I’ve got the pieces and parts pulled back together. There are issues with the original wheels and so for the time being I’ve substituted a more recent single speed set. A period correct rear rack with vintage-ish canvas and leather panniers and a 50’s/60’s era Schwinn saddle bag complete the “look” – at least for now. I had plans to ride this in the upcoming Tweed Ride in March, but I’m not certain I care for the way this old girl handles… it’s certainly a LOT more upright than I’m used to! I may decide to go with the Rapide or the Follis even. (With the Follis, I could kit out in vintage French beret and ascot and tote a bottle of Bordeaux along on the ride…)
It appears that many of the participants from our local Tweed Ride will be riding in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade next month. I may have to visit Sheehan’s Irish Imports to see if I can find something green and “tweedy” to wear!