Thieves steal bikes worth thousands from Hotlines' London show

By BikeRadar | Friday, October 8, 2010 9.00am

Thieves broke into the gallery where Hotlines have been holding their London show and stole thousands of pounds worth of bikes early this morning.

They took a prototype Nuke Proof downhill bike (more on this later today), top-end Lapierre mountain bikes including the new DH Team, a Ghost SE 5000 hardtail and Lynskey Helix titanium road frame.

The bikes were taken at around 3.30am from the Dray Walk Gallery, just off Brick Lane. They're easily recognised – see below for details – and Hotlines are offering a reward for information leading to their retrieval. Email info@hotlines-uk.com or call 0131 319 1444.

The missing bikes are:

Nuke Proof Scalp downhill bike (yellow) – Marzocchi 888 fork with green anodised stanchions and white lowers, Nuke Proof finishing kit

Nuke proof scalp prototype: nuke proof scalp prototype

Lapierre DH Team (chrome) – Fox 40 fork, Mavic DeeMax wheels, SRAM X0

Lapierre dh team: lapierre dh team

Lapierre Spicy 916 (grey and black) – Easton Haven wheels, SRAM X0

Lapierre spicy 916:

Lapierre Zesty 914 (carbon frame, black with white fork) – SRAM X0

Lapierre zesty 914:

Lapierre Zesty 714 (red and black) – Shimano XTR/XT

Lapierre zesty 714:

Ghost SE 5000 (white and red) – RockShox Recon fork

Ghost se 5000:

Lynskey Helix frame

Lynskey helix:

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