1985? Otis Guy

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  • 07-16-2014
    LARRYJO
    1985? Otis Guy
    So some of you have seen this on Facebook but figured I would post here as well.
    As far as I can tell, thanks Eric, this is a 1985 Otis Guy. The paint is so thick on the BB that I cannot make out the SN but have emailed Mr. Guy to ask if he can shed some light.
    Except for the rear tire(it now has a matching Spec GC on it) the bike seem to be 100% original.
    2nd Gen Phil Hubs(thanks Hollister)
    Phil BB
    Shimano 600 RD
    Deerhead FD and Shifters
    Suntour Levers-Mismatched
    Magura grips?
    Specialized bar
    I have been looking for a mid 80's fillet bike, mostly after a Ritchey, but the ones that I have come across have always felt or been too small.
    This Otis Guy seems to fit perfectly.
    I am having to replace the front bearings on the hub as they are worn out and will have to replace the front brake cable but that is it. After that I will leave it the way it is and ride it.
    IMG_3954 by lawrencejobe, on Flickr
    IMG_3956 by lawrencejobe, on FlickrIMG_3955 by lawrencejobe, on Flickr
    IMG_3959 by lawrencejobe, on Flickr
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    IMG_3957 by lawrencejobe, on Flickr
    IMG_3960 by lawrencejobe, on Flickr
  • 07-16-2014
    iamkeith
    Nice! THIS one looks like a good fit!
  • 07-16-2014
    Linoleum
    That's a beaut!
  • 07-16-2014
    Rumpfy
    Based on the stem and cable stops, older than mine. I hope you can make out the serial number!

    Mine is:
    056 R
    O.G.

    First Flight's is:
    081 B
    O.G.
  • 07-16-2014
    lewisfoto
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Linoleum View Post
    That's a beaut!


    agreed, and that stem...
  • 07-16-2014
    jeff
    Regarding the hubs. Hollister? How do you tell the difference between 1st and 2nd gen?
  • 07-16-2014
    yo-Nate-y
    Really fantastic bike!
  • 07-16-2014
    hollister
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Regarding the hubs. Hollister? How do you tell the difference between 1st and 2nd gen?

    Bearings.

    It's pedantic, but any 3 piece shells after '73 are 2nd gen
  • 07-16-2014
    LARRYJO
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Bearings.

    It's pedantic, but any 3 piece shells after '73 are 2nd gen

    Anyone that can use "pedantic" in a sentence is all right with me. Nice job.:)
  • 07-16-2014
    tductape
    I dig it LarryJo!
  • 07-16-2014
    shawnw
    One of my favs here in a long time!