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80s Soviet track bike

Probably an old Soviet "Sport" frame, shoddily "restored" to look like a Takhion. Whatever. Cheap Columbus(?) tubing; frame is heavy but it rides like an absolute dream. Built up with all modern parts, this bike is my daily rider and gets the majority of my city miles.

Frame:
Soviet

Fork/Headset:
Wound Up (40 rake, carbon steerer)/Miche/FSA expander plug

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sram Omnium/GXP

Pedals:
Primo/Hold Fast

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
47-17/All-City polished/Sugino Zen/Izumi Eco

Derailleurs/Shifters:
N/A

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto RB021 with Newbaum's/ICON 1" threadless

Saddle/Seatpost:
Unicanitor/UNO (25.8?!)

Brakes:
N/A

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rolf Prima VIGOR /25c Gatorskin

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rolf Prima VIGOR FX/28c Gatorskin

Accessories:
KCNC chainring bolts, disturbingly bright commuter lights.

Added by saackcityllc. Last updated almost 5 years ago.

As of about 6 years ago, saackcityllc has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

11 Comments

naukograd

naukograd says:

shit... my eyes... it' s a bullshit

Posted over 4 years ago

Tony

Tony says:

sweet build

Posted about 6 years ago

HNFXD

HNFXD says:

love the frame....would look even better with some shamals on it

Posted about 6 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

I would be very nervous about commuting and riding on any other terrain but a velodrome with those wheels. And even then, my beast legs (read: fat ass) would just absolutely crush them.

Posted over 6 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

I'm not sure they'd build a frame this nice with straight gauge tubing. That'd be kind of ridiculous.

Posted over 6 years ago

saackcityllc

saackcityllc says:

Haha. I'm not sure you understand the Soviet Union very well. In addition, this frame isn't all that "nice"; up close, the lugwork is really pretty extraordinarily sloppy.

Posted over 6 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

I'm still not convinced it's as bad as you say it is. And I'm pretty sure it's Columbus SL or SP tubing... since for a while Columbus was using the same decal for certain tubesets.

Posted over 6 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Well, yours has the label it does because it's a re-paint. "Renforzati" means it's been re-stored. That's the label that's applied for restorations. In these cases, the tubing type is left off, because the type is unknown. I have a re-stored Colnago Super with the same type of label, but it's definitely SL. Check for rifling characteristics if you haven't done so already. Yours could be anything from EL to Aelle, maybe even Tretubi, which would mean different tubing types between down and seat/top tubes.

Posted over 6 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Dammit, I think I removed my original comment below.

Posted over 6 years ago

playdirty

playdirty says:

what about headset and bb threads? were those common ita/bsa? soviet tracks are famous with fancy threading, and with 25.8 seatpost diameter it's probably made of Ukrainian locally-made tubing. It was straight gauge with various sizes like 25.8, 26.2 or 26.8

Posted about 6 years ago

saackcityllc

saackcityllc says:

Headset and BB were english standard.

Posted about 6 years ago