This is not a strange handlebar, I would say sophisticated is a better word. I'm not sure about the functional reason for this, but in the winter maybe it does not get as cold as metal. Anyone experienced with such a handlebar feel free to chime in. Spotted in the East Village, NYC.
I am not sure what's up with the one missing pedal. I can see taking the seat with you when leaving a bike, but a pedal? Thoughts on this curiosity are welcome as well.