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What's the name of your bike?

Old 08-29-14, 04:01 PM
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What's the name of your bike?

Admittedly, I haven't named my bike. But..... I was wondering what have folks named their bikes and why they chose a particular name.
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Old 08-29-14, 04:17 PM
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Synapse. I've only named one bike and it was a bike I lived on and with for 2 months riding cross country. Its name is Fred and he is retired just like me.
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Old 08-29-14, 05:04 PM
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Trek 820. I never thought of giving it an actual name.
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Old 08-29-14, 05:20 PM
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John Jacob Jingle Heimer Schmidt. Its name is my name too.

Whenever we go out, you can hear the roadies shout...
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Old 08-29-14, 05:41 PM
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You should ask this on the women's forum. The only folks I've known who admitted to naming a bike were women.
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Old 08-29-14, 05:47 PM
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You should ask this on the women's forum. The only folks I've known who admitted to naming a bike were women.
<-- this dude has named a couple of his bikes.
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Old 08-31-14, 05:13 PM
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Old 08-31-14, 06:38 PM
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Still working on that. But haven't found the name that fits the green goddess of bikes
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Old 09-01-14, 05:41 PM
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Shadowfax after Gandolf the Grey's steed and the Lord of all horses of Tolkien's Middle Earth.

Actually because it's silver and black and has a big red "S" on the front that reminded me of another bike named Shadowfax. Fourty plus years ago I worked part time for the Univerisity of Washington as a student projectionist ie. AV guy. The AV department had a old black Schwinn 3 speed with metal baskets front and back that we could use around campus when needed. When they first got it one of the students saw the big white S on the front and promptly christened it Shadowfax and the name stuck. It was even listed in the inventory by that name.
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Old 09-01-14, 07:13 PM
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Old 09-01-14, 08:50 PM
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I call my bikes by their brands, I don't have any repeat brands. There are too many bikes to name otherwise.
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Old 09-01-14, 09:05 PM
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My trek ds is white and I started riding it in late winter. I call it the snowtrooper. My road bike is nameless thus far.
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Beyonce. A friend came up with it as a play on the brand and it stuck. My go-to bike:



The Mule. My ugly mutant fixed-gear drop-bar mountain bike that is set up for all weather and hauling things:

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Old 09-02-14, 01:48 AM
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I think if I were eight years old I might name my bike.

I also do not have a name for my car or my refrigerator.
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Old 09-02-14, 05:03 AM
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In this picture you see, front to back: The Gotham, The Bacchetta, and The Alegro. Of course, I also named my cat "White Cat." Yes, White Cat is white.
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which one.. the 2 frames & thus bikes, not from a brand name company are different in lots of ways..

2 are red ... 1 Italian the other rising sun Japan red.

I can tell them apart..

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Old 09-02-14, 09:20 AM
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Don't anthropomorphize your bike...It won't like it.
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Do I name by bikes?
Sure!

The white bike
The black bike
The red bike
The blue bike
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All my vehicles are named Sally, in honour of Gerald Durrell's donkey Sally. Of course, that gets a bit confusing, so I usually refer to them as: lets take the car or I'm taking the bike.
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Old 09-02-14, 01:24 PM
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I don't name my bikes,I just say road bike or mtn bike etc.
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My boat, yes, bicycles, not so much.
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Getting a MTB soon, it's name will be Henry.
50 pts to whoever can guess the naming scheme...
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Old 09-02-14, 08:48 PM
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I has a yellow dahon classic a couple years ago and a bike naming thread prompted me to name her Daisy. Her bigger, but younger, brother(06 Dahon Boardwalk) got named Donald.
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Decided to call my bike Bertha. She's got big tires, a big frame and a big rack. Seems like a good sturdy name.
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