Smoking while biking, a casual symbol of citizen-biking for utility. A subtle yet potent reminder that bikes are ordinary machines, not necessarily for health-fetishists or tedious political exhibitionism. Introducing the CETMA Cargo handlebar ashtray, a conceptual nod to the ultimate symbol of utility cycling for the everyman.
CETMA Cargo is a one-man-show, owned and operated by Lane Kagay. CETMA began in 2006 when Lane worked as a bike messenger in San Francisco. He needed a reliable way to carry heavy boxes, so he created a simple front rack. Later, after moving to Oregon, Lane teamed up with a local fabricator to produce cargo bikes.
"I'm Lane Kagay, the person behind CETMA. I build cargo bikes and racks for bicycles. Almost everything is done by me, from building this website to welding, assembly, and shipping. Occasionally I get help, but for the most part, CETMA is a one-man-show. I live at the beach with my wife. I have a small shop near the ocean, building racks and cargo bikes full time. Life is good here."
CETMA Cargo (mailing address only)
14034 Marquesas Way, Suite D
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Email - Lane@CETMAcargo.com. The best way to contact me. Brief is best.
Phone - 541-515-3936. Reach me in the mornings, text anytime. Halting my work to answer the phone isn't always convenient. Nothing personal.
Miscellaneous - On weekends I "unplug" and work on things without electronic distraction. I usually turn the ringer off beginning Saturday morning. That said, I make an effort to return any incoming weekend messages asap.