Originally Posted by LR Jerry
I would agree simply because I have had some experience in a number of different venues with limited power/performance and trying to complete a task with it. In this case, my primary concern isn't so much brute power, but making use of limited power for a number of reasons.
I would like to do this with the idea of not breaking existing parts like the Nexus internal hub and maybe even things like the drive chain. I figure if I have over 1 HP in the power source, that's far more then my legs could ever produce to begin with, and if needs be, I could provide some added power to the mix with my legs if necessary. But going up a hill in 1, 2 or 3 vs. 5, 6, 7 or 8th really would make little difference as that would still be far faster and far easier then peddling up.
I am no where near convinced my approach is the right one however, so I do appreciate your insight and will do my homework before making firm decisions.