Hello this is my first post so take it easy with me.
I am planning on touring around Colorado this summer and bike to all of my kayak destinations. I am going to try to have a trailer built for me to carry my kayaks and gear. I am guessing that with the trailer,my boats and gear plus whats in my panniers I will have about an additional 200lbs on/behind my bike. I weigh about 180 so 400 total on my bike.
My questions are three fold:
What would be the easiest way to connect the trailer to my bike? I am planing on making a steel trailer with two wheels, much like a burly if that helps.
How can I stop all this? I was thinking of maybe getting a drum brake for my front wheel? This leads me to my next question.
I have a Long Haul Trucker and was wondering if there would be some way to fit disc brake calipers on the bike? I know that discs aren't as good as drum for hills but they beat rim brakes.
Sorry for the long post and thanks ahead of time