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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:13 pm 
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Inspired by this extract from 'Between the Woods and the Water' by Patrick Leigh Fermor I thought I'd ask the question. I always liked Karakorum, Whisky Town Racer also springs to mind.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:22 pm 
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Pakistan mountain range I thought!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:26 pm 
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Yup, mountain range spanning the borders of Pakistan, India & China.....wikipedia helps :)

Whiskey Town Racer is named after the Whiskey Town race.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:37 pm 
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The GT Back Woods strikes me more as a comedy name along with Kona's Kikapu (I'd rather not thanks)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:40 pm 
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If we're talking best comedy name the "Apollo Flatliner" is a clear winner for me. Makes me snigger every time I scroll past it on eBay......


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:14 pm 
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I still dream of having something with "Fat Chance Yo Eddy" written on it in my garage. What a quality name for anything.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Best bike name? Dawes Galaxy and Horizon

The very names make me feel this...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nrizm2gnQBo

Always been slightly dubious of Cannondale's SM naming system - would you need to be into such things to endure a ride on one of them?

MBK's RockFighter sounds like a Gay porn star I suppose...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:18 am 
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Ill have a look through this pile.theres a huge number of oddly named bikes so we should find something interesting


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:35 am 
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Yes Karakoram was named after the mtn range. Xizang has something to do with mountains in Asia too.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:41 am 
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dyna-ti wrote:
Ill have a look through this pile.theres a huge number of oddly named bikes so we should find something interesting


Looks like a London police station :shock:


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