I am a noobie just starting to get into cycling and I am saving for a new bike. I was given this bike and I have no idea what it is. I did some research couldnt find a thing. I believe it is from the 70's maybe 60's. The only label on it is Keno made in Japan and 10 speed. It seems to be in pretty good condition and is rideable (I think it has newer tires not the originals). Im not sure if I would be able to trade/sell this and get anything toward my new bike or maybe restore it, not sure. Any help or information concerning this bike would be a huge help. Thanks
Hum, looks like a rare brand, but that doesn't mean it is worth a lot.
It appears to have stamped dropouts and fairly cheap components.
I would say more likely mid to late 70s or maybe early 80s. Unless
you are in a really hot local bike market, I would say you are not going
to get rich on it. Boston you could get close to $100 but that is because
there is pretty strong demand for anything that works.
The components are early 1970s and typical of entry level bicycles. From the one photo, the rear dropouts appear to plugged and crimped into the chainstays. This construction was normally found on department and hardware store 10 speeds. There would be little of value here, to a knowledgeable cyclist.
I realize that this is a two year old thread, but I thought the information might help anyone else who stumbled into this.
Keno Bicycles were imported into the Philadelphia PA area by the department store magnet John Wanamaker for sales exclusively in his stores in 1969-1971. I purchased mine in April of 1969 for $90. It was a great bike. Heavy compared to the DX3000 I replaced it with, but I rode that bike everywhere for 16 years. I actually rode that bike from Stroudsburg PA (the mountains) to Philadelphia (150+ miles) in one day. I lived on that bike. I finally gave in to a friend that owned a bike shop and purchased the DX3000 I currently ride in July 1985.