Bike Names...(?)

Soggz Posts: 221
edited February 2009 in MTB general
Do any of you on here give your bikes names? (apart from the sweary ones when something breaks?)...


  • yes, she is called Ambrosia
  • jayson
    jayson Posts: 4,606
    My beloved was called Old Red before it was stolen mumble mumble grumble.......... :evil:
  • this was done about a week ago.

    I call mine gail, after an ex.

    she's a cheap bike who likes to get dirty and squeals when I ride her hard.
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    I have stopped naming mine.

    It get embarrassing when you call one the wrong name.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • My new Meta 5.5 VIP is called Dipsy after the teletubby as they are the same colour according to my 2yr old son!!!
    If i am going out on one i am happy, If i am out on one i am happy, If i have just been out on one i am happy, otherwise miserable!
  • "The Kona", "the Felt" and "The Roadster" (the Diamondback commuter) respectively
  • Scot...
    Less internal organs, same supertwisted great taste.
  • Northwind
    Northwind Posts: 14,675
    nicklouse wrote:
    It get embarrassing when you call one the wrong name.

    That's genius :lol:

    Mine hasn't got a name, yet. If it aquires one it'll use it but you can't rush these things..

    The Naming of bikes is a difficult matter,
    It isn't just one of your holiday games;
    You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
    When I tell you, a bike must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

    First of all, there's the name that his rider uses daily,
    Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
    Such as Victor or Jonathan, or George or Bill Bailey -
    All of them sensible everyday names.

    There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
    Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
    Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter -
    But all of them sensible everyday names.

    But I tell you, a bike needs a name that's particular,
    A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
    Else how can he keep up his wheels perpendicular,
    Or spread out his bars, or cherish his ride?

    Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
    Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricobike,
    Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum -
    Names that never belong to more than one bike.

    But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
    And that is the name that you never will guess;
    The name that no human research can discover -
    But THE BIKE HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.

    When you notice a bike in profound meditation,
    The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
    His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
    Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
    His ineffable effable
    Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
    Uncompromising extremist
  • I call mine 'volty' lol
  • My Bikes Called 'Big Red'..
    Handsome Dog Rockhound Custom Build.
    (Got Bored Of DMR)
    Roll On 24's People
  • Northwind
    WFT :LOL:

    Think I might name the Surge... Casper. Fooking annoying and invisible.
  • Of course! you can't hop on someone's back without at least being on first name basis!!

    My mates are:

    Black Beauty: Spesh Rockhopper
    Red Lightining: Old crappy frame with crappy parts
    Old Man: Old Raleigh singlespeed
    White Thunder: Trek 1.7 Road bike
    and finally...
    The Beast: Spesh Epic S-Works

    And no, they don't fight when I leave them all together in the shed, The Beast makes sure everyone knows who's in charge!!! :lol:
  • Soggz
    Soggz Posts: 221
    Thank god im not the only freak!...
    mine are called...Pant wrench.(polished frame GT Pantera,'cos of the seat i think),
    Aggro.(GT Aggressor),
    and Outy.(GT Outpost).
  • see link below :)
  • Rich9
    Rich9 Posts: 1,635
    Mine is bike. not into the naming thing.

    I'm a miserable old tw4t by the way :roll:
    2014 Whyte T-129S
  • Mine is called Jessica ( When in private and I am cleaning her hard to reach places )
    And also Pegasus the Velvet Flying Carpet after inane ramblings with a friend whilst drunk a couple of days after getting her ( Yes my bike is a girl . . . . Did'nt fancy the idea of riding a man )
    Bikes are drugs and Im pedalling
  • Dohboy78
    Dohboy78 Posts: 172
    My DMR Exalt custom built is called "White Lightning!"

    My mates DMR Trailstar was called "Stealth Machine" now changed the frame to an On One somthing or other... its blue anyways!! So maybe "Blue Thunder!"?

    My other mates Kotic Beefee... "The Beefy!"

    My other mates missus' Dialled Prince Albert ...."Prince Albert" her roadbike "The Green Monster!"

    Another lady bikers On One Inbred... "The gimp!"

    Man... they need to do some work on some more imaganative names!! I will get them on it!!
  • my kona is called sasha.
    the gf just doesnt understand
  • when it goes wrong i call it "f***ing thing!"
  • this was done about a week ago.

    I call mine gail, after an ex.

    she's a cheap bike who likes to get dirty and squeals when I ride her hard.

    OMG :shock: i know her!!! :lol:

    Only just got my bike, but i'm sure there'll be some choice names coming soon!!
    If i overtake you, it's coz my brakes have failed!!!

    2007 Specialized Hardrock Pro
  • RichMTB
    RichMTB Posts: 599
    See links below

    Not exactly imaginative, nice to know I'm not a complete saddo though!
    Step in to my hut! - Stumpy Jumpy Pacey
  • my scott is nat
    the identiti is just 'the old girl'

    If you aint in A&E, you aint riding hard enough