Here’s an OTS that should put a bump in your Hump Day. This is a Panasonic Sport 500 sent in by firsttime submitter ‘DearSirColon’. Surprisingly, this is not the first odd toptubed OTS we’ve ever hosted here. Check out Julie S’s Brugelmann with a similar geometry.
Hello fellow biking enthusiasts and bike nerds of all types and genders. I found this beauty at a local garage sale a year ago…darn it, the last thing I was looking for was another bike–but that odd frame just glowed in the Phoenix sun as I was driving by. The woman that seemed to be in charge at the neighborhood sale spoke scarcely a lick of English, and I’m only part-time Spanish speaking myself. Lo and behold she was asking more for a Magna mountain bike with useless full suspension but nice decals–than the Panasonic. Long story short, I purchased this bike for twenty clams….muchas gracias mujer.” Neglected it was, but with a little blood,sweat and tears–mixed with elbow grease…it cleaned up nicely. I added age appropriate components whenever necessary….viola, here it is. ” I’m a sprocket man”