Sorry for the slow week, I think it was the Transit of Venus that got me all jacked up.
Here is Phil H’s OTSG First Saint Tropez La Sport.
I could go for a day or two in the French Riviera right about now, but I guess Phil sweet ride is as close as we’ll get right now.
I picked up this OTS (‘T’ as in 12-speed!) bike a couple of weekends ago as a project and also because I didn’t see a Saint Tropez in the OTSG listings. I don’t know much about the brand, except that it appears to be a level up from department store stuff in that it was purchased ~25 years ago from a still highly regarded LBS. But other than that, it has all the ear marks a good ol’ bike boom baby.
It was in rough shape when I got it off CL for $25, but after a new saddle, tires, tubes, brake pads, padded saddle, and handlebar tape, along with a lot of steel wool on the rims, derailleurs, and brake levers, and a good dose of elbow grease throughout, we have a serviceable, if not heavy (“Aerolite tubing??”), bike that is ready to ride again!
Enjoy, and thanks again to everyone here for the inspiration.