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

Updated 2.18.2019

Owner

Serial number

Estimated date of manufacture & details
John Reynolds

00005

 
Frank Birdsall

00007

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

Martin Craft

000046

2nd owner. Said to be 1973 by orig owner

Charlie Young

000047

 ?

James A. Ruggiero

 000087

?

James McCoy

000096

Bought new from Spence Wolfe
at Cupertino Bike Shop, 1974

Werner (Ernie) Leo

000107

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

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.

Was: Tim clepper

 00142

 

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

Rick  Larson

000150

1973, 2nd owner

Toby Biery

000152

orig. purchased in Boise, Idaho

Ed Grant 

000160

1974

David Irwin

000162

 

1973?

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

Joseph Pless

000171

?

Kevin Kruger

000186

Pictures

Bettina Rosa 

0000199

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

L. Cramer

000204

?

Bill Roberts

000218

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

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

Tom Eubanks

000233

Second owner, purchased in 1980.

Jerry Brown

000230

?

Charlie Petry

000247

?

Martin Craft 

000288

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

Gregory Oliver

000705

Purchased in San Diego 1973-74

John Bryce

002080

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

David Brill

000318

?

Robert & Linda Hudson

000347

?  Still has ti fork

Edward Kaserman

000362

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

Dale Brown

000369

?

Tom Grazier

000371

3rd owner (Was Grandfather's bike)

Bob Freeman

000379

Pictures

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.

"AP"

000388

?

Charlie Petry  

000389

1983 ? from Bicycle Center, Santa Cruz ,CA

Shawn Stratton

000390

?

Bill Lambart 

000404 

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

James Dyson

000413

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

Richard Schmidt 

000437

1973 original owner

Andy Brothers

000441

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

George Shaffer

 000479

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

Ray & Lynnann Shaffer

000486

?

Greg Parker

000569

1975?

Ginn Lee

 000644

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

Scott Zimmerman

000734

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

Randy Kiunke

000751

?

Charley Hooper

000752. 

?

Steve Neago

000778

?

Felix Chiu 

000779

Picture

Tres

000788

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

Rick Lege

000794

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

Jeff Archer

000796

?

Roy Cook

000811

21 in. frame, decals were Follis Titan, Shimano Dura Ace parts mostly, still riding today. Picture

Chris Wiscavage

000825

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

Chuck Peters

000829

 

Stefan Karsten 

000834

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

Herman Raasch

000839

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

Tres

000881

17 pounds with Weyless &
drillium French parts

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!

Ramon Neri

 000905

 

Purchased from original owner in 1977

Curt Rollar  

00908

 

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

Jeff Daw

000910

(Orig. owner)1974

James Schmidgall  

 000924

?

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)

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.

Fred Beavers

001034

1974?

Dave Gordon

001045

1974-75

Seth Bergman

001048

SF CA   1974?

Lisa James

001061

?

Joseph Newsome 

001072

18.8 lbs., full Campagnolo components 

John Jones

001085

60 cm  ?

Bob Fisher 

001123

 Acquired in 2000 from original owner

Roger Nichols

001134

1975?

 Rick Zehr

001148

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

Vince Litterini

001156

 

Kevin Tocke

001183

Labeled as "Follis Teledyne"

Bill Goodale 

001204

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

Joy Boone

001209

Houston Bicycle Museum

N.R. Morrison 

001219

New from Stuyvesant Bike shop in NYC. 1974-75

William LaBarre 

 001343

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

Eric Brill

001350

All drilled-out Campagnolo components

Karen Rawls

001387

?

Doug Washburn 

001411

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

Arthur Dewaine Briggs

001414

bought new mid 1970's

Dave Cook. 

001428

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

 Paul Odlyzko 

001430

1975-76?

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!"

Terry Bell

001477

Summer 1975

Steven Preston

001478

?

Douglas Carlson

001485

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

"Mac man" (?)

001507

?

On eBay July 2013

001511

?

Terrence King

001513

?

Bob Atkins

001525

?

Gary Meier

001596

?

Bob Freeman

001615

1973?  Pictures 

US Bicycle Hall Of Fame

001666

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

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"

Robert Perry

001672(?)

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

Sam DiBartolomeo

 001691

?

Robert Boobar

001698

Later production "Follis Titan" w/yellow decals

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.

Tim Talley

001704

?

Jeff Archer

001729

?

Neil Larson

001738

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

Lawrence Wilson

 001749

?

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

Daniel Pipes

001815

?

Chris Wiscavage

 001824

21" frame, painted blue

Bob Marinelli

001832

21" blue paint ? From Spence Wolf, Cupertino, CA

John McFadden

001839

?

Len Sheppard  

001861

 1976?

Francisco Paez 

001942

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

Chuck Gangahar

001967

 

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."

David Marshall

 002018

24” seat tube

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."

 John Bryce

 002080

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

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.

Christopher Cross

002115

?

Don Holley

002120

1975?

Matthew Rothenberger

002239

?

Ric Albertus 

002245

Full campy record with Modolo delta style brake.

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). 

Steven Clinkscales

002255

Guess-timated purchase circa 1975

Dan Ingalls 

002287

1975

Dave Dixon

002290

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

Fred Kozak

002292

?

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