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Old 04-18-06, 08:02 PM   #1
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A thought on bike names

The longer the bike's name, the crappier it is.

Case in point: Trek's 800 Antelope.

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Old 04-18-06, 08:36 PM   #2
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The longer the bike's name, the crappier it is.

Case in point: Trek's 800 Antelope.

Discuss.

I'm a fan of the Gary Fisher HKEK, and the Kona Humuhumu Nukunuku A'Pua'A is a pretty sweet cruiser.
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Old 04-18-06, 09:29 PM   #3
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The longer the bike's name, the crappier it is.

Case in point: Trek's 800 Antelope.

Discuss.

So your stable would be rated, in order of increasing crappiness:

Colt (Least crappy)
Sarthe
Crossroads
800 Antelope
Super Le Mans (Most crappy)

I assume that you don't hold the length of the manufacturer's name against the bike, only the model number/name.
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Old 04-18-06, 09:32 PM   #4
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None are crappy.
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Old 04-19-06, 06:09 AM   #5
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Hey, I have an old Trek 800 Antelope that I've ridden to death and it still gets used once in a while. Still all original parts!
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Old 04-19-06, 02:24 PM   #6
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I'm not looking to diss anyone's ride. It seems that as the names of bikes had more words in them, especially in the eighties, the long name was covering up the mostly low end parts used, maybe to trick the new buyers into believing the low end bikes were mondo radical?
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Old 04-19-06, 08:23 PM   #7
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My Campione D'Italia must be a real turd then.
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Old 04-19-06, 08:27 PM   #8
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Does Kona really make a humuhumu nukunuku a'pua'a? How sweet is that? Pig snouted fish that something or other, what?

I might buy that bike just for the name...
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Old 04-19-06, 08:46 PM   #9
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Hmmmmm.......I was told earlier that my bikes and Huffy were all the same. Man, I wish I had a better bike.
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Old 06-25-06, 12:31 PM   #10
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Old 06-25-06, 12:49 PM   #11
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They are all different bikes, but the following is my stable in order of my perceived quality highest to lowest:

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Old 06-25-06, 03:10 PM   #12
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Mizutani Seraph Super Sports. I'm not quite sure what order the words go in, but they all seem to apply.
Now, does this look like a crappy bike that might have been found at a yard sale for five bucks?

Okay, so maybe it looks like something a homeless person would do. It was either this or drive back to pick it up. Besides, it didn't slow down the Varsity one bit!
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Dammit. I better stay away from the Bianchi Absalon Championship Oetzi Aluminum...
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