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Old 10-24-14, 08:49 PM
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Fuji Newest = Ol' Fuj
Cannondale Synapse Carbon = Cat, which is short for Cathy, which in turn is short for Cathartic
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Old 10-27-14, 11:22 AM
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Allow me to introduce Sunshine. She's a heavily customized Trek 520 that just brings a smile to my face every time I ride her.
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Old 11-02-14, 10:22 AM
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Tinkerbike. It usually takes a bit if tinkering every week to keep it in good shape.
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Old 11-02-14, 03:20 PM
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Old 11-02-14, 04:20 PM
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My Reflex is "Serenity"
My Fuji Ace is "Black Lightning"
My Huffy MTB is "Thunder"
My wife's Huffy is "Lunker"
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Old 11-03-14, 02:55 PM
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The Yellow Bike -or- The Sirrus (comfortable). 1234 miles since Jan.
The Lil' Black bike -or- The Allez (fast, fun, Mavic wheelset upgrade). 1133 miles since Feb.
The Roubaix -or- Sweetie (lite, comfortable, fun). 1106 miles since Jul. Guess which one I ride the most (still paying for it).


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Old 11-14-14, 01:56 AM
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Our tandem is called "Derek", my ridgeback tourer is called "Voyager" and my roadbikeI call "DG" (short for Dawes Giro)

[edit]My old Raleigh Aero used to be called "Rory" and an original Ridgeback 501 MTB that I rode into the ground was called "Gunther"[/edit]

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Old 11-24-14, 07:12 PM
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May I introduce "Lemondrop" on the left, and "Snow White" on the right. Lemondrop is a 1970 Schwinn Super Sport, and Snow White is a 1985 Schwinn Super Sport. Both are very sweet riding.
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Old 11-24-14, 07:54 PM
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Beautiful 'Sports, Micmel, be sure you post them in the C&V Forum. Pastorbob in New Hampshire will love seeing them. His Sporty is a beautiful, updated a bit, Super Sport.

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Old 11-25-14, 02:39 AM
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Only three of the roughly 2 dozen bikes I've had got names. And those names didn't come from me. I realized about year two the bike I took my username from was Pete. Been Pete ever since. Edit: named 20 years before I qualified for this forum!

The other two have a more involved story. I went to an as-is sale for donated bikes that were not feasible to re-build and resell looking for a fun summer fix gear. The bikes were $20, 30 and 40 each. No test ride, no return. There was a $20 sport Peugeot. Been hit hard by a SUV; dented top tube, trashed fork and both chainstays were about to break although I wouldn't realize that until later. Tape measure said the bike should work for me so I bought it, knowing that if this bike was a keeper and ever got repainted, "Team Dumpster" was going on the downtube. Had about $105 invested in it for its first ride. I hadn't ridden a bike that much fun since my old racing bike! Two weeks later I was wrapping the BB and chainstays with carbon fiber and epoxy. Both chainstays were about to break off. Repair worked. A month later, I happened to be listening to an ex-addict talking about her exploits and saying she expected to be found in a dumpster any morning for what she was doing. "That's it. Bike's name is Jessica!" (the speaker). Bike eventually got a repaint (in the same batch as a custom). Team Dumpster on the downtube, Jessica on the toptube (covering the pulled out dent).

7000 miles later I started thinking that I should put Jessica to rest and replace her with a custom bike. I did. My ti fix gear. And its name would be Jessica 2 except that sounds dumb, so she is Jessica J, my last initial, also on the toptube. And, yes, both of these bikes are very female!

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Old 11-25-14, 06:03 AM
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Meet CRITter, an '88 Cannondale Criterium Series. A beast in every way....


And Cinnamon, the '86 Trek 760, hot and spicy.

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Old 02-13-15, 04:57 PM
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Since I was thrown off the Allez in Nov (fractured pelvis) and subsequent DVT (blood clots) in legs and lungs I've added a recumbent trike to the stable. It's a Vortritek 900R (German) so in the spreadsheet it's Vor9 and I affectionately call it Vorti (Vor-Tee). Takes a bit more prep and effort to ride but it's so stable and lotza fun for an old duffer (69) like me.



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I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with "Guess" on it...so I said "Implants?"
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Old 02-13-15, 05:24 PM
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Mine is Festus, named after Festus's mule on the tv show Gunsmoke. Yes I'm an old dude.
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Old 02-14-15, 05:20 AM
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What is your bike's name?

Though I certainly cherish all the bikes I have had as an adult, it never occurred to me to name them. FYA, I recently started a thread on the Commuting Forum, ”Describe Your Commute” on a template, and one of the items is “Bike Name.” This was suggested by the subscriber, chephy, who had originally used the idea.

Most of the replies either listed the model name or left it blank, with a minority giving a name (or comments). Few examples:

Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
Title
Um, how about My Bike Commute?
Bike name
I could go with Nao, Gina, Francis, Mario, but that would be silly. They don't have names other than Peugeot, Motobecane, Raleigh, Masi, Centurion, Bianchi, Bertin.
Originally Posted by chephy View Post
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
Bike name: Still haven't named it!
Originally Posted by harshbarj View Post
Omaha, Ne. 7 years

Bike name: Who names their bike? Insane.

