Bike Collection & Gear: All-City Space Horse Disc

This is my main ride for almost everything. I’ve got larger tires on for smooth riding in bumpy ole’ Seattle. Good gearing. A reliable and comfortable seat. Solid additional parts like Chris King Hubs, etc.

I have been through short rides, heavy rides, slogs, and distances of over 100 miles a day on this bike. It rides like a dream, and quick to respond, and solid for heavy loads. Combined with my Bill Trailer from Surly and it can carry a formidable multi-hundred pound load without much strain at all!

Specifications

  • Frame: All-City Space Horse Disc w/ fork and gruppo.
  • Shifter: SRAM Apex 2x
  • Brakes: Yokozuna Motor Cable/Hydraulic
    • Rear DER SRAM Apex WiFli (32t max)
    • Front DER SRAM Apex
  • Crankset Arms: SRAM Apex 50/34 w/ Rings
  • BB GXP
  • Cassette 10-speed 11-32t
  • Headset Chris King R45, sotto vocce blk
  • Rims Pacenti CL25
  • Hubs Front Shutter Precision PD-8, Dyno/ISO
  • Hubs Rear Chris King R45D blk
  • Spokes Front/Rear DT Swiss Revolution
  • Nipples Gold w/ ano/green accent
  • Tires: Compass Cycles Barlow Pass 38m
  • Tape/Grips Fizik Green to beautifully match the frame.
  • Saddle: Brooks Cambium C15, black
  • Pedals: Shimano XT PD-M8020 Trail Pedals
  • Fenders: Planet Bikes ALX black)
  • Cages: One bottle, one Salsa “Anything Cage”
  • Front Rack: Jandd Lowrider
  • Back Rack: MSW Pork Chop
  • Lights: Front B & M Luxos U
  • Lights: Rear B & M
  • Charger/USB Charger w/ Luxos U
  • Power Switch w/ USB Charger on Dyno/Light Configuration

Over the years I’ve gotten a new dyno replacement, and changed the cassettes to different gearing. Otherwise all pieces are still in place after a solid 35k miles so far! BOOM!

NOTE: Again, not sponsored by anybody to write this. Just doing to to document the gear I use in case anybody is interested. To check out the Space Horse Disc hit up the product page.

Krakow – The First Week

I discussed the trip from Portland to Krakow in the previous blog entry, but here’s a few pictures of the trip itself. The trip started out with some familiar sights.

Yello Line Arriving

Yellow Line Arriving

Riding the Yellow Line to transfer to the Red Line Airport MAX

Riding the Yellow Line to transfer to the Red Line Airport MAX

Red Line MAX to the Airport

Red Line MAX to the Airport

That First Flight

That First Flight

Waiting in Chicago (This is the point where my luggage got lost)

Waiting in Chicago (This is the point where my luggage got lost)

The 747-8 that I flew on out of Chicago. Except this picture is in Frankfurt.

The 747-8 that I flew on out of Chicago. Except this picture is in Frankfurt.

CREWBUS in action!

CREWBUS in action!

Krakow from the air

Krakow from the air

Karkow Airport... well, ok, not much of the airport, but I was at the airport at this point.

Karkow Airport… well, ok, not much of the airport, but I was at the airport at this point.

The View Out of the window of My Flat

The View Out of the window of My Flat

The Flat Itself

The Flat Itself

The Old Local Street that leads from the flat to the primary arterial nearby.

The Old Local Street that leads from the flat to the primary arterial nearby.

Here’s the location on Google Maps.

Here’s the bike route into the city core of Krakow.

miejskie przedsiębiorstwo komunikacyjne s.a. w krakowie

miejskie przedsiębiorstwo komunikacyjne s.a. w krakowie

I’ve primarily used transit because it is extremely efficient here. Frequencies of trams into the city core come about every 1-4 minutes. The transit authority in Krakow is called the Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne s.a. w Krakowie (abbreviated as MPK) which basically stands for public transport in Krakow.

Here are a few more pictures from directly near my flat.

Bike Lanes, nope, full on Cycle Tracks EVERYWHERE

Bike Lanes, nope, full on Cycle Tracks EVERYWHERE

Normal at a crossing, tons of cyclists, pedestrians... autos here and there and nearby trams and buses passing by.

Normal at a crossing, tons of cyclists, pedestrians… autos here and there and nearby trams and buses passing by.

One of the fine buses plying the streets

One of the fine buses plying the streets

Some of the new trams in service

Some of the new trams in service

Cyclists at a tram crossing in one of the dozens of transit centers

Cyclists at a tram crossing in one of the dozens of transit centers

I’ll have a full review of many of my observations now that I’m actually on the 3rd week of being in the city. So keep reading, I’ll likely publish that tomorrow.

Transit Sleuth Weekly Picture (008) – Market Street Cyclists & Streetcar in San Francisco

This next few weeks of the transit sleuth weekly picture is going to be shots from my trip to San Francisco for RICON 2012 & HTML 5 Developers Conference. After that I’ll have some of King County Transit’s Seattle psuedo BRT lines. Until then, enjoy.

Market Street Cyclists & Streetcar at Commuting Time

Market Street Cyclists & Streetcar at Commuting Time

I really like this shot, as it shows the beauty of San Francisco among all the chaos and busy of Market Street. The volume of cyclists these days since they fixed Market for real throughput, has been phenomenal! I’m highly impressed by this improvement in the city.

…and yes, for those counting, this is an “extra” picture for this week. 😉