$170 in 1981 would be $490 today.that was a lot.any idea of todays price though!!
Wrong...totally disagree with you on the assessed increase in value. By 1989 there were still $159 Shimano Tourney road bikes with chrome plated steel wheels. Panasonic Sport 500, Centurion Signet and many others everyone had one If that was a market today there would still be road bikes under 200. It just not a part of the market in IBD bikes maybe mass merchant.
That market today has gone to upright bar 700c wheel bikes and even Schwinn has a model at $220. Bikes have always been a bargain even considering inflation over decades. Where else can you buy something with nearly 2000 individual parts for ~$200.
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