[UPDATED] Orange Bikes Burgled

by Chipps 16

Bad news from Halifax, keep ’em peeled people.
“After the traumas of the weekend, the factory is almost back to normal, the doors are back on, the mess is cleared up and the orders are starting to go through the workshop again.

None of the full suspension bikes were affected and if you’ve got anything special on order, it will still be sat on the racks. 24 hardtails were stolen in total, all boxed and without forks, so if you see anything let us know.

The stolen list:
7 x 15 Inch – Diva Hardtails Radiant Blue
4 x 17 inch – Diva Hardtails Radiant Blue
6 x 17 G3 – Grey/red stripe graphic
2 x 19 inch G3 – Chrome Grey/red stripe graphic
4 x2 21 inch G3 – Chrome Grey/red stripe graphic
If you go to our web site you can see what the new Diva and G3 look like.

Sorry, but we cannot guarantee the frame numbers on the missing bikes just now, but if anything suspicious comes your way please call us with the details on 01422 311113.

A boxed MacBook Pro and keyboard were also stolen.

For those with orders pending, thank you for your patience, it is much appreciated”

“Not a good start to the week, a bunch of thieving ***** decided to pay the factory a visit over the weekend and steal a load of bikes/parts. In doing so they cut our phone lines which means we now have no telephones or email. We still don’t know what is missing which means there may be delays on bikes being assembled and despatched. We’ll let everyone know as soon as we get phone lines/internet access.

We will post a list of bikes/serial numbers once we find out what has gone, some are prototypes (we don’t have many built bikes) and there may be a couple of pre production 2011 hardtails we were meant to be photoshooting this week.

Obviously not too clever thieves as we had a number of 2011 G3’s and Diva’s part assembled and boxed but waiting for our delivery of 2011 Rock Shox forks to arrive so they nicked what they think are complete bikes but aren’t. If you get offered a unicycle Orange you’ve found the thief.”

Got any info? Been offered something suspect? Had someone wanting to buy 70 pairs of forks? Drop us a line at editorial@singletrackworld.com and we’ll pass the message on when internet is restored to the Orange factory.

Comments (16)

  1. Thieving bar stewards.
    I’ll keep an eye out.

  2. Ive just seen Danny MacKaskill riding one down the street!

  3. bad weekend when you add in the theft’s at Margam this weekend (15 bikes from the campsite)

  4. organized and clearly have an outlet / buyers?

  5. There seem to have been a few manufacturers/distributors burgled like this over the last year or so.

    Have any of them been solved does anybody know? Baffles me where all these stolen bikes are going.

    Hopefully some eagle-eyed Orange fanboy will crack this one!

  6. “organized and clearly have an outlet / buyers?”

    I think it’s called eBay.

  7. Will somebody call Jedi to find them and Ton to deal with the scum later?

  8. They must be going abroad. Too easy to find bikes on eBay. Better watching for the parts on the bikes. I suspect UK bike frames just get scrapped and the components sold.

  9. scum! will keep eyes peeled!

  10. My neighbours and I have experienced a considerable amount of distress because of the activities of a man who has connections with Halifax and from his shitbag solicitors who are based in the town.

    I’ve never been there.

    Is it full of shit?

  11. It has its share. It has a lot of brilliant trails too.

  12. the activities of a man who has connections with Halifax

    – it isn’t Howard is it? Although his dancing and singing were rather annoying I thought they were much better ads than the current offerings from that bank!

  13. I suppose I should expect to be stopped or looked at funny each time I go out now- just bought a 17″ G3 3 weeks ago!!

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