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Old 03-31-13, 11:55 AM
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I named mine "hey f@#$ you !" . I rarely call my bike by name but occasionally when I car passes close by I check to see my bike is still under me.
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Old 04-01-13, 09:10 AM
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Bike.

Like Dion, Prince, Fabian, Moby, Beck - just the one name...

When I have two in the garage later this week and if I have to distinguish, it'll probably be the "New" bike and the "Old" bike, or maybe "Hybrid" and "Roadie"
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Old 04-01-13, 10:16 AM
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Modified a Trek 610 with replacement braze-ons + more braze-ons. I call it PaTrek.
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Old 04-27-13, 07:16 PM
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My '88 Alpine Sport I bought new in 1988 and still ride is - Beavis. My '13 Fuji Gran Fondo 1.5 is - Marilyn. She's been a real finicky pain in the butt, but when she's happy, ohh boy!
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Old 04-27-13, 07:56 PM
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You know, I've never had the impulse to name a damn bike before, but this one just needs to be called "Major Taylor":
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Old 04-16-14, 03:17 PM
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Another year old post! Kilroy, Worksman, and the White bike (white industry drive train) that is actually solid black.
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Old 04-16-14, 03:49 PM
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My cross bike: The Rev. Dr. Mohandas Q. McCracken IV, Esq.
My folder: T.G.I.F.
My vintage mountain bike: His Excellency the Velocipede
My cargo bike: Gedebukkebensoverogundergeneralkrigskommandersergenten van Der Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooort
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Old 04-16-14, 05:12 PM
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When anyone else is around it's "the road bike" or "the mountain bike". When were alone, the Team Fuji is the Steel Diva....As in the one that wants money spent on her.

The mountain bike is usually "you piece of S#*t" when it's index shifting is acting up.
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Old 04-17-14, 04:52 PM
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Flipper!

It is an ORCA-(killer whale), but I thought that Shamu would be presumptuous! When I ride I have a porpoise!

The Mountain bike is "ole Widow Maker!" I have the scars to explain that part.
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Old 04-17-14, 07:08 PM
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Let's see. . . .

I have one called "Kona Hahanna".

One called "Raleigh USA Technium Olympian".

One called "Trek 420".

And one called "Gary Fisher Mullet".

Although, if I ever get around to converting my Trek to fixed-gear, I might just call it "Trixie" (foreshortening of "Trek Fixie").

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Old 04-17-14, 07:34 PM
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"Rusty Schwinn French" - 1978 Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 [sold]
"Rhubarb Specialized Pro French" - 2006 Specialized Ruby Pro
"Lucifer Giant Avail 1 French" - 2012 Giant Avail 1

Rusty was in pristine condition and had a nice silver matte color, the name was more that he had spent most of his life in a closet or in a garage and didn't get enough miles. Sometimes a little crusty, but a gentleman with a good heart. Sold in 2012.

When I was preparing for RAGBRAI, Rusty decided that Ruby needed a "gang name" and dubbed her "Rhubarb". Her color is a beautiful deep red with subtle color variations. Her personality is quaint, quirky and tart. RAGBRAI host towns make a lot of rhubarb pie for the riders. "Ruby" is in itself a play on words with the men's equivalent model, "Roubaix".

Lucifer is a black and white bike with an aluminum frame and cheaper components. She is named after the cat in Cinderella. Alternately she is called Lucy Crabapple after Charlie Brown's nemesis in Peanuts. Despite reflecting the geometry on Rhubarb, Lucy still is a harsh ride. She will be the trainer bike/backup bike/utility/commuter and a test bed to experiment with gearing using Shimano 105 components rather than the $$ Dura-Ace on Rhubarb.
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Old 04-17-14, 10:08 PM
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My current bike is called the Green One. The previous one was the Blue One. When I was in the navy, the ship I was on was it, not she.
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Old 04-18-14, 05:53 AM
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The newest one, the lightweight hardtail 29er mountain bike, is Ruthie. Rolling Up The Hills Is Easier.
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Old 04-18-14, 06:39 AM
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Bike name "SKI-3" which stands for "Spend Kids Inheritance"
Motor home is SKI-1
Toad or tow behind car is SKI-2 and kayak is SKI-4
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Old 04-18-14, 07:11 AM
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I don't know if it's lack of imagination or sentimentality but my bikes' names are "my bike" or sometimes "Dad's bike", and "the rain bike".
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Old 04-18-14, 08:39 AM
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"Black Lightning"
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Old 04-18-14, 12:23 PM
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Naming your bikes is really dorky, even if you're over fifty.
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Old 04-18-14, 12:56 PM
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Nothing very creative I'm afraid . . .
My Mercian is the "the Vincitore" or "the touring bike"
My KHS Team (carbon) is just "the KHS"
My Hercules 3-Speed is "the 3-speed"
My Masi has been converted to fixed gear so is either "fixed gear" or "the Masi"
My Titanium GT is simply the "Ti GT"
My Reynolds 853 GT is "the steel GT"
My commute bike (unknown frame origin) is "The Black Bike"
My mountain bike (with a NASCAR sticker on it for some reason) is the "NASCAR Zaskar"
My folder is "The Dahon" or "the folder"
My Guru Photon is "the Guru"

I think that's all . . .
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Old 04-18-14, 01:13 PM
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Old 06-05-14, 10:13 PM
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I did refer to my Kona (at the LBS) as "Skippy" today as it doesn't seem to like gears 3 through 6 in the back.
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Old 06-06-14, 05:08 AM
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Plastic heap

I call this one my new "PLastic Heap"...
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Old 10-24-14, 04:39 PM
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I do have to admit to referring to my mountain bike as 'Skippy the Kona' since it doesn't seem to like the middle gears in the back. . . .
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Old 10-24-14, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
Naming your bikes is really dorky, even if you're over fifty.
Well, I for one proudly accept my dorkitude, even if I'm under forty.

My bikes:
'85 Nishiki - "Coyote Blue"
'87 Fuji Sagres (now just a lonely damaged frameset, sitting in a corner) - "Kawaakari"
'13 Trek 520 - "Saoirse i Chré-umha" (Irish for "Freedom in Bronze")
'14 Trek Stache 8 - "The Dragon"
'15 Trek District 8 - "Copperline"
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Old 10-24-14, 07:55 PM
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My bike has three names...

1. "My Giant"

2. "My OCR"

3. (and by far the most popular) "My Bike"

and I'm telling ya'll right now....if any of you guys invoke...."A Secret Handshake"?....

I'm OUT!
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Old 10-24-14, 08:07 PM
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Kona Paddy Waggon == Trixie
Kona Hannana == War Pig (because she is an indestructible beast)
Salsa Mukluk == Cow
Specialized Rockhopper == Ubiquitous 'elfin Bike
Raleigh Grand Prix == Darce (because I dated a Brit girl in Germany with that name)
Bianchi == The Grande Dame
Raleigh Sojourn == Ethel

Yes... why not? I spend enough time with them, I should name them something.
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