While riding the Roubaix I've found that I love everything about drop bars -- except the drops. I've already explained my wrist issue but just for the sake of explaining that this is not about personal preferences..... I have a small silicon implant in my left wrist, surgically inserted 30+ years ago. It is held in place by the adjacent carpal bones and the surrounding tissue. It's a pretty good wrist, all things considered, except for a very few things that are painfully difficult. One of those is reaching for the brake levers while riding in the drops. And since it is too painful to do so, I don't ride in the drops. This is not a fit issue or an adjustment issue. There are some everyday things I can't do with the wrist, and this is simply one of them.
Since I like everything about drop bars except the drops, I've been considering replacing them with bullhorns. After all, aren't bullhorns basically drop bars minus the drops? In addition, moving the brifters underneath the sides (where I ride most of the time) would be more ergonomically comfortable for my wrist than on the hoods.
Has anyone done this with success? I believe it can be done and probably has, but I don't read about bullhorns used for this purpose. Just tonight someone mentioned in another thread that he doesn't like riding in drops anymore so it's moustache bars or bullhorns for him on road bikes. So, apparently I am not the only one.
My Roubaix is in the shop getting new tires so I asked them to set it up with bullhorns as I described above. I'll let you know how I like it.