Bicycle Taxidermy - Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis - Cinnamon)
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. Most notable was the condition of the hide. This animal spent it life in the sun without proper hydration resulting in a unique, almost scale-like, texture. It is a beautiful cinnamon brown. The outer covering of the horns was removed revealing a near immaculate inner layer. 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.
- made from up-cycled bicycle saddle and handlebars;
- mounted on a beautiful hardwood 5/8" thick plaque, stained (Rosewood) and polyurethaned for beauty and protection; a single keyhole hanger is located on the reverse
- measures 16" (41cm) across horns and 12" 30.5cm) top to bottom and 7" (18cm) deep;
- new sturdy hardware used in mounting;
- The bar end plugs are spent 20 gauge shotgun shells; a FreeLander trademark.
- this taxidermy is not vegan
This taxidermy is intended for decor only. Although the position of the bars and attachment to the plaque are sturdy enough to support the weight of a bicycle, the keyhole hanger on the back is not. One could disassemble the saddle and bars from the plaque (leaving the bolts in place) and attach the plaque with screws (two) directly to a stud and reassemble if that is your intent for use.
Note to Buyer: Bicycle taxidermy is created from used bicycle parts. Each piece is different. Buyers should expect some small chips, scratches, tears and/or rust. Any significant damage to the parts will be noted in the description. Pictures are reflective of the actual condition.