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Not sure if this is of any use .
Price list for MKM international Cycles ltd for July 1976 .Gives prices for various for brazed on fittings.

ImageMKM international cycles ltd Price list from 1976 by rebalrid, on Flickr


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Thanks bagpuss.. all grist to the mill, and further confirmation of my assertion elsewhere that the price of a 531db frame was more or less at parity with the average weekly wage in the UK.


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9 squid for a Campag headset? What would that be roughly in today's money? And fitting and VAT was extra if I read it right!


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Very roughly, £62.50 for a frame- call it £63... at parity with contemporary average weekly wage. £9 goes into £63 seven times.

Average weekly wage is supposedly about £500 these days. Sevens into 500 goes over seventy times, so that'd be seventy-something quid.


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torqueless wrote:
Very roughly, £62.50 for a frame- call it £63... at parity with contemporary average weekly wage. £9 goes into £63 seven times.

Average weekly wage is supposedly about £500 these days. Sevens into 500 goes over seventy times, so that'd be seventy-something quid.


Campag was the gold standard in those days, prices to match then.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:07 am 
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Great thread!

I can only add that I have a 1977 Daniel Salmon with recessed allen fit brakes - Mafac centre pulls too! :facepalm:

(as bought)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:56 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Great thread!

I can only add that I have a 1977 Daniel Salmon with recessed allen fit brakes - Mafac centre pulls too! :facepalm:

(as bought)

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Is that a Milremo pump?! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:05 pm 
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Very likely, still here somewhere


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Yes I might have to change allen key brakes from '78 to '77.

This one is interesting- check out the rear mech cable route and front mech 'clamp'.
https://www.speedbicycles.ch/velo/406/v ... _1977.html


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Bikit consumables circa cover 1970'. Five pages of "Stuff" for you and your bike!

ImageBikit circa 1970s/80's by rebalrid, on Flickr

Tubs list "Condor Barum" 1975


Image"Sprints" Tubs list from 1975 by rebalrid, on Flickr


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