If you look at page 25 of the July issue of Bicycling Magazine you'll see a picture of Chicago's very own Andrew Bird straddling his beautiful lugged steel Heron touring bike in front of the Hideout. Now let me think... Where have I seen that bicycle before? Perhaps here.
Here's a picture of Mr. Bird's beautiful Heron just before it left Boulevard Bikes. Since then it's seen the addition of a set of hammered aluminum fenders and a rack. Note the care taken to preserve the vintage feel of the bike. I don't know for sure, but I suspect that might be some Brooks leather bar tape on Mr. Bird's drops.
Want to get a Heron for yourself? Good luck. They're out of business due to difficulty finding a stock of good lugs. Seems like lugged steel will only get harder to find.
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