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Old 09-09-02, 04:43 AM   #1
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Naming Your Bike

Does anyone else christen their vehicles with a name? As teenagers, my friend and I appropriately named our junkers "Bertha" and "Beulah". Someone recently saw my bike and asked it's name. I had named one, but not the other and I'm still working on it. What name have you picked out for your bike?
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Old 09-09-02, 04:58 AM   #2
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I named mine Beatrice. I used to have a BMW motorbike and I called it Beatrice the Mechanical Wonder. A name is vital for the man-machine bonding thing - anthropomorphism I thinks it's called?

I really liked my BMW. I really like my Gemini. It seemed right to carry the name forward.
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Old 09-09-02, 05:47 AM   #3
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My bike tends to be My Lil' Swee'Pea, or Ol' Trigger, depending on how tough I'm feeling. Not that I'd risk calling it either name whern anyone else could hear....
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Old 09-09-02, 06:27 AM   #5
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Neither of my bikes are named as such, but I do talk to them and usually call them babe.

And in case you're wondering, I called my ex Honey, not babe.

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My faithful but funny looking commuter is Yorick. My beautiful old Bianchi is Dolce. And my self-assembled, no-name frame, custom painted purple and gold (Geaux Tigers!) is Corazon, short for Corazon del Tigre.

Hmm. You know, I always refer to Yorick as "faithful", but he's the one that threw me to the ground so hard last Tuesday I wound up needing surgery. I'm going to have to have a talk with that young man.
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Hmm. You know, I always refer to Yorick as "faithful", but he's the one that threw me to the ground so hard last Tuesday I wound up needing surgery. I'm going to have to have a talk with that young man.
Alas! Poor Yorick!

I've mentioned before that my roadie is named Michelle Pfieffer, the Carbon Fiber Wonder-bike. Ms. Pfieffer for short.

My titanium mountain bike is Old Paintless.

And my touring rig is The Bike With No Name.
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Old 09-09-02, 07:38 AM   #8
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I never named the bikes but the wife has a few choice names for them.
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Old 09-09-02, 07:40 AM   #9
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I've just this weekend decided to name mine,
"Grrrrrrrrr, damn, piece of..."
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Old 09-09-02, 07:43 AM   #10
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My dark blue '89 Paramount is simply ol' Blue. The '76 Paramount is Liberty. Love them Paramounts!!
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The 2001 Schwinn road bike is Precious. I love Precious.

The 1995 Diamondback mtb is Bruno. I felt bad after naming precious that I had this bike for 6 years and beati the hell out if it and it had no name.

The 1999 Diamondback mtb is Pedro. It is named after Pedro Martinez (courtesy of my 6 year old brother). It is the Red Sox colors.

My sister's bike is named Max.

I seem to be all about naming bikes are reintroducing Necco wafers, this year.
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Blue Streak, BS for short.
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My XC mountain bike is a Rocky Mountain Spice. I named her her "Ginger", after the Spice Girl. My other mountain bike I have aptly named "Monster."
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My XC mountain bike is a Rocky Mountain Spice. I named her her "Ginger", after the Spice Girl
That's a relief. One of the other tarts, Posh, married to footballer, David Beckham, just recently popped a new kid, and what did they name the poor sod? Romeo.

I feel sorry for any kid with a name like that when he gets on the playground at school, unless of course, like his parents, he does not go to one. I don't think there are too many gray cells on offer if the parents are anything to go by. But with millions of dollars in the account, who needs skool, rithmetik, speleng?

It was him who said about the first kid "we will have him christened but we ain't yet decided what religion."
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Usually my bikes tell me what their name is...

My 50lb schwinn 3spd - "The Schwinnebago" or just "the 'bago"

My beloved blue Peugeot fixie-beater (recently retired after I fell into an open construction pit with her) - "Bleugeot"

The rest are just tools.

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I call the red one "The Red One."

The white one, I call "The White One."
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I call my Pinarello Bike,"Sweatheart"
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My trusty steed Alphonse (Bianchi) and a friend named the specialized ole bessie seeing that she is the work horse
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My very heavy Mt Bike is Shermie as in Sherman tank. My Black road bike that I am so proud of is the Black Beauty.
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My inkwell blue Trek 2000 WSD road bike is "Beauty" and my 1994 Specialized Rock Hopper Ultra MTB is "The Beast". I love 'em both!
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I have Black Beauty. I love her!!! Even when I crash, she only got a scratch, I took the abuse. She puts up with mine.
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Well... this thread has come up a few times... My bikes are:
[list=1][*]Road bike [Marinoni with Campy Daytona]: 'Noni[*]Cyclocross bike [2001 Kona Major Jake upgraded with Campy Centaur components]: The General ... thanks to the upgrade[*]MTB [1997 Specialized S-Works]: Mango ... It's mango yellow[*]Utility bike [1992 Specialized Rockhopper Sport]: The Mule[/list=1]
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I suck! I am so-o-o boring. My bikes have no names. I never noticed or cared, until now. Now I'll have to stay up late tonight thinking up something. :confused:

And to think I'm riding my MTB after work tonight. Poor unnamed thing. What about the road bike? It's sitting home in the basement with no identity.
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My road bike - Kennedy - after a relative who died and left us some money so I could buy it.

My MTB - Duck - it likes to play in the rain.
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