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Old 05-19-10, 05:29 PM   #1
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CETMA Cargo Bike



I got to ride with my buddy and his CETMA cargo rig yesterday.

It was a lot of fun and I can see how a cargo basket and flat deck would come in real handy sometimes... I'm going to investigate a bit more and I may add a CETMA to my fleet if I sell a bike or two to make room and raise the $$$.



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Nice bike, nice sunny day, and lovely cargo your carrying in the pink hat She looks to be having fun.

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Well she seemed to enjoy riding with her Dad more than when I was driving....
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Ordered my CETMA rig today...

http://thelazyrando.wordpress.com/20...cetma-ordered/
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Awesome setup vik, glad to see you sticking with the rohloff. Can't wait to see pictures of it in use.
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i so want one of these. i have been staring at the photos on his site every couple days since last summer.
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Less than 2 weeks until I have a CETMA frame in my hot little hands. I think I have all the bits I need to build it up straight away...
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The Harry vs Larry cargo bike is a cool one too .. Danes designed it, they get it made in Taiwan,
welded of custom shaped aluminum and the whole frame is heat treated .
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I'm starting my CETMA build....
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Looks great! I see there have been some improvements since I got mine. You are really going to enjoy it.
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Got the front wheel w/ 60mm Big Apple installed as well as the front brakes.
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She's rolling now...

Fenders and lights next...
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looking at this is sure to get me in trouble with the wife....
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Sweeeet setup!

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Fenders and lights next...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3XUb5Rn948

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Hi Vik,

Any idea what it weighs as you've got it configured there? I'm REALLY jealous.
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Any idea what it weighs as you've got it configured there? I'm REALLY jealous.
Hola Walt...no idea! It's definitely the heaviest bike I own so I'm guessing 50-60lbs. I've done some steep hills with a cart full of groceries in the box and thanks to my trusty Rohloff getting up was no problem.
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If you are into CETMA porn - check out Greg's orange rig....
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how steep?

i look at these bikes and go "oooo i want one" but...

i live on a hilltop and have a mile long 8% grade to get back up if i go anywhere.

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how steep?

i look at these bikes and go "oooo i want one" but...

i live on a hilltop and have a mile long 8% grade to get back up if i go anywhere.
If I remember I'll measure the incline next time. I've climbed some of the steepest hills in Calgary with a 120lbs+ passenger on my Big Dummy. Basically if you have a low gear similar to a mtn bike and spin your way up you'll be surprised how much cargo you can get uphill.

If the climb home is too challenging you can always add some electric assist to your cargo bike.
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Here are my thoughts so far....
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Well she seemed to enjoy riding with her Dad more than when I was driving....
LOL, she assumed a crash position

I've started seeing one of these on my commute, we usually pass each other on the bridge going in the opposite directions so I can't have a closer look or ask him. But I'm pretty sure it's the same frame. He also carries his small daughter on it (in it?). It's great for carrying kids since you can keep an eye on them all the time. This bike is undeniably cool, but I'd opt for a Big Dummy for myself, since I have no kids, it's more versatile.

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LOL, she assumed a crash position

I've started seeing one of these on my commute, we usually pass each other on the bridge going in the opposite directions so I can't have a closer look or ask him. But I'm pretty sure it's the same frame. He also carries his small daughter on it (in it?). It's great for carrying kids since you can keep an eye on them all the time. This bike is undeniably cool, but I'd opt for a Big Dummy for myself, since I have no kids, it's more versatile.

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Adam - the BD = a cargo BIKE and the CETMA = a CARGO bike. Both are cool but the BD is better if you want a bike to ride unloaded a bunch that can also carry cargo. If you need to haul really heavy loads I think the CETMA is a better choice.
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What is the CETMA bike rated for? BD is 400lbs (cargo plus rider), right? I can hardly imagine being able to haul 200lbs on a bike. I'm not a weakling, but that seems like a freaking lot The CETMA bike seems great for large bulky items due to the flat platform.
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200 lbs isn't as bad as you might think. with the BD on flat ground, the biggest challenge is getting it loaded without tipping it over, but with practice this gets easier. I think the most weight I have put on the bike itself is 300 pounds of cement. You knew it was there, but it was really pretty easy to manage.

I'd be surprised if the CETMA couldn't take at least double the payload of the BD.

I think my concern with hill climbing on the CETMA or a bakfiets would be those hills where I need to stand up on the pedals to get up the hill. It looks like that might not work too well, but may just be the look of it. I guess I need to try one out.
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