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Old 02-25-19, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jkinner View Post
Hi
I have a Thorn Nomad. The bike came with straight bars and I replaced those about three years ago with the Jones H-Bar - and I have no regrets. In fact I wish I had done it sooner. A couple of things to be aware of:: 1) The H Bars are swept back so you will likely ride in a more up right position. As such you may have to change your seat fore-aft position. 2) Your existing cables and clamps (e.g., brakes) may or may not have to be replaced. I didn't have to replace any of my cables - including the ones for shifting my Rohloff hub. Again no regrets - the H bar is great.
Hmm. I hated the "comfort bars " on my Thorn and tried Jones bars. I didn't like them and traded them for Crazy bars, which I like a lot better. As Blarney noted, switching to a Jones from a drop bar position, which will change your geometry quite a bit.
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