Bicycle & knife builder, painter
supreme & maker of dreams
La Mesa, California

 

Brian Baylis passed away
on Saturday, Feb 20, 2016
Obituary in
Bicycle Retailer
& Industry News

Click on images to see larger version     Updated 10.30.2017


NAHBS 2007 by Jessica Lifland

     Brian Baylis had seen many changes in the bicycle business. Despite fad after fad, he maintained a refined, traditional direction and his work has always represented the highest standard available. Brian began his frame building career with the startup of Masi USA in 1973.
     After Masi, he and partner Mike Howard operated Wizard bicycles for a few years. From that time Brian was on his own; building, painting and restoring special bicycles.

Masi "graduates" Brian & Mike Howard were partners in Wizard cycles.

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New York bike show
 circa  1979

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 New York Bike Show
in the early 80s

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In Brian's workshop

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Visit to Brian's workshop, Jan. 2000
Brian  was building a special track bike for himself. The Nervex Pro lugs had
extensions added and were  reshaped to an all-Baylis style.

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That frame as a completed bike

 
              

Baylis road frameset
circa year 2000
(click images for gallery of 9 pictures) 

Tom Sander's
jet black roadster
(click images for gallery of 4 pictures)

A very fascinating project,
 Brian's Masi track replica
Tom Rawson photos

    

Another replica,
 1971 style Colnago.
(click images for gallery of 13 pictures)

Visit to the Vintage Cycle Studio
 in Feb. 2005
(click image for gallery of 27 pictures) 

Road bike under construction.
(click images for gallery of 10 pictures)

Award winning Baylis,
owned by Wayne Bingham
(click images for gallery of 6 pictures)

Lou Deeter's Baylis frameset
(click images for gallery of 8 pictures)


Baylis #00052008
(click images for gallery of pics by Chris Wimp Studio, San Diego

   
               

A custom Baylis with "Curly Hellenic" stays
(refers to styles made famous by Hetchins bikes)

             

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