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Anyone have a Jones H-Bar that they want to part with? I put one on my Surly and like it so much that I now must get one for the commuter bike. I was hoping to find one for ~a little~ less that full price.

Sure, fat chance, but I thought I'd try.

PM if you got da goods. Thanks.
 

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indigosky said:
Anyone have a Jones H-Bar that they want to part with? I put one on my Surly and like it so much that I now must get one for the commuter bike. I was hoping to find one for ~a little~ less that full price.

Sure, fat chance, but I thought I'd try.

PM if you got da goods. Thanks.
Jeff will build a steel version for less $$.
 

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shiggy©®™ said:
Jeff will build a steel version for less $$.
I like my steel versions. I am not sure if Jeff will make them upon order. When we last spoke, he was just selling off his few remaining steel prototypes.

They are hefty though, if you care about weight. The cromo ones are 760ish grams.
The Ti ones are less than 300 grams. I am not a weight weenie, so I didn't care.
 

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Just ordered one of the last two...

dirtpaws said:
I like my steel versions. I am not sure if Jeff will make them upon order. When we last spoke, he was just selling off his few remaining steel prototypes.

They are hefty though, if you care about weight. The cromo ones are 760ish grams.
The Ti ones are less than 300 grams. I am not a weight weenie, so I didn't care.
Just got off the phone with Jeff and ordered one of the last two pairs of prototype steel H-bar. He kept saying "They're really heavy!", but for my beater/commuter bike in winter in Maine, they will be perfect. I love the ti ones on my Surly, but steel is fine too.

Did you clear-coat yours? I was thinking that or flat black.

Shiggy, thanks for the tip.
 

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indigosky said:
Did you clear-coat yours? I was thinking that or flat black.
Yeah I did clear coat them.
I liked the raw steel look and it matched my metallic grey bike.
I used Krylon, better than Rustoleum. The Krylon drys faster and has a neutral cast, where as the Rustoleum ones had a warm yellow cast to it's finish.

I sprayed about three coats on it and let it dry/cure for about a week.

Funny, Jeff emphasized their weight with me too and how they weren' t as pretty as the Ti brother. Ok with me, I usually find the red headed step child grows up to be pretty hot.

These are the best bars I've ridden and one of the best mountain bike innovations that I have upgraded on my bike in all my years of riding (10 plus).
 

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indigosky said:
Just got off the phone with Jeff and ordered one of the last two pairs of prototype steel H-bar.
I heard you bought BOTH of the remaining steel bars. ;)

Luckily I bought mine last month when he had three left.

I also clear coated the inside of the bars by shooting a couple of sprays inside. Figured it couldn't hurt. The raw steel is pretty cool lookin IMO.
 
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Sorry Cake!

a nice cake said:
:( and i was thinking of calling jeff up about that last pair after reading the thread.
I got to thinking about it, and putting Jeff's bars on all of my rides seemed like a good idea. Sorry about teasing you!
 
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