Now that I know this I'm going to switch the front brake to the left. I thought that was a European thing, front brake right. Leave it to the English to be different and never change. In the USA quite a few guys ride motorcycles on dirt as well as mountain bikes and they sometimes switch their brake levers to be like the English so the motorcycle and bicycle brakes operate on the same wheel. Thanks for the very good information.That explains a lot! Bikes from England have their brake handles switched - front brake is on the right hand, and left one is for the rear one. All others have it in the normal way - left is front, right is rear, and most of the bikes that have only the front brake have the lever on the left.
Those decals came out killer! Also a fun fact - it's like every city in the GDR had a street named Karol-Marx Strasse (or Stadt). I do remember some parts in my Trabant that had the same adress only in the city of Zwickau.