Notices
Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

Better late...

Old 11-13-22, 11:26 AM
  #1  
Entrigo
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Entrigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2022
Location: London, UK
Posts: 23

Bikes: Merida Speeder 400 (on its way)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Better late...

...Well, in more ways than one. First of all, as I started posting without introducing myself. Naughty. Second, in terms of picking up cycling, which is the main reason I am here.


So, about me: I'm 46, I live in London (originally from Italy), kinda turned my life around since January - quit smoking, quit booze and lost about 15kgs. I am a keen, though not very good, tennis player. Now I am keen to get properly into cycling.


Had my first attempt about 9 years ago, when I bought a Fuji Absolute 1.3 through my cycle to work scheme - loved how quick and responsive the bike was, but it turned out it was a touch too big for me - and maybe the geometry did not really suit me. So after a few attempts, it kinda remained a commuting and going to the shops bike, as I never really bothered selling it and buying a better fit.


This summer I decided I ought to try and get back into it. Knowing my main motivator in life is fun, and as I love hiking, woodlands etc (mostly for mushroom foraging to be honest) I thought buying a front suspension bike might be a good idea, giving me the option to go off road. So I "splashed out" on a Giant Escape 0 - I wanted to treat myself for kicking cigarettes and booze and losing weight. Turns out, I wasn't too keen on the bike's sluggishness and manoeuvrability and to top it off, not went off road once.


Well, ten days ago the bike was stolen, so here I came, mainly looking for buying advice, having decided suspension was out of the window and I needed a more nippy and agile fitness bike... New bike is now on the way (a Merida Speeder 400), so I am now getting ready to really grinding up the gears and eating those miles.


I'll see you around, and great to be part of the community!
Entrigo is offline  
Likes For Entrigo:
Old 11-13-22, 12:23 PM
  #2  
bike_tom
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Arlington, MA
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 72 Post(s)
Liked 289 Times in 119 Posts
Welcome! Hopefully you will have better luck and more time with your new bike.
bike_tom is offline  
Likes For bike_tom:
Old 11-14-22, 10:18 PM
  #3  
alben121
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2022
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
congrates for new bike and safe drive.
alben121 is offline  
Likes For alben121:
Old 11-16-22, 07:03 AM
  #4  
Entrigo
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Entrigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2022
Location: London, UK
Posts: 23

Bikes: Merida Speeder 400 (on its way)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanks both.
Entrigo is offline  
Old 11-16-22, 08:08 AM
  #5  
toastyant
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2022
Location: ATL
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 2 Posts
welcome
toastyant is offline  
Likes For toastyant:
Old 11-16-22, 09:48 AM
  #6  
Entrigo
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Entrigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2022
Location: London, UK
Posts: 23

Bikes: Merida Speeder 400 (on its way)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Likewise fellow newbie!
Entrigo is offline  
Old 11-18-22, 03:56 PM
  #7  
polocamacho
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2022
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Welcome!
polocamacho is offline  
Old 11-25-22, 05:41 PM
  #8  
georges1
Steel is real
 
georges1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 519

Bikes: 1992 Giant Tourer,1992 Merida Albon, 1996 Scapin, 1997 Kona Kilaueua, 1993 Peugeot Prestige, 1991 Raleigh Team Z (to be upgraded),1998 Jamis Dragon(to be built),1992CTWallis(to be built),1998Vetta Team (to be built),1995Fausto Coppi (to be built)

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 104 Post(s)
Liked 188 Times in 111 Posts
congrats on your bike and drive safely,welcome on the forums as well.
georges1 is offline  
Old 11-28-22, 10:17 AM
  #9  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 22,030

Bikes: Trek Emonda, Giant Propel, Colnago V3, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX WC

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9814 Post(s)
Liked 3,361 Times in 1,591 Posts
Welcome!
__________________
"Some people feel the rain, others just get wet" - Roger Miller








Trsnrtr is offline  
Old 11-28-22, 08:41 PM
  #10  
rsbob 
😵‍💫
 
rsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Seattle-ish
Posts: 3,789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1471 Post(s)
Liked 2,720 Times in 1,562 Posts
Am very impressed how you have turned your life around and better yet getting into a sport that will last a life-time. Welcome and have fun.

You have no trace of an Italian accent either.
__________________
Road and Mountain 🚴🏾‍♂️



rsbob is offline  
Likes For rsbob:
Old 12-02-22, 12:53 PM
  #11  
toastyant
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2022
Location: ATL
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 2 Posts
welcome and happy/safe riding!
toastyant is offline  
Old 01-26-23, 04:13 PM
  #12  
pamsi
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2023
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Welcome!
pamsi is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.