Bicycle Taxidermy Wall Display Bike Racks
You might hunt elk and deer in the woods to taxidermy into prized wall art, but in Portland they make theirs out of saddles and handlebars hunted down in the hipster Goodwills. Home furnishings designer The Iron Roots hand-crafts this series of Bicycle Taxidermy bike wall display racks from a shop in - no surprise here - Portland, OR.
The functional, funky pieces of art are made from Oregon fir wood, a leather bicycle seat, and bull-style road handlebars. The animal head resemblance of the results is loose, but unmistakable, and would probably go over real well in the home of any two-wheeled hunter who regularly stalks and slays century rides and the daily commute.
The Longhorn Bicycle Taxidermy Wall Display Bike Rack
Modeled after the head of a Texas longhorn, this piece of Bicycle Taxidermy sees its glossy silver handlebars extending from the sides of a brown leather head with 6 rivets arcing along the top. It secures to the wall via its oval wood backing and a pair of 3-1/2" screws, which The Iron Roots says "bring unquestionable stability no matter what wall material you hang it on."
The American Buffalo Bicycle Taxidermy Wall Display Bike Rack
With a face a little wider and coloring a little deeper than the Longhorn, The Iron Roots shapes this bike rack after the American buffalo. It incorporates a real bike seat and handlebars, and can support any standard sized bicycle less space-consuming and more aesthetically pleasing storage.
The Albino Bicycle Taxidermy Wall Display Bike Rack
Ahhh. Susie Swanson from down the street had a white bicycle seat like this one when I was a kid. And silver handlebars with white grips and blue and purple tassels dangling from their ends. And prematurely large boobies. Ahhh.
The Albino Bicycle Taxidermy rack is also designed after the head of a Texas longhorn, and I just looked up if albino Texas longhorns really exist, and according to the Googs, no. They do not. Just one more way in which Bicycle Taxidermy is an utter farce of the real thing!