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What bike components will receive more wear when pulling a 65 lb. trailer?

Some components will wear faster when pulling a trailer, but the key question is "how much faster?" Brakes As you already pointed out, the brake pad and disk wear rate will be the most ...
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Towing children and rear tire

The fact that you were towing a trailer should not have had any influence on your tire going flat. Quite surely it was either some sharp or pointy object that the tire picked up on the road or ...
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Quick release inside of thru axle?

It will be safer to get a special thru axle to swap your stock one. Special thru axles are designed to accommodate trailer hitch. Since you did not specify your TA sizing and trailer brand I will use ...
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Quick release inside of thru axle?

The big picture answer is buy a trailer thru axle. As for whether the idea would work of putting a QR through your through axle for this: A lot of thru axles don't really have flat faces for the hitch ...
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How do I attach an axle/wheel to an aluminum frame using n55 DIY document?

They're glossing over the subject of trike hub and stub axle non-standardization. Tadpole trikes use stub axle hubs. Stub axle hubs are anything where the axle is a protruding stub supported on only ...
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I'm building a bike trailer and i am STRUGGLING with wheels

To the extent this is a request for product recommendations, it is off-topic because we don't do those here. Any shop can get 27" front repair wheels for that price or under (each), and there are ...
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Does attaching a trailer to a dropper post damage it?

Note there's a level of nuance here because most post-mounted trailer hitches have an element that bolts rigidly to the post, but not all of them. I've seen trailers (maybe all of them DIY) where the ...
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Efficiency of panniers vs. Trailer. Weight threshold

Having transported a child on the bike (seat, not panniers but in terms of weight it's similar, though the balance is worse) and in a trailer towed by the same bike, I'd say keeping the weight on the ...
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Efficiency of panniers vs. Trailer. Weight threshold

Panniers have no additional rolling resistance from more wheels, no friction from a hitch, and have a smaller frontal area than a trailer with the same load. The only downside of panniers is that they ...
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Towing children and rear tire

The nose weight of the trailer should be no more than a couple of moderate panniers or a fairly heavy backpack. Not worth extra pressure but worth making sure your tyres aren't really soft to start ...
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I am trying to find a trailer for a disabled adult

Just passing along here that we have used a Blue Sky Cycle Cart built for disabled adults for many, many years for our 115-lb disabled daughter. We use a std bike to pull it (not electric). It's kind ...
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What bike components will receive more wear when pulling a 65 lb. trailer?

It is most likely the smallest sprocket of the cassette, as they generally wear faster on E-bikes. Here, there is even more load on it while accelerating, on gravel, or uphill. The worn sprocket will ...
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hitch for trailer for ebike

Drilling or filing the mount hole of your hitch to the size you need would be my preferred solution. However, should you decide to go for another solution, the adapter you found might work well, so ...
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Can I somehow make it possibly to attach a kids trailer to this e-bike?

I don't see an off-the-shelf solution for you. I am building a trailer to use on my ebikes. I have had to design a custom hitch using part of an old hitch and part of a bike frame. However, I am ...
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What happens to the dynamics of a bike as a trailer load approaches a significant percentage of the weight of the bike and rider?

I use mine for fishing tackle as I don't drive. I've towed the heavy trailer to a pond 5.8 miles(9.3 km) away from home, stay the night, and return home the next day. I would say that I have between ...
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How do you lock up your bike trailer?

I found this for my future trailer purchase, it's 1/4 inch, so it should work for all trailers I've seen. from https://www.harborfreight.com/6-1-2-half-inch-rotating-coupler-lock-98978.html Also ...
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