Bicycle builder, knife maker, maker of dreams
La Mesa, California


Brian Baylis passed away
on Saturday, Feb 20, 2016

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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 subtly reshaped to give a French style flair but 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, a 1971 Colnago.
(click images for gallery of 13 pictures)

The Vintage Cycle Studio, 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. Photos 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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