Clever Bike Names

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  1. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    Some of the old British bikes developed names from various habits and faults. Royal Enfield had the distinction of becoming Royal Oilfield, and their Constellations and Interceptors became Consternations and Contraceptives.
     
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    #243 Dan, Oct 29, 2012
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    I made the mistake last year of telling my roommate about a dream I had where I was riding a motorcycle made out of butter that was slowly melting. He dubbed my 49cc 2 stroke the ButterCycle and the name just stuck.
     
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    I've heard from my buddy, Monty, that they were also called "Constipations".
     
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    There was a Ford car sold here under the name Cortina (after the ski resort). They were often called Concertinas.
     
  8. MitchP

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    Hopefully mine won't be remembered as "The Widow Maker"
     
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    So far my first MB I named "The Atomic BB". I like that name, and have never considered anything else.

    My second MB was a Cadillac, so it was just named it "The Cadillac". It lived up to it's name too. I've had 2 Cadillac cars, and they were both the worst cars I've ever owned. Always in the shop. The MB was just as bad. The motor blew up after 600 miles. After I rebuilt it, it only lasted another 500 miles before it crapped out again. I finally decomissioned it, and turned it back into a riding bicycle, which it seems to like being a lot better.

    Now I'm fixing to build a Felt Deep Six. I've kept it in my living room all summer, and have been trying to think of a good name for it besides just calling it "The Felt", but nothing has come to me. I hope I can think of something good. Any ideas?

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  10. Ludwig II

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    Well, you can't call it a Silk or a Cotton, because those were both British manufacturers.

    I know! Linda! She was famous for deep something.
     
  11. biknut

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    Ahh, no lol.
     
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    If you leave it OU colors call it 'Boomer Sooner'.

    That is a nice bike regardless of what you call it.
     
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    Dunno BN, "The Felt" sounds kinda cool and dignified.

    Like "The" any thing. Singular and the most important of it's kind.

    The Felt

    Or, Dos Felt

    La Felt

    Ha Felt (Incase you tour Bulgaria)
     
  14. MitchP

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    If it has those cool fins on the underside it could be the "the Atomic BB mk.II"
     
  15. Ludwig II

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    I think we've all been missing the point here. A clever name is wanted. So I now offer the cleverest one of them all, Einstein. Easy.
     
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    If its 'clever', Da Vinci is it.
     
  17. Ludwig II

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    "Nietsche!"
    "Bless you!"
     
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    Einstein and DiVinci were intelligent and perhaps clever. How about Larson or Waterson?
     
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    Nikola Tesla.
    'nuff said.

    Actually I was thinking of Deep Purple as a name for the bike, even though it is more of a burgundy color than purple.
     
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    Nikola Tesla makes Albert Einstein look like Yogi Bear.
     

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