what's in a name?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by kedab, 2 Aug 2012.

  1. kedab

    kedab Über Member

    Location:
    nr cambridge
    morning CC'ers :hello:
    i'm not sure how many of you do this but i quite like to give my transport a name. my car is 'gizmo', my giant cityspeed is 'sissy' but i'm a bit stuck with what to christen my new bike. it's a giant tcr - i'm thinking of calling it 'tracy' because every kevin should have a tracy, right? :rolleyes:
     
  2. Maylian

    Maylian Senior Member

    Location:
    Southampton
    I've thought about asking this same questions a few times but never got around to it. I name my bikes, both of which are named in my signature.
    My Cube is called "Ice" - mainly because my bike is black (BlackIce), it's a cube (IceCube) and it's cool......sad I know.
    My Specialized was called "Dice" - it was black and white.
    My Giant is called "Alan" - mainly because I have had two incidents where I hadn't done the allan key up tight enough almost causing me issues.
     
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  3. swampyseifer

    swampyseifer Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Milton Keynes. UK
    I cant name my bike...I feel bad enough that I leave it locked up in a dusty dark communal bike-shed for weeks on end.....if I gave it a personality then I dont think I could handle the looks it would give me when I finally do get round to take it for a spin :sad:
     
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  4. RaRa

    RaRa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    All my bikes have been given names (I'm hooked on this n+1 concept!), brownie points if you can figure out where they've been taken from :whistle:

    Commuter hybrid - George
    MTB - Gerard
    Road Bike - James
    Winter/Audax bike (currently being built from parts) will be christened Ryan

    I especially like heading out and yelling back at the hubby that I'm going for a ride on James - makes the neighbours curtains twitch :laugh:
     
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  5. Maylian

    Maylian Senior Member

    Location:
    Southampton
     
  6. RaRa

    RaRa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    And here's me thinking I was being all cryptic in my name choices - You got 2 right ^_^

    The MTB is indeed Gerard Butler
    And the Winter bike is a Ribble so it had to be Ryan "the ribble " Reyolds (and i'd just seen the green lantern)
     
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  7. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    I have Granville, a slightly hard done by Hungarian folding shopping bike of dubious parentage; and Tiddles, a tiddler of a bike (Brompton) in comparison with Granville.

    I also have Ratrike, an ex-KMX that was rebuilt with scrap and rubbish, and Emilie the Emmelle hybrid.
     
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  8. Jefferson Meriwether

    Jefferson Meriwether Über Member

    Location:
    Worthing
    The other day I decided that I should really get round to naming my Kona seeing as I'd had it nearly two years now so I named it Old Faithful. The next day some silly sausage pulled out of a side road right in front of me & Old Faithful is now no more.

    I still haven't named my Mountain Bike yet & will soon have a new Road Bike to name as well.
     
  9. Maylian

    Maylian Senior Member

    Location:
    Southampton
    Wow that is ironic....like naming a cat "lucky".
    My brother named one of his fixies "Falcor" (dragon from never ending story) people became more attached to Falcor than my brother. Although that's more an indictment on my brother than praise for the bike....it was a nice bike though (I miss it)!
     
  10. Cyclopathic

    Cyclopathic Veteran

    Location:
    Leicester.
    I've got a an old Scott hybrid town bike for knocking about on and I've managed to alter the logo writing so that it spells "SLUT". As such that is now it's name but only because I could make it look like it said that and not for any reasons about it being a good ride or because it's been ridden by lots of people. Having said that it is a fairly good ride. A bit on the heavy side but nice and comfy and responsive...And it has great tits.
     
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  11. Cyclopathic

    Cyclopathic Veteran

    Location:
    Leicester.
    That is a sad story. Hope you weren't injured and that someone other than yourself is or has paid for Old Faithful (up to a point)" to be replaced.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    kedab

    kedab Über Member

    Location:
    nr cambridge
    :laugh: that is brilliant
     
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  13. Cyclist33

    Cyclist33 Guest

    Location:
    Warrington
    Bob, a Marin Bobcat Trail, and Maggie, a Cannondale Quick (named after the "magnesium" colour scheme.

    stu
     
  14. defy-one

    defy-one Guest

    Rocky - Giant Rock MTB
    Debbie - Defy
    Jackie (chan) - metro Shogun hybrid

    Will have to think of a name for a Triban 3 if I get one. First dibs on Tina (ex girlfriends name and I'd love to ride her again) :ohmy:
     
  15. Former User

    Former User Guest

    Weard! not even in a monty python way.
     
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