This is the first bike where I have bought a frame and built it to suit me. Many thanks to Heron Bicycles, Rivendell Cycle Works, Velo Orange, Peter White Cycles, Harris Cyclery and Cycles Gilles Berthoud. Unfortunately, Heron Bicycles has recently ceased production and closed.

The build is:

2007 59cm Heron Wayfarer in Rockwell Red
Chris King headset
VO brass bell mounted on headset spacer
Nitto Technomic Deluxe stem
Nitto Noodle 46cm handlebar w/cork tape & 6 coats of shellac
Cane Creek brake levers
Shimano cantilevers
Phil bottom bracket
Sugino crank with 48-36-26 rings
Shimano 8-speed cassette 13-34
IRD Alpina front derailleur
Shimano Deore rear derailleur
Silver down-tube shifters
Synergy rims
Phil rear hub
Schmidt front dynohub
Panaracer Tourguard 700x35 tires
King Iris bottle cages
Nitto M-12 front rack
Nitto Chrystal Fellow seatpost
Brooks B-17 saddle
Gilles Berthoud front & rear bags
Gilles Berthoud fenders
Busch Muller front light
Spanniga rear light
MKS touring pedals
MKS alloy leather wrapped toe clips
VO leather chainstay guard
Topeak Road frame pump

I plan to get a Carradice Nelson Longflap to use on longer rides and grocery store runs.

Owner/builder: Robert Messinger, Tustin, California, USA


Heron Wayfarer - side view


Heron Wayfarer - front quarter view


Heron Wayfarer - at the curb







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