Originally Posted by bmthom.gis View Post
I'll do a 2nd one for my mixed commute:

Bike name: the panty dropper - because the teal frame with purple accents gets all the girls to throw their panties as I ride by
Then there were: Byron (Irwin7638), Ridley (Buffalo Buff), Ginger (GARiverTrail Rdr), and Trucka' (JoeyBike).

BTW, chephy, as mentioned above, is an ardent advocate of bike naming.

Originally Posted by chephy View Post
Below is the summary of my major commutes.

Bike name: I wasn't naming bikes yet

Bike name: Quicksilver a.k.a. Quickie because it was quick (compared to bikes I've had up to that point anyway) and silver, and yes, I name my bikes, okay? Anybody has a problem with that? No? Good!

Bike name: Miyata: Blackberry TART (Toronto Area Rapid Transportation) a.k.a. Blacky / Specialized: BLack IMP (shortened to Blimpy, 'cause it's lighter than air)

Bike Name: Steve Bauer a.k.a. Stevie

Bike name: Haven't named this one; no need since there was only one bike in the household so "the bike" worked fine. Plus, I knew I'd only have it for a few months.

Bike name: Haven't named this one either! Why not?? I should...
PS: I just noted that this is a zombie thread, started 2-19-13, and reawakened by Greybeard712 on 2-13-15. He has this signature line:

"I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with "Guess" on it...so I said "Implants?"

Funny, at least to another greybeard.

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Old 02-15-15, 09:41 AM
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My wife and I rode show horses for a living, before we aged to the point that wasn't possible any longer. Our bikes get named after the more successful horses we put into the ring. She has as much input as I do, and they're not named until a thorough evaluation of their looks and personality.

Meet "Bogey". A heavy hunter, sure footed and slightly slow. Good looking enough to haul an amateur customer around the show ring, but performance challenged for the pro classes. Safe!


Here's "Sox". A flashy conformation hunter that had two white legs in front (see fork). High performance, but comfy for the long Classic courses.


Finally, There's "Mary". An inexpensive American Thorobred with good looks, but a $.05 mind that was capable of delivering a good trip, but there were days she would throw you in the dirt just as easily.
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Festus meet Kitty

Mine is Festus, named after Festus's mule on the tv show Gunsmoke. Yes I'm an old dude.
<br>Love it! Maybe I'll call my bike "Kitty" in honor of Amanda Blake
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Old 03-10-15, 11:18 AM
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None of my bikes are named. I don't name inanimate objects, hell I didn't want to name our dog (he appears inanimate most of the time) but the women in the house insisted.
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Old 03-10-15, 11:48 AM
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Meet Mrs. Jones, as in "Me and Mrs. Jones." Name occurred to me on one of our first rides together out there all alone except each other. We got a thing going on.

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Thunder, because its red.
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Old 04-12-15, 05:02 PM
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I've come to call the Roubaix (Row-Bay) affectionately Row-Be-Ex
The Vortritek 900R is called Vorti -or- The Trike

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Old 04-12-15, 08:38 PM
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I like naming my stuff, especially electronics =D

My first bike as a kid was named "Nautilus".
My fist real bike as an adult was initially named "Nautilus 2" but I figured she was female and deserved a girly name, so I settled on "Mireille."

But I never call my bike "Mireille" anyway so it doesn't matter
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Naming...

My wife and I named our children. I can see naming certain pets, like a cat or hamster, but not a fish. I can see naming a boat, because of tradition and the need to register and have a call sign with port radio operators.

I cannot see naming a bike. The manufacturer already gave them model names. Plus, they have design characteristics (i.e., touring, fixed gear, carbon). Those are good enough to distinguish one from another.
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I wish I could name my bikes. Really, I do. I just don't have the imagination to come up with a good name, or the attention span to keep thinking of one. Consequently I have "The Trek" for a 1978 Trek sports tourer currently serving as my winter bike; "The IRO" for the fixed gear, and the "C-Rex" for the custom Steve Rex road bike - can't even take credit for that one, my buddy came up with it in an e-mail, presumably because it's shorter than writing out "Steve Rex" (fits better in the profile name on the Garmin as well).
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Old 04-15-15, 08:39 PM
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My bikes are anything but inanimate objects, so they get names. I took about a week to name my newest bike. Her frame was crafted in Augusta, GA, about 100 miles from me. Her stem and seat post were manufactured about 30 miles away in Macon, GA. Her headset was assembled in North Carolina. Her rims were made in Florida and the wheels assembled in my house. Like a true Southern Belle, she is stunningly beautiful, but not afraid to go strolling down a dirt road. Her name is Belle. Oh yeah, and she's blue (ish).

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^and soon she'll have several coats of nail polish, and her daddy will buy her anything she wants...
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