I lived in Kharkov until I was 14. I proudly rode model Shkol'nik from age 8 to 11, then a blue 10-speed from age 11 to 14. Don't remember the name or model number of the 10-speed. There was a track in Kharkov at Dynamo sports complex, where I liked to stop and watch racing when I was on the way home track or volleyball practice.
Vlad Luskin Oakland, CA
________________________________ From: Joe Bunik <email@example.com> To: Dmitry Yaitskov <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Bob Hillery <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Mon, November 9, 2009 8:18:42 PM Subject: Re: [CR] 70s CCCP Pekopd !
Hello? Hello, Dmitry? :-)
Another recent sighting of an XB3 / KVZ recently, here:
=- Joe Bunik Walnut Creek, CA
On 11/9/09, Dmitry Yaitskov <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Cool :)
> 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
> Dmitry Yaitskov,
> Toronto, Canada.