This may be a brand new track frame by Ken Evans, don of Australian frame building, yet I can’t help visualizing it after 15 or 20 seasons of racing at the local velodrome: nicely weathered, bearing a few nicks and scrapes from weekly exchanges with the boards, but still standing proud and ready to ride.
Ken was a pro racer on the Victorian circuit during the 60s and 70s, turning his hand to building frames in 1976 after learning the craft from another local legend, George McDonald. The Kenevans marque bore numerous racers to victory, eventually earning the right to bear the World Champ’s stripes.
On the first weekend in December this year, in Melbourne, the doors will open on the first Australian Custom Bicycle Show, with Kenevans as one of the exhibitors. Ken is building frames again, such as the classic track frame featured here, photographed by Andy ‘FYXO‘ White.
It’ll be a proud moment for Ken, being part of a celebration of the industry he has played a major role in for over 35 years. See more detail photos on Andy’s flickr stream.