Mount Your Beast
Bicycle Taxidermy is the loving and lasting solution for your mechanical bereavement.
It’s an eccentric side project by Regan Appleton born out of too many sleepless nights at the Royal College of Art and a homesickness for the rugged Highlands. “Bicycle Taxidermy first began on a couple of memento mori for my father’s once prized but long discarded mountain and road bikes,” said Appleton.
Appleton’s first taxidermy service for client’s are retired steeds. An epitaph, saying what you wish, is engraved in stainless steel of the horned beast’s legacy. It can be backed on either a scorched or bleached European oak plaque sealed with natural beeswax, a couple of 22 or 28mm chromed fixing brackets and a wall mount.
The second is for purpose made mounts; the same mounting strategy can be applied to newly sourced handlebars. “I focus on chromed Chopper, Cruiser, Pursuit, Butterfly and Dropped bars. Others can be used but I’ve found these to be the best.” ❚