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early titanium steelwell from mid 70s,(5 posts)

early titanium steelwell from mid 70s,jiggs
Jun 4, 2003 5:49 PM
a friend has the exact bike shown here, from about 1975. Trouble is he wants to update components but the dropouts are 120mm and the shifters are DT and he wants sti. Other than prying apart the chainstay, and bolting on some cable bosses, it seems not likely to happen. Does anyone have a guess how much it would be worth on ebay?

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British/Speedwell_home.htm

The bike has the large single ring, TA crank, 5 speed cassette w/suntour derailer. Shimano hubs, ambrasio rims, wienneman caliper brakes. It is in like new condition.
that should read speedwell titanium nmjiggs
Jun 4, 2003 7:48 PM
nm
re: early titanium steelwell from mid 70s,Walter
Jun 5, 2003 3:59 AM
Sheldon Brown's price guide site values a Campy equipped Teledyne Titan another early Ti bike at as much as $900. This price guide seems to be a bit high though and a good chunk of that value is for the Campy NR group.

Hope it helps a little bit.

http://sheldonbrown.com/vrbn-o-z.html#teledyne
would make a gorgeous fixieFrith
Jun 5, 2003 5:48 AM
Instead of trying to complicate things by forcing a modern build, simplify the drivetrain. That thing would be an absolutely great fixed gear. Strip it down throw some 70's era campy pista stuff on take some pictures and make everybody drool.
thanks for the replies, we are going to re-tension thejiggs
Jun 5, 2003 12:33 PM
spokes, clean up the drivetrain, put on a pair of tires and see how it rides. It really is a nice frame. Couldn't believe the care take to clean the welds and so on.
thanks again.