Back to Bikes. Passing through the very handsome, shiny and new Tokyo Bike store in East London we came across these alternatives to the usual handlebar coverings. Having seen these around and about on various bikes the mystery was solved, sitting pretty in their smart packaging we could finally put a name to the product. Gropes. Yeah, they’re called Gropes. Anyway, designed by London based company Nonusual, top quality leather pieces, available in two sizes and various shades, are tied around the handlebars like an old fashioned corset. Options are endless in terms of the laces and each set comes with branded cork bar end plugs. Seen on bikes, old, new and otherwise, they look absolutely spot-on. Find them at Tokyo Bike or online here.