TELEDYNE TITAN
Registry
Bicycle frame serial number
(Note; all seem to be "model A3U1R. )
Placed in ascending serial number order (All preceded by "TL" = Teledyne Linair).

Updated 11.27.2022

  Owner

Serial number

Estimated date of manufacture & details
1   00001 "001 was given to the late Harley Damon, then Linair company President and likely remains with his son." Craig Nicol
2

Jeff Meyers

00002 Was John Nicol's (Vice-President of Linair and the Titan patents are in his name.) given/sold to him by Linair, Then owned by Fred DeLong, then sold by Via Bike Shop in Philadelphia to current owner. Originally equipped with 1st gen Dura Ace
3 Craig Nicol 00003 "I purchased 003 in unbuilt condition from Linair when the program closed and then I subsequently built it using Campy parts. Both of these are pre-production bikes and both are grey-tiodized. Both have ground-smooth tube welds, which was our practice in pre-production."
4 John Reynolds

00005

With North Hollywood Wheelman/Teledyne jersey!
Pictures
5 Frank Birdsall

00007

Bought new in 1975 at Turin Cycle on Clark St., Chicago IL
6 Anthony Lier

000016

3rd owner, purchased Sept. 1976 from the 2nd owner Bill Jewell who purchased in early 1976 from the original owner Bill Barnett who purchased it new in 1974.  The bike is 57 cm (23.5”) frame, Campagnolo Nuovo Record components with Phil Wood hubs and pedals. Picture
7 Mike Kajak

000023

Picture of frame # under bbkt
8

Martin Craft

000046

2nd owner. Said to be 1973 by orig owner

9

Charlie Young

000047

 ?

10 Edward A. Lewis

000052

 
11

James A. Ruggiero

 000087

?

12

James McCoy

000096

Bought new from Spence Wolfe
at Cupertino Bike Shop, 1974

13

Werner (Ernie) Leo

000107

Bought on 3.21.1973 from Hazards Bike Shop, Santa Barbara Ca.

14

David Balkin

000137

Originally acquired the frame in 1974 from Barry Harvey, its designer. Had hired Barry to announce the Tour of Coconut Grove Criterium, FL, for which I was the race director.

15

Mark Winkelman

 00142

23" / 58cm.  Full Campagnolo Nuovo Record.  Excellent original condition.  Picture with #791
16

Michael Hillgen-Santa

000143

1973/1974 with Campagnolo NR brakes, gears, hubs and end shifters. Cinelli bar & bars, Phil Wood pedals w/Christophe Special clips, Zeus cranks, Rigida rims.

17

Rick  Larson

000150

1973, 2nd owner

18

Toby Biery

000152

orig. purchased in Boise, Idaho

19

Ed Grant 

000160

1974

20

David Irwin

000162

1973?

21

Ron Skarin  

SCARIN2

Track bike, built specifically for Ron. Was stolen from his car after a race at the Encino Velodrome in 1976. It recently surfaced on Craig's list, complete with a sticker with Ron's name on the top tube from the 1972 Olympic Team.  Pictures

22

Joseph Pless

000171

?

23 Peter Gilbert 000178  1973-1974. Frame weight 1333 grams - Fork 535 grams (fork #000535)
24

Kevin Kruger

000186

Pictures

25

Bettina Rosa 

0000199

My father bought it in Frankfurt, Germany in the early 1970s

26

L. Cramer

000204

Picture

27

Bill Roberts

000218

? Acquired from my dad, George Roberts, executive at Teledyne during the production period.

28

Tres

000232

Just under 15 pounds (with all 1976
vintage Campy SR Ti parts, Regina
titanium chain & FW, Hi-E 200g rims,
CLB Al cables, first edition Teledyne decal set, etc.). Pictures

29

Tom Eubanks

000233

Second owner, purchased in 1980.

30

Jerry Brown

000230

?

31

Charlie Petry

000247

?

32 Dean Parks

000263

 Bought used in 2017 ... components were 1st generation Dura Ace.  Picture
33

Martin Craft 

000288

NOS, 1974, 54cm frame and fork, never assembled, in perfect condition. purchased from a shop in Belgium.

