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Old 09-12-09, 05:12 PM   #1
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Do you name your bike?

I was just wondering if it was just me or do you name your bike? This is my first REAL bike. I named her Sandra D. I hope I am not crazy...lol. So if you do, what did you name it?
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Old 09-12-09, 05:24 PM   #2
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My bikes all have their names prominently displayed on the headtube: Bertin, Bianchi, Parkpre, and Kona.
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Two have names: Sexy and Pumpkin. Still haven't named the 3rd.
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fixed gear, road bike, cruiser, and mountain bike.
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LOL....Sorry, but that cracks me up. I know a photographer who named his camera.

I am cool with it, but I just don't get it. I mean seriously...Would you name your shoes, helmet, etc?

I have 8 bikes, so there is no way I could keep all the names straight anyway.
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Old 09-12-09, 07:56 PM   #6
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Yeah, seriously, I have not put a name on any of my bikes.

But I can totally see it for whatever reason.

I know for sure that I absolutely love riding every one of them.
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I have my vintage bike. Named Lotus. New racer. Named Giant. Naming bikes is for posers. My mountain bike is named Tim.
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Old 09-12-09, 09:14 PM   #8
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Well...I guess I am a poser...lol. Just enjoying life to the fullest
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Giant Filter 1 - Named her "Filty."
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Mine are named Black Eye and Brown Eye.
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I call my bike jimmy.
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Old 09-13-09, 08:56 AM   #12
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...Brown Eye.
Is that the one Brown Eye that's always winking?

I call them what they are, but kinda like pet names. I call my fixed gear "Speedy Bike"; my 29'er "The Big Wheel"; my BMX "Freestyle Bike"; road bike "The Roadie"; MTB "Ex-Cee bike"; beach cruiser "Chopper bike"; etc.

My new Eastern will be called "Cruiser bike"
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Mine are named Black Eye and Brown Eye.
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I call her..........."Linda"
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i call my bike, 'my bike' sometimes if i'm feeling saucy i say it like forest gump i.e. "it's muh biiike".
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My '86 Ritchey Ascent got its name on a somewhat rainy day in the mountains, with ravens flying through the mist: "Raven Cloudfinder."

The new '87 Ritchey was named on a moonlit cruise on Parker Mesa, with coyotes serenading me from a mist-filled canyon: "Coyote Moonchaser."

And the even newer 2003 Turner 5-Spot got named over the course of several rides whose theme was always, Let's prowl farther! So, it's "Cougar Farseeker."

In older days I had a Jaelithe (Gitane), Arwen (Colnago), Christopher (Columbia), The Crock (Schwinn Speedster converted to 3-speed derailer as a kind of 1971 mountain bike). The Fisher was a lousy bike so it never got a name.
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And the even newer 2003 Turner 5-Spot got named over the course of several rides whose theme was always, Let's prowl farther! So, it's "Cougar Farseeker."
The bike that will travel trails far and near to find a 2009 Ellsworth that goes for the older bikes.
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I dubbed mine 'Sumadre.'

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My Niner MTB is called Candy (cos I ride her hard and long and dirty).

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the pen name/nom de plume of my bike is ****GATOR *00

aka "gator double oh"

not really....but i until i build/buy a new one (in a few weeks? next week? today? next month?), i am using my old TREK NAVIGATOR 200 though since i WRECKED it and it' a partial rebuild (new stem, seat, tires, etc) i like to just call it my WREK almost-mountain...
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only when I crash do they get called names
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i lied in my previous post, the fixed gear is dubbed the "battleship" because it's so old and made from old steel and weighs about the same.
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LOL....Sorry, but that cracks me up. I know a photographer who named his camera.

I am cool with it, but I just don't get it. I mean seriously...Would you name your shoes, helmet, etc?

I have 8 bikes, so there is no way I could keep all the names straight anyway.
Just not sexy or fast enough to get a name? :-)
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Normally I'd say no, I don't name my bikes. For the first time ever my new bike has been named "Ms. Porky" or just plain "Porky" or "Porker". Thinking about getting it painted on the frame. She may be a pig but I still love her
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Imo naming a bike is the gayest thing you can do
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