Re: grips... I may have to replace mine eventually when I change bars, but I'm certainly not going for foam grips (that nobody has) when this 'solution' has worked for me on two bikes and many miles so far: Tightly wound in a spiral, these cushion and leave no noticeable pressure points that had my hands tingling after many miles with traditional grips. And, they're wider than most grips - I don't even have big hands, but I find this far more comfortable. Yeah, yeah, I wish I had some other color rope to change it... sorta... but it's what I had on hand from the limited choices Home Depot had that day. (Of course within days they had most colors available again.) If even only as a stop-gap until you can find foam grips, I think if its comfort you're looking for, you might try this out.