9 Replies to “You don’t know how lucky you are, boy!”

  1. Рекорд = Record, XB3 is Ukrainian not Russian. I read a pretty informative thread on Fixed Gear London about these bikes at some point. There are also a bunch of XB3’s on PedalRoom, one is nearly identical to this very bike.

  2. I owned one. Khirkov, and they produced the bicycles for the Soviet team.

    Great geometry, but terrible craftsmanship. Bad brazing. Mine was from 1989, so, not a happy time in the USSR. It finally died last summer … loud ping ping ping noises coming from the tubes, I think there was a crack.

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