I find myself often comparing people to songs...or thinking what would their theme song be...so, it seems logical to do the same with bikes:
The Marnati - Pixies - The Happening
Why? The carbon campy bits seem so alien to me and I like putting it down in the hammer lane.
Raleigh International - The Kinks - Last of the Steam Powered Trains
Why? It's just very traditional, and it still rides nicely and makes you nostalgic, but it's been passed by.
Bauer's Merckx - Bruce - Glory Days
This was the team we all dreamed about riding with ion 1991, when I was stronger, thinner, faster, had hair and everything was in front of me. I wasn't afraid of a 50+ descent.
I'll come up with some more later.