Straightliner's Rising Sun
This is the story of my cruiser called "Straightliner Rising Sun".
I started February 2015 to think about a building of a cruiser. So I checked out different frames which are on the market. But I was not lucky with all that stuff. Therefore I thought about to design my own frame:
I found a frame which comes near to the look and ordered it:
The front wheel (28" with 23mm road tire and Shutter Precission hub dyn:
The brake disk (203mm):
The fork from Ruff:
and different other stuff.
I put these things together to got the first look:
But the frame has to be modified:
Then I stripped it again an gave the frame to the colorer:
Then I started to lay the brake line, lighting system and so on:
I ordered some sticker to get the same look as my motorcycle:
But I was not very happy with this result.
Therefore I thought about another solution and the name of the bike comes true:
Then I started to think about an electric drive system and ordered a Cromotor V2
And decided me for 21" motor cycle rim:
Implement the wheel inside the frame and started to build the box for batteries, controller and so on:
And I tested the bicycle on 1/4 mile event with a successful run:
... another update:
By adding another 5Ah battery pack I destroyed the motor and afterwards the controller on test run
After that I build it back to manual mode
and continued with my motorcycle and little bit more powerful hubmotor
20.08.18 New Top speed record of my Straighliner Rising Sun
Not as fast as a 400m / 800m runner / sprinter but I had fun too.
Even my asthma spray not help me to avoid the power loss after 550m.
My tighs began to burn after reaching 43kph (27mph) of top speed with my 34kg (75lbs) DIY-Cruiser.