Born as a tribute for Appleton's father's discarded mountain and road bikes, the artist views this as "a somewhat sentimental take on a mass-produced object becoming defunct," where the "handlebars are given the care and craft of a preserved family pet," and "re-appropriated as a family heirloom."
The mounts, which cost £40 plus shipping, are made in London out of scorched or bleached oak, chrome mounting brackets, and a stainless steel epitaph plate etched to your specifications in Scotland. (Regan suggests including the bike's name, model, dates ridden, and a commemorative verse.) Alternatively, you can purchase a purpose-made mount (£100) available in five styles: chopper, cruiser, pursuit, butterfly, and dropped bars.
For more photos or to purchase a mount, visit Bicycletaxidermy.com.
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