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03-06-12, 03:03 PM
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Posted By MossHops

Great job. The bike looks like it will serve you...

Great job. The bike looks like it will serve you well! I think you thought though the design issues clearly and will end up with a great kid hauler. Cheers!
02-16-12, 01:45 PM
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Posted By MossHops

Yeah, I like the Larry V. Harry Bullitt, but the...

Yeah, I like the Larry V. Harry Bullitt, but the box is narrow. No way to get 2 kids in there with the standard design. Looks like there is a modified Larry v. Harry bike for carrying kids called the...
02-15-12, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,984
Posted By MossHops

As a CETMA owner, I'd reiterate Coldbike's...

As a CETMA owner, I'd reiterate Coldbike's comment:


I'm car-lite here in Portland, OR. Most everything I do is by bike. Most everything my wife does is by our one car. I also have a 2 (as of...
01-31-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,805
Posted By MossHops

Yeah, my picks have a pretty good side profile,...

Yeah, my picks have a pretty good side profile, so figuring out trail should be sort of easy:...
01-30-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,805
Posted By MossHops

If I recall correctly, most cargo bikes out...

If I recall correctly, most cargo bikes out there, use a design closer to #2 with a vertical steering tube. I assume this makes it easier to work with the steering linkage. It seems like the...
01-30-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

Yeah, mostly what Vik said. It definitely handles...

Yeah, mostly what Vik said. It definitely handles better with some weight. For a while I was riding without even a box and steering was a bit harder to get comfortable with. Now I always have a box...
01-28-12, 12:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,805
Posted By MossHops

As far as flat floor vs. box goes... box is easy...

As far as flat floor vs. box goes... box is easy to "throw it in and go" whereas the flat floor definitely allows you to take larger, awkwardly sized objects. The best solution depends on what you...
01-28-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,805
Posted By MossHops

Kevbo, No problem. I understand your general...

Kevbo,

No problem. I understand your general point that every design has trade-offs and I agree that the long john style has some definite pluses and minuses.

Artur, the CETMA is 8 1/2 feet or...
01-23-12, 12:49 PM
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Views: 12,805
Posted By MossHops

As a CETMA owner, I have a few thoughts for how...

As a CETMA owner, I have a few thoughts for how I'd build my own rig if I was starting from the ground up. If you are mostly using it to haul kids, I would put the box upfront. The most important...
10-21-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,713
Posted By MossHops

The Frances bikes are awesome. He built one for...

The Frances bikes are awesome. He built one for the Oregon Manifest (http://oregonmanifest.com/constructor/frances-cycles/). Seeing the bikes in person, it was definitely one of my favorites.
10-16-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,713
Posted By MossHops

So, I'll pipe in as a long-john style bike owner...

So, I'll pipe in as a long-john style bike owner (CETMA cargo bike). By experience, "pushing" the weight isn't a problem. Steering effort is easy and you get pretty used to the front wheel being...
10-08-11, 04:13 PM
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Views: 398,008
Posted By MossHops

Just got my CETMA up and running today. Super...

Just got my CETMA up and running today. Super excited about it. It's pretty now, but fenders, box and rain canopy all coming online in the next few weeks to make it more "utility."

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10-08-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

222034 Finally got my CETMA up and running....

222034

Finally got my CETMA up and running. Really happy with how it turned out. Thanks all for the advice and guidance. The Box, Rain canopy and fenders are going on next week. Cheers, MossHops...
10-04-11, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By MossHops

So what did you end up doing?

So what did you end up doing?
10-03-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

Quick question for you all. How are you mounting...

Quick question for you all. How are you mounting your front light? I think I've seen Vik's setup floating on the interwebs and I am assuming some are using the Paul's Components Stem Mount. Any other...
10-03-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By MossHops

Just realized I didn't answer some of your...

Just realized I didn't answer some of your questions.
1. Don't think it will fit a car seat and a kid on the seat. I think the CETMA would.
2. I'm also 5'9" the cockpit probably won't bother you if...
10-03-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By MossHops

As far as sizes, I'd check out some of the...

As far as sizes, I'd check out some of the pictures. Here's the boxbike review (positive review, but look at riding positions, etc.):...
10-03-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By MossHops

A couple of other thoughts: 1. The BoxBike...

A couple of other thoughts:

1. The BoxBike is better sized. It's at least a foot shorter than the CETMA Largo, but the box is wide enough to carry two across.
2. You asked about distances that...
10-03-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By MossHops

Based on your setup, I would wager that you would...

