nothings changed just date

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by wanger, Nov 25, 2008.

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  1. wanger

    wanger Guest

    nothings changed just date now 2008:euro:

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  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member


    I wonder what that $199.95 would translate to in today's dollars.

    Unless that was the early 30s (looks like it might be 1940s or even 50s), the conversion wouldn't be too bad.
  3. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    One thing that's changed is the 5 year warranty.

    Says no belt or chain, probably friction drive. Hmmmm, I'd love to see drive and mount set-up.
  4. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    If we use 1955, that bike would cost about $1600 today - and the engine kit would be about $1050.
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    shhhhhh....duuuude, don't give 'em any ideas!!!

    :smilielol5: <-------- my new favorite smiley!!
  6. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Great find wanger. That must have been a bike for the rich.
    I hope you dont mind....I increased the size and contrast for easier
    reading and view of the set up. Thanks for a look into history.

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  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    interesting old motor bike there

    thinking that there must be an old Commando laying around somewhere

    that was a lot of money back then -- company might not have been around long

    so as to ride that Commando motor bike THING
  8. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member


    Notice in the ad that it offers an "easy payment" plan!

    If any MB kit manufacturer wanted to raise their prices to 1955 levels, they would quickly find out where the commando motor bike company went!
  9. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Looks like the dollar to dollar conversion is a bit worse than I might have thought. Oh well.....doesn't matter a whole lot. But it is one more indication of just how good we've had it during, say , my adulthood; lot's of things are simply dirt cheap.

    Notice the guy in the advert. Anyone who rides a motor assisted bicycle in office clothes is looking to lose his job.
  10. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    If it has a 5 year warranty it may well have been worth the price tag. Most motorcycles don't come with a warranty that long unless you pay extra for it.
    Cool stuff though.
  11. levsmith

    levsmith Member

    but im sure they were made alot better then. probably alot better quality. dont know though. good find and interesting