Bicycle Taxidermy - Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) - SOLD!
Native to the Western Provinces, this specimen made its way East and was unable to adapt to the wet salty environment and ultimately succumbed to one of our most devastating parasites (rust). We were able to save the head and horns and create this awesome tribute to a Canadian icon. The horns were wrapped in the sinew (inner tube) of the animal as a way of utilizing more of the specimen's remains. An excellent display for an unassuming velo collector with a taste for the unique character of our bicycling culture.
Being in the bicycle restoration business there is no shortage of surplus parts. Bicycle taxidermy is a cool way to keep parts out of the landfill while showing off your paleo-bicycle coolness. A wonderful conversation piece that also speaks to your bicycling addiction and environmental consciousness.
- There is a slight tilt (very slight) of the handlebars in this piece.
- made from up-cycled bicycle saddle, handlebars and inner tubes
- mounted on a beautiful hardwood 5/8" thick plaque
- measures 18" (46cm) across horns and 15" (38cm) top to bottom and 7" (~18cm) deep
- stained and polyurethaned for beauty and protection
- new sturdy hardware used in mounting
- If using as a bicycle hanger, you will need to drill two holes, one on each side of the saddle and secure with gyp-rock anchors or other suitable hardware. You can notify me at time of purchase and I can provide the hardware and drill the required holes for $5