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    Does your bike have a name?

    I'm in the LBS and the youthful girl who is works there is helping me find some new "stuff" and she wants to know if it has to match in color to which I reply that "of course it does, and I don't ride with people who don't name their bikes". This of course gives her a chuckle or two and she asks me the name of my touring bike and I tell her. She sort of ho-hums and looks at me as if I am a bubble off-center and we go along to another topic. A few minutes later I ask her if her bike has a name and she promptly responds "Eddy".

    So my question is, does your bike have name?

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    "Little Puddin"
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    No, have a hard enough time remembering the names of people I meet. I don't think I could accomodate additional names for my bikes. But.... If I did, I'd probably struggle with deceiding if it was going to be a male or female name.
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    Silver, Blue, Blackie and my six year-old's is Flame. Mine all seem to answer to Dammit though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monoborracho
    she asks me the name of my touring bike and I tell her. She sort of ho-hums and looks at me as if I am a bubble off-center ...

    Proud Owner of
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    "Little Puddin"
    "Pygmy"

    Hmmmm, I wonder which name gave her pause...

    Anyway, I shouldn't talk.
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    My current ride ('03 Cannondale R600) is "Lucille". This came from the movie "Cool Hand Luke" where George Kennedy, upon seeing a sultry woman began chanting "Lucille, Lucille,...". When someone inquired how he knew what her name was, he replied, "anything that looks that good's just got to be named Lucille".

    Building up a Look frame currently which I'm thinking of naming "Lady" so that that I can her "Lady Look"!

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    My Schwinn Prelude is the 'Lude, for the feeling I get when I jump on it and head into oblivion with a strong tail-wind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baggsy
    My Schwinn Prelude is the 'Lude, for the feeling I get when I jump on it and head into oblivion with a strong tail-wind...
    Several bikes in the shed- none have names but all my friends know what I am on about when I ask the to come out on the "Beast". Twice the weight of the other bikes- Doesn't handle- Brakes don't work and the ride is diabolical. The answer is always "NO" for some reason. I even offer to let them steer but the answer is always "NO" as they run in the other direction.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    We've dubbed our new tandem "Valentine" for the following reasons:

    1) It's a bicycle built for two
    2) It's bright red, with matching red bottle cages
    3) After working with the LBS for weeks, we finally came to agreement on price and options on 2/14.

    Naturally, we had to go buy matching red helmets and gloves. The wife also wanted shoes, but I had to draw the line there since we both have a perfectly good pair and the ones she found were pricey!

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by twilkins9076
    We've dubbed our new tandem "Valentine" for the following reasons:

    1) It's a bicycle built for two
    2) It's bright red, with matching red bottle cages
    3) After working with the LBS for weeks, we finally came to agreement on price and options on 2/14.

    Naturally, we had to go buy matching red helmets and gloves. The wife also wanted shoes, but I had to draw the line there since we both have a perfectly good pair and the ones she found were pricey!
    The matching stuff does not stop there. We get plenty of comments from other riders that do not know us, about our Matching colours- With the aid of some sponsorship- we have matching shorts with the name of the shop- and matching socks from the same. Helmets- We both have the same make and similar models- but Stuarts is red and mine is silver. I bought a matching Medium and Large s/s top last year and also later a matching pair of "Roubaix" L/S tops. Then Stuart bought the Waterproof tops but I often revert back to my Goretex that is the same colour- Pertex we have the same tops but mine is purple and Stuarts is Yellow. Now shoes- I like one type- preferably old and worn in and Stuart likes a different type, so we will never be wearing the same shoes- Same with gloves and glasses.

    Now that is the problem as instead of only having the wallet large enough for a new cycling top or helmet- it has to be twice as thick to get matching pairs.

    Going back to Bike names-Will have to think of a better name for the Tandem- It is Hard- Likes to be treated rough-Likes to play dirty- and costs a fortune to keep running-Any Suggestions?
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    I'm thinking of naming my two new coasters Click and Clack...
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    How about "Good Ship Lollipop"?

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    I refer to them all by model name, Everest, Super Comp etc. but when I am riding any one of them its designation automatically becomes Ground Force One.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkaapcke
    How about "Good Ship Lollipop"?
    Wasn't that an airplane?

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    None of my bikes have names unless you consider "my little bike" a name, or "my big bike" a name.
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    No names for my bikes but
    i can see me telling my wife, hey I am gonna go ride lucille.

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    Will have to think of a better name for the Tandem- It is Hard- Likes to be treated rough-Likes to play dirty- and costs a fortune to keep running-Any Suggestions?
    I could think of two or three names from my past. Fortunately, I didn't marry any of them.
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

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    Trek 2120 - James T. Kirk
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    The Capos, being Austrian, need Germanic names:
    red-with-white: Rosenkavalier
    white-with-red: Edelweiss
    The Bianchi, being "Ralph Lauren brown"/charcoal, is the Italian stallion
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    Mmmm, Blue Salsa.... BubbaDog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rule
    Mine all seem to answer to Dammit though.
    Sounds more like my kids than my my bikes

    My old vintage tourer, repainted black and with most parts upgraded over the years - Frankenbike

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    Mimi

    Many of you already have read posts about the French woman in my life: "Mimi." She is eighteen years younger than I, but she is oh so comfortable and eager to please. She's compliant, long-legged and doesn't mind a long ride. She's was born in France in 1968 at the Peugeot bicycle works as a U08.

    I love her and she makes my wife only a little bit jealous. Lately, though, Mimi has been acting like the typical female and insisting that I spend a little more money on her. I will, but that's for a different post.

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    My bikes earn their names.....

    My Airborne..... after my third crash with her I was checking her over for damage(and there was none, again.)..... maybe it was the wind.... but I thought I heard, "You can call me Chistine". So I do.

    My Bianchi? Well she is Italian, and it seems that she gets what ever she wants, so I call her Lola. Because whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.

    My new 'bent? Hasn't earned it's name yet.......
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    Carpe who?

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    My wife started it by calling her bike "Boyfriend". Before a ride, she tells me to go make her boyfriend hard...

    Quote Originally Posted by HAMMER MAN
    No names for my bikes but
    i can see me telling my wife, hey I am gonna go ride lucille.

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzy_cyclist
    My wife started it by calling her bike "Boyfriend". Before a ride, she tells me to go make her boyfriend hard...
    That is so wrong on so many levels......
    Carpe who?

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    Great stories. Bump to the top again.

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