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Old 08-11-09, 09:55 AM   #1
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Do you guys give your bikes a nickname?

Haha, so I picked up a used 2008 Trek 1.2 and I kinda want to name it. But then I thought that would be kinda weird. And that made me wonder what you guys nickname your bikes.
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Old 08-11-09, 10:08 AM   #2
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My naming convention follows Generation One Transformers. None of this Michael Bay, crap.
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Old 08-11-09, 10:36 AM   #3
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'MY' bikes have names, but not all i own have names.
My 69 Armstrong is named Daisy.....get it? Daisy Armstrong..nevermind...agatha christie reference...
my 56 Robin Hood is obviously named Marian.
I have as yet not named the Trek...we have been calling it the beast.

Someone suggested 'Uhura' which i didn't get at the time
but i guess i could name it Nyota
still taking suggestions
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Old 08-11-09, 10:42 AM   #4
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My road bike has long been named Sidney. I forget why.

I had a 1963 Raleigh Superbe that I called "The Green Destiny"
It was stolen.

I replaced it with a ~1980 Velo Sport 3-speed conversion that I called "The Beige Destiny"
I painted it blue.

My other bikes do not have names. They do not have enough character. Yet.

Edit: I just remembered! The paint job I did on The Beige Destiny was Tremclad blue with orange and red flames, and it had the word 'RUSTY' written in large vinyl letters. And after that The Beige Destiny was also stolen!
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Old 08-11-09, 10:49 AM   #5
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I name pretty much everything
Bike is Serenity
Portable AC is R2D2
Freaking huge heavy IKEA bookcase is The Beast
Hubbys bike I call the Gray Wolf
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Old 08-11-09, 10:53 AM   #6
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We nickname everything in the house - including our pets and each other. Everyone knows that if you're addressed by your proper name, you're in trouble.
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Old 08-11-09, 10:57 AM   #7
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My bike is called the Elephant. Because it's gray and big. Bit slow too.... but that's because of the rider.
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Old 08-11-09, 12:08 PM   #8
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I have an old Shogun touring bike,Remove a couple letters,*Presto*...HOG
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Old 08-11-09, 12:32 PM   #9
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This is White Power! (ala Clayton Bigsby)



This is Red Power!




not very original huh?
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Old 08-11-09, 01:37 PM   #10
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Below is my 3-spd. PUCH. I just finished overhauling & restoring her. She's from (the frame/fork) Graz, Austria. Her name is Grazelda:

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Old 08-11-09, 02:16 PM   #11
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Mine only get called names when I run out of gears uphill.
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Old 08-11-09, 03:17 PM   #12
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Yes, I affectionately call them, the Tricross, the Roubaix and the Epic.
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Old 08-11-09, 03:26 PM   #13
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I have an xtra called The Longbottom.
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One of my friends insisted that my road bike needed a name, so to appease her I hastily christened it Henrietta. In hindsight I probably could have done better, but hey, I was under pressure.

I recently acquired a second bicycle, which I simply refer to as Redbike: because it's red, and it's a bike.
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Old 08-11-09, 06:35 PM   #15
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It's usually just "She's my Baby", or "Babe".
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Old 08-11-09, 06:45 PM   #16
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yes. one of them is referred as Jamis...because it is a Jamis.
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Old 08-11-09, 06:48 PM   #17
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Some are named, others aren't.

My Redline R530 set up like a Dutch City Bike is named "The Duchess", 1972 Raleigh Superbe is "Queenie". Not so sure about the others.

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Old 08-11-09, 07:04 PM   #18
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My bike is named "Blue Steel."
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Old 08-11-09, 07:07 PM   #19
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My Asama "Luddite" Hybrid is "the Beast or "the Tank"

My Miyata 912 I call "Panther"
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Old 08-11-09, 07:31 PM   #20
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Should I name my Hybrid - "Luddite?" Hmmm.....
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My bike is named "Blue Steel."
What? Not Le Tigre or Ferrari

Sorry I'm a Huge Geeky Zoolander Fan
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Old 08-11-09, 08:19 PM   #22
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My 07 Raleigh Matterhorn is usually referred to as my "Tank"
thing is heavy as hell but built like a tank (for a CT bike)
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Old 08-11-09, 08:23 PM   #23
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I have two ladies with names currently.

The Defy3 is named Jasmine. Name explained here.

My Walmart Schwinn is named Peggy, after Peggy Bundy. Big, red, makes a lot of noise, but still a hell of a lot of fun to ride, you just don't want to brag too much about it, you know?
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Old 08-12-09, 08:17 AM   #24
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My Electra Townie 21 is named Baby.
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The Giant Cypress is Radagast the Beige-and-Black. The (green) Bianchi Premio is Orion.
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