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Old 04-05-07, 10:45 AM   #1
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Heron frame feedback

Anyone ever own a Heron? It's built by Waterford and comes in at less than a grand. Is it good, bad or just different? Seems kind of like a Rivendell wannabe.


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I'll start this reply with the warning: I am no expert, and I don't pretend to be one.

I've checked out both websites, and while they both build lugged steel frames, I wouldn't call Waterford a wannabe. Waterford is owned by a scion of the Schwinn family. He bought the Paramount, and other famous Schwinn lines back from the new owners after Schwinn failed. Both build custom steel frames and fill a similar market niche. They are similar, and expensive. I have read good/great things about both, but don't have the scratch to even worry about buying their bikes. (Plus just got a Giant OCR C3, and it's better than I'll be for a long time to go. And I have an old European lugged steel bike waiting for some repairs in my work room.)
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Waterford a WANNABE.............LOL
Cs1 you need to research more before you put your foot in your mouth
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Heron is not Waterford. They are contract manufactured by Waterford to Heron's specifications. They are similar to Rivendells because they share a lot of common history. Herons were originally designed by Grant Peterson and sold by Rivendell as part of a joint venture. Rivendells have also been manufactured under contract by Waterford at times. If you're considering a bike by any of these three companies, it behooves you to consider the other two as well.
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Waterford a WANNABE.............LOL
Cs1 you need to research more before you put your foot in your mouth
Probably not a well phrased statement on my part. I was refering to Heron being a Rivendell wannabe. They are appealing to the same type of rider as Rivendell at considerably less money. If you actually looked at my signature line you will see that I own 2 Waterfords, both Campy equipped.

Waterford isn't a Heron or Rivendell wannabe.

Still, the question remains. Anyone own a Heron? If so, what kind of feedback can you give on it.

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