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Old 10-19-11, 11:37 AM
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titanium road bike: "Magnum T.I."

hybrid: "the beast"

folder: never gave it a proper name, i just refer to it as "the folder"
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Old 10-19-11, 12:04 PM
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"my bike"
Never figured out why people name things. This has never made any sense to me, I've never owned anything that I felt needed a name.
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Old 10-19-11, 12:32 PM
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I have the following names for mine:

"The commuter"
"The road bike"
"The cyclocross bike"
"The mountain bike"
"Wife's bike"
"The single speed"
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Old 10-19-11, 01:08 PM
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Rin Rin

That's what I call my Giant Rin Con. And Jewels my 74 Schwinn. So named because of its rough condition.

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Old 10-19-11, 01:20 PM
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I guess I feel I should be more creative, but I just use the bike color and name. "Blue Legend", "Green Legend", "Orange Odyssey", I suppose that will work until I get two bikes of the same model and color.

I did have a Porsche once that I named "Gretchen" . . . probably because I felt like a braggart calling my car a "Porsche". I didn't buy it for the name.
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Old 10-19-11, 01:45 PM
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My Commencal commuter bike is called Deneuve because she is beautiful and, well, French.

My Specialized road bike is called Ramona because my son wanted to call her Ramon. (Plus I love that Dylan song.)
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Old 10-19-11, 02:03 PM
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Cannondale summer commuter (touring bike): Cannondale
Cannondale winter commuter (hybrid): hybrid
Cannondale road tandem: red tandem
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Old 10-19-11, 02:28 PM
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My LHT goes by "Rocinante"
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Old 10-19-11, 08:06 PM
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Currently riding the [męd͡ʒƐstɪk Ɛks]


Replacement for the destroyed (Hit by car) Ludwig Van Dammit (Dammit's 9th)


Replacement for the broken frame of Henry (the Eighth Dammit)


Which was intended to augment Dammit (Mk VII) (still have/use)


And the previous bike to that, "The Crazy Dammit" (Still have/use as my winter bike)


Previous too that, there was The Carl VinciDammit (Loaner), The Bon Homme Dammit (Broken Frame), Brave Sir Dammit (Wore out), Le Dammit Rouge (Stollen), and Dammit (Destroyed in single bike crash).

Prior to the Dammit series, there was Le Baron Rouge (Later cannibalized with the original Dammit), Grey Ghost (Given to neighbor kid), and my first bike...

The Green Ghost... (probably sold by my parents when we moved from Hawaii)


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Old 10-19-11, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
"my bike"
Never figured out why people name things. This has never made any sense to me, I've never owned anything that I felt needed a name.
I've seen a lot of bikes named "my bike"... you can see some of them in my photoset on flickr.
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Old 10-19-11, 10:06 PM
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My bike has a name and a nick name.

The '72 Schwinn Super Sport I drive daily is affectionately called 'Sledge'. She pounds asphalt rain or shine, despite hot an cold air temps. The SS has a nick name too, Buick, cause it handles like a deuce and a quarter.

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Old 10-19-11, 11:26 PM
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Old 10-20-11, 04:07 AM
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My bikes were all named by other people.
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Old 10-20-11, 06:01 AM
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I have changed and added so many things on my Trek 520 that I started calling it Frankenbike but have shortened that to Frank. My old Giant Iguana is named Max after the Mad Max movies.
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Old 10-20-11, 08:00 AM
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I call my Brompton Ding Ding...if you've ever been around a Brompton, the bell dings every time it hits the smallest bump.


!!! DING !!!
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Old 10-20-11, 08:00 AM
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My 20" folder is "Fireworks", because it's beautiful, fun to ride, and sometimes noisy - just like fireworks.
My big bike is "Trucker" - like a truck it hauls my behind to work, weekend rides, shopping.
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Old 10-20-11, 08:28 AM
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Old 10-20-11, 08:45 AM
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Thread's only 9 years old, so not a record on resurrection.

But it's probably in the top 10.
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Old 10-20-11, 09:00 AM
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Nicknames? I just call them by their branded names. Guess I'm not very creative, but then again I don't see point of it. I have classic cars, I call them by their model names not their branded names; not sure why I didn't do that with the bikes.
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Old 10-20-11, 09:07 AM
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My commuter is called "Roscinante"
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Old 10-20-11, 10:11 AM
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Road bike: Lucy
Tandem: Betty
29er: Armando Rex
26 inch winter commuter, old steel Trek rebuild: Kermit
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Old 10-21-11, 02:04 PM
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My bikes get renamed every time they have a major component change

Frequent Flyer
Firefly
Fiesta
Fee Fi Foo
Flow Factor

They are more like make/model names other than personification names, though
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Old 10-21-11, 02:39 PM
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Trek 520 is Mr. Brooks. Has a Brooks B 17 , also named after a senior high chem teacher. A most dependable bike. Takes me to work year round. Doesn't break down.
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My sweet 1984 Univega touring bike is "Old Creaky" to my wife. I cleaned the chain and forgot to oil it before going for a ride with my wife. It sounded like a flock of sparrows until I found some chain lube.

Or maybe it's me she's calling "Old Creaky"
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