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this is one of my bikes: Heron Touring.

I use it for cycling, training, Audax (l'UAF) riding, Brevet/Randonneur (ACP) riding. It is very nice and comfortable, little sluggish, but when you get your speed it's nice, not for quick jumps in speed.

In the future I am planning to make some changes, i.e. Honjo fenders, new wheel set, Velo Orange decaleurs and rear rack.

Design by: Ted Durant, Grant Petersen (RBW) och Marc Muller (WPB).
Built by Waterford PB, Waterford, USA.
Year built: 1999.
Paint by WPB. Frame color: Blue metallic with hint of green.

Seat tube: 570 mm c-t.
Top tube parallel to the ground: 570 mm c-c.
Top tube slope: 1.5.
Chain stay length: 455 mm.
BB drop: 80 mm.
Fork rake: 45 mm.
Seat angle: 72 degrees.
Head angle: 72 degrees.
Seat Post: 27.2 mm.
Rear Dropouts: 130 mm, horizontal.
Seat Tube: 1-1/8" (28.6 mm clamp-on front derailleur).
Pump Peg, 3 water bottle mounts.
Stem quill: 22.2 mm. Headset: 1" threaded headset installed.

Top Tube: Reynolds 531 OS, 28.6 (1.1/8"), 0.8-0.6-0.8.
Down Tube: Reynolds 531 OS, 31.8 (1.1/8"-1.1/4"), 0.9-0.6-0.9.
Seat Tube: Reynolds 531 OS, 28.6 (1-1/8"), 0.9-0.6.
Head Tube: Reynolds 31.6 mm, (0.8).
Steerer: Reynolds.
Seat Stay: Reynolds 525, 14/16/12.5 mm, (0.8).
Chain Stay: Reynolds 525, 22.2/12 mm, (0.8).
Fork Tubes: Reynolds 531 Round 23.8/12.4 mm, (1.0).
Lugs: Die cast, Technociclo fork ends.
Fork crown: Die cast fork crown.
Brakes:Cantilever bosses.
Misc.: Rear Rack mounts, front & rear mudguard eyelets.

Headset: Tange.
Stem: Nitto Tech de Luxe 90 mm.
Handlebars: Nitto Randonneur.
Handlebar tape: Cork ribbon, black.
Seat post: Nitto Jaguar, "Frog".
Saddle: Brooks B17 Champion Speciale, Honey.
Brakes: Dia Compe 986.
Brake Levers: Dia Compe, non aero.
Bottom bracket: Phil Wood, 122 mm sealed bearing.
Cranks: SunTour XC PRO, 175 mm,(110/74 bcd, BSC).
Chainrings: SunTour 46-36-24.
Rear derailer: SunTour XC PRO Long Cage.
Front derailer: SunTour XC PRO.
Shifters: Suntour Superbe, index mode.
Pedals: Shimano clipless.
Chain: SRAM PC69.
Freewheel: Sachs 7-speed, 13-15-17-19-21-23-28.
Hubs: Phil Wood Road (36) front, Phil Wood Touring (40) rear.
Rims: Mavic module 4. Alt.
front wheel: Schmidt SON , (32), Mavic MA3 (in the picture.)
Tires: Panaracer Pasela (622 x 35 mm)
Fenders: Cagnion 40 mm, stainless steel, (Gilles Berthoud)
Lights: Schmidt E6
Bottle cage: Blackburn (2x).
Front Rack: Nitto Campee (RBW model).
Rear Rack: NA
Bags: Gilles Berthoud h'bar bag
Pump: Zefal.
Weight: Approx 13 kg.

l'UAF rules is group riding, some reading was in VBQ,Vol 1, No. 3 ( Celebrate 100 years of the Tour de France by riding the original route, Audax-style) ( The Paris-Brest-Paris Audax 1956)**

ACP rules is more common, Randonneur/Brevet allu libre


Jan-Olov Jansson


Heron Touring - in its element






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