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Old 07-10-12, 08:15 PM
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Help, my bike has lost its identity

Well sort of.

Under the black powder coat is a Reynolds frame, that used to be a Grand Jubilee. It is my one and only ride, and most of it periherals have been updated for function rather than period correctness. Maybe I'm crazy but I just feel odd thinking of it as its original name and have been pondering what if any to call it. Silly, I know, but the bike has tremendous sentimental value. The first thing that came to mind was Black Betty! First song I cue up when I'm stuck inside grinding miles out on the stationary.
Looking at it, any thing come to mind as an aprapos moniker?

"You've totally lost your mind!" is also a suitable response.
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Old 07-10-12, 08:20 PM
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Old 07-10-12, 09:52 PM
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Reminds me of this
https://furiousfanboys.com/wp-content.../11/falcon.jpg
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Old 07-11-12, 09:52 AM
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Roadan?
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Roadan?
Oh, I like that!
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Need some decals? I have a Cameo electronic cutter and some white vinyl I use for my bike restorations. I can basically use any font/size you would like..
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Originally Posted by yugdlo View Post
Roadan?
The OP seemed to suggest that the bike is feminine. Maybe Road Anne.
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The OP seemed to suggest that the bike is feminine. Maybe Road Anne.
But that sort of loses the "monster" aspect of Rodan. Unless Anne is a monster.
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But that sort of loses the "monster" aspect of Rodan. Unless Anne is a monster.
Ah, I see. I was thinking of it as a play on Rodin, the French sculptor.
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...And has become one of the most bad-ass do-it-all rides on the board. I vote monsterbecane!
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Grand Black!
Has a nice ring to it.
Funny thing, I thought "Hey, it's a french bike. I wonder what Black Betty in French is?" So I go to google translater and punch in "Black Betty". It comes back with "Black Betty" Sigh!
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
The OP seemed to suggest that the bike is feminine. Maybe Road Anne.
Want a good laugh? Google Michael Nesmith rodan.
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Need some decals? I have a Cameo electronic cutter and some white vinyl I use for my bike restorations. I can basically use any font/size you would like..
Distinct possibility. I'll get in touch with you. Maybe after the 1st part of August, going to be busy for a while.
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Originally Posted by yugdlo View Post
Grand Black!
Has a nice ring to it.
Funny thing, I thought "Hey, it's a french bike. I wonder what Black Betty in French is?" So I go to google translater and punch in "Black Betty". It comes back with "Black Betty" Sigh!
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LadyX......... Don't know who she is, but I'd use her photo for a headbadge
Oof... Sister Mary Elephant, perhaps?

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