Bicycle Taxidermy: So You Never Have to Say Goodbye

Bicycle Taxidermy by Regan Appleton: So you never have to say goodbye.

Have you ever mourned a dead or defunct bike, wishing its life extended a little longer despite being rendered useless as transportation? Not to worry, the U.K.-based artisan Regan Appleton, has come up with a "loving and lasting solution for your mechanical bereavement": Bicycle Taxidermy. This tongue-in-cheek sculpture marries two iconic "hipster" staples (taxidermy and bikes) by immortalizing your handlebars like antlers so that you never have to say goodbye to your forlorn, forgotten, and unusable rides.

Crafted in London; the taxidermy service mounts a client’s steed on a scorched or bleached European oak plaque made by Mick, a local joiner. Chrome mounting brackets fix the stem above a stainless steel epitaph etched in Argyll, Scotland, the plaque denotes the horned beasts model, pet name, dates ridden and a commemorative verse. Just fill in the epitaph field on the site and I’ll get it engraved and send out the plaque for you to mount yourself.


Appleton explains on his website. You can also try your hand at being the taxidermist, by ordering a plaque to mount yourself.

Nerd art, hilarious, or pure genius? We'll let you—and your handlebars—be the judge of that.