Well after a two year wait I finally have my hands on a bike I purchased off of ebay. The story is long, boring and had me doubting I would ever see the bike. After a series of events that I will not go into here. The bike luckily wound up in the hands of Brian Baylis. I say luckily as it was never intended to be restored by Brian because that was not part of the deal I purchased the bike under.
Brian did me and others a real favor in taking this project on. He did not benefit from this near as I can tell. He only accepted my headache and made it good. So good in fact that it is one of the best bikes I now own. When he asked how I would have liked it done, I just said I wanted the Champaign color scheme. What I received was just this side of perfect. All attention to detail was paid and nothing scrimped on. I have to say that Brian restored this bike as if I had purchased the service from him. The bike has a twin plate fork crown and the interesting oval cut outs in the rear dropouts. He offset those items with yellow detail and as I said it looks fantastic. Once I get some time, I will have to take some photos to show you all. If any of you folks are thinking of getting a bike done by Brian then don't hesitate. You will not be disappointed. I am not, after all is said and done; Brian made my two year wait worth it.
Now I have to get on the ball with another restoration I have out there. This one is my bad. I have been less than attentive to this as I have a bunch of stuff going on in my life right now but soon I will awaken again to get this next project off the ground.