Fullmetal is a
2009 Surly Cross-Check
. (Mine is
basic black because it was either that color or
"beef gravy" brown that year. Ah well.) The name is from Edward Elric
's title of Fullmetal Alchemist
, so given because of his automail (metal prosthetic) arm and leg. A more accurate English translation of the original Japanese title (so I've heard) is "Alchemist of Steel"; similarly, Fullmetal is my Bicycle of Steel. Moreover, my Cross-Check is a continual reminder of the principle of Equivalent Exchange: I worked and saved for so long so that this bike could be mine, and I continue to work and save so that I can ride it to places more interesting than Walgreens.
Avenger is a 2005 Trek 7100 Multi-Trak
. The name is from Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
is Harvey Birdman's sidekick/legal assistant. If there was any logic to naming my bike thus, I've forgotten it by now. I think it just sounded cool.
Scooty-Puff is a 2007 (I think) Breezer Zig7
, which is basically a clone of a Dahon Boardwalk D7
. The name is from Futurama
. It is, well, read for yourself