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Old 02-29-08, 04:18 PM
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Name My Bike!

I picked up my Trek 7.5 FX today and on a leap year day it ought to stay new a long time

I put it on the trainer as soon as I got it home, put on a pair of AeroTech bike shorts and rode for an hour. It was wonderful! The drivetrain is so much smoother than my comfort bike and simply a much more comfortable position. I put a set of pedals on that will let me clip in or, for a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood just to get out of this apartment, flip over and let me use regular shoes. Yes I went clipless this time. Never before so perhaps more posts to follow about that.

Before I forget, photo's will follow but another storm coming tonight so when that's over I'll try to get it outside and snap some pics.

What I did cannibalize from my other bike is the rear Trek Interstate rack and the small under saddle bag that holds a tube, levers and not much else.

I did with the advice from the LBS put a set of mmm. what do you call them, extension bars on the straight bars, handlebars. He claims that many people that have bought these bikes have later complained that the straight bars ending up hurting their wrists. So for less that $20 I put on these 'horns' that clamp on the end of your straight bars. They look just like large steer horns on the front end of a Texas Cadillac I guess MB'ers have 'em for other reasons.

He claims that this repositioning of the hands alleviates this problem....maybe just proper body position would help, but he's never wronged me before and for less that $20, I'll find out.

NOW!

I've never named a bike before but with it's profile and the 'Texas Cadillac Horns' I thought I just had to. They're just so obvious! Maybe the Texas Cadillac will work LOL

Riding the new bike on the trainer and loving it just the same!

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Well if it has Bullhorns, name it "Fu Manchu"..........from the Tim Mcgraw song.
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Old 02-29-08, 04:59 PM
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Dare I suggest one of the most famous rodeo bulls ever for the name?

RED ROCK
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Appropriate! I used to wear a Fu Manchu before I got tired of washing my face every time I ate a chicken wing! LOL, didn't think of that one though
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Thanks for the link Tom, I never gnu, lol.

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C'mon, We can't name it without a picture.
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Honest to Jeebus! When I get shoveled out, I'll post pics!

But Mazama, think of a Texas Cadillac LOLOLOL
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Originally Posted by WhaleOil
Honest to Jeebus! When I get shoveled out, I'll post pics!

But Mazama, think of a Texas Cadillac LOLOLOL
Like, "Boss Hog?"
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Not a suggestion really but I'll tell you what I named my bike. I call her Kokoro, not only is it a girls name, but the word has three interconnected meanings. Heart, mind and spirit.
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I named my bike "Semik," after a horse from Bohemian mythology. Corny, huh?

https://www.wondershop.ca/semik.jpg

Boss Hog. Classic.
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I named my bike..........................................................

Guess what, I didn't name my bike, I just ride it. Sorry, I am of no help.
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I named mine Sleipnir. It means "sliding" or "gliding", and it was the name of Odin's legendary 8-legged horse.


Since yours has the "horns" I'd call it Bodacious, after the bull from the Primus song "Ballad of Bodacious".
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1
Since yours has the "horns" I'd call it Bodacious, after the bull from the Primus song "Ballad of Bodacious".
If if ever get a Big Dummy or even an Xtracycle conversion I'm totally naming it Southbound Pachyderm.
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I named mine Mojave!

Since it reminds you of a bull why not name it Brahma?


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That's why I suggested Red Rock....that's the name of the toughest, nastiest rodeo bull in the 20th Century

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I named mine Mojave!

Since it reminds you of a bull why not name it Brahma?

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Originally Posted by Mazama
Like, "Boss Hog?"

I second this one. It was the first thing that came to mind when you mentioned bull horns on a cadillac.

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Just call it Clyde.
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Originally Posted by b_young
I second this one. It was the first thing that came to mind when you mentioned bull horns on a cadillac.

I third Boss Hog!
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Naming a bike? I dunno, just always seemed like a girly thing!
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I'm with the Red Rock!

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Originally Posted by flip18436572
I named my bike..........................................................

Guess what, I didn't name my bike, I just ride it. Sorry, I am of no help.
Reminds me of a comment on the bike newsgroups. "Why name your bike? It won't come when called."
 
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T-rex. You can remove a couple of letters from the paint, and the name is already there.
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