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    Need the creative help of FOO!

    I am in the process of taking over a bike rental business and expanding it into a full bike shop. I need help coming up with a good name.

    Background: Shop is in Canal Fulton Ohio. 20 ft from the stark county bike trail, and 100 ft from the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath trail. Will be initially rental, repair, used bikes, and refreshments.

    Link for the Canoe Livery with details of the rentals (2nd pic on the right is my building).:

    http://www.cfcanoe.com/

    It would also be cool if the name could include "Draisine" or a reference to "Baron Karl Christian Ludwig Drais von Sauerbronn" as I am a direct decendent.

    So foo lets see what ya got!

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    Baron Karl Christian Ludwig Drais von Sauerbronn's 2nd Cousins Bike Shop and Rental Emporium, home of the Draisine Smoothie, just one sip and you will say "Hey, I never knew Draisine could taste this good!"
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    Towpath Bike Shop...It's easier to remember.

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    Towpath bikes already exists, other side of town, nowhere near the towpath!

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    Canalside Bike Rental
    Canalside Bike Shop
    Fulton Bike Rental / Shop

    Adding Baron von Lichtenstein will only confuse the public and make you look amateur, sorry.
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
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    Offer coffee, refreshments, and repairs, among bike sales.
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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    Call it "The Porn Shop". I know I would walk in to your shop if you called it that.

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    Laufmachine Cycling Center

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    Maybe you could combine Laufmachine and Canal.

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    "The Baron's Bikes"

    Hang a red tricycle off the front, looking like it's flying, maybe throw a Snoopy doll on it.

    I still favor place names for small shops.
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    Call it "The Porn Shop". I know I would walk in to your shop if you called it that.

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    You really should show a little more taste than that I think, it being a quaint little town. Perhaps "Titties and Gears".
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    You really should show a little more taste than that I think, it being a quaint little town. Perhaps "Titties and Gears".
    I have no taste or class my friend.

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    This thread needs more Chipcom!

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    heh - here (in Pittsford, NY) there is a Towpath Bicycle shop - on the Erie canal, by the bike path.

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    My suggestion:
    Baron Karl Christian Ludwig Drais von Sauerbronn's 2nd Cousins Bike Shop and Rental Emporium, home of the Draisine Smoothie, just one sip and you will say "Hey, I never knew Draisine could taste this good!"

    You will be a millionaire.

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    half bent's huffy hawking hut!
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    Anything but Draisine Cycles.

    Running Machine Cycles.

    You know you're a bike geek when you know what a Draisine is, Bike shop.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    Anything but Draisine Cycles.

    Running Machine Cycles.

    You know you're a bike geek when you know what a Draisine is, Bike shop.
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    Dandy Bikes (...ftw)

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    Baron's Beans and Laufmachines.

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    Draisine em one, Draisine em all! Bikes for the masses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Volksdraisine.

    Sorry jsharr, a spin on yours but I can't get the "reply with quote" to work on your posts...

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    that is because I am a foopire and my posts do not appear in quotes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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