?
yeah. they were called golf clubs.
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I'd keep looking if I were you.





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that looks worse than those Sparton things
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in soviet russia frame lugs you

or something
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Old 11-23-07, 12:45 AM   #19
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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......
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"Under repair was not." - Did yoda post that frame on ebay?
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"Under repair was not." - Did yoda post that frame on ebay?
No, someone who's not a native English speaker did.
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No, someone who's not a native English speaker did.
Yoda probably isn't a native English speaker so....

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Yoda isn't a native English speaker so....
english is called galactic basic or basic for short in star wars so...
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That bike just cemented my belief that Russian is the sweetest looking language spoken today.

PS those are some pretty out there bars on those two bikes up there. I've never seen that.
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Nothing fancy, completely utilitarian, I love the Soviet mindset!
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