40 High-End Bikes Stolen from Paligap.

by Chipps 16

Top distributors, and all round nice folks, Paligap had their Bristol warehouse broken into over the weekend. They had over 40 top notch bikes stolen, including Kona, Merlin, Litespeed and Quintana Roo bikes – road, mountain and triathlon bikes.

We’d like to ask the Singletrack anti-crime massive to keep their eyes open and to call Paligap if they see a load of dodgy looking bikes for sale any time soon.

The stolen bikes include:

Kona Zing Deluxe 54CM 2006
Kona King Zing 54CM 2006
Kona Dawg Supreme 17″ 2008 (SHOW SAMPLE BIKE)
Kona Hei Hei Supreme 17″ 2008 (SHOW SAMPLE BIKE)
Kona Bass 15.5″ (M) 2009
Kona Cowan 14″ (M) 2009
Kona Paddy Wagon 56cm 2009
Kona Shonky 12.7″ (S) (23.1″ TT) 2009
Quintana Roo Caliente Medium 2009
Kona Kula 2-9 18″ 2008
Kona Coilair Supreme 18″ 2007 (Ex Demo)
Kona Unit 2-9 19″ (06 Frame, with 09 parts) (New)
Quintana Roo Tequilo Medium 2008
Kona Stinky Deluxe Front End 2005
Kona Stab Supreme Frame Medium 2009
Kona Kula Supreme Frame 17″ 2006
Kona Jake The Snake Frame w/EA70X Carbon 54CM 2007
Kona Zing Supreme Frame 61CM 2007
Kona Hoss Frame 20″ 2008
Kona Kikapu 19″ 2006
Kona Kula 2-9 18″” 2007
Kona Kula Primo 16″” 2007
Kona Coilair Supreme 18″ 2008*
Kona Stinky Air 16″ (L) 2008*
Kona Kula Deluxe 2-9 18″ 2008 (SHOW SAMPLE BIKE)
Kona Jake 60cm 2009
Kona Kula Deluxe 18″ 2009
Kona Coilair 17″ (Show Sample Bike) 2009
Kona Five-O Deluxe 18″ (Show Sample Bike) 2009
Kona Lisa RD (Show Sample Bike) 2009
Kona One 20 Deluxe 18″ (Show Sample Bike) 2009
Kona One 20 Primo 18″ (Show Sample Bike) 2009
Kona Big Unit 18″ (Show Sample Bike) 2009
Quintana Roo Bike Seduza Medium (700c)
Kona Zing Frame 58cm

If anybody has information please contact Paligap by phone on 01179 823 673 or email at info@paligapltd.co.uk

Thanks to Bikebiz.co.uk for the tipoff.6552_paligap

Comments (16)

  1. Maybe now the police with take bike crime in Bristol seriously!!

  2. how u gonna spot a stole bike in bristol from the forum youd guess very few are owned legit

    i wonder if this will start another “are kona past it” thread?

  3. “All round nice blokes” – second that – the sponsored the volunteer trail building group I run, and they were generous and lovely to deal with. Keep your eyes peeled and don’t buy anything that seems too good to be true!

  4. Jeezus! They must have backed a HGV upto the premises.

  5. if ever there was a wake up call to the police that bike theft in Bristol was on a huge scale then this is it. This has to be organised criminal gangs, stealing for export markets.

  6. No mention of the merlins or litespeeds in that list as well.

  7. I’d like to know how it is possible to drive up a lorry into a busy industrial estate (albeit at the weekend) and presumably break into a ware house (undetected) without setting off an alarm that i would of thought would be a ‘redcare’ type monitored alarm and load up 40 bikes – (this itself would take at least 10-15 minutes i’d imagine. Then make off again undtected. There are loads of traffic cameras in that area – and i’d of thought CCTV in the industrial estate – it beggars belief that van/trucks used can not be found or even why the police couldn’t catch them in the act?

  8. either that or did anyone see a rather large group ride of chavs in darkened out shellsuits, hoodies, and mirror shades on a very bizzare mix of bikes riding them like they were stolen

  9. It’s not the first time it’s happened there…The last method they used beggars belief….

  10. That’s a LOT of bikes. What the hell are the Police doing in Bristol?

  11. What did they do the last time, insert mannequin dummies into a ladder and have one guy sat in the middle ride off ten bikes at a time..

  12. the police should have cought the buggers when they tried the paligap wall a few months ago..

    must have been well planned this time.

    poor paligap. will keep an eye out for ya in wiltshire.
    Dave @ red planet

  13. blimey!
    i know dave lane and co at paligap and he is a top bloke, worked hard to get that business going, need stringing up they do

  14. How hard are the Police working on solving this case?

  15. A first post of call would be to search for each of these on eBay, then save that search out, in the hope that they are looking to shift them quickly.
    You can’t hide 40 bikes in your average 2up / 2 down without wanting to get shot of a few of them!

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