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My ХВЗ РЕКОРД Soviet TRACK-tor

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!

Frame:
ХВЗ рекорд

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Centaur

Pedals:
Shimano SPD 520

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
ХВЗ

Handlebars/Stem:
ХВЗ

Saddle/Seatpost:
ХВЗ

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Miche Pistard on Miche Primato hub. Continental CX Speed.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Miche Pistard on Miche Primato hub. Continental CX Speed

Added by sebpep. Last updated almost 4 years ago.

13 Comments

Frank23

Frank23 says:

Hy! Greetings from Estonia!
Did you just changed the oval axle to a square one in the BB? Btw, i'm the guy whi bought the other frame ;)

Posted almost 4 years ago

sebpep

sebpep says:

Hey Frank!

I'm sad you bought it : I originally wanted to buy both. haha
Anyway, I indeed simply changed the axle and kept the original bearings. Not the most orthodox manipulation but if it works, it ain't stupid. ;)

Posted almost 4 years ago

Frank23

Frank23 says:

Haha damn:D I thought about the same thing but still decided to re-thread to English one.

Posted almost 4 years ago

onefspeed

onefspeed says:

Cool look. :)
So what's the gear ratio now?

Posted over 4 years ago

sebpep

sebpep says:

42-19 (2.21)

I'd love to go a tiny bit lower, with a 39t crown, for instance...

Posted over 4 years ago

maxpayn

maxpayn says:

Хорош, только звездочку с системы лучше одну снять)

Posted over 4 years ago

sebpep

sebpep says:

English, prease ?

Posted over 4 years ago

maxpayn

maxpayn says:

Well done, just put the track chainset or replace chainring

Posted over 4 years ago

sebpep

sebpep says:

Read the description to know why I did that (ON PURPOSE). :)

Posted over 4 years ago

maxpayn

maxpayn says:

Oh, sorry, did not see)

Posted over 4 years ago

sebpep

sebpep says:

Hehe, no issue. ;-)
I'll still change the crankset someday, anyway...

Posted over 4 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

<3

Posted over 4 years ago

sebpep

sebpep says:

Thanks for the love. ;-)

Posted over 4 years ago