Stolen CETMA found - thanks to a frame lock

Two days ago, this new CETMA cargo bike was stolen from a back yard in Vancouver, BC. The bike was outfitted with a Stokemonkey e-assist, a BlaqPaks rain cover, and an Abus frame lock.

Stolen CETMA found

 The owner was devastated. In an email, she expressed pessimism about ever seeing her family's bike again. Although the Abus frame lock had been locked around the rear wheel, the bike was nonetheless gone.

Yesterday, local police found the stolen Vancouver CETMA. There was significant damage to some components, but the Abus frame lock remained secured to the back wheel.

Abus frame lock

It seems obvious to me that these locks should be on every CETMA bike. Beginning now, Abus frame locks will be included as standard equipment on all CETMA bikes.

Last year, my personal cargo bike was stolen from my workshop parking lot and quickly found nearby with the frame lock still attached. The thief couldn't remove it and abandoned the bike. Story here:

Abus lock pink bike

Comment on this post (3 comments)

  • Lisa Corriveau says...

    I wish these locks were standard on ALL bikes here in North America. We have one—an AXA, I think—on our Bakfiets & it’s great. Nice peace of mind as a backup lock & perfect on its own for those times where the bike is within sight while I’m with the kids at the park or whatever.

    Also, I love that you’re going to include them standard on CETMAs from now on. Security is such a huge thing with bikes that are this valuable.

    October 28, 2016

  • Lane says...

    Hi Andres. I recommend a frame lock.

    I like the Abus Pro-Tectic 4960. It costs $40-$50. It’s got a plug for a chain accessory if you want.

    This one:

    Use rubber-insulated p-clips to attach the lock. Get stainless if you can. Use 5mm bolts and nuts to attach.

    October 27, 2016

  • Andres says...

    I’ve been thinking about getting one for a while. Can you tell me which Abus lock model you recommend for Cetmas? I have a Margo.

    October 27, 2016

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