Friday, December 18, 2009

1993's prices...

Ever wonder what the stuff you collect now cost back in the day? It's not too terribly difficult to find vendor catalog scans with a Google search, but finding catalogs from bike stores is a little harder.

Fortunately for us, Harry is a pack rat like no other, and gave me a 16 year old Colorado Cyclist catalog. Here are a couple of scans - 2 pages of Merckx bikes, and their Campagnolo Record, Suntour Superbe Pro, Shimano Dura Ace and Mavic component pages. I think its safe to say that the lamentation of "if I knew then what I know now, I would have bought 100 Mavic headsets" is bunk; very few of the items sell now for as much as they sold for then.

Campagnolo Record, Chorus, Athena, Veloce and Mavic

Shimano Dura Ace, Ultegra, 105 and Suntour Superbe

Merckx MX Leader and Century

Corsa Extra and Corsa


VC Slim said...

Huh, $44.99 originally for a stell 8sp cassette. You can still get new 8sp Campy cassettes from however the prices has gone from $49.95 a year ago to now $82.50 :(

1993 was about the last year of the 73.5 seat tube angle on the 58cm Corsa Extra. 72.5 soon became the norm :(

Anonymous said...

Very interesting indeed. It appears that, since then, the groupset prices but above all the high-end frame prices have sky rocketed.
One more reason to be a retro grouch.

Anonymous said...

Am I reading this right- over $400.00 for the ST-7400? Damn, expensive!
Thanks for the info

Emerxil said...

After 1993 Corsa Extra was still available in both versions: "road racing" and "century".

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