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Old 02-19-13, 06:50 PM
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My BMC is called "The BMC". My wife likes to name things, so our black Davidson tandem is "Raven" but I still usually refer to it as "the tandem".
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Old 02-19-13, 07:13 PM
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Only a person with a sick and twisted mind would give names to an inanimate object. But since my bikes are close, personal friends of mine...

Black Betty is my carbon road bike
Levon is my monstercross dirt road bike
Butternut is my fixed gear around town/commuter bike
Herschel is my badass full suspension mountain bike
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Old 02-19-13, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by climberguy View Post
My bikes came with names when I bought them. One is the "Izoard." Another is the "GT" (GranTurismo). They have their names written on them already. I can't see a reason to call them anything else.
^^ This.

I don't understand naming them. I have a Felt Z85. So guess what I call it? Yep, my Z85. I never understood people naming cars either. They already have names.
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Old 02-19-13, 07:32 PM
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You shouldn’t anthropomorphize bikes. They don’t like it when you do that.




That said, mine are

Mr. Portland
YellowBike!
Jeeves
Blue Steel

The new frame hasn't told its name yet.
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Old 02-19-13, 07:38 PM
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Our "Ferrari Red" Mocha tandem is "Big Red." Not very original, but it fits.
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Old 02-19-13, 08:08 PM
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Usually depends on if I am having problems such as a flat, broken spoke or bonking on a climb. The names in those cases are not endearing.
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Old 02-19-13, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
Celeste (What else would you name a Bianchi?)
Old Red ('88 Trek 900)
StupidBike ('88 Schwinn Prologue)

I used to have a Specialized Allez named "Ali"


Several other bikes that haven't acquired names yet, but I'm working on that.
2002 Diamondback tandem. No ideas.
80's Benotto unknown model, future fixed conversion. Thinking of Trixie (the Fixie)
'92 Schwinn Crosscut. Thinking of "Pearl"
for the Diamondback, how about Viper?
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Old 02-19-13, 08:15 PM
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My bicycle came with a name. Whenever I call it anything other than "my bike", I call it "my Crossroads". Mostly I don't call it anything at all, though. It's just like my cat; it doesn't come when I call it...
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Old 02-19-13, 08:41 PM
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I think that's the first time I have ever heard someone say a bicycle is like a cat.
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Old 02-19-13, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Clarabelle View Post
for the Diamondback, how about Viper?
That has potential, but since it's the tandem my wife has to agree to it. Lemme check...

Added: She says no to Viper.
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Old 02-19-13, 08:45 PM
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Brand names in the mass market are all over bike frames and components ,

only the one I built Myself from tubeset Upward ,

was un branded .. and the other one I built with the help of a cargo bike builder ,
Are logo free frames,.

Look completely Different, they are Different colors 1 maroon the other Black . thats good enough


I only named my banjo ukelele.. it was recovered from serious disrepair ..

It,rebuilt, has a wooden 'Head' now. Hank Williams senior had a song about s carved store front wooden Indian,
with a 'wooden Head ' I named it after that songs topic.

(if you dont know the Music you wont know the name and then It wont Matter what it is either )

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Old 02-19-13, 09:00 PM
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Silver (as in the Lone Ranger)
and
Ishmael (the name of the marshtackie horse from A Land Remembered)
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Old 02-19-13, 09:02 PM
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Like someone else said; My bikes already came with names already stenciled on them so that is what they are called. Fuji, Gazelle & Diamondback. If I ever get two bikes of one brand I will have to get more creative.
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Old 02-19-13, 09:18 PM
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My main ride is named 'Starbucks'. It is my first mate in my relentless, obsessive pursuit of the whale that bit my leg off, or, you know, health and fitness. Also, it is the color of a latte. My other two bikes I haven't named.
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Old 02-19-13, 09:27 PM
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Depends on how much elevation gain per mile was in the days ride.
When it gets to 100+'/mile it's all kinds of names I can't repeat on the interwebz because kids might could be readin'
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Old 02-19-13, 11:59 PM
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I don't name anything that won't come when I call it. Except my current cats. All my previous cats would, in fact, come from wherever in the house they were when I called their name.
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Old 02-20-13, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by DEK View Post
^^ This.

I have a Felt Z85. So guess what I call it? Yep, my Z85.
Me too. I call my Felt F3C "F3C". Must be something weird about Felt owners....
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Old 02-20-13, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by tsl View Post
You shouldn’t anthropomorphize bikes. They don’t like it when you do that.
I agree, but you should use words like anthropomorphize whenever possible. George Orwell is one of my favorite anthropomorphisists.

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Old 02-20-13, 10:44 AM
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As Thomas L. Friedman says, "In the world of ideas, to name something is to own it. If you can name an issue, you can own the issue." This is an interesting thought in that owning an idea only occurs in the mental world. Hence, one could argue that naming an idea is the first step in understanding the idea. Ergo, transforming this to the world of bicycle ownership, one could say that naming a bicycle means you own/understand it. All of my bikes remain an enigma to me. I comprehend little about them. I canít for the life of me understand that whenever I mount the Colnago it keeps pushing to go faster and faster. Nor, can I fathom why the S-Works Roubaix beckons me to find hills to climb. And, trying to get my thinking around why the Habanero Team Issue wants to be in the rain defies any logic I can muster. The Jamis Eclipse seems content to sit on the trainer for hours on end while suffering none of the boredom I experience when spinning; how can that be? I canít even begin to come to terms with why the IF Crown Jewel sits patiently and whispers, ďAnytime, anywhere, and for any reason, Iím here and ready to go.Ē No, Iím not yet ready to name my bikes. They remain a mystery to me.
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Old 02-20-13, 01:51 PM
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the day it brings back the squeky toy after I throw it is the day I give it a name
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Old 02-20-13, 02:48 PM
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To paraphrase DG--I call my bike "Twice"


If I call it "Once"-It doesn't respond.
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Old 02-20-13, 02:57 PM
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My MTB is called Sunshine because thats what she brings to my life on every ride
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Old 02-20-13, 03:06 PM
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I don't name bikes, Cars either unless they are over 50 years old.
That's why my old truck is named Molly MoPar.
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Old 02-20-13, 06:13 PM
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My mother named all her cars "Ol' Bessie". Once, when she got a new car we asked why she didn't call it "New Bessie". It was years before I understood what she meant when she said, "Ol' Bessie is the closest I can come to what I really want to call it".
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Old 02-20-13, 06:16 PM
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My MTB/long distance bike is "the tank" built to take beating and keep riding - crash into steel bars proved that.
My Hybrid is yet to be named but "not yet right" fits the bill... still needs a few mods to get it to where I want it be
My shopping basket/kid carrier is "the mule" because it can carry one heck of a load.
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