Calling a bike 'she/her/sugar-tits etc'

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  • Calling a bike 'she/her/sugar-tits etc'
  • I think naming your bikes displays your capactiy for imagination and creativity… Mine are known as Giant, Commencal, Kinesis and Orbea. occasionaly known as ***** or ****-***** or ************* depending on their ability to keep me on the trail or to come apart/go back together easily during a maintanence session.

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    64 nipples…
    I’m not going to call it a “he”

    jimoiseau
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    Coincidentally, seeing a bike referred to as “she” makes me approximately as uncomfortable as the superfluous commas in the first sentecne of the OP.

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    jimoiseau now stuck in infinite feedback loop of discomfort. 🙂

    mudshark
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    I call my bikes after old lady friends, is that wrong? Saved me a few times when my wife told me I was talking about my bikes in my sleep. She did ask why I had one called Colin though.

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    64 nipples…
    I’m not going to call it a “he”

    64 nipples, several gussets and at least 4 flanges: too damn right it isnt a chap. 😀

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    All named. As are the cars. And the house.

    I think it started when I read Alan Clarke’s diaries (he named his cars).

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    Alan Clarke’s diaries (he named his cars).

    He also named his rottweilers:
    Eva Braun (named after Hitler’s mistress), Leni (the Nazi film-maker Leni Riefenstahl) and Hannah (whose namesake was Hitler’s test pilot, Hannah Reich). But he was a loveable rogue really 😉

    I started calling my new bike “my bike”.My wife is no longer talking to me.

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    I’d just like to point out that, naming vehicles aside, I’ve not used the diaries as a manual for life.

    He did us a great service, however, by detailing what a nasty bunch of Nazis the Conservatives really are.

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    No naming bikes. Except maybe the crash magnet one, which is called ‘crash magnet’ 😕 .

    Cars are always named though. Came from skint days when giving a car (banger) a name might help it make a long trip somewhere.

    allthegear
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    mmm – I did call the Nicolai “Ulrika”, mainly because it’s bright orange…

    ohrats
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    My MTB is called “the meister” after an infamously unreliable drug dealer.

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    My mate in California assures me that my Trigger is called Winton as it is a big, gay ‘Dale.
    I just call it the Gnarwhale.

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    I used to have a car called “the ferret”, then one called “the bus” – I didn’t name them though

    Haven’t named any of my sleds

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    I’ve had several GT’s all called Gertie and was tempted to call my Mondraker Mandy but seeing as that’s also the name of a mates wife thought better of it, just in case he got the wrong idea 😉

    My car’s called Kylie though as the reg starts KM and I think it (she?) looks great from behind.

    aa
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    My road bike is called Edwin.
    My mtb’s don’t have names.

    bol
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    I call all my bikes ‘the bike’ at home.
    It helps avoid awkward questions about the number of names there are available to say.

    This. Has avoided a lot of difficult conversations over the years.

    trevron73
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    My bikes currently are “Miley ” skinny looks like a boy , but you would !” Cotic BFe
    “Tata” fit Asian singer (thai)now a bit chunky Cannondale Beast of the east
    Last bike was ” Missy” as was a Cannondale

    Guilty as charged. ‘Ilse’ (Dutch unisex bike), ‘Walter ‘ (old Raleigh, named after my late grandfather) and ‘Ye Spookfish III’ (named as successor to other two steel bikes wot I painted fish on)

    Named as per boats/reliable tools I suppose. At least that’s how I use names. Monumental nobbishness to some … affectionate/shorthand/nicknames to others…

    Who judges the judges?

    Jamie
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    jimoiseau – Member
    Coincidentally, seeing a bike referred to as “she” makes me approximately as uncomfortable as the superfluous commas in the first sentecne of the OP.

    First rule of pedant club is: You don’t talk about pedant club.

    Second rule is something to do with speling wurds corektly.

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    Does this hatred extend to the fact that trains, ships, planes etc are often referred to as ‘she’? This of course would make Sir Nigel Gresley a female

    Jamie
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    Hatred is such a strong word.

    Which is why I didn’t use it.

    Anyway, I’m off to get a steed out of my quiver of rigs.

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    trevron73 – Member
    My bikes currently are “Miley ” skinny looks like a boy , but you would !” Cotic BFe
    “Tata” fit Asian singer (thai)now a bit chunky Cannondale Beast of the east
    Last bike was ” Missy” as was a Cannondale

    Like a good what film thread this is revealing a lot of information about the good forum dwellers. Unfortunately it may be too much info…

    For the record
    Naming Bikes – No
    Assigning Gender to Bikes – No
    EDIT# Using Rig, Quiver, Steed etc. just grow up unless you are secretly hoping that a Steed will make your Rig Quiver.
    Naming Cars – No
    Assigning Gender to Cars – No
    The cats are lucky to have names, numbers or colours would have been easier.

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    All our cats have been called Tiddles to save buying a new water bowl.

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    My car’s called Kylie though as the reg starts KM and I think it (she?) looks great from behind

    Sebastian Vettel gives his Red Bulls ladies names – e.g. Lucious Liz. I wonder what he calls the current one?

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