In October 2014, I went to visit a friend in Estonia. While I was in Tallinn, I met some fixed gear riders. One of them was selling that ХВЗ рекорд frame and parts. I had been in love with these rad bikes from ex-ussr for years so I acquired it without hesitation, in plan of building a track tank that could face mud, dead leaves and snow. Unfortunately, a few days later, I broke my hand and I've been off the bike for the whole winter without having the chance to give it a build. This year, I didn't lose the occasion and built it. Good thing I had bought all the original parts together with the frame: nothing fits our modern/international standards. I just managed to squeeze a new pair of Miche Pista wheels by passing the dropouts spacing from 105mm to 120mm, and replaced the original cottered BB spindle with a square tapered one so I could mount another crankset. I opted for that Campagnolo Centaur 1990's crank to give that monster a yet weirder look. I also chose to keep both chainrings in order to easily change ratio according to what I want to do (cx for fun or grasstrack for speed?). Except that, everything is 100% fully original, up to the bar tape and shattered plastic saddle!
Shimano SPD 520
Miche Pistard on Miche Primato hub. Continental CX Speed.
Miche Pistard on Miche Primato hub. Continental CX Speed
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