Re: How weak is Your weakest link?
Im about to take a trip to Leadville at 10,500ft from 5000ft over a 150 mile trip. I'll be towing 100lbs behind with 80lbs on the bike and 60lbs on me. I weigh 160lbs and the bike itself is about 80lbs. Approximately 500lbs total. The bike is a Huasheng chosen for torque on a 26" Huffy. Stock T-belt trans with a 48 tooth Grubee HD Freewheel, not sure of the ratio yet. Just to answer anyone who asks, I mine for gold in the mountains.
I tested a chinagirl with unknown ratios and a broken frame at 200 additional pounds on a Arbor longboard on flat roads.