Cool shop bike: Fred De Long’s Teledyne Titan

     This is a pretty interesting bike, in my opinion. The frame and fork were produced by Teledyne Linair Co. in Gardena CA. Fewer than 2000 Teledyne Titans were made from 1973-1976. These were among the first production titanium bikes made, along side Flema (Germany) and Speedwell (U.K.). These bikes really ushered in a new … Continue reading Cool shop bike: Fred De Long’s Teledyne Titan

Speedwell Titanium bicycle

 Speedwell(UK) built one of the first commercially available titanium bike framesets, along with the Teledyne Titan. Speedwell used a different blend of titanium than what is commonly used now on titanium bike frames, but back then they didn;t know any better. Luis Ocena infamously rode a Speedwell Titalite to a Tour de France victory over … Continue reading Speedwell Titanium bicycle

sold 54cm Teledyne Titan frameset

 Teledyne Titan.serial number #14XX, so dates around 1974-1975. 54cm center to center seattube56.5mm center to top of seat lug56cm center to center toptube120mm rear spacing. Minimal use and looks great. The decals are a little ragged, but are mostly complete. the seat tube decal is the worst.early Shimano Dura Ace headset.included 2 Shimano toptube brake … Continue reading sold 54cm Teledyne Titan frameset

Some bikes & frames that are for sale

I will soon do individual post for each of these items, this is a preview of some of the items we will be selling in the near future. If you are interested in something beforehand, just email me at bikevilleatgmaildotcom . Teledyne Titan(one of the first production titanium frames from 1970s)Raleigh Tourist1980s Kas Vitus bike(Sean Kelly … Continue reading Some bikes & frames that are for sale