Based on your setup, I would wager that you would be using the Big Dummy in most situations, unless you absolutely have to use the Box Bike. That is, you'll probably use the box bike for the really...
10-03-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By MossHops

It depends on what you want to do. If you are...

It depends on what you want to do. If you are looking to go decent distances, climb hills, etc, go with the CETMA. If your trips are short, your cargo somewhat light and the terrain is flat, go Box...
09-26-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By MossHops

I probably would like to have the tsunehiro and...

I probably would like to have the tsunehiro and frances bike the most, the Quixote bike probably has the most useful innovations for true cargo hauling.
09-24-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By MossHops

Yeah, they had a requirement for working...

Yeah, they had a requirement for working integrated lights, ability to carry some decent cargo and a integrated lock. Its a great contest idea. Last time they did it was in 2009. Hopefully, they will...
09-24-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By MossHops

Yeah, they are testing the bikes right now. A...

Yeah, they are testing the bikes right now. A fifty mile run on asphalt, gravel and dirt. Winners are announced tonight at the chris king factory party.
09-24-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

BD, looks like I don't have enough posts to PM....

BD, looks like I don't have enough posts to PM. What I can tell you is that they are also creating straps for the kids and a cushion for the bench. I felt like the quote they gave me was fair...
09-24-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

Hmnm, looks like it won't link to the actual pic....

Hmnm, looks like it won't link to the actual pic. the bags are the ones with the pink strip in the back and leather top. the pink strip actually blinks red at night. pretty cool.
09-24-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

Y'all might be interested in the Oregon Manifest...

Y'all might be interested in the Oregon Manifest Utility bike competition going on here at Portland this weekend: http://bikeportland.org/2011/09/23/oregon-manifest-entries-revealed-wow-59528. There...
09-15-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By MossHops

Pretty much everything that Coldbike said. The...

Pretty much everything that Coldbike said. The only exception being the Joe Bike. The Joe bike is a "short" bakfiets, so it's lighter (relatively speaking) and a bit more nimble than the standard...
09-13-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By MossHops

David, unfortunately, Im out in OR. However, I've...

David, unfortunately, Im out in OR. However, I've ridden Joe bike, classic bakfiets and bullitts so i can provide a general comparison if you've ever used any of these others.
09-13-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

BD, here's a shot of what BLAQ has built in the...

BD, here's a shot of what BLAQ has built in the past: http://www.google.com/m/search?site=images&source=mog&hl=en&gl=us&client=ms-android-verizon&q=joe%20bike%20rain%20canopy&sa=N#i=0

If your...
09-11-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

Yeah, I picked up the one that they have on the...

Yeah, I picked up the one that they have on the floor. Happy to have it since it was discounted and I'm here in Portland, so no shipping costs. I'm only getting the frame from Clever Cycles though. I...
09-10-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

Also, Clever Cycles had some Wald chrome fenders...

Also, Clever Cycles had some Wald chrome fenders on it that had good coverage. I guess they bought two sets (one for 20's the other for 26's). I bought the same ones, hoping I get good coverage from...
09-10-11, 05:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

Coldbike, your info is invaluable. I think my...

Coldbike, your info is invaluable. I think my bike wasn't made too long after your's. I have a 1 1/8 steerer tube upfront and 1" at the handlebars, but both are threadless. I went ahead and bought...
09-07-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

Interesting info on the brakes. Wondering if I...

Interesting info on the brakes. Wondering if I might want to run 160s front and 203 in the rear. Coldbike, your trip sounds awesome. That trip, along with Lane's recent trip makes me totally excited...
09-07-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

Bigdummy, I don't think you'll have a problem...

Bigdummy, I don't think you'll have a problem with discs being left out in the weather. Lots of people use them here in Portland without issue.

Coldbike, does your CETMA have the EBB? I'm getting...
09-07-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,370
Posted By MossHops

CETMA Build

This is an awesome and very timely thread. I just bought a black CETMA frame from Clever Cycles. I'll be putting discs (based on this thread, probably go with 203's) and a NuVinci N360 hub. I'm going...
04-27-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,619
Posted By MossHops

I am almost certain that the original poster is...

I am almost certain that the original poster is referring to Orange, California. There is a big traffic circle in the middle of the city and the police, as the poster has alluded to, are not very...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,927
Posted By MossHops

cowhorns

If you really like riding on the hoods, I think cowhorns make a lot of sense. I did a chop and flop on my old schwinn and I liked it so much that I just bought a riser stem and "true" cowhorns for my...
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