Recent content by McSpin



  1. McSpin

    Motobecane vs Windsor need advice

    I don't think you'll notice a lot of difference riding them. I have the Windsor Kennet and like it very much. Mine has all Ultegra components which are very nice in my opinon. 105 stuff feels very much the same to me. I can't comment on the Tiagra components.
  2. McSpin

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    I didn't say I prefer either account. I said, the exact occurrance is under debate. My comment has to do with any future shootings on a campus. My prejudices prefer that the killer is stopped by someone legally carrying a gun on campus vs. waiting for the shooter to run out of ammo.
  3. McSpin

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    The only thing clear in the link you provided, is that there is more than one story and the exact truth may only be known by the few who were there. To me, it's all irrelevant anyway. If a student had a gun, he could have helped saved lives. If he didn't, then only the killer running out of...
  4. McSpin

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    I do not see how a restriction would have disarmed him. He simply would have obtained the gun in another manner or used a different form of weapon. He was evil. No law would have stopped him. Why do you resort to demeaning my intelligence? Can't you just stick to the subject? Crack is a...
  5. McSpin

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    This is taken from your wikipedia source: "Lott cites Tracy Bridges who says he pointed his gun at the killer, who then dropped his weapon and was subsequently tackled. However, Ted Besen contradicted this viewpoint on the January 17, 2002 edition of The Early Show, saying that the killer put...
  6. McSpin

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    I'm referring to the liberty to protect yourself with a gun. If you did not have that liberty, the criminal would only have an even easier time killing you, since the criminal mind will certainly be able to obtain a gun. If a bomb was too difficult for a particular wacko to make, he might...
  7. McSpin

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    That is not how it went according to the reports I've read. Can you direct me to where you got this account?
  8. McSpin

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    Or, he may have killed many more with a different weapon. The weapon is not the issue. It's the bad guy that's the problem. Would you prefer he used a bomb and blew up the whole building? Do you really think he could have been disarmed by making guns illegal? I believe he still would easily...
  9. McSpin

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    If it were possible to eliminate firearms from the person with a criminal mind, (and it's not) don't you think they'd find other ways to commit their offences? Maybe you'd prefer they used a bomb (they're illegal), or poison. How about if they drive their car into a crowd. Then we could make...
  10. McSpin

    Anyone take Creatine, is it legal

    It may have just been me. I haven't read that it is a normal side effect. I started taking it only on weight training days, then cut the dose in half, then thirds. Finally, I started taking it only in the mornings and that helped a lot. Another side effect, that many experience, is the bloated...
  11. McSpin

    Anyone take Creatine, is it legal

    My experience with creatine: I'm in my 50's and wanted to increase my energy during weight training workouts. Within 2 weeks, I was 6 pounds heavier (water). I most definitely had more energy and better workouts. The downside was that I couldn't sleep when I took it. I felt like I was jacked...
  12. McSpin

    Totally p*$$ed off with weight

    You can loose weight relatively easily if you do it with a plan and stick to it. The plan can be very simple. Eat 500 calories less than you burn each day. Don't eat junk food or drink soda. Don't worry about the fat in your diet. I eat 50-60% fat everyday. I just make sure it's all high...
  13. McSpin

    coconut oil

    I put it in my oatmeal each morning, stir fry my vegetables with it and pop my popcorn in it. My wife puts it in brownies and some cakes and cookies. We pretty much put it in anything heated that calls for other oils. We get the unrefined oil and it adds a great coconut taste to most foods.
  14. McSpin

    NOw I need some help with a newer bottom bracket

    Okay, I've read the Park Tool info. It says to put a particular tightening torque on the cap. I have the Park Tool BBT-9, but I don't know how to measure the torque when using this tool. Can anyone give me guidence in getting this right?
  15. McSpin

    NOw I need some help with a newer bottom bracket

    My new bike has an ultegra crank and hollowtech II bottom bracket. After only a few hundred miles, I started getting a click from the bottom bracket. After studying this bottom bracket, I can't figure out how to adjust the friction on the bearings, or even how to add any lubrication. Any...