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    OK, are bikes feminine, or masculine?

    I've read posts going both ways, and I don't think bikes can be both.

    So, do you name your bike a feminine name or a masculine name--and why??????

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    You had to know this was coming.... mine's a hermaphrodite named Chris.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    I don't name my bike's, but if I did, my blue mtn.bike would be masculine (it's blue-so a guy color)
    The Reno (silver & black)-also masculine-silver & black just look masculine.
    Donna's Reno (wsd) is silver with a white stripe with a light pale blue Lemond in it--I'd say feminine.
    Her Kona mtn.bike is purple--a dark purple, so it could be either I guess, but since it's hers, feminine.

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    My navy-blue Schwinn is "BlueBoy." My dark-grey/carbon-weave Scott is, so far "Scott," though I'm considering "GreyGhost," or "DarkStallion."

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    So if I name a road bike Ginger and a MTB Sam, do you think they could produce little bikes for me? Could be a cheap way to get a new bike - but I really don't need a cross bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude
    So if I name a road bike Ginger and a MTB Sam, do you think they could produce little bikes for me? Could be a cheap way to get a new bike - but I really don't need a cross bike...
    Cyclocross bikes f/the winter season???

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    I name my bikes long wheel base Linear and short wheel base Lightning P-38 and then there is home-made...it is a copy cat...that is an animal but no sex................peace

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    I have a Gary Fisher Sugar mountain bike.
    My daughter also has a Gary Fisher mountian bike.

    My daughter calls her bike Gary....I call my bike Sugar.
    Maybe it has to do with the gender of the owner that determins the gender of the bike.
    I'm not totally useless....I can be used as a BAD example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by card
    Cyclocross bikes f/the winter season???
    What winter season?

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    The manufacturer named mine already, 'Streetfire'. I think it's appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by card
    I've read posts going both ways, and I don't think bikes can be both.

    So, do you name your bike a feminine name or a masculine name--and why??????
    Sez you.

    One of my bikes has a female name, some of my bikes have male names and some of my bikes have names that don't have a gender. I don't know why. That's just their names. Who am I to argue?

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    No names for me. I have enough trouble remembering my own.

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    Can a bike be gay?

    I was just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeranger
    I don't name my bike's, but if I did, my blue mtn.bike would be masculine (it's blue-so a guy color)
    The Reno (silver & black)-also masculine-silver & black just look masculine.
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    Based on the color logic I guess all mine are masculine. They're gray, silver and black. There are other indications they may be male, too.
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    I have generic names:
    1. The mountain bike
    2. The basket bike
    3. The fender bike
    4. The italian beauty (my mistress)

    I'll let you guess which gets ridden the most.

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    Being a logic-driven person, to me the answer seems straight-forward. Bikes that are designed for male riders are masculine and bikes that are women-specific designs are feminine. Heck, bike shops refer to them as men's bikes and women's bikes.

    Those bikes, such as many hybrids, that are designed to be used by both men and women, are gender-neutral, or anything else you want to call a bike that can go both ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly
    Based on the color logic I guess all mine are masculine. They're gray, silver and black. There are other indications they may be male, too.
    Actually, many of the women's specific design road bikes come in blacks, blues & silvers. Those are very popular color choices by women. I was told by a rep from a large bike manufacturer that the favorite color choice of women for road bikes was black.

    As contrasted by the traditional low-step women's bikes, which come in many bright colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    My navy-blue Schwinn is "BlueBoy." My dark-grey/carbon-weave Scott is, so far "Scott," though I'm considering "GreyGhost," or "DarkStallion."
    So VV, they're all men!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil
    Being a logic-driven person, to me the answer seems straight-forward. Bikes that are designed for male riders are masculine and bikes that are women-specific designs are feminine. Heck, bike shops refer to them as men's bikes and women's bikes.

    Those bikes, such as many hybrids, that are designed to be used by both men and women, are gender-neutral, or anything else you want to call a bike that can go both ways.
    But, using the same logic, spouses that are "designed" (intended) for males are (usually!) female, and spouses that are intended for women are (usually!) male.

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    But these men's bikes with their tall top tubes & more rigid frames do not resemble females.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil
    But these men's bikes with their tall top tubes & more rigid frames do not resemble females.
    Neither does the Queen Mary.
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    It has nothing to do with color or whether it is designed for men or women. Logic won't explain it. Mr. Spock.
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    Silly humans.

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    Poor cyborgs.
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