Kharkov Special Order
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Category:  Headsets
Name:  Kharkov Special Order
Brand:  Kharkov
Primary Group:  Special Order
Years:  Early 1970's - Late 1990's
Country:  Ukraine
Weight:  117 grams (avg)
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Added By: Elektrod on 02/19/23
Updated By: Elektrod on 10/19/23
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Body MaterialAluminumUpper Bearing Size25 x 4mm
Lower Bearing Size25 x 4mmCrown Race SizeJIS (27.0mm)
Upper Cup MarkingsLower Cup Markings
Available Threading Austrian (26mm x 1mm)Stack Height 
General Information
Groupset special order was made by order of sports schools, and therefore received such a name. Its components differ from conventional ones in higher quality and lower weight. Balls were placed in bearings without a cage. This hadset has a specific fitting size - 30,6mm therefore it is suitable only for special order frameset
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Special OrderKharkovView 2 Components
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"...This company was in the city of Kharkov, which is nowadays in Ukraine. It was called XB3, Cyrillic for KhVZ, Kharkivsky Velosipedny Zavod, Kharkiv Bicycle Factory. XB3 did produce several qualities and "brands". For the regular or entry level racers, there were "Record" bikes, while the most exclusive products for the world class riders were the well known "Takhion. XB3 bikes can be placed in this sequence: Rekord, Sprint/Meteor, Sport, Kvant, Takhion, Moskva 80...." from
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WeightSourceNotesAdded By
110 GramsActualWithout bearing Elektrod
124 GramsActual Elektrod
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