Iíve just removed the old Sora brifters and added Tektro road levers and Shimano bar end shifters to my handlebars. I have checked out pictures of other bikes with bar end shifters to see how they taped the handlebars. I have seen the bar end cables taped about the first two inches from the end and then the cable comes out of the tape to the down tube. I have also seen the handlebars taped then the cable not taped coming straight out from the shifters to the down tube. Esthetically they both look fine. Is there a matter of function that favors one method over another??