Tina Turner

Xtracycle c/o Cassie at www.shebicycles.com

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  • http://shebicycles.com Cassi

    Sweeeeet!!!! Tina Turner – great bike, great naming story! I agree with @bikerly, however – you need a fixie (or flip-flop single speed). It would be totally “you”! After you get a Madsen or an Xtracycle, of course … lol. Thanks for including my bike, D – always an honor!

    • http://www.lovingthebike.com Darryl

      Yeah exactly….I’m going to have to start calling myself Morebikes Jr. so that I can start collecting them like you do. I think I’ll get the Madsen next, then the Xtracycle, and the Fixie after that. For now anyway….hahahaha.


  • http://www.nothingsite.com Melonie Bilger

    Thank you for this great post! It has been very useful. I wish that you will continue posting your knowledge with us.

  • Justin

    i just purchased one of the madsen cargo bikes a month ago. I love it, i have three kids (6,4,and 1). I put all three in it and ride around town doing errands, they love it and it gets me out even more with them. Also unlike my old bike trailer, i can actually talk to them as we ride, because we are right there together. Really a great time, i ordered the front tray rack, so i can let my 6 year old ride and when he gets tired, he climbs in and i strap his bike onto the front rack.

    • http://www.lovingthebike.com Darryl

      Oh man, I am so jealous. I was really hoping to win one in a contest they just had, but it looks like it didn’t happen. I’ve still got it on my wish list and hope to be a fellow Madsen rider one day soon.


  • http://www.massivemtber.co.uk Clive Chapman

    Now here’s where I’d struggle, I’ve never had an original idea in my life! Lack of imagination see, I just call my bikes “Marin”, “Giant” and “Ridgeback.”

    Which as they’re my Marin East Peak MTB, my Giant Defy 2 roadbike and my old Ridgeback 704 MTB which I use for bad weather commuting, you can clearly see my point about a lack of imagination!

    My poor old Ridgeback is approching her end of days though the dear old soul. We’ve done some pedalling together over the 20 odd years we’ve been an item. MTBing all over the UK, 3 different commutes for different jobs, now she’s coming to the end of the towpath.

    I will miss her. Maybe I’ll get her recondtioned over time and hand her down to my lad. Now there’s a thought…

    • http://www.lovingthebike.com Darryl

      I think your names are fine…..I’m still envious of your nice collection, mate.


  • http://www.myrnacgmibus.blogspot.com Myrna CG Mibus

    I’m feeling left out with you and @morebikes both getting new bikes ;)

    I seriously have been thinking about either a mountain bike for winter riding or a city bike (even though I live in the country). I’d love to find a Raleigh 3 speed like I had when I was a kid. I’ve started looking around on Craigslist but not seriously. And then I sort of do want a “fixie”…

    I have yet to name either of my bikes. I’d like to. Haven’t figured out what to call them yet. My road bike needs a girl name, I think, and my hybrid probably needs a guy name. Not sure why but so far that’s what they are telling me.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Loving the Bike

      It’s funny how being a cyclist leads to being a collector of bikes, isn’t it? Man, I’d have a garage full if I totally had my way. I hope you find a nice City (Country) bike for yourself soon.


  • Pedalman

    Tina is beautiful. I have named all my bikes and have been caught talking to them once in a while; we’ll save that for another time.
    I really enjoy my hybrid ladies for commuting. Right now ‘Dixie’ a Cannondale Badboy has seen a great deal of the Toronto streets and is always up for quick stealthy ride. But when I want some speed and ‘Wow!’ factor, I take out my beautiful fixed gear lady ‘Cindy’. She dances on the tarmac with the grace of a swan and a twinkle in her eye.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Loving the Bike

      Wow, it’s like poetry listening to you talk about your bikes. I sure can’t wait to ride with you one day and the the chance to meet at least one from your collection.


  • http://oldsinglespeed.blogspot.com egggman

    Singlespeed +1… That is all :)

  • http://www.pamelahutchins.com Pamela

    I love Tina! I’m like @bikerly — I call mine Pink. :) I don’t have a name for my mountain bike, but I will be sure to hold her pedal and ask softly.

    You’re up on http://www.pamelahutchins.com today, inspiring the masses. Thanks for sharing your words with us!

  • http://antoinerjwright.com Antoine RJ Wright

    Nice ride. I have never been one for naming my bikes, but the story behind yours is interesting. Tina has nice legs they say, and yours seems tom follow that meme nicely,

  • http://bikerly.wordpress.com bikerly

    Darryl, I like Tina. And wow are Cassie’s bikes brilliant.

    If some of your readers are still working on naming their bike, there are some great suggestions from fellow #bikeschoolers here –> http://bit.ly/axeN6t

    My favorite suggestion on how to name your bike (and the one that eventually worked with my Red) came from @blueallez –> “Hold her pedal and ask softly.”

    Glad you and Tina are getting along well and that she has recovered from the event.

    PS I still think you need a single speed