The little Kend.

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  1. Grant

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    I recently made a thread about this "Kend" road bike http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/what-are-kend-road-bikes.109965/.

    I asked the manager about the bike, but he just said that it was in the abandoned bikes section. Good luck finding it!
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    I kept looking and then I found it at the very back of the building.
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    It seems to have real Dia Compe aluminum brakes and not cheap steel ones like I said in the previous thread.
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    Here is the decal on the seat tube.
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    It has weird handlebars with Dia Compe safety levers. It has a cheap, goose neck stem.
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    Basic looking lugs.
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    The front end. I have never seen a reflector on the head tube like that. I see an O and not a D.
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    Shimano shifters. Probably Shimano derailleurs as well.
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    The head badge sticker. Wait! It says Keno and not Kend! It also says that it is made in Japan.
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    I googled Keno road bike and I found this bike and similar ones. The purple one has nicer components and a nicer frame than the other ones I found. Look at the brakes, cranks, and dropouts. They are cheaper than the purple one. Someone could have upgraded a cheaper bike like the red one, but the red bike has different dropouts than the purple one.
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    The red one has dropouts like this.
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    The purple one has nicer dropouts like this.
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    A friend of mine recently came across an old Keno banana seat bike. I will see if I can find pics.
     
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    Cool!
     
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    Here you go. Pretty sure he sold this one at a swap about a month ago.
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    I noticed that there is mounts for mountain bike style brakes where the posts have been cut off to put on some road center pulls. Was this a cheap heavy touring bike? I noticed that the only road style bikes with mounts like that are for heavy touring use. This is because if you are carrying a lot of stuff, you need stronger brakes to stop.
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    Here is what the original brakes would have looked like.?
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    There could also be a chance that someone welded those on after the bike was purchases and they painted the welds the same color as the rest of the bike.
     
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    I pulled it out of the farthest back abandoned bike rack and I noticed it did have dropouts like the yellow Huffy, where the dropouts slide into slots on the frame and the frame clamps down on them.
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    I noticed that it does have Weinmann brakes and levers and not Dia Compe. They look the same.

    I did put my name and phone number on it's tag, so if the police find out it is not stolen, and someone just abandoned it on the street, it will be mine.
     
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    I found a similar one, except this one does not have the reflectors. There are also no MTB brake mounts. It looks to have the same shifters. Different brakes.
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