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trafficdancer 12-27-13 05:50 AM

I can't be the only sicko who names his bikes
 
Well? I'll start. Among my bikes I have a Surly Crosscheck ('the Toledo Swamp Monster'), a Pugsley ('Freakshow'), a beach cruiser ('Dybbuk' Hebrew for a malevolent spirit), and my very-weathered commuting 29er ('Humpelstiltskin').

Let's hear 'em!

-VELOCITY- 12-27-13 06:10 AM

Vader was the name my brother gave my fixie. It kind of stuck. It's an all black bike.

xenologer 12-27-13 06:12 AM

in order

Crow - black , and generalist like the bird
Clowdia - subsumed Crow
King Haggard - red with bullhorns, "the last unicorn" reference
CV-01 Hatsune Miku - named for the pop idol whose outfit matches bike color , aqua, grey, black
Dream Eater Merry - color matches character

DowneasTTer 12-27-13 06:54 AM

OK, I'll play…. since I'm married to a retired 2nd grade teacher and we both enjoy Dr. Seuss, we decided to name ours after a couple of his characters. So the Giant Escape Rx0's are Thing 1 (mine) and Thing 2 (hers), The Mongoose Triomphes are Thing 3 (mine) and Thing 4 (hers). The new to me Giant TCR Composite will be Thing 5 (mine) when it arrives next week.

Cougrrcj 12-27-13 08:31 AM

The only one of mine that has a name is the Mutt - my MTB of questionable lineage - hence the name Mutt Trail Bike or Mutt for short.

awfulwaffle 12-27-13 09:08 AM

MTB - Frankenbike Travesty

Road Bike - Torspeedo

cyccommute 12-27-13 09:56 AM

Not all of them get names but I need designations so that I can track my mileage per year (been doing it since 1988:rolleyes:)

Las Cruces abbreviated LC in my logs

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/IMGP2558.jpg

Gateway (aka GW). Can you see why I call it that? It's been redesignated as GWZ because I killed it and brought back to life for my Tucson bike.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/IMGP2561.jpg

YBB because that's what Moots calls it.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/IMGP2562.jpg

The T800 because that's what Cannondale called it.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/IMGP2565.jpg

Dean because that's what it is

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/IMGP2568.jpg

Bob, in honor of my red headed father

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...psfed86719.jpg

The Epic

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/IMGP2566.jpg

And, finally, Philll. He's silver, retro and cutting edge at the same time, and he's the third one of this frame that I've owned.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/IMGP2556.jpg

RaleighSport 12-27-13 10:12 AM

LoL my names seem rather simple now...

My 72 Centurion Lemans is the green machine (put fat tires and a coaster brake on it so it's semi offroad)
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...psea5a5a54.jpg
the 87 Schwinn Tempo is just the Tempo
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps8b938834.jpg
the 84 Turbo is just the Turbo
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps1d679058.jpg
The 88 Premis is Frankenbike
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps560cf359.jpg
My leader 725 currently bares the name Alpha but that name just moves to whatever bike I favor atm.
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps499bf0da.jpg
The 92 GT is the beast.
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...310121141a.jpg
The 96 Supergo is the dually.
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...0120802240.jpg
My Sekais I just call by model number.. 2500 and 2700..
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...s/IMGP1263.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...418121638b.jpg
67 Schwinn Racer is the Grandpa bike
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...0721111615.jpg

RaleighSport 12-27-13 10:13 AM

86 Raleigh Technium mtb is the fish wagon..
https://scontent-b-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/...49324649_n.jpg
My 85 SE ridgerunner conversion is the fix-ay
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps73c5b461.jpg
Oh the aerospace pro... aka the Cow Bike
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...psf2f46212.jpg

trafficdancer 12-27-13 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by cyccommute (Post 16361443)
Not all of them get names but I need designations so that I can track my mileage per year (been doing it since 1988:rolleyes:)


And, finally, Philll. He's silver, retro and cutting edge at the same time, and he's the third one of this frame that I've owned.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/IMGP2556.jpg

Whoa, what kind of frame is that? I really like the looks of your setup!

Darth Lefty 12-27-13 11:33 AM

Every GPS or map app I own is named Cassandra...

cyccommute 12-27-13 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by trafficdancer (Post 16361674)
Whoa, what kind of frame is that? I really like the looks of your setup!

It's a Nashbar Flashback. It an aluminum mountain bike along the lines of a Retrotec but at a fraction of the price. They made them for 4 years from 1996 to 2000. The occasionally pop up on Craigslist and Fleabay. Chris Inglis will make you a steel Retrotec starting at around $1700. You can also get a titanium version from Monster Bicycle Co for around $1600.

HillRiderEast 12-27-13 03:15 PM

Bertha - the Giant Cypress

fietsbob 12-27-13 03:22 PM

Meh, its pretty much contractions , Brommy, BiFri, WTR . RB1

Long loaded Touring :'farm vehicle' (it's no lightweight)

the chumpthumper has the studded tires on it
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friend, years ago did 'Dis' take offs on brand names crampandgoslo C OL' NAG O, and etc.

Retro Grouch 12-27-13 04:31 PM

I'd love to name my bikes but I'm not creative enough to think up any good ones.

dynaryder 12-27-13 05:34 PM

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My only named bike is my Safari;I call it 'the Panzer' because it survived bike polo and can go through anything.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=356782

Clawed 12-27-13 07:01 PM

My wife has named my bikes. She calls my Cannondale hybrid with fenders etc. "The SUV" and my Focus Cayo Evo "The Porsche." She has it just right.

decotriumph 12-27-13 07:05 PM

I'm looking at buying a Trek Domane. If I do, it will be named "Vic" as in Vic Damone.

Condorita 12-28-13 04:40 PM

In my sig line. Although technically, I no longer own Orion.

martianone 12-28-13 06:05 PM

All of my bikes have a name and each comes when I call their name.

Homebrew01 12-30-13 10:33 AM

My Six-13 is named "Six-13". My CAAD8 is named "CAAD 8", my steel bike is named "Steel bike" ...... guess what my mtn bike is called.

cvskates 12-30-13 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by Retro Grouch (Post 16362338)
I'd love to name my bikes but I'm not creative enough to think up any good ones.

Do what I did and give them bad ones; my Road bike is "Fred", and my touring/commuter is "Clyde".

okane 12-30-13 12:23 PM

Temporarily
 
Before I knew about tire boots I once rode over a piece of glass on a local mup that ripped a 1 inch slit in the tire and blew out the tube 12 miles from my vehicle. Had a spare tube but didn't know what to do about the tire. In a fit of frenzy I called my bike a dirty rotten pos as I sat there waiting for my ride after making a call of shame.

When I got home I apologized to my bike for the name calling. But I don't think that qualifies as naming your bike bike in the same sense as to OP meant.

Myosmith 12-30-13 05:50 PM

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1995 Trek 700 set up as a gravel grinder/light trail/winter bike = The Goat (my Plan B and lowest geared bike)

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...oatSmaller.jpg

1993 Trek 700 set up as a gravel grinder/all surface touring bike = The Beast (a bit heavy but tough as heck)

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...ps9210d112.jpg

2012 Motobecane Gran Premio = The Roadie

Sorry, no picture yet

howeeee 12-30-13 08:16 PM

I call them all "she"


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