Name my bike...

Northwind
Northwind Posts: 14,675
edited June 2009 in MTB general
OK, so, nearly finished respraying my old frame, which I'm turning into a commuter/occasional retro XC bike... It's an early 90s tange tubed steel rigid carrera. Just doing it up with mostly black hardware (cheap and easy to find) and sexeh bright yellow hammerite 8) But it needs a name, and I'm short of inspiration. Any suggestions?

(so far, I came up with Chromag, which was ace but unfortunately someone already had that idea... Curious Yellow or English Voodoo, as references to a book I love. Volkswagen Yellow as an obscure music lyric reference (it was nearly Ford Capri orange...) Old Dog, since that's what it is, an old dog with some new tricks...

So... I like puns, obviously. And it's pretty old, and steel, so something that connects these would be nice. Anyone got a better idea?
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  • GHill
    GHill Posts: 2,402
    Jamaican drum?
  • phz
    phz Posts: 478
    ferrous atrocity

    iron minger

    slainte :idea: rob
  • KonaKurt
    KonaKurt Posts: 720
    This is starting to sound like an episode of Robot Wars!!!

    Steel Slayer!

    Bucket O' Rust!!

    Tango Crush!

    Nemesis!!

    War B*st*rd!!

    ACTIVATE!
  • nfrang
    nfrang Posts: 250
    pHz wrote:
    ferrous atrocity


    That's my favourite. All i got is...

    Golden Revival/Resurrection
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    whats wrong with Eric?

    Bwian is just so 31AD
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  • Northwind
    Northwind Posts: 14,675
    ferrous atrocity is clever... It's given me some other ideas, I'll have a think on that. Iron Minger... Hmm.

    Other words to work with... Rust, good one, it was very rusty. Rust, steel, iron. And yellow things, I get custard, lemon, banana. Lemon's quite good actually, combines yellow and the sense of a bit of a crap bike, which is what it is. Iron Lemon, hmm. Steel Lemon doesn't have the same twang. Someone else has suggested Love Custard or Man Custard, but no.

    My brother has proposed Tetanus, which I quite like, but also Sh**ewheel, which is a bit less flattering :lol:

    Oh, and I'll be logoing it up in paint, so the less words the better, easier to mask :lol:
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  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    FeAr

    Fe cos that's iron, and Ar because, um, Argon.
  • Andy B
    Andy B Posts: 8,115
    Frankenshite
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  • hucking_fell
    hucking_fell Posts: 1,056
    edited June 2009
    Roobarb.

    From the old Roobarb and Custard Cartoon. A yellow dog.

    Nowt to do with steel though.

    Edit - Barbed wire's made of steel :?
    More freerange chicken than Freeride God
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  • Northwind
    Northwind Posts: 14,675
    Lemon Oxide? Makes no sense but sort of sounds like it should :lol:
    supersonic wrote:
    FeAr

    Fe cos that's iron, and Ar because, um, Argon.

    When I had my On One ScandAL, it was going to be a One Off FerrAL. But that doesn't make so much sense since I sold it really.
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  • Si78
    Si78 Posts: 963
    hmmmm...

    Has anyone suggested YELLOW FeVER?
    (Along the same lines as supersonics FeAr.)

    Apologies if they have, my eyes aren't working lol

    got any piccies of the beast?

    Si
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  • The Spiderman
    The Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    Yellow and black,colour schemeyou say?Its got to be called Bumble!
    :D
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  • blister pus
    blister pus Posts: 5,780
    need pix to give it an accurate and deserving name
  • Jaundiced Pig Iron
    Golden anvil
  • pirwin1
    pirwin1 Posts: 248
    Iron chicken.

    Yellow snow.
  • cee
    cee Posts: 4,553
    Si78 wrote:
    hmmmm...

    Has anyone suggested YELLOW FeVER?
    (Along the same lines as supersonics FeAr.)

    Apologies if they have, my eyes aren't working lol

    got any piccies of the beast?

    Si

    or Dhengi FeVer
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  • XxxBFGxxX
    XxxBFGxxX Posts: 1,355
    Yellow and black,colour schemeyou say?Its got to be called Bumble!
    :D

    twansformer
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    womb wank
  • Dogoid
    Dogoid Posts: 42
    jade goody
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    ^^ :lol::lol::lol:
  • blister pus
    blister pus Posts: 5,780
    C A K E


    (yelllowcake nuclear express)
  • Kiblams
    Kiblams Posts: 2,423
    C A K E

    The cake is a lie...

    (apologies for the useless nature of this post)
  • blister pus
    blister pus Posts: 5,780
    Kiblams wrote:
    C A K E

    The cake is a lie...

    (apologies for the useless nature of this post)

    And that's the beauty of C A K E ;):lol:
  • Mrs Toast
    Mrs Toast Posts: 636
    Kiblams wrote:
    C A K E

    The cake is a lie...

    (apologies for the useless nature of this post)

    This was a triumph. I'm making a note here: huge success.

    Anyhoo, the bike should clearly be called Captain Bumbleface.
  • zaskar69
    zaskar69 Posts: 15
    Dave?
  • Northwind
    Northwind Posts: 14,675
    The naming of bikes is a difficult matter, it isn't just one of your holiday games :wink:
    Si78 wrote:
    Has anyone suggested YELLOW FeVER?

    Oh. That's really, really good. A contender for sure, thanks!
    need pix to give it an accurate and deserving name

    It's in a box :lol: I need to finish painting it before I build it so I need to name it first. But, not much to see, it's a 90s steelie 2-triangle frame.
    pirwin1 wrote:
    Iron chicken.

    Good one!
    jstock wrote:
    womb wank

    Not good one!
    Dogoid wrote:
    jade goody

    It's not THAT heavy!
    C A K E

    (yelllowcake nuclear express)

    Hmm. It's hard to overstate my satisfaction. But I can't deal with the idea of people saying "The cake is a lie" all the time...
    Kiblams wrote:
    C A K E
    The cake is a lie...

    ...like that.
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  • Northwind
    Northwind Posts: 14,675
    I think... Main contenders are:

    Iron Chicken
    YELLOW FeVER (or just FeVER)
    Curious Yellow
    And a new entrant, Chocobo

    Not sure which of these I like most. Iron Chicken probably :lol: Thanks for all the suggestions so far, please keep 'em coming, I don't need to print out the templates til tomorrow.
    Uncompromising extremist
  • gaz047
    gaz047 Posts: 601
    golden shower? :lol:
    if it ain't rainin.....it ain't trainin
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