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    Do any of you folks name your bikes? If so, lets hear some bike names (and pictures of said bike) and perhaps a reason as to why you named it as such?

    I am still trying to name my silver Enduro... I just... don't have anything yet. The only thing I have so far is "Argento", which is Italian for silver and also means "the silvery one". I dunno though... ugh. Any help?


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    Look at the pic you posted.

    Tilt your head slightly to the right and blur your vision...what do you see?

    I saw a whale tail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewpy
    Look at the pic you posted.

    Tilt your head slightly to the right and blur your vision...what do you see?

    I saw a whale tail.
    I see a blurry bike thats slightly tilted

    I have no imagination!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewpy
    Look at the pic you posted.

    Tilt your head slightly to the right and blur your vision...what do you see?

    I saw a whale tail.
    Totally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd97
    I see a blurry bike thats slightly tilted

    I have no imagination!
    Sorry, just look at the frame only.

    Better?

    Maybe you could call it "Willie" ...you know, free willie? Then it could morph into your little willie (or big willie if that's a security issue for you) and the jokes would be endless. You and your dirty little willie could be seen romping through the forest all over town.

    OK, I just realised this is getting creepy.

    I'll be off now.

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    I have been working on a name for awhile...for now it's just babe lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd97
    Do any of you folks name your bikes? If so, lets hear some bike names (and pictures of said bike) and perhaps a reason as to why you named it as such?

    I am still trying to name my silver Enduro... I just... don't have anything yet. The only thing I have so far is "Argento", which is Italian for silver and also means "the silvery one". I dunno though... ugh. Any help?

    Very similar question answered 2 years ago (plus a few days).


    Naming your bike?

    Love the search function Does not help you for your bikes name though

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Very similar question answered 2 years ago (plus a few days).


    Naming your bike?

    Love the search function Does not help you for your bikes name though


    2 years????? So once a question is asked, it can never be asked again? What is your point exactly?

    And I have no name for my bikes, though if the tire jets jammed on rocks and I happen to fall over, I do assign it some expletives
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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Very similar question answered 2 years ago (plus a few days).


    Naming your bike?

    Love the search function Does not help you for your bikes name though
    I used the search function and searched for both "Bike Names" and "Naming Bikes" and nothing similiar came up so I figured it'd be ok.

    My 04 Enduro was actually a warrantied 02 which was named both "Babe the Big Blue Bike" and "Old Blue", but I normally called her old blue. I sort've like Willie though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewpy
    Look at the pic you posted.

    Tilt your head slightly to the right and blur your vision...what do you see?

    I saw a whale tail.
    To me, it looks like one of those guitars that is shaped like a y. But then again, all full suspension bikes look that way. Ex: The most recent issue of Dirt Rag has a pic. of someone who turned a Trek Y bike into the y guitar.
    I don't know where you got a whale tail...
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianthebiker
    2 years????? So once a question is asked, it can never be asked again? What is your point exactly?

    And I have no name for my bikes, though if the tire jets jammed on rocks and I happen to fall over, I do assign it some expletives

    your right. we should ask the same questions every 5 minutes.....

    my point? original poster asked if anyone names their bikes, I gave him answers ....

    So what was the point of YOUR post>

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    Never thought about it until somebody asked me a few years ago what I had named it (the HT.)

    Trek 4900 WSD Alpha = AlphaBetty (like Alpha Male only female! )

    SC Blur = Steely San ('cause it's steel blue )

    HardRock Sport = never had a name, though Molly comes to mind due to the ChroMoly frame.
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    I made the same question a while ago... a little less than a year or so... whats important is that U asked it and U need some opinions on the subject. and besides not everyone got to see the post 2 years ago nor mine. so here goes:
    these are my two girls... the cannondale is Camilla and the turner is Priscilla. I gave them girls names cuz I wouldnt feel comfortable hoping/mounting a bike with a dudes name.
    and i tried to come up with a name that is not common.
    how bout name it after an old girlfriend or a girl u had a crush with? that allways works.
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    this one is Thor


    And her name is Carl
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    Quote Originally Posted by onabulletride
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    And her name is Carl
    HER name is CARL?



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    Quote Originally Posted by travis712
    HER name is CARL?


    yes that was intentional since its a mtb that had slicks on it.

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    I just get a new bike and sell the old one before I have to think up a name. If I named them, then I would have to keep them.

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    I think I'm going to name her Miriam, after one of the Prophets in the Bible. No I'm not super religious, just thought it matched up well as the bike is a Prophet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    your right. we should ask the same questions every 5 minutes.....

    my point? original poster asked if anyone names their bikes, I gave him answers ....

