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 Post subject: Excellent bike names
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:38 pm 
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In a blatant plagiarisation of ishaw's recent thread, can I have some suggestions for truly inspired model names? They don't necessarily need to be clever puns or in-jokes, feel free to explain any tenuous or obscure stories that may not be obvious to all.

I'll start off with the obvious DOGS, CATS and DONKIS :wink: and give an honourable mention to the Orange Clockwork, which still ranks as one of my all-time favourite names.

I only (fairly) recently came to realise that Marin named their older models after actual iconic trails & peaks in the MTBing 'homeland', rather than just picking impressive-sounding but generic labels, which I think is a nice touch - not sure how many other brands did the same?


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 Post subject: Re: Excellent bike names
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:11 am 
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Cove stiffy and handjob !! Gary Fisher level betty :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Excellent bike names
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:26 am 
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i was thinking about starting a thread like this after seeing the other one :D

love Orange Clockwork, also Patriot from them.

whiskey town racer 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Excellent bike names
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:31 am 
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GT Karakorum, named after a trail in Afghanistan i believe although when i had one we pronounced it "cacker-ram" because there used to be a bunch of local numpties steeling bikes off kids so the term was coined that you'd ram a cacker if he went after you on your bike! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Excellent bike names
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Orange Vitamin T, Ibis Bow-Ti and not strictly a bike name but Ibis MorOn tubing always gives me a chuckle. Likewise some of the colours you can get such as a Cotic in builders tea or Ibis Mojo in vitamin pee.


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 Post subject: Re: Excellent bike names
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:40 pm 
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Here in Norway we have DBS who had an 'Intruder' and my favorite the 'Penetrator'.
Might have just as well called the 'Burglar' and 'Rapist'.

-EDIT- Just realized this should be in the terrible bike names thread. Oh well they make me smile.


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 Post subject: Re: Excellent bike names
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:45 pm 
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Raleigh Monger. Although some may argue that it belongs in the 'Terrible Bike Names' thread! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Excellent bike names
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:22 pm 
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I like the Kona names, also named after landmarks in Hawaii...


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 Post subject: Re: Excellent bike names
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:32 pm 
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My favourite by a million miles: the Vin Dessel "Gin & Trombones"


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 Post subject: Re: Excellent bike names
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:52 pm 
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I'm such a dunce on bike names I don't even know what the Raleigh my sister bought me BITD was, I know it was worth stealing though. But I love some of the Kona names, even if they have been named in the other thread.

Maybe I should start the middle if the road thread and start with the Explorer or even the Activator :)

Alison


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