Hi Jim,

I'm a big fan of your site(s), not only for the 'cross photos, but also for the 'current classics' - so I'm excited to finally be attaching two pics of my recently-built Heron Touring. I bought it from a friend who originally picked it up at Rivendell HQ about 5 or so years ago (maybe more - I haven't looked at the serial # yet); he built it and rode it for a while, but never really fell in love with it. The frame hung on his wall for a few years before he sold it to me.

This built probably won't stay the same for a year, but for now I'm happy with it. Looking to put some camping and touring miles on it this summer in Northern California. Shimano mix - Ultegra crank and bb, 36h 105 hubs laced to Mavic A719s, LX rear derailleur, cassette, shifters, low-end brakes - with Nitto seatpost, front rack, stem, and bars, MKS roadie pedals.

Hope these photos are okay. Thanks again for your sites! Hope to see you out on the road sometime.


Ian C




Heron Touring - non-drive side view
Heron Touring - Front end detail







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