Forum home Mountain biking forum MTB general

Name Your Bike! Mine's "King Karl". What's Yours?

karlbrewsterkarlbrewster Posts: 48
edited June 2012 in MTB general
Give your bike a name lads.
If yours already have one, feel free to share it here.

I'm getting a 2nd bike soon & I hope to get some wicked inspiration here.


Give a name a bike.
Give a bike a name.
«1

Posts

  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    Mine are called - Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp and Whyte 809.

    Hope that helps.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    N, N+1,N+2.............................................
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
    "The red one" or "the mountain bike" and "the black one" or "the road bike". The last is particularly imaginative because it's not entirely black and, being a Tricross, not entirely a road bike either
    Specialized Roubaix Elite 2015
    XM-057 rigid 29er
  • woww.. Thanks for the prompt response guys.
    Keep 'em comin'!
  • fyldesmurffyldesmurf Posts: 412
    I have maureen, the shredding machine, my spesh rockhopper for general xc and trail centre duties, and Daisy, the cow, Iron Horse Yakua, for hitting the gnarly stuff :p
  • mintedoxmintedox Posts: 273
    My bike is called my bike or the cannondale. I've got a spare bike for whenever it's needed, That bike is called wonky crank.
    Papa? Nicole
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Why?
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • mintedoxmintedox Posts: 273
    Because it has a wonky crank
    Papa? Nicole
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    mintedox wrote:
    Because it has a wonky crank
    Duh! Well done Homer. I was asking why anyone would want to give their bike a name. Dog yes, even a kitten, but bikes are inanimate. Really.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • mintedoxmintedox Posts: 273
    I knew what you were saying, Marge, and I do agree.

    We actually have a cat that we never named.
    Papa? Nicole
  • AbraAbra Posts: 338
    mintedox wrote:
    I knew what you were saying, Marge, and I do agree.

    We actually have a cat that we never named.


    If you agree why have you named a bike??
    DO MORE OF WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
  • mintedoxmintedox Posts: 273
    It's more of a reference than a name. If you saw it you wouldn't want to name it.
    Papa? Nicole
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    mintedox wrote:
    It's more of a reference than a name. If you saw it you wouldn't want to name it.
    but what about Cat, Dog, Vicar. they are al names.

    was great fun calling Vicar in or to heel.

    Cat was just Cat and did Cat things.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    Don't know about you lot but my bikes have their names on the side of them..they are;

    the Rockhopper, the Session and the Snap. init?

    To the family they all have two names; The Big/Red One, The Old/Blue One and The Small/Yellow one
    "Why have that extra tooth if you're not using it?" - Brian Lopes

    Votec V.SX Enduro 'Alpine Thug' 2012/2013 build

    Trek Session 8
  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    ...oh I think the Snap has three names in-house; The Small One, The Yellow One and I heard it called the 'New' one the other day..spoilt for choice over here :wink:
    "Why have that extra tooth if you're not using it?" - Brian Lopes

    Votec V.SX Enduro 'Alpine Thug' 2012/2013 build

    Trek Session 8
  • MDobsMDobs Posts: 167
    I had a ride on the town bike once, apparently she had a name but i didn't think it was important to know it... because no one should name a bike. ever.
  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    One of them's called "My black Marin Wolfridge".
    The other one's called "My black Marin Wolfridge".
    The hardtail's called "The little Kona". When it's built, otherwise it's "My hardtail frame".
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,588
    mrs blitz has christened the Voltage 'Fred' because the FR20 logo on the headtube looks like it says FRED when it's dirty
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    .blitz wrote:
    mrs blitz has christened the Voltage 'Fred' because the FR20 logo on the headtube looks like it says FRED when it's dirty
    And Mrs Blitz likes it dirty.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,588
    mrs cooldad says hello
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    .blitz wrote:
    mrs cooldad says hello
    My ex you mean?
    You're welcome to her, also known as the farking evil witch from hell.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • ClankClank Posts: 2,323
    cooldad wrote:
    My ex you mean?
    You're welcome to her, also known as the farking evil witch from hell.

    Dang, my ex never said she had a sister.
    How would I write my own epitaph? With a crayon - I'm not allowed anything I can sharpen to a sustainable point.

    Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are worth exactly what you paid for them.
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    I'm not a fan of naming inanimate objects, never named a car or anything - if someone asked my old Toyota was called Celia because its name badge had worn off where the other c was and my old Nissan was called Sylvia because it was a Nissan Sylvia.

    The Cruz bit is getting a bit worn on one of the seat stays on my Heckler so maybe I should call it Santa?
    Closet jockey wheel pimp censored .
  • I don't see why you shouldn't name an "inanimate" object. iPod is name given to an inanimate object.

    It adds meaning to your bike, especially if it's been souped up or extensively customised. It's going to be the only one in the world.

    By the way, I just found out Lebron James calls his bike "King James"!
  • ClankClank Posts: 2,323
    Naming bikes and other assorted inanimate objects is not a problem (my axes, for example, have names).

    My bikes are 'the black one', 'the green one' and 'the crosser'.

    But naming your bike after yourself? That's just narcissistic. ......and a bit creepy.
    How would I write my own epitaph? With a crayon - I'm not allowed anything I can sharpen to a sustainable point.

    Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are worth exactly what you paid for them.
  • GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
    Clank wrote:
    my axes, for example, have names

    Please seek help as soon as they start replying to you, especially if they agree that it's time to take urgent action
    Specialized Roubaix Elite 2015
    XM-057 rigid 29er
  • ClankClank Posts: 2,323
    Giraffoto wrote:
    Clank wrote:
    my axes, for example, have names

    Please seek help as soon as they start replying to you, especially if they agree that it's time to take urgent action

    I get this response a lot. :lol:

    Probably why I did it in the first place!
    How would I write my own epitaph? With a crayon - I'm not allowed anything I can sharpen to a sustainable point.

    Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are worth exactly what you paid for them.
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    Please see below, i find it funny as the wife now calls them by their names, or has to ask which one is which again.
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • Eric. Mine's called Eric. Everything I have is called Eric, apart from a Phillips screwdriver which is called 'Jos ' after the footballer Jostein Flo and a towel rail which is called Wendy the Tyrant, for reasons I've never been allowed to find out....
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    I don't see why you shouldn't name an "inanimate" object. iPod is name given to an inanimate object.
    It adds meaning to your bike, especially if it's been souped up or extensively customised. It's going to be the only one in the world.

    By the way, I just found out Lebron James calls his bike "King James"!

    It's stupid if you call your iPOD Bob. Or something. Keep up.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
Sign In or Register to comment.