Thanks for that Steve. Having bought the Teledyne recently as I mentioned, this is very interesting. I'm surprised that the production run was only 3 years, and I would have thought a lot more than 2000 were made. Also, I knew about Speedwell, but I never heard of the German-made Flema titanium bikes. Anyone know anything about them? This also makes me miss the old Bicycle Guide, which in the course of only a year or two, was acquired, changed to the Bicyclist, and totally destroyed. Now the good monthly bike magasines all come from UK.
BTW thanks to Dave Feldman for trading me a suitable original DuraAce HS for the equally cool but too new 600EX HS that came on my Teledyne. I'm now seeking period-correct short cage Cyclone rear derailleur and clampon shifters. I have a VG long cage Cyclone if anyone wants to trade. Also hoping that one of the CR members who think they have the oversize cable clips somewhere in the basement eventually come across them.
Steve Kurt wrote:
> Hi gang,
> I'm a little late on this, but a few weeks back there
> was some interest in the Teledyne Titan (sparked by
> Jerry Moos, I believe). For those still interested,
> I've posted an article by Bicycle Guide on my
> photopoint page:
> The article covers (quickly) the genesis of the frame
> and the business issues and personalities related to
> it. Not the tale of woe and intrigue that is the
> Medici history, but definitely of interest.
> Steve Kurt