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Old 04-17-15, 07:00 AM
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Old 04-17-15, 07:44 AM
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I have three. Harold, Muriel and Grease Lightning. Yep. No shame about it at all.
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Old 04-17-15, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by DowneasTTer View Post
My wife and I have a long history of naming things like cars, rvs, etc. With my wife being a former elementary school teacher we have always called our road/hybrids bikes Thing One & Thing Two and our Mtn bikes Thing Three & Thing Four.
Why did this come to mind?

I really need to drink my coffee and take a deep breath before I log on and read posts, otherwise my imagination runs rampant.

I have two bikes. One is "my bike" and the other is "my other bike". Whichever one I am riding, working on or in close proximity is "my bike" and the other one is "my other bike"
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Old 04-17-15, 07:53 AM
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Blue Boy, Blackie and Bink.
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Old 04-17-15, 09:24 AM
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my wife named this "the baguette"

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Old 04-17-15, 09:33 AM
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Mine are called either "Road Bike", MTB. or TT Bike. Occasionally I call them "A piece of crap".
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Old 04-17-15, 09:49 AM
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Old 04-17-15, 09:09 PM
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I have yet to name one, but I know my next one's name and I know who she is and she will definitely be "Proud Mary."
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Old 04-22-15, 04:43 AM
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I had Ethyl and Lucy, but traded Ethyl for a cruiser for my wife (I cannot recall if we named her bike yet?) And, I just bought Sandra.
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Old 04-24-15, 02:31 PM
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Road bike: Trigger

Bastardized mountain bike: Ruth

I think whatever my #1 road bike happens to be will be named Trigger from now on.

If you know who Ruth's owner was, you're a Great American.

If you know where the name came from, and why it's unusual, I want you as my Trivial Pursuit partner.
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Old 04-24-15, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by RideMyWheel View Post
Road bike: Trigger

Bastardized mountain bike: Ruth

I think whatever my #1 road bike happens to be will be named Trigger from now on.

If you know who Ruth's owner was, you're a Great American.

If you know where the name came from, and why it's unusual, I want you as my Trivial Pursuit partner.
I don't know about owner, but I know Ruth's rider was Jaxom (Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey). I named my first good bike (a white 1981ish Raleigh Gran Sport) after the dragon.

GH
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Old 04-24-15, 03:49 PM
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Must be a different Ruth than the one I knew. Hint: Ruth was a Jack, not a Jenny, and his owner wore loud Spurs. The real question is, why was his name Ruth?
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Old 04-25-15, 12:28 PM
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Mine were all named by the manufacturer, some were given a number. That's what I call them, the numbered one's are preceded by ite year of manufacture.
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Old 10-18-20, 09:28 AM
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I have recently taken to call my Trek fixies "Trixie I and Trixie III" despite Trixie III having been built first (Trixie, portmanteau of Trek Fixie).

I also sometimes refer to my Trek 720 as "BOB" (Bike Of Burden). . . .

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Old 10-19-20, 06:04 AM
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My Colnago is called “Colnago” and my Felt is called “Felt”. I don’t keep them in the house, and I don’t sleep with them. Bah humbug.
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Old 10-19-20, 12:18 PM
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Whereas I have a loooong history ofanthropomorphizing bikes -

The '76 Puch Royal X my father bought me in '78 that I finally relocated and rescued last year is once again Dragonfly.
The purple Mercian Vincitore custom road fixed-gear is Julius, because purple + British + Latinate model name + conqueror makes me go, "Ave, Imperator! We have crossed the Rubicon!"
The battle-scarred '71 Gitane TdF converted to fixed-gear is Maitres Jaques in honor Monsieur Chrono himself, Jacques Anquetil
The '73 Raleigh Competition with the Surly Dingle 17/19T fixed cogs and 42/44T chainrings (someday to get a 20/22 freewheel on the flop side of the hub) is De Selby, in honor of the mad scientist frequently invoked in Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman.
The non-descript, repainted Mercier 200 that came to me bent out of shape from a head-on crash, which I then pulled back into alignment using a plumbing pipe lashed to a utility pole, honors Mercier's greatest rider - Straightened Raymond
Gone but never forgotten is the c.'71 Raleigh Competition I plucked from a roadside trash heap as a frame with multiple coats of exterior latex and Krylon. It became an awesome fixed-gear commuter under the name Lazarus.
The exceedingly (excessively?) precious Rivendell Road Custom built up with all the chi-chi parts was called Belle before being rehomed.

Sometimes they don't get names, or the names take a long time to arrive. And oddly enough, I have never gotten around to really seriously naming my all-time favorite acoustic guitar, and what could be more personal an allegedly inanimate object than a lovely Gibson J-45?
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Old 10-19-20, 04:42 PM
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I simply call them the Black bike and the Red bike.

Strangely enough, the Red bike was named "Willy" by the factory. But I couldn't stand riding a Red Willy so I had the adoption papers changed to call the Red bike "Speedster".
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Old 10-19-20, 04:58 PM
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Either "Grinder," or "USB Relentless." Both monikers for my 1992 Stumpy earned on a 5-week bike tour, climbing the Sierra Nevadas four or five times.
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Old 10-20-20, 08:28 PM
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"Black Fury"

Inside brain voice says it with forced basso profondo voce, thunder in the back ground and swelling brass instruments. Every... single... time.
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Old 10-22-20, 06:52 AM
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Our bikes do not have names (except for the mfr.) But they might be called some names which I can't post, if we encounter a large hill towards the end of a grueling ride!
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Old 10-22-20, 04:20 PM
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My vintage Peugeot......Sunflower
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Old 10-23-20, 09:40 AM
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I have never name any of my bicycles, I don’t know why? Most of my bicycles are or have been brushed aluminum finish. I’m just a fool for brush aluminum, no paint just the decals.
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1898 Glenwood path racer/scorcher I call Barnie because that is where it was found sitting for 100 years.


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