Re: [CR]Ukraine / Kharkov / XB-3 components

(Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina)

Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2004 22:21:53 -0600
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]Ukraine / Kharkov / XB-3 components
References: <2006588.1102278015@[]>
In-Reply-To: <2006588.1102278015@[]>

Bike Works NYC wrote:
> I also found a couple Ukraine-made bikes here in New York City. These
> came from Recycle-A-Bicycle, which receives bikes through donation as a
> last refuge from becoming curbside trash.
> One is a XB3 "Ukraina" a 28"-wheel military-style roadster, shown here:
> Another is a UKTb Velo "Takion" a Columbus-tube road racing bicycle:

The "Ukrania" looks very much like what I saw when I was there in 1977. I didn't see anything as nice as the "Takion."


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA