I have a Thorn Raven Nomad with Thorn's "comfort bars". Unfortunately I don't find them comfortable and I would like to switch to something else. I was thinking of trying trekking bars or butterfly bars but I am wondering if the Rohloff shifter will fit.
I know Thorn doesn't like the trekking bars, but I wonder if they are incompatible with the Rohloff shifter.
"The standard twist grip shifter fits straight handlebars with a 7/8" (22.2 mm diameter.) This includes basically all upright or "mountain bike" type handlebars, but does not include drop bars as used on most touring bikes."
I met some tourers passing through from Switzerland the other day. They had butterfly handlebars and had the Rohloff shifter on the the right-side bar end -- that is, near the middle of the handlebars, just to the left of the right thumb. They had done a lot of miles and said it worked really well. I didn't ask what brand of handlebars but they looked like the Nashbar Trekking ATB/Hybrid. It looked like an excellent setup.
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Originally Posted by skookum
which bike is that on vik?
I thought you were into recumbents these days..
Those are just some pics off flickr that show what the H-bar looks like. I've got one mounted on my Big Dummy, but no useful pics of it at the moment. I've got 7 bikes in play at the moment - one of which is a recumbent. The bent is great, but it isn't the only game in town...