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deeth82 12-31-13 07:40 AM

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. ;)

Cougrrcj 12-31-13 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty (Post 16361698)
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. :notamused: Panga??? :roflmao2:Or when we were in the middle of the Tampa Bay Bridge, she was telling us to "Exit right, then turn around"

RaleighSport 12-31-13 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 (Post 16367708)
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?

FrenchFit 12-31-13 09:56 AM

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".

Sixty Fiver 12-31-13 10:26 AM

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

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...13forrest1.JPG

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

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...010spring3.JPG

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

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2012reg1.JPG

Stretch... for obvious reasons.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...bile%20(1).JPG

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

the sci guy 12-31-13 03:12 PM

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

Gezman 01-05-14 08:43 PM

Ole NiNi . 76 nishiki
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2889/1...db84fdca_m.jpg

the sci guy 01-05-14 09:53 PM

now is that pronounced like "knee knee" or "ninnie," like a wuss

lgp927 01-06-14 10:26 AM

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 !!

trafficdancer 01-06-14 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by deeth82 (Post 16369733)
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!

deeth82 01-07-14 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by trafficdancer (Post 16386994)
Heh! Would she bat an eye if you read them bedtime stories? That said, I like the Phantom name!

:lol:

I have been occasionally known to refer to them as "my babies"...which sometimes gets confused with "our babies" (our animals). :)

Brannigan 01-07-14 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by martianone (Post 16364626)
All of my bikes have a name and each comes when I call their name.

Ha! Awesome.

Brannigan 01-07-14 09:16 AM

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.

Greyryder 01-08-14 05:55 AM

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.

Lanovran 01-09-14 01:24 PM

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.
http://i40.tinypic.com/33z63dl.jpg


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).
http://i43.tinypic.com/2rho1ag.jpg


My Trek Stache 8: I just call him "The Dragon," for reasons that would be too obscure to bother explaining here. :P
http://i42.tinypic.com/mt1bbt.jpg

Pic 01-09-14 04:03 PM

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.

leicanthrope 01-09-14 10:41 PM

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

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=358931

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...

bkaapcke 01-10-14 06:44 AM

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

Phil_gretz 01-10-14 08:49 AM

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...

Gezman 01-10-14 07:09 PM

Its pronounced knee knee lol

deeth82 01-13-14 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Lanovran (Post 16396766)
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.
http://i40.tinypic.com/33z63dl.jpg


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).
http://i43.tinypic.com/2rho1ag.jpg


My Trek Stache 8: I just call him "The Dragon," for reasons that would be too obscure to bother explaining here. :P
http://i42.tinypic.com/mt1bbt.jpg


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. :lol:

the sci guy 01-13-14 10:14 AM

that trek 520 makes me horny

Ghazmh 01-15-14 05:13 AM

2013 Madone 2.3 in named Kendra
2014 520 is named Alexis
my wife is not too thrilled

fietsbob 01-15-14 11:09 AM

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

Phil_gretz 01-15-14 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16413060)
... 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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