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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:31 am 
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Hi Guys,

I am in the process of setting up my own frame brand. The frames will be mainly carbon and completely hand-made in Italy. The plan is to have stock frame sizes and a custom made to measure option for around $150.00 more.

I can't decide on a name for the brand. For obvious reasons I thought of "MAMBO" but a couple of friends think that because they are made in Italy I should go with an Italian sounding name.

An option I thought of along those lines might be "MARTELLO", which means hammer in Italian.

What do you guys think?

Any suggestions would be welcome!


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:37 am 
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Choose a word or name that does mean something to you.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:42 am 
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You will need a website, therefor it makes sense to collect a few ideas and then doing a domain name research with these names. Most of your ideas will be used or blocked names.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 1:15 pm 
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I don't have any name ideas, but .bike domain names are now available, it would probably be a good idea to look there.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 4:14 pm 
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How about Pompino?
Means, erm, pump. or not.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:30 pm 
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If you have an endurance or comfort road bike, you could call it buca, or pothole.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:13 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 8:14 pm 
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Thanks for the imput guys. I think pothole for a model name is a great one!


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:07 pm 
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Speciailizedini or Specializedolo. :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 2:25 am 
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Specialissimo :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 3:40 pm 
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Fuoriclasse (unrivalled)


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 2:33 am 
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What country will your business and majority of your sales be in?

There are so many companies out there who get frames made in Taiwan/China then try to sound cool by having an Italian brand name.

While I'll give you some credit for having Italian made frames, if you are not an Italian company you risk looking like another poser stick brand.

Give each model an Italian name for each one that IS made is Italy (name of the city the frames are made in, biggest hill in the local area etc), but please don't be a sheep and give your American(?) company a fake Italian name


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 4:28 pm 
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Hi Guys thanks for all the input.

I am swaying towards Italian model names but not necessarily an Italian brand name.

We'll see....

Don't know why this got put into the wheels section though?


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