Fw: [CR]Re: Pic of the Day- Hirondelle advert 1952


Example: Framebuilding

From: "Aldo Ross" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Fw: [CR]Re: Pic of the Day- Hirondelle advert 1952
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 11:06:47 -0400


1 franc in 1950 money was worth about .02 Euros in 2001 money ( from http://www.histoire-genealogie.com/themes_detude/institutions/valeurs.htm).

The 4-speed racer w/tubulars (26,000) would have cost 520 Euros in 2001. The 8-speed racer w'tubulars (28,500) " " 570 Euros (2001).

4-speed sport w/clinchers (27,000) =540 Euros (2001). 8-speed sport w/clinchers (29,000)=580 Euros (2001).

So, how much is 1 Euros (2001) worth in USD (today)?

Aldo Ross Blue Ball, Ohio
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>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <themaaslands@comcast.net>
> To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 9:27 AM
> Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Pic of the Day- Hirondelle advert 1952
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> > Roy asked
> >
> > > Aldo's 'flash from the past' is an ad, anyone care to translate?
> > >
> > > "How much is that in real money?" ;^)
> >
> > Quick Translation:
> >
> > Racing model with tubulars
> >
> > Special brazed 55 cm racing frame, Special steel rims. 700C tubulars.
> Oil-bath, Small flange hubs that cannot become unadjusted. Wing nuts.
> Simplex derailleur, 4-cog freewheel. Racing chain. Lightened chainset with
> fine 3-arm cranks made out of treated steel. 2 Hirondelle caliper brakes,
> light-working and powerful. All brazed on attachments. Chromed parts.
> Pedals, brakes and screws and boltsare cadmium plated. Ivory, red, blue or
> green enamel on top of an antirust coat (buyer's choice). Racing 'extra'
> rivet leather saddle. 50 cm pump with direct hookup. Saddle bag with tools.
> Bell and reflector.
> >
> > Number 44, racing , 4 speed conforming to the description here above
> > Price 26,000 old francs delivered (100 old francs became 1 new franc in
> the late 50's or early 60's)
> >
> > Number 48, racing, 8 speed by double chainring and front derailleur.
> > Price 28,500 old francs delivered
> >
> >
> >
> > Sport models with extralight tires
> >
> > Special brazed 55 cm racing frame. Narrow chromed steel rims. Lightweight
> hand-made clincher tires, 700 x 30 C that imitate tubulars. Oil-bath, hubs
> that cannot become unadjusted. Wing nuts. Simplex derailleur, 4-cog
> freewheel. Racing chain. Lightened chainset with fine cranks made out of
> treated steel. 2 Hirondelle caliper brakes. Light metal mudguards. All
> brazed on attachments. Chromed parts. Pedals, brakes and screws and bolts
> are cadmium plated. Electric lighting. Ivory, red, blue or green enamel on
> top of an antirust coat (buyer's choice). Racing 'extra' rivet leather
> saddle. 50 cm pump with direct hookup. Saddle bag with tools. Bell and
> reflector.
> >
> > Number 54, racing , 4 speed conforming to the description here above
> > Price 27,000 old francs delivered (100 old francs became 1 new franc in
> the late 50's or early 60's)
> >
> > Number 58, racing, 8 speed by double chainring and front derailleur.
> > Price 29,000 old francs delivered
> >
> >
> > --
> > Steven Maasland
> > Moorestown, NJ
> >
> >
> > > >Advert for Hirondelle bicycles, a product of Manufrance. From "Le
> > > >Chasseur Francais" 1952.
> > > >
> > > >http://www.birfield.com/nuke/modules/gallery/album17/hirondelle52
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Roy "crass 'merican* lout" Drinkwater
> > > Lititz, PA
> > >
> > >
> > > * got a mention on http://www.drunkcyclist today under my nom de plume...