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Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 10:23 pm
by Hotdog
I can't keep calling her New Bike forever, I haven't had any good ideas myself yet. Suggestions, please, for names for this bike:
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Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 10:41 pm
by europa
Mate, she'll name herself soon enough. Don't sweat on it. Don't forget, you don't have a relationship with her yet, just a lot of angst and hassle. But she'll come through.

In the meantime, just call her Bruce - all aussies are called Bruce.

Richard

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:07 pm
by Bnej
Banannachetta.

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:08 pm
by europa
Whatever you do decide to call her, make sure you do a 'doorstep test'.

A doorstep test is where you stand on your doorstep, yell out the name as loud as you can ... and see how silly you feel :D

Richard

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:11 pm
by Hotdog
Regardless of what I call it I reckon I'd feel pretty silly if I stood on my doorstep yelling the name of my bicycle and expecting it to come to me :?

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:14 pm
by europa
Hotdog wrote:Regardless of what I call it I reckon I'd feel pretty silly if I stood on my doorstep yelling the name of my bicycle and expecting it to come to me :?


I didn't say you had to expect it to come, but one day, in a coffee shop, you will meet someone you want to impress. That person will ask you what you call your bike and you will ... :shock:

Richard

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:16 pm
by Hotdog
Bnej wrote:Banannachetta.

Hmmmmm.... it's pretty good. Deserving of further consideration, at least.

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:18 pm
by europa
I am also reminded of the old adage among wooden boaties (and humans who like wooden boats too :roll: ) that 'cute has no place on a transom'.

You could call her 'that bloody yellow thing with no sodding pedals' :D

Richard

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:20 pm
by Hotdog
europa wrote:
Hotdog wrote:Regardless of what I call it I reckon I'd feel pretty silly if I stood on my doorstep yelling the name of my bicycle and expecting it to come to me :?


I didn't say you had to expect it to come, but one day, in a coffee shop, you will meet someone you want to impress. That person will ask you what you call your bike and you will ... :shock:

Richard

A fair point :)

I don't think I've ever been asked what I call my bike though, though I do often get other question about the Trusty Steed due to its unusual hub gears and brakes. I should probably expect even more questions when I ride New Bike.... :D

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:23 pm
by europa
One would expect so. My parent's house overlooks a park which borders a main road - it means they're removed from the road but Dad can sit in his chair and watch the world go by ... then he rings me and tells me about it :roll: He saw a recumbent ride by today ... only he called it a 'recliner'. It sparked a half hour discussion about the things wheras a df bike might rate a mention if that. If ever you're feeling unloved and lonely, ride to a coffee shop, park her next to your chair and wait - you'll have company before you've ordered your coffee.

Richard

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:24 pm
by europa
Paint black stripes on her and call her Tiger.

Or paint pink stripes and call her Kitty :oops:

Richard

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:50 am
by Hotdog
europa wrote:Or paint pink stripes and call her Kitty :oops:

I think I'll leave the pink paint to Tuco :wink:

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 11:30 am
by rdp_au
Hotdog
I should probably expect even more questions when I ride New Bike....


Oh yes, you certainly can. I have never ridden my bike anywhere without at least someone stopping me and asking questions. Always get people leaning out of car windows as they go past, sometimes to make a complimentary comment, sometimes not...

Most amusing experiences so far:

Arrived at a ride meeting point and before I had even stopped, somebody rushed out and began measuring the size of my bike. Seems he wanted to know if a recumbent would fit into his car..

Riding along and a motorbike came alongside me, gesturing me to pull over. I thouight I'd upset him somehow. Turns out he was a fellow recumbent rider.

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:57 pm
by moosterbounce
How's about Sun Lounger? :D

Or Harley? Those handlebars remind me of a Harley Davidson Heritage Softail...I didn't know they existed in yellow though, but they do :wink:

http://www.classybikes.com/49125

Moo...

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 4:07 pm
by europa
You could always call it 'Bluey' and have people agonising over whether to point out it's yellow or not :twisted:

Richard

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:25 pm
by Kalgrm
Paris.

Why? It looks sexy, everyone wants to ride it, it refuses to go unnoticed in any crowd and you need to be rich to climb on board.

My own one doesn't have a name, but it wouldn't come if I called it anyway (especially if I was up a hill - everyone knows 'bents can't climb .... :wink: )

Cheers,
Graeme

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:41 pm
by europa
Kalgrm wrote:Paris.

Why? It looks sexy, everyone wants to ride it, it refuses to go unnoticed in any crowd and you need to be rich to climb on board.

My own one doesn't have a name, but it wouldn't come if I called it anyway (especially if I was up a hill - everyone knows 'bents can't climb .... :wink: )

Cheers,
Graeme


Gor, she'd be regarded as the Town Bike :wink:

Welcome to the asylum Graeme. Feel free to post piccies of your bikes somewhere appropriate.

Richard

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:48 pm
by Kalgrm
Thanks for the welcome Richard.

Funnily enough, my bike looks very similar to Hotdog's new one. I did a few upgrades as soon as it arrived, but it's essentially the same. I've had mine for a little over four weeks now.

Cheers,
Graeme

(Actually, there is a difference: mine has pedals. Makes riding it more fun, IMHO .....)

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:08 pm
by europa
Kalgrm wrote:(Actually, there is a difference: mine has pedals. Makes riding it more fun, IMHO .....)


That's probably cheating :D

Another recumbent fan eh? I thought they were supposed to be exclusive :wink:

Richard

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:38 pm
by mikesbytes
Nothing comes to mind

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Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:42 pm
by Kalgrm
One more reason to call her Paris:

When you're riding Paris, absolutely everyone wants to talk to you. Usually they ask "Is she as comfortable as she looks?" And we all know how comfortable Paris is.

Exclusive? I thought they were for nerds, which is why I bought one. If they are going to be cool, I think I'll need to find something else to ride! :wink:

Hotdog, you're the expert: Am I cheating by putting pedals on my recumbent? I mean, it's not strictly a chair anymore, once you have a means of propulsion ...... :lol:

Cheers,
Graeme

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 10:02 pm
by Hotdog
Kalgrm wrote:Hotdog, you're the expert: Am I cheating by putting pedals on my recumbent? I mean, it's not strictly a chair anymore, once you have a means of propulsion ...... :lol:

Hey, my recumbent does have a means of propulsion. I just have to use the Fred Flintstone drive system... :D

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 10:24 pm
by Kalgrm
Hotdog wrote:Hey, my recumbent does have a means of propulsion. I just have to use the Fred Flintstone drive system... :D


Oh, come on ..... my comfy office chair has that propulsion method too, and I still can't win the weekly races around the cubicles! :cry:

Guess you could call it Wilma though!

Cheers,
Graeme

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 10:30 pm
by europa
Kalgrm wrote:Guess you could call it Wilma though!


Actually, that's not such a bad idea. Imagine the conversations you could have in the coffee shop based on that and it's not inappropriate in an open forum.

Richard

one should bear in mind that my mtb was christened the Mauve Monster, by the previous owner ... after he sold it to me :shock:

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 11:00 pm
by Kalgrm
europa wrote:.....and it's not inappropriate in an open forum. .....


Oops, my bad. Sorry. :oops:

But she is comfortable - she's one of the richest heiresses in the world ....