What's in a name? Six years ago when I started this forum I chose the name based on the fact that most folks were referring to vintage bikes that were cobbled together from different parts to create a cool looking cruiser that had 50's hot rod styling as a "Rat Rod Bike." Back in the 80s and 90s street rodding days, that typically ment a flat black paint job with red wheels and white walls, but that has somehow evolved into the wild rusty cartoon-like creations we see today. To most folks in the traditional hot rodding scene, the term is one they can't stand to use or hear. I will admit that it hasn't been my favorite either, but I chose it for search engine optimization purposes and it was a term that seemed to be recognized by the custom bicycle building crowd. I've toyed around with idea of changing the name of the forum from time to time, but my biggest fear is that it would either mess up all of the history I've created online or it wouldn't be as easy for folks to find who are out searching. Am I thinking about it too much? Do people really care about the term when it refers to bicycles? Curious what people think about these kooky thoughts of mine.