I carry a lot of hatred in my heart, and I reserve an entire ventricle for bike art. I'm not talking about Taliah Lempert, whose stuff is pretty cool--and from whom I will be commissioning an oil painting of me with my favorite bike. No, I'm talking about light fixtures made out of wheels, bracelets made out of spokes, clocks made of chainrings, tables made of rims, and toilet paper holders made out of head tubes. Yes, I may live and breathe cycling, but I don't want to eat on it or unfurl toilet paper from it too. So naturally this one bugged me:
art for cyclist - $150 [Original URL: http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/403977332.html]
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Date: 2007-08-23, 10:31AM EDT
I have this handmade *bikefish* for sale. It can be painted to your choice of color.
thanks for looking
This thing has actually been on here for years, and it's clear why. As a cyclist (or as a fish enthusiast), at what point do you decide to spend $150 on something like this rather than on something for your bicycle (or your aquarium)? I mean, $150 will buy you a rideable frame (or three Black Cap Basslets)! This is the kind of thing a non-cycling friend or relative gives you and you accept really awkwardly, or that you'd find in the home of someone who wears sandals with heavy wool socks in the winter, or that you'd actually go see in order to beat the artist with it so that he never posts it again.
This thing puts the "ick" back in "ichthyology." Then again, that's one honey of a track end on there. This baby's ripe for a conversion. Just weld a few more tubes on that sucker and you've got yourself a Darwin fish. Ugh.