Torques' Golden Eagle

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Torques, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Torques

    Torques Guest

    Here are some pictures taken yesterday. This is my Kustom Kruiser Glide Deluxe. This engine drives the bike: Suburu Robin EHO35. My first gas mileage results netted me 174 mpg.

    Here are updated pics:

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  2. DougC

    DougC Guest

    Ummm,,, does that U-lock have flat keys, or round ones? In many instances the old style barrel locks can be opened with a bic pen, if you have not heard....
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  3. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Nomination- The Orange Cruiser GEBE of the MONTH !!

    Cutting away that back fender was the hassle that led me to those Sun's with the half fenders.

    Yours look a lot cleaner.
     
  4. Torques

    Torques Guest

    Uh, I have the barrel key. It can be picked that easy? Maybe I should try doing it to see.
     
  5. Torques

    Torques Guest

    Thanks for the comment. The fender is actually cut completely through because I had a friction drive on it previously. But even so, you can't see the 2 inch gap under there unless looking at it from your knees.
     
  6. Torques

    Torques Guest

    What does GEBE stand for anyway?
     
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    (golden eagle bicycle engines)

    i love 'dat bike!!

    i "split" your post off & moved it to the picture gallery, Torques, i'd like to be sure everyone has a good look at it 8)
     
  8. Torques

    Torques Guest

    rofl, duh, guess I should have known that. :shock:
     
  9. etheric

    etheric Guest

    Nice lookin. I love those Blackburn lights (especially the rear). Looks like you got the Mars/Qudrant combo, just left the front one off for the pic.
     
  10. Torques

    Torques Guest

    Yes, you are correct, I never have the light mounted in less I will be in the dark at a later time.
     
  11. DougC

    DougC Guest

    Yes, it can be picked very easily.
    There was something of a scandal some time back, when it became publicly known that an ordinary bic pen could open most barrel-key locks. Most-all the big bike forums online had sticky threads about it. There's videos online showing people doing it; depending on how much the lock has been used, a pen can open it almost as fast as the key can.
    Google search: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=kryptonite+locks+bic+pen&btnG=Google+Search
    There's a sticky thread on bikeforums.net, in the "general cycling discussion" forum: http://www.bikeforums.net/

    Kryptonite has switched to a new style of flat key. If you have an original Kryptonite with a barrel lock and tubular keys, there was an exchange program that might still be in effect, or they might give you partial credit for whatever you trade in.

    All regular barrel locks are susceptible to this hack, except for the MasterLock Street Cuffs. Although what these have looks like a barrel lock, it is technically different enough that the pen trick will not work.

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    What I found most interesting about the whole tubular lock/bic pen event was that a couple years before this happened, the vending machine locks on the vending machines where I work were changed from barrel locks (which they had all used for a number of years) to a newer different type. This type has a circular face that fits flush with the lock's face, and a series of pin holes in a circle.

    .....My bet would be that the reason that these locks all got changed was that vending machine industry had known for some time that people had found a way to get barrel locks open quickly and easily without any visible damage. They may not have known how it was being done, but I'd bet they certainly knew it was happening.

    (-I cannot figure out what this newer type of lock is named, so I'll have to go snap a picture of it and ask around-).
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  12. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    You know what would be a cool MB.com sticker?

    Re: locks and lock pickers.....

    Small, about the size of a banana sticker.

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  13. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    By the way - Torque and Doug

    5 screws hold that motor cover on, and since you are getting "the look", you can change the yellow motor by getting a small can of that Auto Paint Spray at a detailer/parts store.

    One small can, 50 colors available........
     
  14. Torques

    Torques Guest

    I don't know if it's old style or not although it is a barrel key. There is no way to insert a Bic pen in there. The slot is too small.
     
  15. Torques

    Torques Guest

    I like that idea and would appreciate thoughts on what color I should repaint it, thanks.
     
  16. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    NO WAY, would I interfere with artistic talent (though even "black" would give it a tiger kinda motif).......

    Orange on orange would be a little fruity, but the bike has that Checkered Cab type flavor.....
     
  17. Torques

    Torques Guest

    I absolutely agree with you, orange would be too much. I asked my wife last night about a color, I was thinking black like this:
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    Thanks for the ideas.
     
  18. Torques

    Torques Guest

    Last night, I painted the engine cover black. I will post up new pictures as soon as I can.
     
  19. Torques

    Torques Guest

    Painted engine cover

    I painted the engine cover from that off-yellow color to black. I think it looks better than before.
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  20. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Looks Good!!
     
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