I have a trailer. It is a Nashbar that I purchased for next nothing. I use it for touring and errands. It has a capacity of 45 pounds max. I used it for a trip from Sunrise to Wesley Chapel. It worked fine. Very stable and I never knew it was there. Weight 38 pounds + trailer. I find I have to do a couple of things to work with my bike. It must be balanced, front to back and side to side. Couplers at hub equal distance. It works best between 45-85% weight capacity. It would feel more stable with a wider handle bar. I need a 44c. I never felt stable hunking up hills with the trailer.
Jack Goertz, of Tandems Ltd., Birmingham , Ala.
(205) 991-5519. He is a Comotion dealer for single and tandems and tours with a Burley Nomad two wheel trailer. He has been doing this for 25+ years, very knowledgeable, nice guy, and could help you. I may purchase my next tandem from him. (We have a Santana)
How do you like your Ortlieb bags? I am also in need of new bags. I like the Ortliebs, compact, clean looking, and should provide enough wheel clearance. My older Kirklands had lots of outside pockets. Manny say I could purchase an additional small bag to attach to the outside.
Manny is great!!! He found a custom show bike, Norwester Tour, that may fit me. It is a 54c with a 53c top tube. I am close to purchasing one and would like to talk to you. If interested, my mobile # is (813) 598-6741.
Thank you for your forum updates, they have been very helpful. We are glad you both are enjoying your new bikes. Bob & Dottye