34 John Johnson

000296

Bought new in 1973 from Mike Kolin's Cycling Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Campagnolo Super Record components, w/lighter Weinmann brakes and Hi-E hubs. Around 18 lbs
35

Paul Studtmann

000318

"Follis Titan" Bought new by David Brill in 1973.  Pictures

36

Robert & Linda Hudson

000347

?  Still has ti fork

37 Dan Estrada 000358  with Campy Nuovo Record build
38

Edward Kaserman

000362

Full Campagnolo. Father-in-law bought new in 1974

39

Bruce VanRemortel

000369

Full 1st gen Dura Ace Pictures

40

Tom Grazier

000371

3rd owner (was grandfather's bike.)

41

Bob Freeman

000379

Pictures

42

Daniel Pipes

000384

This bike weighs 15 lb. 15 oz w/water
bottle, Hi E hubs and skewers, Regina
Ti chain & FW, Campy SR Crank, Ti bb.

43 Jim Merz 000387 54CM  titanium bbt spindle with ti mounting bolts, the Teledyne seat bolt.   Rear derailleur & seat post  are 1st gen Campag SR, is a 2 bolt first generation version, pedals are ti  spindle SR,  Wheels w 36 hole Fiamme Ergal tubulars, FMB silk tubular tires. 5 sp Regina Oro fw and chain.   Cinelli Unica Nito saddle. Early version Cinelli 1R, stem with SL TTT  bars. Binda Extra toe straps w Christophe toe clips. Pictures
44

"AP"

000388

?

45

Charlie Petry  

000389

1983 ? from Bicycle Center, Santa Cruz ,CA

46

Shawn Stratton

000390

?

47

Bill Lambart 

000404 

"...saw the frame at the New York Coliseum International Bike show in 1973 and bought it."

48

James Dyson

000413

 Purchased new in 1973 from Turin Bicycle Co-op, Chicago

49 Jose Andres Cossio Alvarez

000421

In Colombia, South America
50

Richard Schmidt 

000437

1973 original owner

51

Andy Brothers

000441

Purchased new from George Rennie bicycle shop, Rochester, NY in 1974.

52

George Shaffer

 000479

Purchased new from Georgetown
Cycle Sport, Washington DC around early 1975.

53

Ray & Lynnann Shaffer

000486

?

54 Tom Houck

000490

"Follis Titan bike with fully Campy Record equipment.... My father owned a bicycle shop in Pasadena for over 40 years. We used to race around the Rose Bowl weekly and a lot of Mexico races in the 1980s."  Picture
55 Peter Truitt

 000511

"...bought this from Bob Dahse (sp?) in about 1976.... I still use the original fork despite the fact that it has a reputation for breakage."
56

Greg Parker

000569

1975?

57

Ginn Lee

 000644

Purchased new March 8, 1975 from
George Rennie Bike Shop, Rochester, NY.

58

Gregory Oliver

000705

Purchased in San Diego 1973-74

59

Scott Zimmerman

000734

3rd owner.  My dad purchased the bike
used in the early 1980s in Spokane, WA.

60

Randy Kiunke

000751

?

61

Charley Hooper

000752. 

?

62

Steve Neago

000778

?

63

Felix Chiu 

000779

Picture

64

Tres

000788

With orig. fork, a weekly TT rider @ 21 pounds

65 Mark Winkelman

000791

 61.5 cm frame. Picture with #142
66

Rick Lege

000794

24". Bought new at Kettering Bike
Shop, Ohio, August 27, 1974 for $392.00

67

Jeff Archer

000796

?

68

Roy Cook

000811

"...decals were Follis Titan, Shimano Dura Ace parts mostly, still riding today." Picture

69

Chris Wiscavage

000825

23" frame "I have a local welder fix the cracks that appear"

70

Chuck Peters

000829

 

71

Stefan Karsten 

000834

" ...found  the frame as NOS... in Belgium" Pictures

72 Tom Jordan

000837

60 cm (ctc seat tube) w/Suntour Superbe, Suntour & Sugino parts.
73

Herman Raasch

000839

"Bought  from Kettering Bike shop in 1976... Cost $392.  Fork cracked but
the frame is still OK after 50,000 miles!"

