Jim, Here is a better pic of the Heron.
a Heron Touring, one of the original Reynolds 531 frames from around
1999 or so. I bought it used on the iBOB list from Ray Sachs. I
wasn't too happy with the original fork, as I found that it wasn't
as stiff as it should be for cantilever brakes. Also, the fork crown
was fairly narrow for a touring bike. So, I contacted Todd Kuzma,
the current owner of the Heron brand, and he had Waterford build
me a fork with a wider crown and stouter fork blades. The materials
are the same as used on Waterford's Adventure Cycle, but the geometry
matches the original Heron fork. I believe the newer Heron Touring
bikes, now called the Wafayer, use this fork.
parts breakdown is as follows:
Brake Levers: Shimano 105 Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace 9spd Handlebars:
Nitto 115B, 45cm wide Stem: Nitto Technomic, 6cm Headset: Campagnolo
Chorus Rims: Mavic T217 Hubs: Shimano Ultegra 9 speed Tires: Panaracer
Pasela 35mm Brakes: Shimano BR-R550 cantilevers Seatpost: Ritchey/Nitto
Saddle: Brooks B17 Crankset: Sugino GP triple with 48/38/24 rings
Front Derailleur: old Shimano 600 Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT, 8spd
era Cassette: Shimano XT 12-34 9spd Chain: SRAM something Fenders:
bracket on the fork crown is for a Lumotec lamp. I have a Nexus
generator front wheel and a Lumotec lamp that I switch between this
bike and another.