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Do you give names to your bikes?

kratos34

Warming-Up
Jun 4, 2012
36
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Hi,

Just wondering if you guys give names to your bikes.
What names do you give them and why?

:D
 

Half-Fast Mike

Lanterne Rouge-et-vert
May 22, 2007
4,210
2,808
All my bikes are called Eric.

There's nothing so odd about that. Kemal Atatürk had an entire menagerie called Abdul.
 

bloaker

Sincerely A Dick
Nov 14, 2011
2,662
3,616
Funny, all my bikes names are 'my bike' - it is up to the person I am speaking to to understand which one.
 

joewein

Maximum Pace
Oct 25, 2011
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2,107
Even though almost all of my cars had names, I always only refer to my bike as the Bike Friday (its brand).

I named my first car Max, after a friend's cat that had died after being hit by a car.



Its successors were Max II through Max VII (all VWs or Audis), but I never named my Prius. Never really thought about why.
 

theDude

Maximum Pace
Oct 7, 2011
773
112
Its successors were Max II through Max VII (all VWs or Audis), but I never named my Prius. Never really thought about why.

Some things deserve names. Others do not.


It's nice when things sort themselves out like that.


:p :p :p
 

kiwisimon

Maximum Pace
Dec 14, 2006
3,366
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Call them by their brand and where I have two of the same, then colour and brand.
 

onm

Sep 2, 2009
5
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Haha, yeah, I do that too. Recently I find myself purposefully speaking in a way that I know would make me cringe if I heard someone else speaking that way.

Putting 'The' in front of the brand of the bike to refer to it is a great one for me at the moment. Sends a shiver down my spine.

'Yeah, just heading out for a spin on The Cannondale'.

Haha.
 

FarEast

Maximum Pace
May 25, 2009
5,528
538
Nope don't name them, refer to them as Race bike, Training bike, crappy weather bike etc. Even the team bike I rode at the nationals that I still have was never named.
 

joewein

Maximum Pace
Oct 25, 2011
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...which this Eric has already been practising for:



Sorry, couldn't resist :)
 

zenbiker

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Mar 4, 2008
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Even though almost all of my cars had names, I always only refer to my bike as the Bike Friday (its brand).

I named my first car Max, after a friend's cat that had died after being hit by a car.



Its successors were Max II through Max VII (all VWs or Audis), but I never named my Prius. Never really thought about why.

I would be really angry to find a hippy sitting on my car!:mad:
.....Oh wait....is that you?:eek:
 

Gunjira

Maximum Pace
Oct 2, 2009
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Porsche
Beast (of Setagaya)
Ochsenherde

Why not? It gives me something to think about while I build up a bike and start to enjoy its unique ride. I don't call them that ALL the time. That would be silly. Like calling an evo or dogma or altamira anything else
 

joewein

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Oct 25, 2011
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AlanW

Maximum Pace
Jan 30, 2007
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438
"Mountain Bike"
"Road Bike"
"Old Bike"

That seems to cover it.
AW.
 

Sikochi

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Sep 13, 2010
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Even though almost all of my cars had names, I always only refer to my bike as the Bike Friday (its brand).

I named my first car Max, after a friend's cat that had died after being hit by a car.



Its successors were Max II through Max VII (all VWs or Audis), but I never named my Prius. Never really thought about why.

Muchos kudos for posting that photo, but I`m confused by the name choice - were you wanting to be taken out in turn by a big mother trucker?

PS: Allowing your daughter to ride on the front with no child seat or helmet...tut tut ;)
 
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