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The New Taxidermy, Cyclists Edition

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The New Taxidermy, Cyclists Edition

August 27, 2013

“Bicycle Taxidermy was a side project born out of too many sleepless nights at the Royal College of Art and a homesickness for the rugged Highlands,” founder Regan Appleton says. “It began when I created a memento mori out of my father’s prized but long discarded mountain and road bikes.”

Appleton provides what he calls a “taxidermy service,” mounting client’s steeds on a scorched or bleached European oak plaque “made by Mick, a local joiner. The plaque is engraved with the horned beast’s model, pet name, dates ridden, and commemorative years.” Alternatively, you can order a premade mount in a variety of handlebar styles; visit Bicycle Taxidermy to see the current offerings.

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Above: The Drop is £199.

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Above: A set of five Taxidermy Steeds is £600.

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Above: A detail of the blackened ash mount.

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Above: The Pursuit is £199.

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Above: An example of the available engraving.

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