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frank.e is a electric motor aided cruiser bike. Due to the upright sitting posture cruiser bikes are comfortable but they have a disadvantage: cruising uphill is really exhausting. With our project we found a solution for this problem.
The electric motor can be switched off if you want to drive without aid. The battery is covered by red-brown leather and can be removed easily to recharge it. The saddle can be moved almost linear to the bottom bracket thanks to a special device. This assures the same cruiser feeling for both small and tall persons. (frank.e was made in the 2nd semester at the FHNW Industrial Design, CH)
Fabian Andermatt Fernando Cruz Bruno Jost Michel Meier