Synthesis - Principias have not been made in Denmark since they went bust in 2002.
The remains of the company were bought by Lars Hjorth who split it up into two divisions - Principia of Denmark which was sold to VN Cycles in Randers for the domestic market and which used the final Principia blueprints finetuned by Taiwanese engineers, and Principia International which sold frames to the rest of the world. These were effectively Boreas frames with different logos. Boreas had been started by a former Principia designer but frames were made in the far east so there was still a link, however tenuous.
Principia still exists as a brand and existing designs are still very close to the Rex in many ways.
Completed: 94 Stumpjumper w. M733; ; 92 Dave Yates 731 ; 97 Parkpre Pro-Elite ; Pace RC200 F6 ; Pace RC300; 82 Gios Super Record ; 97-8 De Rosa Giro D´Italia; ; Banani SPX Track bike ; 89 Alan/Mavic Cross Bike ; 05 Focus Cross Team ; 90 Look MI-80 all-Mavic ; 12 Focus Izalco Team/custom build ; 11 Focus Thunder Custom build
Projects : , Brouwer all-Mavic
Stripped : Pace RC303
Gone : GT Karakoram
Stayed in the family: Kuota Kharma, 04 Stumpjumper FSR
Ceased to be : Dynatech MT3, killed by corroded seatstays.