74 Grant Turner 000845 Equipped with 1983 Shimano Dura Ace AX group
75

Tres

000881

17 pounds with Weyless &
drillium French parts

76

George Ramseur Jr.

000888

24” frameset, purchased used from Gus Betat & Son, Inc., New Orleans on 8.20.1977. Have original receipt for $185.50 incl. tax.  Bike was immersed in Katrina.  Frame is perfect  but needs new parts!

77

Ramon Neri

 000905

 

Purchased from original owner in 1977

78

Curt Rollar  

00908

 

24", anodizing removed. Bought used Sept. 1978 from owners widow

79

Jeff Daw

000910

(Orig. owner)1974

80

James Schmidgall  

 000924

?

81 Cary Lewis

000925

But fork is #000989
82 Tom Flaherty

000936

3rd owner.
83 Doug Washburn 000938 $350 from Bike World in Charlotte, NC,
on 14 Feb 75.  Developed small crack
in the seat post binder bolt weld (see 001410 below)
84 Mark Metcalfe 000963 Original owner, purchased in 1974 for $400 from George Rennie Bike Shop, Rochester, NY.
85 Kenyon Cooke 000996 Purchased by owner's late uncle, Bruce Cooke, from Spence Wolfe at Cupertino Bike Shop, May 1975, with triple TA cranks, Phil Wood bb, pedals & hubs; various Campy parts; Super Champion rims, MAFAC brakes.
86 Fred Beavers 001034 1974?
87 Dave Gordon 001045 1974-75
88 Seth Bergman 001048 SF CA   1974?
89 Ty Simpson 001061 Model "A3UIR"  from Lisa James in 2003.
90 Joseph Newsome

001072

18.8 lbs., full Campagnolo components
91 Todd Collart  

001078

Orig. owner, purchased from Hazards bike shop in Santa Barbara 1974. Campy Record components, 24.25” seat tube
92 Robert Stanley

001083

"Bought in the autumn of 1974 in State College, PA where I was an undergrad at PSU."
93

John Jones

001085

60 cm  ?

94 Hank Zentner 001122 Purchased from Village Cycles in North Hollywood, CA, in 1975. Equipped with various Campy & Shimano components
95

Ed Rogers

001123

 

96

Roger Nichols

001134

1975?

97

 Rick Zehr

001148

"...no cracks in 10K miles."

98

Vince Litterini

001156

 ?

99

Kevin Tocke

001183

Labeled as "Follis Teledyne"

100

Bill Goodale 

001204

All original frame and fork. "Every time I ride it anyone who recognizes the frame asks if it ever cracked..."

101

Joy Boone

001209

Houston Bicycle Museum

102 Zach Bordeau 001216 21" frame with full Campagnolo, from his Grandfather-in-law
103

N.R. Morrison 

001219

New from Stuyvesant Bike shop in NYC. 1974-75

104 Bill Smith

001340

?

105

William LaBarre 

 001343

21" bought new from Action Sports, Beaverton Oregon 1974 - 1975 "It's still a dream to ride on."

106

Eric Brill

001350

All drilled-out Campagnolo components

107

Karen Rawls

001387

?

108

Doug Washburn 

001411

Warranty replacement by The Spoke, Boulder, CO on 18 Jun 76
(Still ridden daily) 

109

Arthur Dewaine Briggs

001414

bought new mid 1970's

110 Dave Cook. 

001428

original owner, bought from Spence and Lillian Wolf at the Cupertino Bike Shop.
111

 Paul Odlyzko 

001430

1975-76?

112

Scott Clark

001431

"Purchased new from Saling's Schwinn Cyclery 8/14/75 for $295 plus tax. Raced it for 2 or 3 yrs. No cracks!"

113

Terry Bell

001477

Summer 1975

114

Steven Preston

001478

?

115

Douglas Carlson

001485

 Unknown manuf date. Has a decal "Zak's Bike World" California. Ridden on numerous R.USA events in recent years.

116 Robert Coletti 001490
24” Purchased new from the Cupertino Bike Shop. Original owner from 1975
117

"Mac man" (?)

001507

?

118

On eBay July 2013

001511

?

119

Terrence King

001513

?

120

Bob Atkins

001525

?

