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Old 06-02-11, 04:16 PM   #1
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Do You Name Your Bikes?

I named my Trek 460 vintage racer, "Windrider".
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Old 06-02-11, 04:31 PM   #2
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Of course, not only do I name them, but I won't ride with people who don't.

92 Schwin Mesa MTB - "Little Puddin" very sweet ride (after extensive upgrades)
94 Trek 520 - "Captain Marcy" (it has been all over Oklahoma, Texas, and explored numerous other states - look him up)
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Old 06-02-11, 04:35 PM   #3
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Giant TCR - Red Frankenstein
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Old 06-02-11, 05:26 PM   #4
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Yep.
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Old 06-02-11, 05:43 PM   #5
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Yes:

1. Road bike - I call it "Road Bike"
2. Utility road bike - I call it "Utility Road Bike"
3. Mtn bike - I call it "Mountain Bike"
4. Andy's 3 wheeler - I call it "Andy's 3 wheeler"
5. Nora's hybrid - I call it "Nora's hybrid"
6. Nora's mtn bike - I call it "Nora's mtn bike"
7. Trainer in the basement - I call it "Trainer in the asement."
8. Peugeot UO8 hanging on the wall - I call it "Peugeot UO8 hanging on the wall "
9. Old Specialized Hardrock hanging in the garage with two broken wheels - I call it "Old Specialized Hardrock hanging in the garage with two broken wheels"

I love my creative names!!
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Old 06-02-11, 06:56 PM   #6
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2006 Trek Portland: "The Portland", or sometimes just "Bike"
2000 Trek 1000: "YellowBike!", no space, exclamation point required.
1999 Schwinn Peloton: "Blue Steel" or just plain "Blue" for short
1996 Litespeed Classic: "Jeeves"

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Old 06-02-11, 07:28 PM   #7
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1) the blue one
2) the other blue one
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Old 06-02-11, 07:32 PM   #8
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My Ciocc = "Ciocc"
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Old 06-02-11, 07:46 PM   #9
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I don't but my grandson does. My yellow/black Moto is "Bumble Bee" from Transformers. He also named my pearlescent white Lambo Tandem "Jazz" from Transformers thinking it looked silver. He also named several other bikes, but I don't ride them much so I can't remember the names.

I tend to refer to them by contractions of their brand - ie: Moto, Lambo, etc.
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Old 06-02-11, 07:50 PM   #10
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1, 2, & 3.
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Old 06-02-11, 08:22 PM   #11
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I haven't thought about it... But I'm thinking now.
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Old 06-02-11, 08:28 PM   #12
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No.
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Old 06-02-11, 08:42 PM   #13
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Ok, I'm naming my Schwinn hybrid "The Thinker" because I'm always thinkin about something while I'm on her.
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Old 06-02-11, 08:45 PM   #14
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Old Blue -- Mid 80s Vitus all aluminum

The Rat -- an early 90s KHS Montana Comp converted to a utility bike.
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Old 06-02-11, 08:51 PM   #15
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I like to name mine after the wives of rock stars. My current road bike is Bianchi Jagger. ;-)
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Old 06-02-11, 10:00 PM   #16
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I never name them, but they sometimes arrive at the stable with a name already attached. Only two of the twenty or so currently in residence currently have names: Betsy (an old Schwinn lugged frame converted to fixed gear decades ago, named by by sister-in-law) and Wicked Witch (my mom's Schwinn step-through from the '70s, named by my sister). Since these are the two bikes with the largest baskets, they get the most in-town miles.
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Old 06-02-11, 10:50 PM   #17
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Only an artistic, creative type person would name a bicycle. Or a boat.

All the mathematical and scientific types seem to prefer using sterile manufacturer names or numbers.

Mine's "Lady Xizang". And I can't remember all my different boats' names...
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Old 06-03-11, 03:47 AM   #18
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Blue bike, black bike, bent, or tandem. I'm not very creative I guess...
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Old 06-03-11, 04:06 AM   #19
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Old 06-03-11, 06:24 AM   #20
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My Surly Long Haul Trucker is named La Vaca Azul.
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Old 06-03-11, 06:29 AM   #21
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You guys are all so boring.

The Merlin is called Gandalf, because he's also a wizard.

The now-commuter (and my first road bike) is called Cea, which is short for Boudiccea, which is another variant of my screen name, which was the name of an Iceni warrior who burned London to the ground in Roman times. (Strong woman role model?) I think she's feeling neglected because I don't ride her as much as I am not commuting right now.

The Friday is called Ami, which is short for Origami, because she folds. It also means friend in French, although the pronounciation is different from mine.
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Old 06-03-11, 07:03 AM   #22
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My bikes are referred to by their manufacturer or model, whichever is shorter easier: Roubaix, Blur, Airborne, BMC... Perhaps boring or unimaginative, but straightforward and useful when discussing them with others.
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Old 06-03-11, 07:07 AM   #23
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I don't name my bikes but I do talk to them.
My Litespeed (my main ride) is my friend. We talk a lot.
My Specialized (which I'm STILL trying to get dialed in) gets called a POS a lot. Most days I say to myself, "I wish I would have bought the Cannondale."
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Old 06-03-11, 07:09 AM   #24
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I have a Trek FX so i just call it "The fx" -- boring i know!!
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Old 06-03-11, 07:12 AM   #25
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Only one:

http://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com...and-mixte.html

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