Kenevans Appreciation Society

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:34 pm

Oh you started one, Mungs? I better go find it now....
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:55 pm

Kym: edited original post for clarity

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby schuberj » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:49 pm

Getting the ball started with an Evo.

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The thing I really like about this bike is that it was obviously built on a strict budget but the money was always spent on the most important components, with some older and cheaper components being used in less critical places. I got this for free and have built it up for a friend with such additions as the shifters (originally downtube SIS) which I bought in pieces an rebuilt myself as a first go at rebuilding old STI shifters. I can highly recommend NOT doing this, it is much easier to have pulled them apart yourself!

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby seddo » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:45 pm

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Ken Evans Professional - repainted in Subaru white, 11 speed Athena polished and panto and leather bartape - dream to ride - more pics on FB neo-retro group

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby NASHIE » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:26 pm

seddo wrote:Image
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Ken Evans Professional - repainted in Subaru white, 11 speed Athena polished and panto and leather bartape - dream to ride - more pics on FB neo-retro group

cheers
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Really nice....like the paint, looks like it has a pearl through it.

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby seddo » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:54 am

Yep it has - I think its the standard white Subaru use on the Forester
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby adam_b83 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:53 am

I finally found a ken evans track frame in my size. very happy.
there is a faint serial number 1943 or 1948 on the champion bb, I sent an email to ken evans and was told it would be a late 70's frame that has been repainted in the early 90's.
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby dubrat » Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:04 pm

Very Nice

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Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:44 am

Agreed
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby adam_b83 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:11 am

finished it off with some spares laying around, superbe pro cranks and 48 chainring, nitto rb021 and some random track wheels.
48 x 19 should be good as a summer commuter.
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby JohnDoonar » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:42 pm

Hi. I have a 51cm road Kenevans serial # 0678. I bought it 2nd hand. I believe it to be early 80s but any info on build dates would be appreciated .. Not sure how to post pics yet

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby hitchhiker » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:13 pm

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby nigel1963 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:00 pm

My Columbus Max "Sugoi". I've heard that originally it had a Campag group set. It has been my commuter for a couple of years, the only upgrades being the seat and wheels.
I am about to strip it with a view to getting the top tube replaced (it has many rust holes in the bottom), and repainted.

I'd be interested in hearing what other paint schemes have been seen on Sugoi's, as I'm not that keen on re-painting in pearlescent black.

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby cage » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:20 pm

Finally finished my Ken a couple of weeks ago. Modern built using Athena groupset.

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby b3ans12345 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:42 pm

Hello there,

I was wondering if anyone would have any information on this Kenevans frame I am in the middle of restoring. Mainly if other frames like this have been produced, if it was actually built by Mr. Evans and what year it would be from.

Columbus Air with 700/700 wheels leads me to believe it would be from the early '80s, but the decals and lack of serial number or any distinguishing features are throwing me off. Anyway to the photos:

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And some during the restoration for good measure:

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Thanks in advance!

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby P!N20 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:23 pm

^ Jeebus!

Doesn't look like anything Ken would do. Perkins did some crazy gusset frames and Hopkins I think.

Mad frame though!

Love the provision for a rear brake.

Also, that aero tubed stuff was popular in the early 80's, led by Dura-Ace AX which I assume is the seat post.

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby find_bruce » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:46 pm

Welcome to the forums b3ans12345 - great first post. I thought I had seen that frame before & its yours Kenevans - Australian gussets

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby piledhigher » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:12 pm

nigel1963 wrote:My Columbus Max "Sugoi". I've heard that originally it had a Campag group set. It has been my commuter for a couple of years, the only upgrades being the seat and wheels.
I am about to strip it with a view to getting the top tube replaced (it has many rust holes in the bottom), and repainted.

I'd be interested in hearing what other paint schemes have been seen on Sugoi's, as I'm not that keen on re-painting in pearlescent black.


Interesting, I've got a Sugoi track bike, always thought it was nice but never connected that name with Ken Evans..

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:19 pm

Most Kenevans frames built by both Ken and Mal McPherson had a 4 digit serial stamped into the BB shell with the matching serial stamped into the steerer. Yours doesn't have that, nor any pantographing, which makes it a bit harder.

Going off the drilling in the BB shell, it is something that Geoff Scott did, although I've never seen anyone do the drilling in the fork blades like that. Nor have I seen massive gussets like that on any of Geoff's frames. Do you have a picture of the tips? I want to see how they were finished.

In terms of an approximate age, Columbus Air was a tubeset that was around for a very short time. So you can safely assume that it's from the 80s.
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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby familyguy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:41 am

Just picked up a Kenevans frame that was stickered as a Blackman. Has Kenevans stamped dropouts and tips, and the squarer style K panto fork crown. Went back through the site here and found some examples, which I had incorrectly called Kotter. Matching 1239 serial number. Helical butting on steerer tube (Columbus type, not Tange), seems to take a 26.8 post.

Pics here: https://goo.gl/photos/AV3D1zsxVCXN27C27

Anyone know the holder of the Ken Evans build history who could check the serial number records?

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby P!N20 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:12 am

familyguy wrote:Anyone know the holder of the Ken Evans build history who could check the serial number records?


A guy who goes by the name Ken Evans.

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby familyguy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:14 am

Well yeah...but website doesn't come up so contact info unknown 8)

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby familyguy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:33 am

OK, so that didn't work last night on my mobile device...sheesh...

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Re: Kenevans Appreciation Society

Postby drubie » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:38 am

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It's little and has a few bits of rust on it, lovely frame made from Columbus Genius with internal cabling (frame is like a 52cm or 54cm can't remember), 27.2 seatpost. Make me an offer :-)
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