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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 HereRoadrunner25
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
Hey Mark
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!!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
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...