Re: [CR] Teledyne Titan queries

Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 19:51:10 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR] Teledyne Titan queries
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Never say never. There was a batch of factory Teledynes painted a baby blue.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ

----- Original Message -----
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2006 7:38 pm
Subject: Re: [CR] Teledyne Titan queries

> Titans weren't painted, and nothing else on the planet looks like

\r?\n> one, so there is about zero possibility that someone could intend

\r?\n> to mislead anyone by purchasing some reproduction Titan decals. If

\r?\n> someone makes some, and then sells some of them, identifying them

\r?\n> clearly as reproduction decals, what's wrong with that? I don't get

\r?\n> it....While we're on the subject, what about reproduction or

\r?\n> replacement decals for fully chromed bikes? I can't get Pogliaghi

\r?\n> decals for my chrome 1960s Pog because some guy won't sell them

\r?\n> without a paintjob....???

\r?\n> Greg "huh?" Parker

\r?\n> Ann Arbor, Michigan

\r?\n> Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 15:53:22 -0500

\r?\n> From:

\r?\n> To:,

\r?\n> Subject: Re: [CR]Teledyne Titan queries


\r?\n> << Does anyone know if Teledyne Titan frame stickers have been

\r?\n> reproduced?>>


\r?\n> Scott:

\r?\n> Yes, those have been very nicely reproduced by a specialist bike

\r?\n> decal

\r?\n> screen printer.. They however must be obtained from a professional

\r?\n> painter because the maker will not sell to the public. I would

\r?\n> suggest

\r?\n> going to Ed Litton & get him to obtain those for you. Shouldn't be

\r?\n> much

\r?\n> more than $50 for the set.



\r?\n> Dale Brown

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\r?\n> -----Original Message-----

\r?\n> From: Scott Minneman <>

\r?\n> To: 'CR' <>

\r?\n> Sent: Sun, 8 Jan 2006 11:39:28 -0800

\r?\n> Subject: [CR]Teledyne Titan queries


\r?\n> Does anyone know if Teledyne Titan frame stickers have been

\r?\n> reproduced? I've poked around at the likely sites, and haven't

\r?\n> found them yet.

\r?\n> Probably time to just start phoning around, but I'd love to be

\r?\n> pointed somewhere

\r?\n> likely (or definite) to start with. I'm pretty sure that they were

\r?\n> vinyl to begin with, so they could be done fairly easily by

\r?\n> somebody with the

\r?\n> patterns.


\r?\n> I have serial number 2062, a 24" cracks or repairs (but a

\r?\n> mysterious small dent/tear in the seat tube, about midway

\r?\n> down...clearlyfrom trauma, not fatigue).


\r?\n> If I can't find replacement badges, I'll probably just run it as a

\r?\n> bareframe, as a fixed looks incredible set up that way,

\r?\n> and there

\r?\n> are a couple of gearing options that work out really nicely

\r?\n> (vertical

\r?\n> drops, so one has to use Fix-Me-Up to identify workable

\r?\n> combinations for the

\r?\n> length of the stays (48-19 is about right for San Francisco)).


\r?\n> Finally, as a complete long shot...does anybody know of an original

\r?\n> fork for a 24" Teledyne gathering dust anywhere? I know they had

\r?\n> problems, but I thought I'd ask if there was a take-off gathering

\r?\n> dust anywhere...maybe

\r?\n> from a discarded frame that developed all of the other cracks these

\r?\n> frames

\r?\n> were famous for.


\r?\n> Cheers,


\r?\n> Scott Minneman

\r?\n> San Francisco, CA