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Bicycle Taxidermy

So, this exists. And it’s awesome! I mean, what do you do with a bike that is long past it’s prime? I suppose there is always the option of parting it for another frame build, but admit it, you put the pieces in a box in your garage for “just in case”, but ultimately throw them out as they continue to age beyond use.

Then there is the awkwardness of putting used parts, infused with the memories of the old ride, on a virgin frame. It’s just not the same as frankenbiking something together. Better to immortalize the time you had together, framing it on the wall as a fitting tribute for all to see. And infinitely more ethical than a lion head!

The motivation behind this is as Bicycle Taxidermy puts it,

One could argue that this process was born out of a post-modern disdain for the conspicuous consumption of disposable objects, but in reality it was a bit of laugh taken too far and turned into a bit of an obsession.

Check out Bicycle Taxidermy for pricing and mounting options.

About Scott Spitz

Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

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3 Comments

  1. Omar TorresNovember 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Is the same Head of a Bull 1942 of Pablo Picasso.
    Is not art or eccentric.

  2. KyleNovember 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    The frame is the trophy to me, not the components. Still love this!

  3. Joe PeraltaNovember 24, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Great gift for your favorite motorist.

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