    So what was the point of YOUR post>
    Howabout every two years? will that be o.k. with you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB1986
    I think I'm going to name her Miriam, after one of the Prophets in the Bible. No I'm not super religious, just thought it matched up well as the bike is a Prophet.
    Or you could name it lefty like in some old gangster film.

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    I always thought naming bikes was kinda silly so I never did it. My sycip was always "my Sycip" and my road bike was always "my road bike"... then I got a Maverick and they named it for my... talk about silly. It's a her and her name is Fushia... Of all of the cool names that Maverick has put out and I get Fushia!
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    Quote Originally Posted by velocipus
    I always thought naming bikes was kinda silly so I never did it. My sycip was always "my Sycip" and my road bike was always "my road bike"... then I got a Maverick and they named it for my... talk about silly. It's a her and her name is Fushia... Of all of the cool names that Maverick has put out and I get Fushia!
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    I hear 'ya. I still haven't named my bikes. I named the build process on my Tracer, "Stealth" but refer to it as "squistastic," "squishaliscious," "my Tracer," my black bike," etc. You see how the thought process breaks down as it becomes less of an object and more of an extension of one's body...
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    The big bike and the little bike. I can't really come up with a big desire to name the two. Though the big on frequently is referred to as the rubber bullit. (SC Bullit clone frame)
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    I've never named my bikes its just "the blue one"or "the Enduro" and "the orange one".My Xp.
    although a girl I work with named my old orange bike -"the carrot strap"
    I've got no idea what it means.
    the Schwinn is the carrot strap.
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    Judd97, Argento's cool, but being Italian may make me bias.
    Here's mine, I call her the "LirpaSSpeciaL" as she was a gift from my GF April...April backwards is Lirpa, see where this is going?? It amuzes me!!
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    I've always wanted to call a bike Black Betty, but none of my frames have ever come in black. I like the idea of screaming 'COME ON Black Betty!!!!' while I'm riding...

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    New question here.

    I have never named my bike... maybe I should...
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    Naming your bike?
    Why would you do that?

    Why I felt compelled to give my bike a name:
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    Names for you bikes?

    ...and I thought I had issues!

    Since I have more than one bike I call them the Rockhopper, the Gemini, the Peugeot, the road bike, etc.

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    Lucifer

    Lucifer is a black Chameleon with a Pike and 8" discs.

    Lucifer replaced Fat B@stard the FS who passed away last year from cardiac arrest.

    My road bike and xc hardtail do not have names, at least none that I can remember.

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    My 03 Epic is named, "The Queen of the Pawn Shop."

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    Quote Originally Posted by velocipus
    Or you could name it lefty like in some old gangster film.
    Good idea, thanks!.
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    I have been looking for a name for my new bike too...

    Here is my last bike. I called her Stella.... Heavily Modified 2001 Giant VT-1. I named her a girl name due to her lightness and sultry lines. She was a bit of a b!tch, and liked to get really dirty. I had to set her free though. My new mistress has no name. 2005 Ellsworth Moment (Blue/Black).... Thinking maybe Ginger, but this bike is a bit more rough than that name leads you to think.... I'll keep thinking about it....
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    so...

    I have a 2003 SC Heckler, it's called the Falming B*itch, (named by my wife), and I have a 2005 Fetish Fixation SS that is called Cucuy (the boogieman).
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    I've never considered naming any of my bikes...

    But my dog's name is Kona.

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    My daughter named my Trek "Jenny" and is still working on a name for my new old bike as shown below... I think a proper English name like "Basil" is required. (It's a 1978 Raleigh Superbe).



    I love these old bikes...

    My "newest" ride is still at the shop,,, I found a nearly mint 1978 Raleigh Grand Prix that should make for a really nice road / touring bike since despite her age, she's an extremely light and nimble machine.

    My daughter has her work cut out for her.
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    My heckler's name is Kate.

    after Kate Nauta that girl from transporter 2.

    twin machine pistol toting tattooed psycho chick that your momma warned you about.

    you know your going to get into sooo much trouble from hanging around with her.

    hmm now that i think about it, it she looks and sounds just like my ex...
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    [QUOTE) I like the idea of screaming 'COME ON Black Betty!!!!' while I'm riding...[/QUOTE]

    All of these "name your bike" posts were good but I got a good laugh out of this one!!!!
    You're kidding.......right ???????

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    Matilda -

    With my Gaelic roots I could only call him "Bazzle"... it's the kind of ride where one feels like they should be wearing a tweed jacket, wearing a dashing cap, and smoking a pipe.

    (I happen to have all these).

    I canna wait to get the Grand Prix home... the build quality of these bikes has always been second to none and she's even lighter than my Trek by a few pounds despite having a lugged steel frame.

    With a 14-34 gear range and 44/52 chainrings she should fly and since she's a "10" perhaps I should call her "Bo".

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