They're British. And, soon, they'll both be residing in America.
Pete, from whom I bought the bike, sent me a tracking number. He's checked out this blog and asked me, "Have you picked a name for her yet?" I told him I'll name her once I customise her.
I envision her as a sophisticated roadster/elegant commuter. So, today I also ordered a pair of Tourist handlebars, which are patterned after North Road bars, from Velo Orange. However, instead of ordering cork grips, as I originally planned, I decided to order a pair of Kraton rubber grips with a "basket weave" pattern. I figure they'll go nicely with the Gyes Parkside saddle I'm going to take off Marianela. And, I plan to install a pair of handlebar-mount shifters. Finally, I might take Marianela's fenders, too: They're the VO "Zeppelin" fenders, with a brown leather mudflap, which I think will look really nice on the Mercian.
Of course, Marianela will get the saddle and fenders that come with the Mercian.
This is going to be interesting, to say the least. And lots of fun.