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    Does anybody name their bikes?

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

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    And one mountain bike that refuses to be named.

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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 . . .

    Cherry Bomb

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    My bicycle is Robocop.

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    Tossed some weight Redrom's Avatar
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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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    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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    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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    Quote 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.

    roughstuff
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    My new, Red, Bike Friday New World Tourist is called "Red Rover".

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    I named my bikes bike #1, bike #2, and bike #3.

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    my trek 520 is named rosinante after don quixote's horse...

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    Surly Dan (the LHT)
    Devil Sled (Schwinn corvette)
    a couple of rides haven't earned any names except piece of S^&T

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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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    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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    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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    I called mine "dumb #$%*)$%^&&* #%^&*()" numerous times on my last tour each time I broke a spoke....

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    I'm Machka ... he's Machak!

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    Tank (my main touring bike)
    Allie (as in All-Terrain).

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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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    I named my Fuji World 'Mariko' after the heroine in James Clavell's 'Shogun'.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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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
    Mtn bike - Autumn - test rode the bike when the leaves were falling...was a xmas gift from dh
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    khs tandem - somehow escaped naming.
    Santana Arriva - Kermit - It's green. On the test ride I said something about Kermit the frog and it stuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamawani
    Of course -
    I got my Trek 8000 the week Lucille Ball passed away -
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    "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.
    Weather today: Hot. Humid. Potholes.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mr bill
    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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    My LHT is "Green Machine"

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    Sure...

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    My son named his Old Yeller.

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