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Old 02-04-16, 05:35 PM
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Jones h loop handle bars

Thinking about making a Schwinn Crosscut Hybrid into my commuter/touring bike. I would like to put a Jones H loop bar on it. Having trouble deciding between the 710 and 660 size. It currently has the trekking bar on it, which isn't that bad, but I buy into the hype of the H loop bar. Does anyone have any experience with it?
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Old 02-04-16, 06:06 PM
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My Surly ECR came with a 710 HLoop, and I liked it so much I put another one on my Big Dummy. I like the variety of hand positions available, and by grabbing the front loop and resting your forearms on the rear, you can 'get low' for a 'semi aero' position.

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Have you ever ridden wide bars? 710 is too wide for me. My ideal width is about 640mm. I probably wouldn't bother cutting down a 660 if I were to get one though.
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Old 02-04-16, 06:12 PM
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The 710 at least comes with factory markings if you need to cut it down.

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Good point. If you've never tried wider bars and aren't against breaking out the hacksaw should you not care for the width, might as well throw in the extra $5 to try the 710.
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Old 02-04-16, 06:32 PM
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Haven't rode a bike with wide bars. I didn't think I would want the extra bar past where the brakes and shifter are at.

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I use Trekking bar s

You need to wrap the whole thing with Bar tape, 2 thick layers , not just stuff grips on the ends ,

To take advantage of the many places for your Hands ..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I use Trekking bar s

You need to wrap the whole thing with Bar tape, 2 thick layers , not just stuff grips on the ends ,

To take advantage of the many places for your Hands ..
He has a trekking bar on there ATM. Does look like it could use some bar tape, though
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Originally Posted by baldilocks View Post
Haven't rode a bike with wide bars. I didn't think I would want the extra bar past where the brakes and shifter are at.
The extra will actually be between the grips/controls and the loop, not at the ends. Both of my HBar bikes are 300 miles away, so I can't take a really good picture of the setup, but this one kinda shows it. I did not have to cut either bar down, but it is always an option.



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Hard to overcome the grass is greener syndrome though..
I buy into the hype of the H loop bar
My Friend who runs the LBS has Jones Bars on his Trek DS.. + Ergon GR5 Grip/bar ends ..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Hard to overcome the grass is greener syndrome though..
My Friend who runs the LBS has Jones Bars on his Trek DS.. + Ergon GR5 Grip/bar ends ..
Is this friend a proud member of this forum? I would love to see a shot of that setup!

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Nah, He has other things to do.. He is also an elected official in the County Government.

Use Google , they have pictures ..

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I have them on my fat bike and love them. I have the 710 and the extra width is great to wrestle with those big tires.

On a commuter or a tourer I would prefer the 660.

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Is that a quill stem? Will a Jones Loop work with the size of that stem? Anybody?
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Originally Posted by NJgreyhead View Post
Is that a quill stem? Will a Jones Loop work with the size of that stem? Anybody?
If you are asking me, then no. it is threadless and oversized (a downhill unit).

Jones loop are 31.8mm clamp diameter so you will need a quill to to threadless adapter and a 31.8mm threadless stem or there are a few quill stems made for 31.8mm. Just make sure they are "pop top" meaning they have a removable cap as opposed to the old style with a pinch bolt.
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
If you are asking me, then no. it is threadless and oversized (a downhill unit).

Jones loop are 31.8mm clamp diameter so you will need a quill to to threadless adapter and a 31.8mm threadless stem or there are a few quill stems made for 31.8mm. Just make sure they are "pop top" meaning they have a removable cap as opposed to the old style with a pinch bolt.
Good info.
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