Make & Model: Puch Princess mixte
Role/Main Use: London Town Bike
Owned since: May 2010
Number of Rebuilds: 4 (latest in October 2015)
Info/backstory/development in words here, in photos here.
May 2010 as purchased from Ebay:
July 2010 (these North Road bars, Brooks B17S Flyer saddle and matching leather handlebar tape in Honey, brake levers, rack, mudguards, Continental Gatorskin tyres):
February 2014 (old school drop bars, Tektro levers, 10-speed conversion using make/model/year correct components, plus used black Brooks Swallow saddle):
November 2014: complete rebuild with modern groupset, brakes and finishing kit:
October 2015: back to Town Bike mode! Summary: all original 1978 components (Simplex front and rear mechs, 48/42 double chainset, 14-28t 5-speed cassette, Shimano stem-mounted gear levers), handlebars off a Viking Bromley, Shimano brake levers, unbranded saddle, BMX-style-but-without-spikes pedals, SKS Chromoplastics mudguards (as fitted to this frame in June 2010).