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Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed May 07, 2014 1:12 pm

There's quite a few on this forum, and not a lot of info about build dates etc. Might be worth sharing what you have/know.

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby HappyHumber » Wed May 07, 2014 1:33 pm

Mungs... with this sort of initiative... it's no wonder you get in trouble! ;)
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby geoff_tewierik » Wed May 07, 2014 1:44 pm

I own an 87-88 era Kenevans road bike (made by Mal Macpherson), serial 1406, with mainly Campagnolo Triomphe components which I am in the process of sourcing the missing Triomphe gear needed for a full fitout.

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See here for my ongoing thread.

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Postby QuangVuong » Sun May 11, 2014 10:25 pm

Here's my Kenevans Profile. Bought it as a frame and fork, so dunno what the original group was, which makes it a bit harder to date.
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The serial number reads 0834, both on the English BB shell and the fork steerer.
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Geoff's one above has serial number 1406, and he reckons its a 87-88 frame. Another member's is 1542 which was a 1990 purchase, April from his memory. So in the space of 2-3 years, 136 Kenevans frames were produced. So with my frame having 0834, I am assuming mine is about 4 years prior to Geoff's, making it a 1984 or at least a mid 80s frame. This is all assuming the serial numbers counted up by one for each frame produced. If other members can chime in with their serial numbers and frame ages, itll help to see if my theory is correct.
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sun May 11, 2014 11:08 pm

An early 80's Lo Pro Kenevans. I repainted it before any repro decals were available so I made my own:

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Postby 5antos » Tue May 27, 2014 1:40 pm

QuangVuong wrote: Geoff's one above has serial number 1406, and he reckons its a 87-88 frame. Another member's is 1542 which was a 1990 purchase, April from his memory. So in the space of 2-3 years, 136 Kenevans frames were produced. So with my frame having 0834, I am assuming mine is about 4 years prior to Geoff's, making it a 1984 or at least a mid 80s frame. This is all assuming the serial numbers counted up by one for each frame produced. If other members can chime in with their serial numbers and frame ages, itll help to see if my theory is correct.


Just to make it harder - stripping a Kenevans for painting atm. Checked the serial - 0064 repeated both on the BB and steerer. Same stamp / format as above. Story is it was built for the chap that I bought it from who did some very respectable racing way back when and was fairly sure of his details - '84ish and 753 build. For a Kenevans the 753 would make it no older than 1984/85 as I recall.

Cracker of a build but FWIW it doesn't have the 'K' pantos. Seller was sure of his details so.............
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Postby QuangVuong » Tue May 27, 2014 6:57 pm

84ish with such an early number. No that does put me off.

Someone was talking to me about my Kenevans, and he had a feel under the BB shell. Felt the two cutouts and said, it's definitely after 85, but by not much. At the time I didn't ask about what the cutouts meant. I've seen ones with no cut outs and others with one cutout. Anyone know what it's all about?

Another way to possibly date my one is through the dropouts. Seems like I have Campag 1060 Sport vertical dropouts. They weren't popular, and not too many bikes have it. What time did they come out?
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue May 27, 2014 10:05 pm

The 1060 serie corsa dropouts are in the Campagnolo number 15 catalog issued in 1967.
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby adam_b83 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:41 am

I had a 501 ken evans sport i sold, the serial was 0559 and i emailed ken evans and was told mid eighties.
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Postby cage » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:24 pm

Just pick this up today. It'd been advertised for a while & there was some interest but the seller wasn't interested in shipping so got it at a fair price.

Ken Evans Profile frame, Campag. groupset, Cinilli stem, Cinilli L.A.84 bars, Miche hubs at both ends, Mavic GP4 rims & a Cinilli BB with 0783 stamped on it.
Shimano dropouts & tagged with a Columbus Aelle seat tube decal but the forks have riffling so I guess there SLX.
Size is 54 c2c square. Weight 9.5kg as pictured with Look pedals.

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At few more pics here...
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Postby QuangVuong » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:36 pm

Fully chromed? Looks like a smaller version of my one. Since it's only a 54cm, there's not too much of a forward slope, and only very slightly lo pro looking. But still nice nonetheless.

I don't know how true this is, but the rifling in the steerer doesn't always necessarily mean it's SLX. All(?) Columbus steerers had rifling. This is what I was told after I thought it was only SLX which had it.
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby cage » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:15 pm

Just edited my post & added a couple more pics to Photobucket as it seems the forks may be SLX.
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby NASHIE » Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:10 pm

Picked up this Kenevans frame from a Perth bike swapmeet yesterday. Had a mashed BB shell so got it for $130. 55cm Columbus EL, frame and fork weighted 2.3kg. BB was a 20min job, raided the spare parts bin and the young fella has his first road bike. Making the most of teaching him old skool steel while he still listens to me :wink:
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:18 pm

What was wrong with the bb?
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby NASHIE » Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:32 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:What was wrong with the bb?

Sorry BB shell ok just a cup mashed inside. Looked like a new sealed type unit with all the teeth ripped off.

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby seddo » Wed May 27, 2015 11:10 am

Ken with Dura Ace 7700

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby HappyHumber » Wed May 27, 2015 11:28 am

oooh... last of the sexy Dura-Ace!
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby geoff_tewierik » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:38 am

Time for mine to get sold, I've reached s-1.

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby schuberj » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:11 am

Hey Munga, I was going to do something similar to this for the Evolution bikes, but as they are Ken Evans and Son it would probably be beneficial on this thread. I see a few out there but as you mentioned it does seem to be hard to get information on them.

Do you mind if Evolutions appear here too?

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby geoff_tewierik » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:06 pm

Nah stick them in here, it's all the same "family".

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby HappyHumber » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:57 pm

schuberj wrote:Do you mind if Evolutions appear here too?


I'd been wondering about the same thing myself, but been too disorganised/lazy to get some current pictures of mine up. The few other examples I've seen posted here and elsewhere over the last few years I seem to remember being only Aluminium frames. However my example is Columbus OS EL tubing, 'cept for the fork which is Ally.

I wouldn't be adverse to a seperate thread, but hey.. whatever the throng goes with.
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:50 pm

that's like putting a toyota lexcen in the commodore thread really.

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:32 pm

IMO that they can go together in the same thread :?
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:07 pm

the people have spoken. i just started this thread - i don't own it. :)
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