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Old 01-24-08, 04:39 PM   #1
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OT: Naming your bikes

Do you name your bikes, if so what are their names?
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Old 01-24-08, 05:04 PM   #2
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Old 01-24-08, 05:04 PM   #3
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Old 01-24-08, 05:05 PM   #4
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Do what you want, but I don't think I can fully support the naming of bicycles.
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Old 01-24-08, 05:13 PM   #7
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I haven't named my bikes (....yet), but people tend to refer to their bikes with female pronouns- just wondering if they name them as well.

I think it personalizes them a little.
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Old 01-24-08, 05:22 PM   #8
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"the Miyata"
"the Road Bike"
"the Volkscycle"

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The only female pronoun I use when referring to my bikes is the same as one would use for a female dog...
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I named my road bike Gretchin three days after I got it, but I have yet to name my Jamie Roy (probably because the model name is a name already).
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"the SS" for my singlespeed. As a Jew, I like the idea of riding the SS.
"Sin-Wagon" for my Orbea, it is fast, and makes me want to break the law.
"Crap-Wagon" my Motobecane-new style- frame bought of craigslist, set up as a single speed, it was supposed to replace "the SS" but it is the worst frame I have ever ridden, so "crap-wagon"
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Old 01-24-08, 07:35 PM   #20
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the invisible bike. (fixed)
my fast bike (TCR)
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i saw someone in LA with the name "Test Bike" on the top tube. it looked amazing. black letters on battleship grey xtracycle frame.
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I almost got one from a local police auction that had a black frame with a fluorescent orange evidence sticker on the top tube, I was gonna clear coat over it and just call it "The Evidence".

Would have been interesting if it'd been stolen and I reported it to the cops... "Yeah, someone just took the evidence and I'd like it back."
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i'm gonna name mine "cythe"
come from cytherea, my favorite porn star...
lol i ride my cythe...
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Old 01-24-08, 08:28 PM   #25
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The only female pronoun I use when referring to my bikes is the same as one would use for a female dog...
Ditto. Goes for my car and truck as well except they are modified a bit. The truck is the big black ***** and the car is the little black *****. 'Cause they are black, dig? I don't know my motorbike well enough to give it name yet, but it will probably be the same.
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