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My bike needs a name. Can you help?

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Old 05-15-12, 03:48 PM
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My bike needs a name. Can you help?

I've had my bike for well over a year now and I have not been able to come up with an appropriate name for it. Can y'all help me come up with a name?

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Old 05-16-12, 09:41 AM
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I have a black Fuji Feather and I name it Morpheus, after the Greek god of dreams.
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I'll give it some thought. I have names for some of my bikes.

Bianchi Veloce, her name is "Celeste". (What else would you name a Bianchi?)
Trek 900 mountain bike, "Old Red" (well, it's old and its red...)
Schwinn Prologue "StupidBike" (because that's what my daughter called it when it upshifted on a steep hill)
I used to have a Specialized Allez, her name was "Ali"


Still need names for the following bikes:
'92 Trek T100 tandem. This one needs spouse approval on the name. I wanted "The Beast" but she doesn't like that.

Port Bolivar Lighthouse by Yo Spiff, on Flickr

Benotto frankenbike (Maybe "Frank"?):

80-something Benotto by Yo Spiff, on Flickr
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my sugeston: speedy... because it's not a fixie.

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Old 05-16-12, 10:26 AM
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Road Warrior or Mad Max

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Old 05-16-12, 10:29 AM
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Sorry, no, I can't.
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Kert, Mad Max or just Max & The Gray Mule sound good. Any others? I live on the shore of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin if that helps.

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you're kidding?
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Paco.
And the ringing thing on the handlebars is Paco Bell.
 
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i vote for
volucris



or tardus

None of the names i call my bike while struggling up a hill are fit for the company of ladies..... and some men

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Paco.
And the ringing thing on the handlebars is Paco Bell.
Paco the Gray Mule? He carries my fat a$$ on my daily commute 22 miles.
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Should bikes be female like ships and planes?

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DAOC reference ? that or you are calling it a potato
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Gray Goose.

I don't name bikes, maybe it's obvious from my submission.
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Oly or Sven.
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Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
Still need names for the following bikes:
'92 Trek T100 tandem. This one needs spouse approval on the name. I wanted "The Beast" but she doesn't like that.

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The Short Bus?
Yah, maybe I shouldn't play this game. Not my strong suite.
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I'm struggling. When I get my Lynskey, do I name it Lynn? But she's not Russian! That wouldn't work.
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What's the bike's personality? You've been riding together for a year, so you've got a sense of the terrain it "likes", the attention it needs, etc.

My Adventure 400 got its name when I noticed that my natural cadence on the bike one night was lining up with Miss Gulch's bike-riding theme from The Wizard of Oz. You know, dum-da-da-daaa-DA-dum, dum-da-da-daaa-DA-dum, DAH!


The bike has been "Broom" ever since -- in honor of Miss Gulch's alternate persona.
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Should bikes be female like ships and planes?

Gladys
Stella, Blanche or Eunice?

She likes smooth terrain preferably with a downhill slope.

BTW, that is a reference to A Streetcar Named Desire.
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Lefantôme de gris?

Rolls-Canardly?
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Lefantôme de gris?

Rolls-Canardly?
I was going to suggest "Ghost," but Tom's suggestion sounds fancier.
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