Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

What is your bike's name?

Notices
Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

What is your bike's name?

Old 12-17-20, 02:00 PM
  #201  
adamrice
mosquito rancher
 
adamrice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Austin TX USA
Posts: 622

Bikes: Bob Jackson 853 Arrowhead; Felt VR30; Kinesis UK RTD

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Liked 51 Times in 37 Posts
I've never named my bikes before. One of them is "the commuter" because that's what I bought it for, another is "Bob Jackson" because that's what it says on the downtube.

But I'm building up a new bike, and this one has a name: "Take To The Sky".
adamrice is offline  
Old 12-18-20, 04:41 PM
  #202  
davester
Senior Member
 
davester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Berkeley CA
Posts: 1,881

Bikes: 1981 Ron Cooper, 1974 Cinelli Speciale Corsa, 2000 Gary Fisher Sugar 1, 1986 Miyata 710, 1982 Raleigh "International"

Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 581 Post(s)
Liked 230 Times in 134 Posts
My Ron Cooper is "Ron"
My Cinelli (built by Cino Cinelli himself) is called "Cino"
My Gary Fisher Sugar 1 is "Sugar"
My Miyata, which reminds me of a bee because it's got yellow and black colors is "Eric" (after Eric the half-a-bee from Monty Python).
My Raleigh (with a Heron headbadge) is called "Heron".
davester is offline  
Old 12-20-20, 04:04 AM
  #203  
sorenmad
Junior Member
 
sorenmad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: North Vancouver
Posts: 15

Bikes: 2008 Felt TK2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Greyride View Post
I have been lurking on these forums for a while and I was wondering if everyone named their rides or not.
Have not named mine yet.
my Felt Tk2 is named "The Gooch Krusha, The Gooch Krusha,."
sorenmad is offline  
Old 12-23-20, 05:15 PM
  #204  
Buddy Hall
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
My touring bike, a fully customized Surly LHT, is named "Harvey." Because, it is my RV you know - and mostly because that's so corny it makes my adult kids groan. Harvey and I have ridden coast-to-coast on the Transam, and followed the old Pony Express route by riding the Western Express from San Francisco to Pueblo. So we have a few miles on us, but expect to accumulate many more. Best wishes,

Buddy Hall (Harvey's friend)
Buddy Hall is offline  
Old 12-23-20, 05:20 PM
  #205  
Buddy Hall
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Oh, forgot to mention my road bike - a 1981 Raleigh Super Course. It goes by the name of "Sir Walter," which just seemed appropriate. Sir Walter was lost in a warehouse from 1981 - 2007 when I purchased him after he had been discovered along with some 200 others - he was a 1981 bike that was new in the box when I assembled him in Dec 2007 - now, that's just special.

Buddy Hall
Buddy Hall is offline  
Likes For Buddy Hall:
Old 12-23-20, 05:53 PM
  #206  
shelbyfv
Senior Member
 
shelbyfv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: TN
Posts: 7,872
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2065 Post(s)
Liked 1,787 Times in 972 Posts
I think most adults believe giving names to inanimate stuff is immature and something we normally out grow. https://www.thecut.com/2017/11/the-p...our-stuff.html On the other hand, there may be evidence it indicates a level of "social intelligence" or evolution. https://qz.com/935832/why-do-people-...-intelligence/ Who knows? I don't name my stuff, FWIW.
shelbyfv is offline  
Old 12-24-20, 07:28 AM
  #207  
Buddy Hall
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Fortunately, some of us just don't care what "most adults believe." :>) Besides, my bike is truly animate. I offer the following as anecdotal evidence of that claim; Transam, Both Ends to the Middle; Buddy Rides a Bike: Day 24: Farmington, MO to Ellington, MO; The Day I Raced the Devil (crazyguyonabike.com) Hey, entire religions are founded on nothing but anecdotal evidence, so mine is as good as anyone else's. Best wishes,

Buddy Hall
Buddy Hall is offline  
Likes For Buddy Hall:
Old 12-31-20, 02:52 PM
  #208  
saddlesniffer
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: SoCal
Posts: 33

Bikes: BH Ultralight

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 8 Posts
My bike's name is Butch because it beats me up every time I ride it. I do feel great after the smack down though.
saddlesniffer is offline  
Old 12-31-20, 03:16 PM
  #209  
deacon mark
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,714

