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Title: What shall I name her?
Post by: RST Scout on February 07, 2017, 07:40:30 PM
Nearly there!

Now I need to name her. So far it's down to either Georgina (Famous Five adventurer) or Scout (I'm reading "To Kill a Mockingbird at the moment and also the green reminds me of cub-scout uniforms).
Come on everyone put your thinking caps on; more options required, please.

Janet
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: Danneaux on February 07, 2017, 07:52:34 PM
Most of my bikes have first names of "The" followed by the brand or model.

I made a really sincere attempt to name "The Nomad" Seymour (a pun...See-More), but so far it hasn't fully adhered.

I really must practice using it more. Seymour-SeeMore!  ;D

I like Scout, Janet. A good, solid name that beings Adventuring to mind.

So excited and happy for you!

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: jags on February 07, 2017, 08:02:21 PM
the lone ranger 8)
honey  :-*

monty.
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: jags on February 07, 2017, 08:11:34 PM
it's a crackin looking bike all top quality gear, even tho im not a rohloff fan im old school  ;D ;D.
man your going to have some fun on that beauty ,will you be getting dynamo system on it .don't get those schwalble marathon plus tyres awful tyres. supreams or compass are fantastic ,drop or straight handlebars ?

anto.
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: Relayer on February 08, 2017, 09:10:20 AM
it's a crackin looking bike all top quality gear, even tho im not a rohloff fan im old school  ;D ;D.
man your going to have some fun on that beauty ,will you be getting dynamo system on it .don't get those schwalble marathon plus tyres awful tyres. supreams or compass are fantastic ,drop or straight handlebars ?

anto.

Showing my age here, but 'Dr Cameron' would go well with Janet  ;)

I would add that on my RST I frequently switched between Panaracer Pasela Folding 26 x 1.75 and Marathon Supremes 26 x 1,6 ... and I preferred the Paselas for ride speed and comfort. 

Compass tyres [made by Panaracer] are an enhanced version of Paselas, but are much more expensive ... diminishing returns and all that.

Enjoy your new bike Janet.   ;D
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: RST Scout on February 08, 2017, 04:24:38 PM
Thanks guys for your kind sentiments.
I'm afraid that I am also of an age to remember Dr Finley's Casebook so I get the reference. I have to say I'm favoring 'Scout' at the moment. But I'm still open to alternatives.

Re tyres. I like Schwalbe Marathons (not the Plus). I've got them on two of my bikes and like them - no punctures! The new bike has Schwalbe Marathon Racers already on it. I'll give them a go and see how i like them.

The bikes stats are:-
Frameset : 461S Thorn Raven Sport Tour frame & fork - Traditional British Racing Green gloss with discreet decals
Transmission : Thorn 104mm BCD 4 Arm Reversible Single Chainring 3/32 Inch - Black - 44T, Thorn 104/64 PCD Triple Crankset MK2 - Black - 160mm, KMC X1 Rohloff compatible 1/2 inch x 3/32 inch chain, Shimano UN55 73 mm Shell English Thread Sealed Cartridge Taper Bottom Bracket - 107 mm.
Finishing Kit: Brooks B17S Leather Saddle - Honey, Ergon GP1-L Anatomic Grips - Large - Black, Thorn AL7075 Narrow Flat MKII Handlebars - 5 Deg - 25.4mm Clamp - 550mm - Black, Kalloy AS-009 UNO 1 1/8 Inch Ahead Stem +17 Deg - 25.4mm Clamp - Black - 100mm, Humpert Patent Seat Post - Black - 300 x 27.2 mm.
Wheels: Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 CC 14 Spd Gear Hub 32h Black inc. 19T Sprocket, Shimano Deore XT HB-M770 Front Hub - Black - 32 Hole, Ryde (Rigida) Zac 19 RS DE 26" , 559 MTB Rims - Black - 32 Hole, Schwalbe Marathon Racer HS429 Tyre - 26 x 1.50 Inch (38mm), 40-559.
Brakes : Shimano Deore BL-T661 V Brake Levers, Shimano Deore BR-M590 brakes.
Accessories: Thorn Ping Bell - 31.8mm - Black, SKS / Thorn Chromoplastic Mudguards - 700c - P45 - Silver.

Cheers,
Janet
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: jags on February 08, 2017, 06:35:27 PM
any photos Janet  ;)
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: Danneaux on February 08, 2017, 06:57:29 PM
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any photos
SJSCycles' photo attached to the first post on this page, Anto.  :)
http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12243.msg89828#msg89828

Lovely machine!

