i am fix'in to purchase me a strech cruiser and i was wondering if its easy to ride? i have the 35cc honda friction drives.they look so cool but i have never rode one. so, tell me what you think of them. thanks
I have built several bikes and must say that I enjoy the stretch cruiser the most. They are more tricky to tweak but the final result is second to none. I currently ride a Greenline stretch with ape hangers. The bike is comfortable under motor assist but...if you have to actually pedal for any distance it gets a thumbs down (compared to a conventional frame).
The stretch that you see in the header is my first attempt...a Micargi Mustang...again a comfortable ride but....the frame did not hold up.
one thing that really makes a difference in stretch comfort, is the handlebars. red666 is right, when he says pedaling without the motor is a nightmare.
i tossed my straight drag bars, and opted for the stock bars but turned them upside-down becasuse when they're rightside up, you're hands are in a very unnatural position. now, they're niiiiice and comfy!