Teledyne Titan

Gardena, California

Produced from 1973 – 1976, one of the first production titanium bikes (along with Flema from Germany and Speedwell of the UK.) Barry Harvey, British/Canadian track cycling star and entrepreneur first designed a titanium bicycle while working with Harvey Aluminum in California. This first frame was made in 1971 by Albert Eisentraut. In 1972, Barry and Tom Kelsey started the Titan Cycles company which then attracted Teledyne Linair as an investor.

Original patent (Courtesy Craig Nicol)

Updated 11.27.2022

Teledyne frameset

pictures courtesy Terry Zmrhal

John Reynolds bike with frame set #00005

Tres' #000232

Just under 15 pounds (with all 1976 vintage Campy SR Ti parts, Regina titanium c hain & FW, Hi-E 200g rims, CLB Al cables, first edition Teledyne decal set, etc.).

Teledyne #000387

refurbished/restored by Jim Merz

Formerly on display at First Flight Bicycle Shop, Statesville, NC

Felix Chiu's #000779

Stefan Karsten's #000834

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

Bob Freeman's "dialed in" Titan #001615

Bill Robert's second generation Titan

Ron Scarin's 1975 track bike

Marked "SCARIN2", stolen in 1976 at the Encino Velodrome.