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Old 11-20-11, 05:38 PM
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I'd named all of my bikes until the last two; they just get called what they are ('green bike' or 'cruiser' vs. 'black bike' or 'road bike'). Sometimes when I'm carrying the 55 lb. cruiser up the stairs to my apartment I'll call it 'fat ass', and other similarly themed uncomplimentary names. Very rarely I will call either of them 'you SOB' when they break down or get a flat.

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That is indeed a Fredtastic light set up. Does that trunk "bag" lock?
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Old 11-20-11, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by GriddleCakes View Post
That is indeed a Fredtastic light set up. Does that trunk "bag" lock?

Yes;

Otivia Cargo Cache: http://www.otivia.com/

The Cargo Cache is a hard-sided, lockable trunk that attaches to standard bicycle racks. It can easily hold a helmet and more; a laptop computer, fits nicely. It is made of ABS plastic. It is secure because removal requires access to its interior and that is key locked. The Cargo Cache fits your bike; thanks to its unique hinge, it doesn't take any extra space when open.

Only for winter travel. It allows extra layers, gloves and other supplies that are not needed in mild weather.

- With lock & two keys included
- Made of ABS plastic



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Old 11-20-11, 11:20 PM
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MY new bike's a Corratec, (a German brand for the people across the pond!) therefore I must call him Klaus because like the fish in American Dad, he puts up with my fat butt without having a choice in the matter! lol
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Old 11-21-11, 06:12 PM
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I call my commuter Debbie, a 1993 Diamond Back Sorrento.
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Old 11-21-11, 06:24 PM
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Just added a purple bike to the stable. Meet The Purple People Eater:

[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 11-22-11, 02:15 AM
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My 3 bikes all share the same name; wife escaper
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Old 11-22-11, 02:30 AM
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My winter Trek Bike is called Salty
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Old 11-22-11, 02:34 AM
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Old 11-22-11, 07:50 AM
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My commuter, Giant Defy 2, is "The Fredster."


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Old 11-22-11, 08:08 AM
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I haven't bought my Trek yet, so I have a Schwinn that weighs a ton, so I usually call it expletive.
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Old 11-22-11, 09:29 AM
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I really haven't thought of an "name" for my bike...

Now, I can tell you some of the things I call it when I feel inclined to do so. One name I call my recumbent sometimes would be "dammit" and my commuter "aww-$hit"

When I'm happy with the bikes I'm just call them the other woman, or awesome.
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Old 11-22-11, 09:59 AM
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The Breezer, The Miyata, and The Hercules.

Those are what I call my bikes.
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Old 11-22-11, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
The Breezer, The Miyata, and The Hercules.

Those are what I call my bikes.

Which one is which?
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Old 11-22-11, 03:47 PM
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Which one is which?
I often wonder sometimes myself...
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Old 11-22-11, 05:15 PM
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'Highway Star'. I've thought about getting some big reflective stars sewn on the the sides of the bags.
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Old 11-22-11, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
Fred;


That's a Fred, much like mine. But I have another rodie in the works just like you.
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Old 11-23-11, 04:58 PM
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OK I'm weird. I've dubbed my bike the 86 Hyundai Stellar. Like the car (my Mom had one and it was an awesome little car), my bike is affordable (bought it from a second hand store for $7.50) and easy to maintain.
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Old 11-23-11, 07:53 PM
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Depends on whether I'm on a climb or a descend. On climbs it's %$#&^!! you *&^ of-a-%$*(*^^%$!!!! On a descend it's always 'Angel Butter-Wings Smootchie Lips'.
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Old 11-23-11, 10:32 PM
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I call my Tricross Comp, "The Terminator", because it kills the commute . . . And also in honor of the governator.
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Old 11-25-11, 10:19 AM
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The [insert make or model here] bike.
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Originally Posted by brumskee View Post
My 3 bikes all share the same name; wife escaper
I Love it.
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Old 11-27-11, 01:22 AM
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My "utilitarian" road bike = the wife
My "fast" road bike = the girlfriend
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Old 11-27-11, 09:06 PM
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My blue Swift folder (which is covered in reflective star stickers) is named Sexy, after the TARDIS, on account of the blue and the relative dimensions in space. (If you don't know why Sexy = the TARDIS, well, spoilers, sweetie!)

My purple not-quite-vintage Bianchi Strada was dubbed Viola the moment I first rode her. Because what else could I have named a purple Italian bike?

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Old 11-30-11, 12:59 AM
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I once named my 2006 Trek 7500 after some mythological god but have long ago forgotten what it was. I have always kind of just called it "Old Friend" and that is the name that stuck.

It comes from the bike being one of the two things that got my life turned around due to my preexisting cardiac and lung health condition. I cannot ride it much now but I am considering an upgrade within the next 6+ months that will turn it into a good electric bicycle with good range and power. If I can do that it will almost completely remove any obstacles my health condition has upon my cycling and also reduce my needs for a car drastically.

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Old 11-30-11, 01:04 AM
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My "utilitarian" road bike = the wife
My "fast" road bike = the girlfriend
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