121

Gary Meier

001596

?

122 Jens Oberst

001614

56.5 cm, never mounted, never ridden

123

Bob Freeman

001615

1973?  Pictures

124

US Bicycle Hall Of Fame

001666

Ron Skarin's bike with which he won the 1974 Tour of Somerville

125

Heather Bliss

001670

"Painted blue. From the Cupertino Bike Shop in 1976.  My mother, Bonnie Bliss, rode it in the Bikecentennial Trans-America tour in 1976.  I used to ride it on various century tours in the 1980's"

126

Robert Perry

001672(?)

"I bought new George’s Bike Shop, Boise Idaho, circa 1973"

127 Don Estrada 001674 Found new in box, it has the original dura ace top tube brake housing clamps in an unopened plastic bag. Has the original Teledyne Linair box as well.
128

Sam DiBartolomeo

 001691

?

129

Robert Boobar

001698

Later production "Follis Titan" w/yellow decals

130 Vern Ajimine  001700  
131

Jeff Reed

001702

Original owner. purchased 1974-1975. Baby blue. Used for racing amateur races in and around Indianapolis in the mid to late 1970s.

132

Tim Talley

001704

?

133

Jeff Archer

001729

?

134

Neil Larson

001738

Recently discovered NOS, Neil is the first real owner...

135

Lawrence Wilson

 001749

?

136

Benjamin Kurke

001776

 21" One of the 10 special painted bikes for corporate executive gifts. From owner's brother's bicycle shop Ten Speed Center, Gainesville, FL

137

Daniel Pipes

001815

?

138

Chris Wiscavage

 001824

21" frame, painted blue

139

Bob Marinelli

001832

21" blue paint
From Spence Wolf, Cupertino, CA

140 Sara Lindell

001834

?

141

John McFadden

001839

?

142

Len Sheppard  

001861

 1976?

143 Andy Antipas 

001878

17.5 pounds. Using mostly original components + wheels with Weyless hubs, Fiamme Ergal rims, double butted spokes and Veloflex tubulars.
144

Francisco Paez 

001942

Orig owner, purchased Sept 1975 from Teledyne Linair Engineering in California.

145

Chuck Gangahar

001967

 ?

146 Bryan Cooke 2004  
147

Frank Nel

002006

Bought circa 1976
"...sponsored by Teledyne, through some aerospace companies in South Africa....won the SA 40km Trails ... raced (in Canada  Montreal) in 1977   ... in Holland in 1981/82..."
"FYI, the frame actually cost Teledyne $525 to manufacture it back in the day, and they typically sold it for $500."

148

David Marshall

 002018

24” seat tube

149

Bill Melis

002056

 "...bought it in the late 70's from a guy who bought out the remaining frames from Teledyne and sold them to individuals.  I was racing for the Montrose Cycling Club."

150

 John Bryce

 002080

22 inch.  Bought in 1987 from original owner, with original and spare fork.

151

Robert Grant

002082

 May, 1976 w/original fork and Teledyne Titan bbracket axle. Frame down tube has a crack around the swaged shift lever area that was repaired by Aerojet using the argon gas environment method.

152

Dan Estrada

002110 Has the reinforced head tube/down tube internal sleeves that were added with these later Titans. Dura ace first generation black build.
153

Christopher Cross

002115

?

154

Don Holley

002120

1975?

155  Han Andersson 002149 Found in trash in Louisiana in 2002
156

Matthew Rothenberger

002239

?

157

Ric Albertus 

002245

Full campy record with Modolo delta style brake.

158

Leo Pilachowski

 002246.

24” (61cm)  Orig. owner, bought late 1975. Has the “extra” welding beads on the front fork dropouts. (to lessen vibration that could lead to fatigue cracks). 

159

Steven Clinkscales

002255

Guess-timated purchase circa 1975

160

Dan Ingalls 

002287

1975

161

Dave Dixon

002290

53 cm, sold in the 1970s by Ted Ernst Bicycles.

162

Fred Kozak

002292

?

163 Scott Clark

184316 (?)

"Purchased new from Saling's Schwinn Cyclery 8/14/75 for $295 plus tax. Raced it for 2 or 3 yrs. No cracks!"
 

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