Bikes: Habanero Titanium Team Nuevo

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 287 Post(s)
Liked 77 Times in 55 Posts
I don't name my bikes other than the make of them to me really not my personality style. I might add I am jazz guitarist and luthier and I don't name my guitars either except the make of them. So I am either riding my Habanero or playing my Super 400.
deacon mark is offline  
Old 12-31-20, 05:50 PM
  #210  
Fredo_Adagio
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Smithfield, Virginia
Posts: 139
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Liked 72 Times in 44 Posts
It seems I'm immature.
Trek 520 "Ginny"
Trek 2200 "Gina"
Bianchi Eros "Giulia"
Gary Fisher Mamba "Gary"
Nashbar MTB Tandem "The Tandem"
Specialized Shiv Elite "Bucephalus"
Crew District Fixie "Fast Freddy"
Trek Emonda SL5 "Rhonda"
Fredo_Adagio is offline  
Old 01-03-21, 09:11 AM
  #211  
IronM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Cumming GA
Posts: 182

Bikes: Fuji Transonic, Ridley Excalibur, Foundry Overland, Niner EMD

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 6 Posts
I kept the names they were born with; proceeded with "The" as one uses "Mister".
So I have 'The Foundry', 'The Niner', 'The Fuji".
I know it's not original, but they've never seemed to mind it.
IronM is offline  
Old 01-03-21, 09:16 AM
  #212  
IronM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Cumming GA
Posts: 182

Bikes: Fuji Transonic, Ridley Excalibur, Foundry Overland, Niner EMD

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
I think most adults believe giving names to inanimate stuff is immature and something we normally out grow. https://www.thecut.com/2017/11/the-p...our-stuff.html On the other hand, there may be evidence it indicates a level of "social intelligence" or evolution. https://qz.com/935832/why-do-people-...-intelligence/ Who knows? I don't name my stuff, FWIW.
As I always say, "What I lack in youth, I make up with immaturity"
I name my cars (true), but never my bikes; just "The Ridley", "The Niner", etc. But unlike my cars, I sometimes think my bikes have feelings. My Ridley LOVES being ridden hard and dangerously - that was my old crit bike. My gravel bike likes to chill & grind out miles. My Niner is timid and runs away from danger; I won't do anything technical anymore.
IronM is offline  
Old 01-05-21, 08:13 AM
  #213  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 19,466

Bikes: Giant Propel, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX, ICE VTX WC

Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7975 Post(s)
Liked 1,420 Times in 729 Posts
I have always wondered why people name their bikes but I now own two identical bikes, same manufacturer and model, and I have to give them names for my ridelog and when talking to friends.

So, now one is called, "The White One" and the other is "The Black One."
__________________
Dennis T

Where there is a will, there's a way. Where there is no will, there's an excuse.





Trsnrtr is offline  
Likes For Trsnrtr:
Old 01-13-21, 06:18 PM
  #214  
LibertyFLS
GDFTR
 
LibertyFLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Torrance CA
Posts: 65

Bikes: Trek 670, Falcon San Remo, Trek 360, SR Semi Pro

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked 32 Times in 17 Posts
My bikes names are what they say on them. I've had mid 30-something cars/trucks and always called them by the make or color, unless I happen to have more than one of the same color at any given time.
LibertyFLS is offline  
Old 01-13-21, 11:19 PM
  #215  
Carbonfiberboy 
just another gosling
 
Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 17,225

Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004

Mentioned: 106 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2840 Post(s)
Liked 747 Times in 559 Posts
I do have a bike named Fred. I made a frame decal for him. He's a rain bike build I did from spare parts on a $120 Bike Nashbar frame. Great bike, really.
__________________
Results matter
Carbonfiberboy is offline  
Likes For Carbonfiberboy:
Old 01-16-21, 06:55 PM
  #216  
Homebrew01
Super Moderator
 
Homebrew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Posts: 21,611

Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1040 Post(s)
Liked 435 Times in 317 Posts
My rain bike is named "Rain bike", my red bike is named "Red Bike", my yellow bike is named "Yellow bike", my mtn bike is named "Mountain bike", my six/13 is named six/13.........etc...
__________________
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike.

