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    My new Heron Rally

    Here are a few pics of my new Heron Rally. Parts are a mix of stuff rescued from the dumpster, ebay purchases and donations from friends. I hope you like it.
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    Cool bike!, I like your eclectic mix of parts.

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    That is one sweet bike. A few months ago I convinced myself I was going to get a Heron. I went to pull the trigger right as they closed shop. There are a few of them in the Seattle area, and they always seem to get a ton of miles.
    "Another shot of the 6th Street Bridge. I guess I'm feeling sentimental because word is they're going to tear it down and build a replacement." DrRoebuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallmig
    I hope you like it.
    why, yes. yes I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhat
    why, yes. yes I do.

    me too.... I really like the headset spacer treatment
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    Very nice. A friend of mine from the time I was exiled to Boise, Idaho, built up a beautiful silver Heron as a commuter/light tourer. Always liked that bike.

    And where did you find those Shimano 500 center pulls?

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    Beautiful.

    I can't remember the last time I saw Shimano 500 anywhere.

    got to be close to 20 years.

    Superb ( not Superbe) , and thank you.

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    where's the bar wrap from? and do they make in white?

    btw, i like it too
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    Thanks for all of the kind comments.
    The headset spacers were contributed by a fellow mechanic who had a whole lot of colored spacers but not enough silver ones. We managed to find a color combination that worked for the bike.
    The Shimano center pulls and derailleurs were taken off an old Fuji road bike that was one step from the dumpster. We think the bike was close to 30 years old.
    The Brooks saddle is a professional model which I have been breaking in for over 15 years.

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    Bar wrap

    Quote Originally Posted by moschika
    where's the bar wrap from? and do they make in white?

    btw, i like it too
    The wrap is just regular tan cork tape. I used 3 coats of amber shellac and secured it with twine instead of electrical tape.

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    nice ride .. looks great !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallmig
    The wrap is just regular tan cork tape. I used 3 coats of amber shellac and secured it with twine instead of electrical tape.
    ahhh. i guess the shellac is giving it the "leather" look to it. nice job
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    Beautiful. Too bad they quit making Herons, but you've now got a classic.

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    Man, I used to go through one of those 600 rear derailleurs a month, back in the day. Nice ride, great job.

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