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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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    Who farted? Ka_Jun's Avatar
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    My naming convention follows Generation One Transformers. None of this Michael Bay, crap.

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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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    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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    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
    ~Fiona~

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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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    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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    I have an old Shogun touring bike,Remove a couple letters,*Presto*...HOG
    Everything should be as simple as possible...But not more so.---Albert Einstein

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    This is White Power! (ala Clayton Bigsby)



    This is Red Power!




    not very original huh?
    &e

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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:

    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

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    Mine only get called names when I run out of gears uphill.
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    Yes, I affectionately call them, the Tricross, the Roubaix and the Epic.

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    I have an xtra called The Longbottom.
    I see unexamined people. All the time. I don't think they know they're unexamined.

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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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    It's usually just "She's my Baby", or "Babe".
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    yes. one of them is referred as Jamis...because it is a Jamis.

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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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    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

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    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
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    My bike is named "Blue Steel."

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    My Asama "Luddite" Hybrid is "the Beast or "the Tank"

    My Miyata 912 I call "Panther"

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    Should I name my Hybrid - "Luddite?" Hmmm.....
    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kman516 View Post
    My bike is named "Blue Steel."
    What? Not Le Tigre or Ferrari

    Sorry I'm a Huge Geeky Zoolander Fan
    ~Fiona~

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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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    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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    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.
    That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
    Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. Louis L'Amour
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