FYI: https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sugg...ad-please.html
Homebrew01 is offline  
Old 01-16-21, 07:13 PM
  #217  
mackgoo
Senior Member
 
mackgoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: San Clemente
Posts: 474

Bikes: 87 Bianchi X4, 96 Bianchi Ti Mega Tube, 06 Alan Carbon Cross X33, Gold plated Columbus AIR Guerciotti

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 175 Post(s)
Liked 156 Times in 67 Posts
They don't have any, they're bikes.
mackgoo is offline  
Old 01-21-21, 08:02 AM
  #218  
SJX426 
Senior Member
 
SJX426's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
Posts: 7,613

Bikes: '73 Bottecchia Giro d'Italia, '83 Colnago Superissimo, '84 Trek 610, '84 Trek 760, '88 Pinarello Veneto, '90 De Rosa Professional, '91 Pinarello Montello, '94 Burley Duet, 97 Specialized RockHopper, 2010 Langster, Tern Link D8

Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 924 Post(s)
Liked 556 Times in 356 Posts
I don't name them, I do reference them. This thread got me thinking about it. I have no real desire to name stuff but find shorter ways to reference them.

1972 Bottecchia - Bott
1983 Colnago - "nago
1984 Trek 610 - Patrek - drewed frame when purchased with custom braze-on added to my liking with Superbe Pro drive train
1984 Trek 760 - the 760
1988 De Rosa Professional - DR Pro
1991 Pinarello Montello - Pinny or Monti
1994 Burley Duet - the tandem
1997ish Tern - the Tern
1997 Specialized Rock Hopper - the truck because it hauls stuff as a commuter, or did.
2010 Specialized Langster - the Langster

The racing bikes - the Italians.
__________________
Bikes don't stand alone. They are two tired.
SJX426 is offline  
Old 01-23-21, 04:32 PM
  #219  
MrWasabi
Senior Member
 
MrWasabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Lutz, FL
Posts: 243

Bikes: 2014 Fuji Traverse 1.3, 1995 Giant CFM-4, 2016 Firmstrong Urban Man

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 13 Posts
Fooge
MrWasabi is offline  
Old 02-06-21, 08:04 PM
  #220  
WalterE
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 13

Bikes: Merckx Corsa Extra, Peugeot PHL10,Brooklyn Cruiser 3 Speed

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Brooklyn Driggs City Bike is George
Peugeot L10 is Henri
EM Corsa Extra is Claudine

Wife named all of hers & I thought, 'what the heck'...
WalterE is offline  
Old 02-10-21, 08:53 PM
  #221  
tkamd73 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Menomonee Falls, WI
Posts: 997

Bikes: 1984 Schwinn Supersport, 1988 Trek 400t, 1977 Trek TX900, 1983 Bianchi Champione del Mondo, 1986 Trek 400 Elance, 1978 Raleigh Supercourse, 1991 PDG Paramount OS, 1971 Schwinn Sports Tourer, 1985 Trek 670

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked 280 Times in 179 Posts
I don’t name inanimate objects, I have enough trouble with the names of the animate in my life. However I do refer to my bikes by their brand and or model.
Tim
tkamd73 is offline  
Likes For tkamd73:
Old 02-11-21, 09:19 AM
  #222  
mackgoo
Senior Member
 
mackgoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: San Clemente
Posts: 474

Bikes: 87 Bianchi X4, 96 Bianchi Ti Mega Tube, 06 Alan Carbon Cross X33, Gold plated Columbus AIR Guerciotti

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 175 Post(s)
Liked 156 Times in 67 Posts
You know, I take it back. Out of my five two have names.

Grocery Getter




Flash


mackgoo is offline  
Old 02-14-21, 08:55 AM
  #223  
Billy Bones
Senior Member
 
Billy Bones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Shanghai, West Virginia
Posts: 522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Rebecca...TREK Superfly
Selene...Specialized...Tricross
Ghisallo...Specialized Diverge
Eddy [as in Merckx]...TREK 930
Billy Bones is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
P!N20
Classic & Vintage
34
11-01-19 05:36 PM
sleazyrider46
Folding Bikes
17
03-20-17 03:27 PM
U5512
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
0
06-24-14 08:53 PM
ezpatari
Southern California
0
03-15-13 09:27 PM
kiel.martin77
Charity Events
0
04-02-11 01:34 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.