Re: Just starting out, but addicted already!
With a shift kit, my bike can climb the little hills around here effortlessly. I don't think there is a hill in Southern Georgia that could challenge it. I have a big low gear sprocket in the back with a top speed of about 8mph. I think I could pull a trailer easily if I pedal a little to help it get rolling. I want to try the 9 tooth sprocket and see the difference. I haven't built a trailer yet, but I bought an old (kid's) mountain bike for the wheels and I have been thinking about it a lot.
I think I can make something like Fabian's tensioner, of course it won't look as good as his, but maybe I can hammer out something that works.
First, I really need to re-design my front mount. I believe it is causing a lot of un-needed vibration. If I ever get this worked out, I will post a picture to give you all a laugh.