There has been a lot of talk about the outrageous cost of all these new bikes that add nothing to the technology or experience of cycling. I used a web based calculator to estimate what $430 for a complete Campy Colnago bought in 1975 would cost in 2009. Accounting for inflation and other factors they calculate the 2009 equivalent would be$4,093. I you sop wisely you can get pretty close to top of the line (off topic) CF (sorry Dale) in that price range.
Edward Albert, about to go out in spring like weather on his 1990 KOF steel Tommasini Diamonte with clip on fenders in, Chappaqua, New York, U.S.A.
On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 7:10 AM, Angel Garcia <email@example.com> wrote:
> Velo-Sport Cyclery of Berkeley, CA, had these prices for a Colnago Super in
> f/f $175
> f/f with hs and bb $ 210 (ad doesn't specify maker of hs and bb)
> complete road Campagnolo equipped $430
> mail orders: $5 packing
> Angel Garcia
> Long Valley, NJ
> By way of comparison :
> Colnago Master X-light 2008 : $2000
> With Campy Super-Record-11 : $5800 : 17.68 lbs
> Deflated to 1974 prices : $1358 : 21.00 lbs ?
> What did a Colnago Super with full Super-Record grouppo cost
> back in 1974/75 ?? I think part of the reason for the CR list
> is that bicycle prices for today have spiraled out of control.
> What do you think ?
> - Don Gillies
> San Diego, CA, USA