Kharkov Special Order
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Category:  Bottom Brackets
Name:  Kharkov Special Order
Brand:  Kharkov
Primary Group:  Special Order
Years:  Early 1970's - Late 1990's
Country:  Ukraine
Weight:  262.5 grams (avg)
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Added By: Elektrod on 02/19/23
Updated By: Elektrod on 10/19/23
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Bearing Size/Count per side6mm / 12x12Spindle Markings
Fixed Cup Markings35 x p1Adjustable Cup Markings
Spindle StyleSquare Taper (ISO)Axle MaterialCr-Mo
Available ThreadingsFrench: 35mm x 1mmLength(s)103mm, 108mm, 111mm, 113mm, 114mm, 115mm, 116mm
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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 bb have clockwise thread on both sides as in the ITA standart.
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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
264 GramsActualWithout bearing and screws Elektrod
261 GramsActualWithout screws, 116mm Elektrod
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