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    Do You Name your Commuter?

    Do you all name your bikes? I used to call all of mine Gizzfidget (Gizfidget 1, Gizzfidget 2, etc.). My current bike is called "The Black Knight". Of course, some people are too "mature" to name bikes, but for the rest of us . . . What do you call your faithful steed?
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    "Slowpoke"

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    Yep. "Cinnamon" It's funny; I've got a fleet of bikes, and only two have "earned" a name; my commuter, and my fatbike. I named my fatbike "Julius".
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    I call mine R1 commuter in english, being spanish my mother tongue though

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    Silver and Tank.

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    Never have, but if I did, I'd call my 1984 Nishiki International "Rocinante" after Don Quixote's horse.

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    No, I call them by their model names. I guess that scheme would break down if I had more that one of a given model. But I've avoided that. I couldn't see the point.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    It occurred to me the other day to name this one "The Mule" -- it's too much a bastardization of functions and esthetics to have occurred naturally, and too ugly to reproduce. It can also haul more than my other bikes.

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    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
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    Scott, I don't think The Mule is ugly in the least bit.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Heh, thanks Tom!
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    if i had named my children, i would give it some thought.
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    I'm certainly not too mature but I just haven't named them.

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    Not nicknames per say, but abbreviated ones to differentiate between them. My commuter is DH1 [Dawes Haymaker 1000] and my non commuter LD515 [Leader Bike]

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    I call my gary fisher, frankenfisher. The only part that's original other than the frame is the stem. It's just a mishmosh of parts.
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    Yes.

    German MTB is "Hugo."
    English SS is "Marley."

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    Quote Originally Posted by polishmadman View Post
    I call my gary fisher, frankenfisher. The only part that's original other than the frame is the stem. It's just a mishmosh of parts.
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    I think it's kind of silly to name anything that can't come when I call it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
    I think it's kind of silly to name anything that can't come when I call it.
    Then don't own a cat. It'll answer to its name just like a bike. Lol
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    The Fuji is "Fuji" and the Randonee is "Pig," short for "Iron Pig." Funny, when you take 60 pounds of touring gear off Pig, it becomes lively and responsive.

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    I think of them more as nicknames, but sometimes I call my Cross Check "Bruiser" due to its black and blue color scheme and its large, burly appearance. I also have a Schwinn beater that I rattle-canned with orange paint. I call this one "BOB," which is an acronym for Big Orange Bike.

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    My commuter is Fred


    My fast bike is Scoot


    The Motobecane is Moto

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
    I think it's kind of silly to name anything that can't come when I call it.
    I agree. That's why I name everything. My wife would concur, also.
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    we did this a while back and I named two nicknames, but over the last year neither has stuck. I fondly refer to the commuter bike as the "commuter bike". there is also the new belgium cruiser, the pub cruiser, the fat tire, the path racer and the Fargo. Not sure why the Fargo gets to have a name rather than a description but I don't claim to be perfectly rational.
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    My only bike with a nickname - Pepper



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    i call them by their model, Scott= road bike and Keydet cruiser for my yellow motobecane with red panniers (school colors)and Jamis my mountain bike. although if we get a dog his name will be jamis too.
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