Cargo Bike Review - CETMA Margo Momentum Mag reviews the CETMA Margo. en-us <function copyright at 0x6d78f50> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:39:44 GMT Love my Margo 78bd3734-6e65-11e3-b4b3-1231380a02d9 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:39:44 GMT CETMA rock I have carried my kids, and a ridiculous assortment of other things over a variety of distances. I used my bike to carry a kid and our stuff on a week-long dirt trail tour. I have carried many 300 pound loads of firewood. I got 300 pounds of decorative gravel for free when I rode the 10km to the rock yard to get it and then filled up the box of my bike. I have had as many as five kids in the box (assorted limbs hanging out) and I have carried several adults as well.
This summer I used it for flood relief transport when all our city roads were blocked with traffic.
I now have a Rohloff hub on mine and my only regret is not putting it on sooner. I also had the frame re-coated this past spring after 4 years of heavy use - it gleams like new again and it is ready to face the salty slush that our winter inflicts on it.
Lane (CETMA owner and builder) has been totally reasonable with any service I have needed - I have broken or worn out a few parts over the years and he has always come through with reasonable repair or replacement.]]> 125eca64-6d1d-11e3-b33d-1231380a02d9 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:28:57 GMT
kids... ea8bebce-6ca5-11e3-beb3-1231380a02d9 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 06:16:01 GMT We love our CETMA Lane Kagay, the person behind CETMA, has been awesome at getting back to me every time I've had a question. I've a more detailed review on my blog: ]]> f634426a-6ca4-11e3-a0c1-1231380a02d9 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 06:09:11 GMT CETMA Cargo Bike
One other feature which really sold me on the CETMA was the cromoly frame. Since cromoly is far more durable a metal than aluminum, we decided on it instead of the Bullitt(which has an aluminum frame) The steel frame also has a great bump absorbing effect on rough roads or dirt. This benefit is particularly important for our 2 year old, not so much for us, but love the ride quality too.

As far as safety is concerned, the CETMA is nimble, stops on a dime, and if you were to be cut off by a car or SUV, the box and flatbed of the frame would provide extra protection to the passenger.

The box of our Margo is the smaller version that CETMA offers, but we can still fit our daughter and an adult passenger in it comfortably! A kid's bike could be put in the box and bungeed in place.

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For my cargo bike I'm debating between these bikes and a Yuba Mundo. ( some issues I'm debating include: price; the front cargo area of the longbikes seems a tight fit for combining a 4 to 6 yr old plus a weeks worth of groceries for a family, etc.; with the Yuba Mundo I can easily stow/tow a kids bike once little legs get tired, but this seems more difficult with the long bikes; I wonder if the low, front child sitting area puts kids more exposed to cars cutting in front of the bike, or doors opening from parked cars. Any thoughts?)

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I have a review of the CETMA Largo on my blog @]]> 006d7380-e3e1-11e1-b249-1231394043be Sat, 11 Aug 2012 11:18:51 GMT