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Is it just me, or does anyone else get that 1929 feeling....(8 posts)
|Is it just me, or does anyone else get that 1929 feeling....||bicyclerepairman|
Aug 24, 2003 11:36 PM
|when they see $4,000 price tags on bicycles?|
|re: Is it just me, or does anyone else get that 1929 feeling....||geeker|
Aug 25, 2003 4:41 AM
|That's a leisure-time purchase out of disposable income, not that important in the economic scheme of things. But you *could* look at housing prices, say eg the price of apartments in Manhattan, NYC. I read a couple of months ago that, in the latest 3-month period, the average sale price in completed apt sales was over $800,000 for the first time (and well over, too).|
|There IS a Non-cycling Forum Here||Roadrunner25|
Aug 25, 2003 4:56 AM
|Use it for this type of swill.|
|Not at all.||MB1|
Aug 25, 2003 4:58 AM
|I am always amazed at how good a bicycle you can buy for your money. Even $300 bikes are equipped so much better than they were 30 years ago when I started working in bike shops.
The equipment on $600 bikes is better than anything you could buy at any price 20 years ago.
$4000 bikes have always been a tiny part of the bike market. More to dream about than to ride. That so many people can afford $4000 bikes (or even $10,000 bikes) shows how well things are going.
|Hey Mark George Yates said to say Hello.......||abicirider|
Aug 25, 2003 7:16 AM
Talking to georgie this weekend talking about old times he said make sure I tell you and miss M hey , he is doinf good he is a personal trainer he is still in San Clemente.
Hope your healing fast and get back on the road soon.
Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!
|No argument with any of your points....||bicyclerepairman|
Aug 25, 2003 3:09 PM
|I live in the San Francisco bay area, and there are 3 (maybe more) 'boutique' type shops where the low end they sell varies between $1,300 to $1,800. The sport has always supported pro shops in more urban areas...these very exclusive shops seem to be a fairly new phenomena.|
|Bicycles cost $4000 in 1929? That was a lot back then! (nm)||terry b|
Aug 25, 2003 5:25 AM
|It's just you...||MXL02|
Aug 25, 2003 5:44 AM
|it's not about the bike...|| |