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    I can't be the only sicko who names his bikes

    Well? I'll start. Among my bikes I have a Surly Crosscheck ('the Toledo Swamp Monster'), a Pugsley ('Freakshow'), a beach cruiser ('Dybbuk' Hebrew for a malevolent spirit), and my very-weathered commuting 29er ('Humpelstiltskin').

    Let's hear 'em!

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    Vader was the name my brother gave my fixie. It kind of stuck. It's an all black bike.

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    in order

    Crow - black , and generalist like the bird
    Clowdia - subsumed Crow
    King Haggard - red with bullhorns, "the last unicorn" reference
    CV-01 Hatsune Miku - named for the pop idol whose outfit matches bike color , aqua, grey, black
    Dream Eater Merry - color matches character

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    OK, I'll play…. since I'm married to a retired 2nd grade teacher and we both enjoy Dr. Seuss, we decided to name ours after a couple of his characters. So the Giant Escape Rx0's are Thing 1 (mine) and Thing 2 (hers), The Mongoose Triomphes are Thing 3 (mine) and Thing 4 (hers). The new to me Giant TCR Composite will be Thing 5 (mine) when it arrives next week.

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    The only one of mine that has a name is the Mutt - my MTB of questionable lineage - hence the name Mutt Trail Bike or Mutt for short.
    '75 Fuji S-10S bought new, 45k+ miles and still going!
    '84 Univega Viva Sport
    '90 Schwinn Woodlands
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    MTB of questionable lineage aka 'Mutt Trail Bike'

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    MTB - Frankenbike Travesty

    Road Bike - Torspeedo

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    Not all of them get names but I need designations so that I can track my mileage per year (been doing it since 1988)

    Las Cruces abbreviated LC in my logs



    Gateway (aka GW). Can you see why I call it that? It's been redesignated as GWZ because I killed it and brought back to life for my Tucson bike.



    YBB because that's what Moots calls it.



    The T800 because that's what Cannondale called it.



    Dean because that's what it is



    Bob, in honor of my red headed father



    The Epic



    And, finally, Philll. He's silver, retro and cutting edge at the same time, and he's the third one of this frame that I've owned.

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    An Good Ol' Fashion Appalachian Butt Whoopin'.

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    LoL my names seem rather simple now...

    My 72 Centurion Lemans is the green machine (put fat tires and a coaster brake on it so it's semi offroad)

    the 87 Schwinn Tempo is just the Tempo

    the 84 Turbo is just the Turbo

    The 88 Premis is Frankenbike

    My leader 725 currently bares the name Alpha but that name just moves to whatever bike I favor atm.

    The 92 GT is the beast.

    The 96 Supergo is the dually.

    My Sekais I just call by model number.. 2500 and 2700..


    67 Schwinn Racer is the Grandpa bike
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    Warning:Annoying to jerks RaleighSport's Avatar
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    86 Raleigh Technium mtb is the fish wagon..

    My 85 SE ridgerunner conversion is the fix-ay

    Oh the aerospace pro... aka the Cow Bike
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    Not all of them get names but I need designations so that I can track my mileage per year (been doing it since 1988)


    And, finally, Philll. He's silver, retro and cutting edge at the same time, and he's the third one of this frame that I've owned.

    Whoa, what kind of frame is that? I really like the looks of your setup!

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    Every GPS or map app I own is named Cassandra...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trafficdancer View Post
    Whoa, what kind of frame is that? I really like the looks of your setup!
    It's a Nashbar Flashback. It an aluminum mountain bike along the lines of a Retrotec but at a fraction of the price. They made them for 4 years from 1996 to 2000. The occasionally pop up on Craigslist and Fleabay. Chris Inglis will make you a steel Retrotec starting at around $1700. You can also get a titanium version from Monster Bicycle Co for around $1600.
    Stuart Black
    Solo Without Pie. The search for pie in the Midwest.
    Picking the Scablands. Washington and Oregon, 2005. Pie and spiders on the Columbia River!
    Days of Wineless Roads. Bed and Breakfasting along the KATY
    Twisting Down the Alley. Misadventures in tornado alley.
    An Good Ol' Fashion Appalachian Butt Whoopin'.

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    Bertha - the Giant Cypress

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    Meh, its pretty much contractions , Brommy, BiFri, WTR . RB1

    Long loaded Touring :'farm vehicle' (it's no lightweight)

    the chumpthumper has the studded tires on it
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    I'd love to name my bikes but I'm not creative enough to think up any good ones.
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    My only named bike is my Safari;I call it 'the Panzer' because it survived bike polo and can go through anything.

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    My wife has named my bikes. She calls my Cannondale hybrid with fenders etc. "The SUV" and my Focus Cayo Evo "The Porsche." She has it just right.

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    I'm looking at buying a Trek Domane. If I do, it will be named "Vic" as in Vic Damone.
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    In my sig line. Although technically, I no longer own 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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    All of my bikes have a name and each comes when I call their name.
    ride long & prosper

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    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.
    Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I'd love to name my bikes but I'm not creative enough to think up any good ones.
    Do what I did and give them bad ones; my Road bike is "Fred", and my touring/commuter is "Clyde".

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    Temporarily

    Before I knew about tire boots I once rode over a piece of glass on a local mup that ripped a 1 inch slit in the tire and blew out the tube 12 miles from my vehicle. Had a spare tube but didn't know what to do about the tire. In a fit of frenzy I called my bike a dirty rotten pos as I sat there waiting for my ride after making a call of shame.

    When I got home I apologized to my bike for the name calling. But I don't think that qualifies as naming your bike bike in the same sense as to OP meant.
    Last edited by okane; 12-30-13 at 11:53 AM.

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    1995 Trek 700 set up as a gravel grinder/light trail/winter bike = The Goat (my Plan B and lowest geared bike)



    1993 Trek 700 set up as a gravel grinder/all surface touring bike = The Beast (a bit heavy but tough as heck)



    2012 Motobecane Gran Premio = The Roadie

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    I call them all "she"

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