Otis Guy Softride
Otis Guy is one of the pioneer mountain bikers in the bay area and also a very accomplished frame builder. He was a big advocate of the Softride design and did a lot of these Softride frames. This frame is beautifully fillet brazed. At some point the owner of this got a very expensive paint job by Brian Bayliss. Brian is arguably one of the best frame painters in the world. Usually Brian does classic restoration paint but obviously for the right price at some point someone talked him into doing this very loud flag paint job. The build on this bike is straight out of the “scary light” era of mountain bikes components in the mid 90’s. The Hershey parts on this are really light and really expensive. The front hub is called the Naked hub and one of those few items that defines this era.