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: jags on February 08, 2017, 07:31:04 PM
Seen that one Dan I was on about other bikes.
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: Danneaux on February 08, 2017, 07:52:53 PM
Ah. Yes! There can *never* be too many bike photographs for me!  :D

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: RST Scout on February 08, 2017, 08:00:04 PM
I'll have a look and see if I can find some.

janet
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: jags on February 08, 2017, 08:05:30 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: RST Scout on February 08, 2017, 08:21:58 PM
Here's the mountain bike. She's called 'Enterprise' as I'm a Trekkie. Handmade in 531 ATB d/b Reynolds tubing, 531ST forks, 24 inch wheels, Araya Rims 24x1.75 but I have 1.50" tyres on at the moment which I like.  SunTour Mountech front and rear. Old Maddison Ladies L1 saddle. She was all red at one time but because she got so many scratches on her, I used Black Hemerite on the forks and rear! ???

And the Brompton is called Charlie. Haven't done anything to him since I got him early 2003/4. He needs a new chain because he keeps throwing it but new bike comes first and I will be completely skint(broke) when pay the final balance in 2 weeks time. Can't wait.

Janet
I've also got an aluminium Marin City Kentfield (hybrid), a Raliegh Weekender Lady (my old tourer), a Carrera TDF Limited Edition Women’s 2014 Road Bike and a full suspension(cheap) mountain bike soon to be put up for sale. Don't know if I've got photies of all these but I'll look.
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: bobs on February 08, 2017, 08:48:29 PM
Hi Janet,

How about "Scottie " for the new Bike?  You're going to get some stick about the mudguards on your red mountain bike  😂

Bob
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: jags on February 08, 2017, 09:04:45 PM
Thanks Janet nice bikes, I'm half thinking your like meself a bike lover.I went through so.e class bikes in the last twenty years I only have 2 now my audax and my class terry Dolan me tape road bike.I kinda gave up winter training my little body needs a rest I'm more a fait weather cyclist these days.
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: RST Scout on February 08, 2017, 09:43:02 PM
Hi Janet,

How about "Scottie " for the new Bike?  You're going to get some stick about the mudguards on your red mountain bike  😂

Bob

Don't like mud in me face, Bob ;)  ::) ;D
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: RST Scout on February 08, 2017, 09:45:40 PM
Yes, Anto, I love my bikes. I mentioned to my sister-in-law that the Thorns have very high resale values. She looked at me and said "but you never sell any bikes"
And there you have it! ;D

Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: jags on February 08, 2017, 11:46:44 PM
your right Janet hold onto them i usually have to sell to buy another :'(
ah i've been after this audax a long time now as i said before i have a class road bike but i needed a good bike that could basically do it all  the audax ticked all my boxes .when i sold the sherpa i also sold every bit of camping gear i had, after a disastrous ireland tour i swore i'd never tour again  but time is a great healer so i built up a quality camping kit once again all i needed was a bike to put it on  ;D
anto
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: RST Scout on February 14, 2017, 06:17:10 PM
Go for it Anto, enjoy your new bike and let us know how your maiden tour goes.

Janet
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: jags on February 14, 2017, 08:54:33 PM
sure will janet  ;)
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: Procyon on March 21, 2017, 10:24:40 PM
Beautiful bike, bikes, and names!  cool, you're reading Harper Lee...   that opens up names like Harper-Lee, Boo, Finch (close to Raven :) )
and yet "Raven" itself is awfully nice or Raven-girl..    Scout, also, cannot be outdone... What an amazing character out of whose eyes the story
is seen and told, and on your Raven, "Scout", or however you name her/him, you will also see will also perceive worlds within worlds and stories
to be told, or simply silently taken in... like a deer taking in the forest...    Thanks for your posting and your thread....   the "personhood" of
what we consider inanimate objects, whether a living tree, or a swirling labyrinth of molecules and atoms we call "steel", much less the form of
a bicycle, is something worth perceiving or enjoying in living in the awe of Creation...   so, i tried to scan the postings in this thread, but didn't encounter
whether you'd chosen a name yet?    Scout?     
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: jags on March 22, 2017, 12:00:39 AM
there poetry in that post 8)
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: Procyon on March 23, 2017, 12:26:18 AM
 :)
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: pavel on April 08, 2017, 05:15:24 PM
I always try to think of what I want the bike to do and be.  As if giving a name, leads the bike (and me) to the proper destiny.

I named my Thorn Nomad "Atlas" due to it's weight carrying ability. The bike can carry ridiculous weights. Unfortunately I forgot to give myself a similar nickname, and it shows on every hill.

My RST I called "Rocinante", the steed that took Don Quixote on his bold, heroic quests.  It seems to have worked well. Sanity of overrated. Reality always gets in the way of adventure, if one lets it.

So, choose wisely! Destiny may be listening.

If third time be a charm, my next bike, though it's a mouthful,  shall be "Endless-Free-Beer". What a journey it will be!
Title: Re: What shall I name her?
Post by: jags on April 08, 2017, 05:49:27 PM
thats a great post.pavel ;)

anto