That fork would probably be close, certainly a closer geometry match than
forks designed around short reach brakes. Somwhere out on the wilds of the
Internet an enthusiast has posted the Bicycle Guide retrospective article on
the Teledyne Titan, and that has frame geometry at least thoroughly enough
to list head tube angle and fork offset--which in medium sized bikes were
something like 75 degrees and 2 inches.
<email@example.com> Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 6:31 PM Subject: Teledyne forks; Was: [CR]Campagnolo SR headset Eng/Ital threading issues
> Does anyone have a Teledyne with the original fork that they could examine
> (perhaps measure) so that I can figure out the best course of action? If it
> came down to having a new fork made, should the original geometry (length,
> curvature, rake, etc.) of the Ti fork be copied in steel? I know that a few
> of you have Titans out there...any of you have the original fork? Dale,
> Jerry, Jeff, Rod...
> The Trek fork that I was going to use is currently fitted with Universal
> 77's which, I believe, are 57mm brakes.
> No one chimed in to say not to use the Italian threaded SR headset so I
> guess that'll work.
> Charlie Young
> Honeybrook, PA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "feldman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Charles T. Young" <youngc@NetReach.Net>; "Classic Rendezvous"
> Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 11:43 AM
> Subject: Re: [CR]Campagnolo SR headset Eng/Ital threading issues
> > The Vitus fork is shorter, so the front of the bike will drop down and
> > and seat tube angles will be steepened. IMHO, no currently manufactured
> > fork except for custom steel ones would be a good match for a Teledyne;
> > were designed around Campy/DA long reach (47-57mm) brakes. I'd look up
> > longest-tenured custom framebuilder in your 'hood for a well-designed fork
> > for that Titan.
> > David Feldman
> > Vancouver, WA
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Charles T. Young" <youngc@NetReach.Net>
> > To: "Classic Rendezvous" <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 8:17 AM
> > Subject: [CR]Campagnolo SR headset Eng/Ital threading issues
> > Cognoscenti:
> > I recall from past exchanges that it is acceptable to interchange English
> > and Italian threaded headsets as long as it is a one-time process rather
> > than back and forth. If it will work, I intend to use an Italian threaded
> > Campagolo SR headset on an English threaded steerer. Any preparations or
> > precautions of which I should be aware? I assume that the steerer will
> > realign the threads of the locknut and all will be well.
> > Transplant candidate is the Teledyne Titan stupidlight project frame.
> > of forks are either the ca. '78 531 Reynolds Trek replacement fork that I
> > purchased to replace my Viscount's death fork or a Vitus aluminum fork.
> > DOn't know when the Vitus forks first showed up (early 80's?) so the steel
> > fork will probably get the nod. Opinions?
> > Charlie Young
> > Honeybrook, PA