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    1987 Otis Guy

    We've picked up a new "shop boy" and sent him out with the camera to take pictures of a few of the bikes. These will be bikes that we have had for awhile so yo may have seen them before but the pictures are bigger and better now. All of this is an effort to upgrade the www.mombat.org site so check it out and ley us know what you think.







    This one is known around the shop as the watermelon bike. More details @ http://mombat.org/1987_Otis_Guy.htm

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    I am loving the new pics!

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    armor all on the tires? neat frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    armor all on the tires? neat frame.
    Need something to preserve the old tires, these were really dry. It soaks in and becomes much less noticeable in a couple of days but we took pictures right after cleaning these so it shows up more.

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    I bet wES is excited about the 'shop boy'.


    Gotta love those Otis'.
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    That bike is super rare too as one of only 10 non-softbeam Otis Guy frames.

    When I was in Fairfax I saw someone, maybe Frank Berto, riding an Otis Guy tandem with Speedmasters and a Type II. Very nice bike.

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    I wouldn't mind having a second Otis w/ Type II and RC's.
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    Lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    When I was in Fairfax I saw someone, maybe Frank Berto, riding an Otis Guy tandem with Speedmasters and a Type II. Very nice bike.
    Probably Owen Mullholland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    Probably Owen Mullholland.
    Yes - that is right. I knew Berto didn't sound quite right but that it was one of those magazine guys. In fact I saw him the day I headed out the Black Mountain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Yes - that is right. I knew Berto didn't sound quite right but that it was one of those magazine guys. In fact I saw him the day I headed out the Black Mountain!
    Owen rode his pretty Otis tandem down Repack on the event's 30th anniversary a couple years ago.


    Only 10 non-softride frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Only 10 non-softride frames?
    Based on anecdotal evidence

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Based on anecdotal evidence
    I know Don had a nice red/black Otis hard tail at Cackalacky last year. Ours has a serial number in the 80's and I don't think the beam was out by then? Maybe Don will chime in with his serial number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight
    I know Don had a nice red/black Otis hard tail at Cackalacky last year. Ours has a serial number in the 80's and I don't think the beam was out by then? Maybe Don will chime in with his serial number.

    I had a nice one too with a Koski fork and roller cams front and rear. So that's 30% of hem right there.

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    If I could go back in time I'd like to lay a beatdown on the guy that convinced Otis that the beam was a good idea. Heck, probably easier to do it now since whoever it was is older!

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    Mine is serial number 058B

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    Our serial number is 81 and the bike is from 1987. Beam bikes didn't come out until the early 1990's so I would have to guess that there were at least 100 rigid bikes?

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    Rumpfy's is 036F followed by "OO" 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datawhacker
    Mine is serial number 058B

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    that looks really good.
    btw i saw the HTails he still builds(on his website); RShox, steel.. beautifull stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight
    Our serial number is 81 and the bike is from 1987. Beam bikes didn't come out until the early 1990's so I would have to guess that there were at least 100 rigid bikes?
    I was kidding about 10 since you seem to see so many of the softbeams and not nearly enough of the old hardtails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    Rumpfy's is 036F followed by "OO" 1983.

    You think 83 and not 84/85?

    I'd like to hear Otis talk about his early work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    You think 83 and not 84/85?

    I'd like to hear Otis talk about his early work.
    I thought I recalled you saying it was '83. Dunno, 220, 221...

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    btw i saw the HTails he still builds(on his website); RShox, steel.. beautifull stuff.

    Otis Guy's a pretty cool dude

    I bet he'd build whatever you wanted if you called him. Rigid etc....

    I talked to him a while back about a tandem. I just can't find any more room for it.

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    Couple of shots of Otis at the 2007 Cackalacky Cup (I can guarantee that is faster than I've moved the Mountain Goat!)








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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight
    Couple of shots of Otis at the 2007 Cackalacky Cup (I can guarantee that is faster than I've moved the Mountain Goat!)








    otis seems FIT!

    the other 3 otoh....
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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