Building a bike for my wife. We live in NYC so her regular ride is flat and when she commutes, she doesn't carry a heavy load. I'm wondering whether the Alfiine 11 will stand up to loaded touring. It seems like a great solution for NYC as it will reduce winter time maintenance and has plenty of range for the occasional hill or getting over a bridge. However, I don't want to strip it under a load and then have no manufacturer warranty to stand behind it.
Does it make a big difference between credit card and fully loaded touring?