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Referring to your bike...

ridley2010ridley2010 Posts: 115
edited February 2011 in The bottom bracket
...as a FEMALE!!!

Been reading a few posts on here now and it puzzles me as to why people refer to their bikes as a female. It's cringing. It's a bike.

WHY?!?!
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  • NuggsNuggs Posts: 1,804
    ridley2010 wrote:
    It's cringing
    So is your abuse of the English language. :wink:
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,483
    Because ...
    ... one way or another, they cost a lot of money.
    :lol:
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,382 Lives Here
    I refer to it as, wait for it....it....
  • nevmannevman Posts: 1,611
    not sure I like where this might go?
    Whats the solution? Just pedal faster you baby.

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  • give the guy a break Nuggs, you can't expect the Queen's from a Sheffield dweller :wink:
    "That doesn't look like a foot"......thought the sock.
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    One day bikes will have intelligence and if you refer to it as "it" then it'll probably chuck you off.
  • Because I ride her once a day........ :oops:
  • PhilofCasPhilofCas Posts: 1,153
    mine's just known as 'me bike', never been into all that 'aw in't she lovely' malarkey
  • LucanLucan Posts: 338
    Random thoughts...

    It can't be female because..

    I ride it whenever I feel like it.
    It never says it's not in the mood for a ride
    I ride it as hard as I like, not how it likes
    It never complains if it's a very short ride
    Nor if I have a censored day and can't get up like I did last time

    oh, and it once tossed me off in front of my friends.

    Definitely not a 'she'

    :)
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    Winter: GT Series3
  • Someone I knew called his bike 'Katrina' :roll: .That's just awful.
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    The wife refers to my bike as 'the b***h. Jokingly I think?!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I always find it a cringe-worthy when people refer to their bikes as "builds" or "rigs".
  • When you have more than one bike knocking about naming them becomes very handy for ease of reference. It's like having to name the first born when the second one comes along because "child" is no longer sufficient.

    I've got one of each sex (bikes, not kids).
  • Lucan wrote:

    oh, and it once tossed me off in front of my friends.

    Definitely not a 'she'

    :)

    Something your male friends do then?
    Has the head wind picked up or the tail wind dropped off???
  • Mine are referred to as the cannondale, me birdy & the crosser. Easier than trying to remember a made up name for them
  • Ber NardBer Nard Posts: 827
    RichardSwt wrote:
    I always find it a cringe-worthy when people refer to their bikes as "builds" or "rigs".

    I'd add "steed" to that.

    Rob
  • pb21pb21 Posts: 2,168
    Ber Nard wrote:
    RichardSwt wrote:
    I always find it a cringe-worthy when people refer to their bikes as "builds" or "rigs".

    I'd add "steed" to that.

    Rob

    'Rig'

    Does anyone actually say that in a serious way?! Hilarious if they do!

    :D
    Mañana
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Princess Armstrong...
  • beverickbeverick Posts: 3,461
    Mine are referred to as the hack, the tourer, the trail and the wreck.

    AKA yellow, red, white and, well I think it's brown, or that could just be rust, or mud, or...well, let's just stick with brown.
    Bob
  • LucanLucan Posts: 338
    Lucan wrote:

    oh, and it once tossed me off in front of my friends.

    Definitely not a 'she'

    :)

    Something your male friends do then?

    Not all of them, obviously... :oops:
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    Winter: GT Series3
  • brinbrin Posts: 1,122
    ridley2010 wrote:
    ...as a FEMALE!!!

    Been reading a few posts on here now and it puzzles me as to why people refer to their bikes as a female. It's cringing. It's a bike.

    WHY?!?!

    Because it does what it is told, and it doesn't understand the 'offside rule'
  • mattshropsmattshrops Posts: 1,134
    can i call mine Hot Momma?please?
    Death or Glory- Just another Story
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    pb21 wrote:
    Ber Nard wrote:
    RichardSwt wrote:
    I always find it a cringe-worthy when people refer to their bikes as "builds" or "rigs".

    I'd add "steed" to that.

    Rob

    'Rig'

    Does anyone actually say that in a serious way?! Hilarious if they do!

    :D

    Yeah, both terms tend to be used by some people who build their own bikes, I think to emphasise, the fact they built it up themselves.

    Funnily enough you get the same two terms used in computer forums when people are talking about their computers.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Lady Siena


    Waits............
  • mattshropsmattshrops Posts: 1,134
    ...sound of bell tolling in the distance......

    tubleweed rolls on by.....
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  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    dmclite wrote:
    Lady Siena


    Waits............



    Ooooooooooooooooooooh, Why!!!!!!!?
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,186
    ahem....

    Suzy Soda
    Cindy Cindercone
    Ribecca Ribble

    my mate -

    Roxy Ridgid
    Wilma Whyte

    :oops: :cry: :oops:
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Aggieboy wrote:
    dmclite wrote:
    Lady Siena


    Waits............



    Ooooooooooooooooooooh, Why!!!!!!!?

    'Cos I have a litespeed Siena and she is a Lady :wink:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    ddraver wrote:
    ahem....

    Suzy Soda
    Cindy Cindercone
    Ribecca Ribble

    my mate -

    Roxy Ridgid
    Wilma Whyte

    :oops: :cry: :oops:

    Have you written their names on them? If not, you should.
  • AndyF16AndyF16 Posts: 506
    Ber Nard wrote:
    RichardSwt wrote:
    I always find it a cringe-worthy when people refer to their bikes as "builds" or "rigs".

    I'd add "steed" to that.

    Rob

    Haha, yes that's very Alan Partridge-esque :lol:
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