Monday, November 9, 2009, 8:09:53 PM, Bob Hillery wrote:
> Item # 180427955886
> interesting track bike (that's "record") made in USSR.
> seems my day for finding the odd ones.
In case anybody's wondering, the letters "XB3" on the headbadge mean "Kharkovsky Velosipedny Zavod" - Kharkov Bicycle Factory (Kharkov is a city in East Ukraine). All Soviet bikes of any merit were made there, I think. (I had one myself, a much worse/cheaper model than the one on eBay.)