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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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    Record, eh?

    Looks sweet!!

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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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    get it!

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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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    i was born in USSR too, tovarish.
    Here is another XB3 bike, i love that head badge:


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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.

    dewthedew:
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
    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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    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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    did the irish make track bikes?

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    Youre so going to Siberia you pig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dewthedew View Post
    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
    not a 2ksuck'r

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by trace215 View Post
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    No, someone who's not a native English speaker did.
    Yoda probably isn't a native English speaker so....
    Last edited by deathhare; 11-23-07 at 01:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    Yoda isn't a native English speaker so....
    english is called galactic basic or basic for short in star wars so...
    not a 2ksuck'r

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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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    You stop and go in your bag about 40-50+ times per day riding across the city over an 8 hour period?

    Are you a drug dealer?

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    Nothing fancy, completely utilitarian, I love the Soviet mindset!

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