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    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.
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    Nice! THIS one looks like a good fit!
    We still hang bike thieves in Wyoming [Pedal House]

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    That's a beaut!

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    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.
    -eric-

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

    agreed, and that stem...

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    Regarding the hubs. Hollister? How do you tell the difference between 1st and 2nd gen?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

    Want:
    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    Really fantastic bike!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    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
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    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.

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    I dig it LarryJo!
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    One of my favs here in a long time!

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