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    Nicolai Factory Visit :)

    Jansen, our rider and representative visited Nicolai Factory in Germany 2 weeks ago. Thanks to all the great people who took care of Jansen from the Nicolai Factory so nevertheless we will definitely feature them first! More pictures will be posted!

    Heres Jansen and Mr Kile Nicolai , owner, founder, designer... the original poison!

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    Here's Falco ! another important man in Nicolai Factory

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    Jansen and the Chief Welder, the person that's responsible for all the big fish scale welding and beautiful bikes!

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    Next is the ultimate order taker! Mr Vincent !

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    Vincent trying to demonstrate how the painting process is...

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    The sticker man!!! Techfont's creator??!?!

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    Some relax moments out side the factory....

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    The precise machining engineers!

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    Factory's Entrance, no one would have guess this place here makes wonderful bikes with superb engineering!

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    Kile's Home

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    Some other parts of the factorty - the Painting Department...

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    Some other photos and scenery to and fro the Factory...

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    More Pictures of the Manufacturing process in Part # 2 and al the Bike pictures in Part # 3!! Keep a watch for this space!

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    <img class="aligncenter" src="http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/attitudebikes/Nicolai%20factory%20Visit/machining/raw1.jpg" alt="" width="280" height="511" />

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    The first Nicolai Factory
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    The Paint department!

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    The Machining Bits...

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    <img class="aligncenter" src="http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/attitudebikes/Nicolai%20factory%20Visit/machining/2010cableguides2.jpg" alt="" width="280" height="511" />

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    <img alt="" src="http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/attitudebikes/Nicolai%20factory%20Visit/the%20bikes/Candyred.jpg" class="aligncenter" width="280" height="511" />

    Kile Nicolai's MX bike... Custom made too?
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    Raw Before paint job, only a clear primal layer.
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    The color Tubes!!!
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    Fancy a Gates Carbon Drive driven commuting bike?
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    400 euros for 100grams?
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    Test Bikes and try out bikes
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    Continental Race Colors on a Helius Am
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    Frames preparation...
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    Raw Helius AM with custom Cable Guides.
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    2010 Helius AM in Bronze anodized and XR carbon shock!
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    The G Boxx 2 s......
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    The "Extra Love"S...
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    Ion G boxx 2 team colours
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    Another Ion...
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    Jansen and his 3rd Nicolai , a Nonius CC yet to be painted. All photos and Information thanks to Jansen!
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    Awesome pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Yeah nice one!!! Looked like a fun day
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    Would you mind posting the photo-story on the German Nicolai forum ? Link

    I think many people would really appreciate it!

    edit: You wouldn't need to upload all the pics again, you can just copy the text+pics and post them.

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    Wow, sweet Ion G-Boxx2 proto with Horst-Link!


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    hi test,

    seems like i have to register and its in german, better start learning german! haha

    Will register and get it done. you got my PM baout the phots?

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    Thanks for those pictures, Really interesting.

    RAW absolutely rocks!!

    2 weeks gone, god knows how many left till I get my raw am!

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    Wow, great shots. I thought Nicolai was a bit sketchy about people taking pics so deep inside their works.

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    Great shots for sure

    JC - When I was there, there was no issue with taking pictures, only not in the main R&D den upstairs......

    So want to go back there
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    Geat I call it paradise somewhere in Germany

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    I think Vincent has been living at the gym since I visited the factory, he is packing some decent size guns on those arms......
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    i forgot to post on this thread - excellent photo's and it looks like a very warm welcome was provided.

    i'm considering picking up a friends frame from the factory with him - will this be possible do you know ?

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    TLP, you should drop them a ring i guess it can be arranged. They are fantastic people

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    i forgot to post on this thread - excellent photo's and it looks like a very warm welcome was provided.

    i'm considering picking up a friends frame from the factory with him - will this be possible do you know ?
    TLR - You will be welcomed with a good coffee and a great Nicolai experience...... Well worth the visit to see where our babies are made...
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    Can anyone share details (here or by PM) on how to get there from Frankfurt?? Is it too far???

    It's these kind of threads what really makes me want to get a Nicolai...
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    Hey Warp,

    Its actually quite far from Frankfurt but i can tell u how i got there.

    I took a train from Frankfurt Airport to Koln. From Koln, i then rented a car and drove to Nicolai Factory. I took approx 3hrs to get there. About 230km on the freeway and 70km on country roads. The scenery to the factory is really nice. GPS on my rental worked flawlessly.. hope it helps.. Cheers!

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    From Frankfurt it is about 310km (~192miles) and not too difficult. If you arrive at Frankfurt Airport and go from there by car, you can directly hit the Autobahn and stay on it for 295km and 15km country road.

    Autobahn should be pretty easy, country road might be tricky, but it it should be fine. Especially if you have (a rental) car with GPS. Alternatively I can offer you my human GPS, as I live along the route.

    Check out this link for route planning: Link

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