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    Does your bike have a name?

    I've got a new bike, and I'm wondering how many of you name your bike, and, if so, what?

    She is just so much more than a bicycle.

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    Always refer to mine without gender (it) and by type only (the road bike, SS, hardtail etc etc). Quite frankly I think naming inanimate objects like that is pretty daft - just my opinion. Only inanimate objects that should get proper names are boats.

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    Although I have no name (and don't plan to) for my bike I know where your coming from.

    Doonster, a bit of contradiction don't you think.

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    Mine is Kona Roast...... I don't name things..

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    For some reason I have started calling my bike "Trusty Steed". I guess it's probably as close as I'll ever get to owning a real horse.
    I . . can . . . doooo . . . it

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    Originally posted by doonster
    Only inanimate objects that should get proper names are boats.
    And trains... and planes... and tanks... and computers... and err... monster trucks...
    1999 K2 OzM 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte OCP Club Member
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    I have to say that naming a bike is um, less strange than naming a monster truck. as several identical monster trucks have the same name, like a franchise.

    Mine's officially Emma.

    Scoob

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    My hybrid is the Thunderbolt Grease Slapper
    The mountains are callung and I must go

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    I don't have a name for mine, occassionally it gets called my baby, but more than anything it's put a name on me! The local school team has started calling me King Apollo after my bike...... I have one of the heaviest bikes there, and am one of the fastest riders

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    "Trouble?"

    Mine don't have names. Some of my computers have names, though... Turbo II, for example. That's my self-owned work computer... my home computer is named "Trash"

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    My bike is named TANK because she came second-hand with stickers on her that said "ONE LESS TANK" and she also weighs about as much as a tank does... Lugged steel baby! My BMX is named Veronica, christened by someone else who passed her onto me...

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    I call my trusty 1979 Univega "Pancho," because I once rode it in a 125 mile race from Mexicalli to San Felipe in Baja California.
    "I am a true laborer. I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm." As You Like It, Act 3, Scene 2. Shakespeare.
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    My current bike does not have a name; however; I called last year's winter commuter lots of names, none of which are repeatable in a polite and respectable place like this.

    Dan
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    have not named my bicycle yet, the bike makes me free, happy, easy, and convenient. i might call my bike a 'happy deer '.

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    Depends. If I really need to get somewhere and the bike (doesn't matter which one) is playing hard to handle, it gets called "darling" or "sweetheart", as in "come on now, sweetheart, just work with me".

    Things change very rapidly if it looks like we don't agree on something. But this a family site so I won't go into detail.

    Otherwise it is the Fuji, the Merida, the Apollo, the Peugeot, or the tandem (a no-name ex-hire job that has been rebuilt).

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    My workhorse of a bike is named Demon Child.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

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    the name of it is "that stupid thing...." usually with next phrase "broke again".

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    Just named mine this morning on the ride to work. "Victory" is its name. On my bike I've achived several victories this year: shedding 20+ pounds from my body, consecutive 300+ mile months of rides, etc.

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    well I guess I go against the concensus here:

    My Serotta is named Nova Special
    My Trek is named 670 (strange name).



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    Thanks for sharing! So far, it has just been "sweetie", until such time (if ever) inspiration strikes. My other bike is also a Trek, go I can't say "the Trek", and it is odd to call it by a number, and I do have feelings for her.....

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    I asked it but it didn't respond.

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    Im not big on naming iron. It would be "the bike". :laughing

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    My new Trek 2200 is called T2. I just wish Trek could put real names on there bikes.
    Come on Trek put some personality into your hard work!!!
    Sick BubbleGum

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    Mine gets all sorts of names, depending on just how much I am hurting at the time......
    Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall - Confucius

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