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    Dirty Schwinn-Lover deeth82's Avatar
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    My 2011 Schwinn Racer is "Lenore", the 2013 Racer is "Emma", the 2011 Trek Marlin SS is "Tank", the 2011 Schwinn Sid is going to be called "Sid" when the build finally gets finished, and my Schwinn Sanctuary cruiser is currently known as "The Phantom".

    My wife understands my attachment to all things bike-related, but I'm sure she rolls her eyes when I mention them by name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
    Every GPS or map app I own is named Cassandra...
    Ours is named 'Lexi' - short for dyslexic - for the way she (computer voice is female) mangles/mispronounces street or place names. For the life of me, I don't see how - when we were in Florida when we first used it - Tampa turned in to Panga. Panga??? Or when we were in the middle of the Tampa Bay Bridge, she was telling us to "Exit right, then turn around"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    My Six-13 is named "Six-13". My CAAD8 is named "CAAD 8", my steel bike is named "Steel bike" ...... guess what my mtn bike is called.
    Fluffy?
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    Only my touring bikes are named, I guess that's due to the long hours in the saddle...the mind wanders.

    My '90 Schwinn Voyageur is named "Seabiscuit" because it's low, fast and ugly. My very decked out 26" tourer is called "U.S.S. Super Fred", though in polite company I'll refer to it simply as "Tanker".

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    Forrest... because that was the name on the dyno label tag he came with, he worked for Shell Oil before he retired.



    Edith... a 1957 PLX 8 Grande named after another beautiful French lady.



    Reg... a 1955 Raleigh Lenton Reg Harris Road Model.



    Stretch... for obvious reasons.



    The rest are referred to by what they are, Cooper, Blizzard, Moulton, Moulden, Proctor, Garlatti, Raleigh (insert model), etc etc etc.

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    named my cross-check Sherman, after Colonel Potter on M*A*S*H (because the bike's color is hospital foam green)
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    Ole NiNi . 76 nishiki

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    now is that pronounced like "knee knee" or "ninnie," like a wuss
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    I named my Bianchi "Audrey and my carbon track bike "Lola" im still thnking up names for my other two bikes. Audrey becasue she looks thin and classy and Lola becuase she is exotci and voluptous !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeth82 View Post
    My 2011 Schwinn Racer is "Lenore", the 2013 Racer is "Emma", the 2011 Trek Marlin SS is "Tank", the 2011 Schwinn Sid is going to be called "Sid" when the build finally gets finished, and my Schwinn Sanctuary cruiser is currently known as "The Phantom".

    My wife understands my attachment to all things bike-related, but I'm sure she rolls her eyes when I mention them by name.
    Heh! Would she bat an eye if you read them bedtime stories? That said, I like the Phantom name!

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    Dirty Schwinn-Lover deeth82's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by trafficdancer View Post
    Heh! Would she bat an eye if you read them bedtime stories? That said, I like the Phantom name!


    I have been occasionally known to refer to them as "my babies"...which sometimes gets confused with "our babies" (our animals).
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    Urban Gearhead Brannigan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by martianone View Post
    All of my bikes have a name and each comes when I call their name.
    Ha! Awesome.
    I ride bicycles. I have a yellow one, a white one, a black one, and a red one. They make me happy.
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    If I make it to 92 I am going to live on Drambuie, chain smoke Dunhills, and take up heroin...

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    I couldn't give my Ibis a better name than the factory did. "Spanky" Love it. The GT Avalanche is the "Abominable Snowbike", my winter 'muter. My Gordon TT bike is Darth Maul. Haven't named the Miyata yet, she hasn't told me her name yet.
    I ride bicycles. I have a yellow one, a white one, a black one, and a red one. They make me happy.
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    If I make it to 92 I am going to live on Drambuie, chain smoke Dunhills, and take up heroin...

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    I've got an old BMX race bike that I've set up for mountain bike trails (mild trails) The thing was odd to begin with, everything is slightly off spec; the dropout spacing is too narrow (frame and fork), the bottom bracket shell was too tight, the brake mounts are a little too far apart and too far forward. I'm seriously think about calling it Gonzo, because it's a little blue weirdo.
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    When some wild eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs you by the throat and taps the back of your favorite head head against the barroom wall, and he looks crooked in the eye, and he ask you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

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    Senior Member Lanovran's Avatar
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    My Trek 520: her name is Saoirse i Gcré-umha, which is Irish for "Freedom in Bronze," and is pronounced akin to "sorsha ig-KREE-uva." I usually just call her Saoirse for short.



    My Fuji Sagres: in keeping with her Japanese heritage, and my first ride with her along the Ohio River, her name is Kawākari, which supposedly translates to "the gleam of last light on a river's surface at dusk" (it more literally translates to "river light," which I still like).



    My Trek Stache 8: I just call him "The Dragon," for reasons that would be too obscure to bother explaining here.

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    My two singles are pretty simple names.
    "white bike" for my road bike and "black bike" for my flat bar bike.
    Our tandem is named "Snowman". About 10 minutes from the end of Smokey and the Bandit, Burt sees all the trouble they are about to get into and CB's back to Jerry Reid "Snowman" to back off and Burt will take the fall. Well Snowman goes off and says they always finish what the started and they are going to finish the run.
    So our attitude on the tandem is we always finish what we start and approximately two years and 3,600 miles later that still holds true for us.

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    My Fuji is named "Gustav" for no apparent reason. It just sort of came to me one afternoon.

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    The Motobecane has yet to reveal it's true name to me. I'm still working out the kinks with that build, and perhaps it just doesn't quite feel relaxed enough. In due time...

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    My LWB recumbent is the "Good Ship Lollipop". It's perfect for navigating the enchanted bikeway. bk

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    Anthropomorphisms are acceptable in common everyday speech. It's okay to name your fishing rod, your car, or your favorite flowery meadow. The American Psychiatric Association doesn't list it as a neurosis, which is a plus. Transferrence, where childhood gaps are closed by inappropriate affection or emotion attached to something/someone else...well, that's a different story.

    For professional writing or expression, probably not.

    I don't name objects. But that's just me. I also don't refer to my favorite sports team as "we", as though I were paid to wear the uniform, too. Doesn't make sense to me...

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    Its pronounced knee knee lol

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    Dirty Schwinn-Lover deeth82's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanovran View Post
    My Trek 520: her name is Saoirse i Gcré-umha, which is Irish for "Freedom in Bronze," and is pronounced akin to "sorsha ig-KREE-uva." I usually just call her Saoirse for short.



    My Fuji Sagres: in keeping with her Japanese heritage, and my first ride with her along the Ohio River, her name is Kawākari, which supposedly translates to "the gleam of last light on a river's surface at dusk" (it more literally translates to "river light," which I still like).



    My Trek Stache 8: I just call him "The Dragon," for reasons that would be too obscure to bother explaining here.

    Love these bikes, and their names! I would call that last one "Dragon", as well...though probably more due to the fact that the Bontrager saddle would tear my arse in half like a dragon's talons.
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    that trek 520 makes me horny
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    2013 Madone 2.3 in named Kendra
    2014 520 is named Alexis
    my wife is not too thrilled

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    ... had to inform a young poster who named her bike Lola,
    that there was a song written about a Transvestite
    with that name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    ... had to inform a young poster who named her bike Lola,
    that there was a song written about a Transvestite
    with that name.
    Too bad that the bike in question wasn't an MTB drop bar conversion...

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