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Old 11-08-05, 12:41 PM   #1
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Does anybody name their bikes?

I hope it's not a weird thing to do. If so I'm weird.

Pee-Wee
Iron Horse
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And one mountain bike that refuses to be named.
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Old 11-08-05, 12:57 PM   #2
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Until a few months ago, I only had one bike and really didn't have a reason for a name. When I talked about my bike everyone knew which bike I meant.

Now that I have a wonderful 2006 Trek 520, I find that I want names in order to be able to talk about the bikes and distinguish which one I'm talking about with my other crazy biking friends. It just doesn't do the bikes justice to say "I'm riding my touring bike today" or "I'm riding the road bike".

I keep thinking that the Trek 520 will get a name after going on its first tour this weekend. Something is bound to happen that will bestow a name on it . . .

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Old 11-08-05, 01:17 PM   #3
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My bicycle is Robocop.
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Old 11-08-05, 01:23 PM   #4
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I have a Specialized Rockhopper w/ an Xtracycle & 2 child seats on the back, it's called "The Limo"

I also ride but don't own a Bacchetta Cafe that's called "The Chopper"
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Old 11-08-05, 01:37 PM   #5
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Of course -
I got my Trek 8000 the week Lucille Ball passed away -
It was bright red - -
No question about the name - -
"Lucy"
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Old 11-08-05, 01:42 PM   #6
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My Bianchi Eros is named Bianca (yeah I know, real creative...)
82 Univega Fixed is named Ruby (it's red) after a dog I had as a kid
I've got a no-name MTB frame that's waiting to be built named Oscar the Grouch, since it's essentially trash
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Old 11-08-05, 01:44 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by buttbybrooks
I hope it's not a weird thing to do. If so I'm weird.

Pee-Wee
Iron Horse
Fankenbike
The Greg
And one mountain bike that refuses to be named.
I have always called my bike "Moon tears" after the song by Nils Lofgren.

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Old 11-08-05, 01:48 PM   #8
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My new, Red, Bike Friday New World Tourist is called "Red Rover".
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Old 11-08-05, 02:32 PM   #9
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I named my bikes bike #1, bike #2, and bike #3.
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Old 11-08-05, 02:49 PM   #10
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my trek 520 is named rosinante after don quixote's horse...
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Old 11-08-05, 03:09 PM   #11
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a couple of rides haven't earned any names except piece of S^&T
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Old 11-08-05, 03:42 PM   #12
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I like the Don Quixote reference. I have a Trek 520 as well and was going to name it "The Mighty One" after the Motorcycle Diaries but I figured I'd never go on to start a peoples rebellion in several countries like Che, so I didn't.

However, after I painted it neon yellow and orange with polkadots, rebuilt the wheels (48 spokes), put on new cranks/chainring, a saddle and trekking handlebars it now looks like something built by a committee - the platypus of the bike world - hence the Frankenbike (not Fankenbike).
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Old 11-08-05, 04:08 PM   #13
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I have an old Trek 990 with a chromoly frame that I named "Steelizabeth". I was considering "CrowMolly" but that doesn't flow off the tongue quite as nicely.
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Old 11-08-05, 04:11 PM   #14
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The names I use for my bikes depends on the terrain. On those long grueling climbs they respond to "b**ch" whereas on downhills they are "yo momma".
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Old 11-08-05, 04:29 PM   #15
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I called mine "dumb #$%*)$%^&&* #%^&*()" numerous times on my last tour each time I broke a spoke....
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Old 11-08-05, 07:34 PM   #16
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I'm Machka ... he's Machak!

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Old 11-08-05, 08:02 PM   #17
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Tank (my main touring bike)
Allie (as in All-Terrain).
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Old 11-08-05, 08:28 PM   #18
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My Bridgestone RB-1 is "Ribby"
I call the rough road tourer I built from an old steel Giant MTB "Sasquatch".
KHS Milano tandem is "The Red Shark" (don't look in the trunk)

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Old 11-08-05, 09:27 PM   #19
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I named my Fuji World 'Mariko' after the heroine in James Clavell's 'Shogun'.
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Oh sheesh...the things bikers will admit doing...

specialized road bike - Dancer - cuz she just dances across the surface of the road
miyata - little grey bike - cuz that's what the last owner called her
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Old 11-09-05, 01:13 AM   #21
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Of course -
I got my Trek 8000 the week Lucille Ball passed away -
It was bright red - -
No question about the name - -
"Lucy"

My commuting Bianchi is named lucy, but it's short for "lucia", because she glows at night

racing Pinarello is named Monty.

like another poster on this thread, I've got a mountain bike that refuses to be named.

My "new" 1984 trek 400 soon-to-be-fixie is going to be named Michael, I think.
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Old 11-09-05, 03:19 AM   #22
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Nah. I thought about it, but I never got around to it. So it must not be my thing.

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Old 11-09-05, 06:42 AM   #23
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my trek 520 is named rosinante after don quixote's horse...
That was also the name that John Steinbeck gave to his truck that he used to travel the country as described in "Travels with Charley."
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Sure...

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My son named his Old Yeller.
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