Re: [CR] 1970 prices vs. 2009

(Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente)

Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 17:24:58 -0600
From: Tom Simmons <retropeugeot@verizon.net>
To: <biankita@comcast.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] 1970 prices vs. 2009


Greetings,

Although the Serotta CSI steel-lugged bike I bought a few years ago is

Cheers,

Tom Simmons Indiana, Pennsylvania USA

http://www.bike

Feb 12, 2009 03:57:49 AM,

biankita@comcast.net wrote:

I went to the multiply the 1970 p equivalent. I'm sorry but th In 1970 I took a summer job f year in high school. It took me for a job in NYC and I ended up Import company called C. Itoh. I did my friend in school who ende of a law firm a few blocks away. my co-workers in the mailroom - and a newly wed man who lived with I could afford to buy lunch every save a bunch of cash and buy a Peug variety of nice clothes that I purchase illegal smokeables. I was still living at but the newly wed guy lived with his wife in he didn't look like he was suffering much e

If I multiply 79.00 times 5,5 I get roughly $430 which nowada not earn you enough per week to live in any NYC apartment nor c afford a Miami apartment (the city I live in today). My gut tell that the multiplier doesn't quite work. The price of electronics a clothing has gone down relative to 1970, but the price of rent, and subsistance living has gone up. During the early 70's and even 80's I met many artists and bohemians who were able to live, eat in restaur workin time j Chinese mad practically or

As far as the price of high end bicycle short. When one purchased a PX-10 for Campy Colnago for $450 he was buying hou the deal. A super bike now is made with the proof of that is that so many of these which are identical, symetrical and perfec guestimating here but an old Colnago took hour hand shaping, brazing, clean up an assembly wh off the assembly line by the truckload every that a modern superbike represents many less h bike than even something as quickly made as the o day you were purchasing someone's skilled hand wo while now you're getting some computer driven machine

When one touches, sees or rides an old Italian bike heritage, the breeding, the extraordinary gift to society represents. When one does the same with a CF wonderbike the is not there ... neither is the romance nor the intrinsic v

Garth Libre in Miami Fl USA

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