I have a cut-down Nimbus shadow handle (straight front section short as possible without interfering with legs and rear section not used).
The supplied bar ends seemed a bit useless as they project backwards a bit (so get in the way of legs) and easily come off in a UPD.
So, I replaced them with bicycle bar ends, which were slightly modified with a hacksaw so that the inwardly curved ends did not interfere (that is, so they can be aligned at the same height, symmetrically, instead of one bar end being a bit higher than the other).
I imagine lots of you have done the same and have wrapped the bar ends in tape (so they don’t feel as cold or hard, and the bar ends (and rider) are slightly less to get damaged in a UPD.
OK so here is a simple question: what is the best tape?
(There are various rubber strappings without adhesive, and very stretchy thin things which magically self-adhere, and good old gaffer tape, but I would have thought there must be something better).
And a second question: has anyone successfully modified the T bar end in some way so that the handle part can be a continuous loop (rather than 2 separate bar ends which are very close to each other and also form a sharp edge where they connect to the T bar)?