I've switched Helene's levers to the inverse type. That meant giving up my bar-end shifter, which I didn't like on the Porteur bar anyway. Now the bike has downtube shifters. Yes, shifters: plural. That's because I also have two chainrings rather than one on the front. Since I'm not going to install a chainguard, I decided I may as well use a front derailleur.
I'll post some photos. Now I'm contemplating one more change, for Arielle and Tosca as well as Helene. So far, the cut-out Terry saddles have been good for relieving pressure around my one-year-old organs. But they're a bit cushy. And the edges of the cut-outs rub me the wrong way. (I mean that literally!) I'm tempted to try a Brooks Imperial. I just wonder whether the cutouts would be the right size and shape--and whether having to break in a leather saddle would be hard on that part of my body. I've had leather saddles before, but I broke them in under different circumstances!