21st Century Pickup Truck

This makes me wish I had a garage:

Lane Kagay of CETMAracks (Eugene, Oregon) has been manufacturing sturdy messenger racks. He’s now designing some pretty cool cargo bikes.

CETMA cargo bike design features and options:

  • Frame integrated platform.
  • Bi-partable frame.
  • Mixte style rear end.
  • 2′ x 3′ cargo area.
  • 50-60ish pounds.
  • 80ish” wheelbase.
  • Derailer hanger, vertical dropouts, cantilever studs and disc brake tabs.
  • Available as complete bike or frameset.
  • Available early January, 2009.

If utility bikes make you smile, check out his photo gallery.

5 replies
  1. rodney
    rodney says:

    When I first started commuting, I searched the Internet for bicycle videos. There was one called Bike Moves that had some interesting creatures like that above.

    Other videos showed one guy moving a wooden office desk and a dog on a pillow. (at the same time) Amazing how a bike can be utilized. Too many styles to choose from…looks like I’m the future owner of several bikes…one for each of my moods!

  2. Richard
    Richard says:

    I use a kid trailer on my bike. It’s by far the cheapest trailer I’ve seen ($85), and it holds 100 pounds. I took the seats out of it and added a metal floor to it. Great for grocery shopping.

  3. Keri
    Keri says:

    Richard, if you get a chance, take some photos and put them in the gallery. All the various trailers and modifications are interesting to see.

  4. rodney
    rodney says:

    In our kid trailer, I can fit 5 of the reusable grocery sacks and the kiddo with ease. Kiddo doesn’t mind the groceries one bit…Daddy bought him a new box of vanilla wafers for the ride home.

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