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    1987 Otis Guy

 Beautifully filleted frame and fork.  Appears to be the 81st Otis Guy built bike (serial number is 081 (serial) B (ballooner)  OG (Otis Guy).  Nice mix of Phil hubs and bottom bracket, American Classic skewers, SE front brake and road rear derailleur.  We decided that the bike looks like a watermelon with the green/melon fade with the white "rind" in between.  So far we have resisted the urge to paint seed on it.  This bike was originally sold to Sunshine Bikes in Fairfax, CA on 2/19/1988 and it sold for $645 (frame only). The original stem was 14cm long with a 30 degree rise so it was changed somewhere along the line

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1987 Otis


Frame Fillet-Brazed Cro-Moly
Fork Fillet Brazed Cro-Moly, Koski
Rear Shock NA
Rims Mavic MA-40, cut down by Keith Bontrager
Hubs Phil Woods
Spokes DT Stainless Steel 3 cross
Tires Specialized Hard Rock'R
Pedals Shimano Deore XT with half clips
Crank Shimano Deore XT M730 with Biopace II rings
Chain Shimano UG
Rear Cogs Shimano 600 freewheel 6 speed
Bottom Bracket Phil Woods
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT (white letter)
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Shifters Shimano Deore XT 6 speed thumb shifters
Handlebars Fisher Bulge
Stem Salsa roller stem
Headset Shimano Deore XT
Brake set Shimano Deore XT rear U brake, Pedersen SE front
Brake levers Dia Compe 183
Saddle Mundialita
Seat Post Suntour XC
Colors "Watermelon" fade
Size 23" c-t
Serial #   081 B     OG

 

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