I ordered some trekking bars and cloth tape for my Raleigh Passage 4.5 hybrid. Right now the bike has 8 speed trigger shifters and I want to just move those over to the new bars. How do I make the grips cushiony, at least underneath the shifters? I bought two rolls of tape, so I'll just wrap the bars as far as I can until the tape runs out. Do I use separate grips in addition to the tape? Any suggestions?
I use this bike mainly for 30-50 mile rides on crushed rock bike paths.