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Naming your bike?

Old 10-11-15, 01:29 PM
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Naming your bike?

I have a cheap Triumph frame with new crank, bottom bracket and tires,
It's 26 inch MTB... Rides loud and compact.

Pedalling is hard as it is a one speed.
The thing is so heavy.


BUT, I am in love with it, which makes me think I had to give it a name.



So I called it "The Bastard".

As in, I'm taking The Bastard today.


Any body here give a name to your bike?
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Old 10-11-15, 01:40 PM
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No.
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Old 10-11-15, 01:53 PM
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^^^^^
What he said.
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Old 10-11-15, 01:56 PM
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This has been the topic of several threads already, but yes, I do have names/designations for my bikes.

The Roadie (obviously my road bike)
The Mutt (1990s cro-mo 700c hybrid frame that has seen several incarnations)
The Goat (1990s cro-mo MTB with the largest tires I could squeeze on and very low gearing for use on the sandhill trails and other areas that are a little too much for The Mutt. Kind of a poor-man's fatbike)
The Beater (1990s Schwinn World Tour frankenbike)
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Old 10-11-15, 01:57 PM
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I call my Big Dummy 'The Dummy', my ECR 'the ECR', my Defy 'the Defy' and my TCR 'the TCR'.

I'm not very creative apparently :/ .

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Old 10-11-15, 02:19 PM
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nope. no name to my bike, even though it has sentimental value to me.
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Old 10-11-15, 02:23 PM
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Stache for my Trek Stache

Surly for my Disc Trucker

I am currently trying to name my Fuji Sportif, Sportif has come to mind but don't feel right. Its red and white so Red could be, but still doesn't feel right. I thought about Snakebite but I really didn't get bit. Something snake would be good due to the fact that a couple of weeks ago there was a copperhead wrapped around the top tube, Yes it was alive, in our garage.
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Old 10-11-15, 02:27 PM
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Another no here. To each their own, but I've never understood why people would give names to inanimate objects beyond those required to distinguish them from one another in conversation. So it's "the tourer" "the fixie" "the TCR" and so on, as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 10-11-15, 02:29 PM
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Now and again i give it a name like if the chain snaps!
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Old 10-11-15, 03:19 PM
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the "beater" the "loaner" the "beach bike" The "best bike" the "for sale or trade" the "hybrid" the "speed bike"
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Old 10-11-15, 03:34 PM
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Every time I havfe tried t name bikes, I have forgotten the name before it appeared on the bike. But two bikes were different. My signature Peter Mooney and my latest and its predecessor and inspiration. Around year two I was riding the Mooney when I suddenly realized the bike's name was "Pete". Not Peter like my brother, uncle and the builder but just Pete. It's never been on the bike but I have never had any challenges remembering it.

Jessica, my first fun and fast fix gear was a longer story. But once I realized its name was Jessica, it stuck. And is now painted on. Jessica, built around a frame hit hard by an SUV, inspired another fix gear custom built to do everything I think a road fix gear should do and also incorporating Jessica's ride. That bike was from the outset, Jessica J and is decal-ed as such.

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Old 10-11-15, 03:37 PM
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Old 10-11-15, 04:58 PM
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I refer to each of my current set of bikes by their brand name. Cannondale, Trek, Fuji. Don't know what hell I'd do if I had more than one of the same brand. Don't think I'd be able to cope.
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Old 10-11-15, 05:03 PM
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Can't say I name them, but I go by color rather than brand. 'the blue bike' and 'the silver bike'. Not sure what will happen if I ever end up with another bike of the same color, but I'm hoping to find out soon.
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Old 10-11-15, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by gandrimp View Post
Stache for my Trek Stache

Surly for my Disc Trucker

I am currently trying to name my Fuji Sportif, Sportif has come to mind but don't feel right. Its red and white so Red could be, but still doesn't feel right. I thought about Snakebite but I really didn't get bit. Something snake would be good due to the fact that a couple of weeks ago there was a copperhead wrapped around the top tube, Yes it was alive, in our garage.

I'd call it the Snake Handler.
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Old 10-11-15, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by raceboy View Post
I'd call it the Snake Handler.
Or Snake Charmer.
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Old 10-11-15, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by bikinglife View Post
Any body here give a name to your bike?
Yes
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Old 10-11-15, 09:46 PM
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Sometimes it's Big Red. Sometimes it's Eileen, for pix of my bike leaning against stuff.
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Old 10-11-15, 10:24 PM
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Had a few boutique bikes that had names rather than numbers, like Ocoee, El Habanerro, and Phantom. I wish more builders would do that.

I had one or two bikes that probably thought their name was "Jesus Christ!"
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Old 10-11-15, 10:37 PM
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I generally haven't named any of my bikes but my new Co-Motion Cascadia does say Clark W. Griswold on the side and will be called the Wagon Queen Family Truckster (though alas they didn't have any in "electric pea").
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Old 10-11-15, 10:51 PM
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my rock hopper is "urban assault vehicle", my trek commuter is " the beater bike" and my 72 schwinn is unnamed right now
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Old 10-11-15, 10:58 PM
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Naming the bike ha ha. My road bike is the ALR Emonda. I don't give it any other name. Am I supposed to call it something like Bob?
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Old 10-11-15, 11:05 PM
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Sparkles the wonder bike.

Because strava lets you name your bike.

This is not to be confused with my computer that is also called Sparkles.

Because windows lets you name your computer.
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Old 10-11-15, 11:09 PM
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Nobody I know names their bikes or cars, etc.

Is this a regional thing?
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Old 10-12-15, 06:30 PM
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Naming your bike?

Originally Posted by bikinglife View Post
I have a cheap Triumph frame with new crank, bottom bracket and tires,
It's 26 inch MTB... Rides loud and compact. Pedalling is hard as it is a one speed. The thing is so heavy.

BUT, I am in love with it, which makes me think I had to give it a name. So I called it "The Bastard". As in, I'm taking The Bastard today.

Any body here give a name to your bike?

Originally Posted by GravelMN View Post
This has been the topic of several threads already, but yes, I do have names/designations for my bikes...
I don’t name my bike other than Road, or Mountain Bike, aka “Beater.” For a pretty exhaustive list see this thread, ”What is your bikes name?,” including a survey done by me from a different thread.
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