For even more hand comfort I'm considering adding some grips to the ends of my moustache bars on the LHT. The LBS owner suggested some black foam grips they have in the shop. I really like the looks of these rubber and cork grips at Velo Orange. I also like the looks of the shellacked cork grips but I wonder about the long-term durability of cork, even shellacked. Of course, I also love the leather and could wrap that over other less-expensive tape with gel pads underneath for additional padding , possibly eliminating the need for grips.
I have cross levers below the ends (for ergonomic wrist comfort) and the stock bar-end shifters. Eventually I may end up with brown tape to match the soon-to-be honey B17 saddle, so I'm thinking long-term design. :-)
Does anyone have a favorite solution to add more padding to the end of bars, other than grips? If you use grips, do you have a favorite that has a combination of good looks and durability?