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Naming your bike?(17 posts)

Naming your bike?Elefantino
Sep 14, 2001 9:37 PM
While just writing about obsession a minute ago, I glanced over at my reborn 5200, new paint job and all just waiting for me to ride again, and I wondered:
Do people name their bikes anymore?
re: Naming your bike?Avanti Guy
Sep 15, 2001 3:07 AM
I call mine Gretchen; it's a University thing that has just stuck when I name any inanimate objects. Hey my computer and car are also called Gretchen :)...
"Eddy" (nm)gimf
Sep 15, 2001 5:04 AM
Don't be a sap!The Hammer
Sep 15, 2001 4:42 AM
Most healthy people stopped naming their bikes after the age of 11.
Re: Don't be a sap!Elefantino
Sep 15, 2001 7:38 AM
Indurain named his. Lance names his. Are they saps or unhealthy?
Re: Don't be a sap!Danny
Sep 15, 2001 8:42 AM
just curious, what does lance name his bike? i am a freak about him and i had no idea he named it?
Re: Don't be a sap!Elefantino
Sep 15, 2001 8:50 AM
Don't know; heard it when I was in Austin for RFTR in April. Might be a good question to ost on the message board at his Web site.
Summer Bike: Untamed Bitch Winter Bike: Sandra Bernhardt nmDog Breath
Sep 15, 2001 9:47 AM
"Bike" and "Rainbike" (nm)Rich Clark
Sep 15, 2001 9:52 AM
"Good Bike" and "Rainbike" (nm)Dave Hickey
Sep 15, 2001 11:28 AM
re: Naming your bike?mackgoo
Sep 15, 2001 1:38 PM
I sort of was shying away from this but I think I WILL name my bike either Fred or, didn't Mr. mcgoo have a name for his car? If I could find that out that would be it.
Well, I have a Klein, so it only goes to follow...DT
Sep 15, 2001 5:31 PM
...that I name it Gary. "Gary's itching to go for a ride, sweetheart!", "Gary's gonna get wet if you don't come pick me up from work in the rain!" :o) "Gary's gonna kick your bike's ass!"
...riding Gary?filtersweep
Sep 17, 2001 8:03 PM
This seems a bit twisted... get all hot and sweaty while riding Gary?
re: Naming your bike?LLSmith
Sep 16, 2001 7:53 AM
I do like my bike alot, but I just figured out my bikes name must be sh!t. At least two different times today I was talking to my bike and called it sh!t. The first was when I was being chased by a dog. I said " oh sh!t hurry up". The second was going down a hill with a turn at the bottom. The front wheel felt a little loose and I said " oh shit hang on". At least sh!t is a good listener.
Your bike may have an identity crises....Chen2
Sep 16, 2001 8:12 AM
when so many other bikes have the same name.
re: Naming your bike?Chen2
Sep 16, 2001 8:35 AM
When I was 10 (1953) a friend got a new 3 speed hub shifter, he let me ride it and I was overwhelmed, had to have one. My mother arranged for me to buy a new red English light weight 3 speed from the local Western Auto store to be payed for from my paper route money, $7.50/month, 6 months. That bike became my best friend and I named it "Lightwing". In those days most bikes were single speed tanks and Lightwing could outrun them. In 1998 I bought a bike I decided was good enough to bear the name "Lightwing II". But this is the first time I've told anyone my bike has a name. My commuter bike, a 22" '78 lugged steel Trek is named "Little Blackie" for the little black mare in the movie "True Grit". Of course bikes should have names.

Bikes must be at least 10 years old to be named ...Humma Hah
Sep 16, 2001 2:53 PM
... Humma Hah is 30.