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Warm your Mitts on your Bike

13 April, 2010

This struck me as a clever and charming way to prevent wind-burn on your hands as you bike.  The handlebar covers are rather attractive, as is the Peugeot bike.  Note that the covers are tied together with string, thus enabling them to be removed in warmer weather

Spotted in Toulouse, a city of many splendid bicycles.

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After further research, I see that someone received a patent for a ‘Handlebar Hand Cover’ (US Patent 5740700) in 1998.  The original intent of those handlebar covers was to aid bicycle police in doing their duty in even the most horrendous weather.  The bike cop handlebar covers aren’t nearly as lovely as this French version–perhaps the reason why the patent idea was never put to use.

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