Apartment Therapy, I was immediately in love with the artwork (although that little shelf big enough for a book is kind of cool too). And even thought they look like track bikes, I thought of Chris. The artist is Brooklyn-based Taliah Lempert, and her reverence for all things bike can be seen in her art.
A track cyclist herself, she lives and works in New York, and her subjects are, in her words, "bikes [that] are, or have been, used daily for transportation, messenger work and/or for racing, They are worn and customized uniquely, being at once a specific bike and a collective symbol of empowerment."bicyclepaintings.com or her store on Etsy. The prints are quite affordable. Unfortunately, she doesn't work from photos, preferring to paint the bike in her studio, so I can't commission one for Chris (although she may not do mountain bikes - "roadies" and mountain bikers for some reason often don't mix...). Too bad - as this is one place where our obsessions can co-exist! *UPDATE* Taliah wrote to assure me that she has nothing but love for mountain bikes as well! ) :)