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    Nicolai Factory, Headquarter Visit

    It is a national holiday here in Spain on Thursday, so thought I would make request to Nicolai if I could come and visit them in Thursday. They said all good, please come etc..

    So booked some flights, rental car and am heading to the Nicolai Factory on Thursday of this week.

    Will be aloud to take some pictures etc, so will post up a visit.

    Am looking forward to this, it is a buzz seeing where ones frame is made. I enjoyed the Visit to the Titus Factory in Pheonix, Az last year, so this should be good also..

    Will keep you posted with the visit..

    PS - Will try and get some photos of a ION....
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    wow... awesome Whafe!

    R U flying in to FRA? or Hannover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    wow... awesome Whafe!

    R U flying in to FRA? or Hannover?
    Flying to Frankfurt then driving the 3 hours. Fock flights from Barcelona to Hannover were 1200 Euro, thats no go for me. So got some cheap flights to Frankfurt, booked a rental and will drive accross...

    Are you close to that path I will take? Maybe catch up for a coffee or something on the Thursday afternoon.

    I fly out of Frankfurt at 7.15 in the PM, am pretty certain I will be able to get back to Frankfurt way by 3 at the latest... Nicolai wont want me hanging around there for to many hours, couple hours should cut it for sure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Flying to Frankfurt then driving the 3 hours. Fock flights from Barcelona to Hannover were 1200 Euro, thats no go for me. So got some cheap flights to Frankfurt, booked a rental and will drive accross...

    Are you close to that path I will take? Maybe catch up for a coffee or something on the Thursday afternoon.

    I fly out of Frankfurt at 7.15 in the PM, am pretty certain I will be able to get back to Frankfurt way by 3 at the latest... Nicolai wont want me hanging around there for to many hours, couple hours should cut it for sure...
    well.. I live around 2 hours away from FRA going towards France (right on the French/Luxembourg border), but I could take a train out and meet somewhere...that would be awesome... or if it's not a problem, I could go with you to nicolai... I wouldn't mind

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    Whafe, get some pics. I am envious of you and Cris if he goes. Sounds brilliant, we all expect a post visit report you know. Bon voyage

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    Quote Originally Posted by lornibear
    Whafe, get some pics. I am envious of you and Cris if he goes. Sounds brilliant, we all expect a post visit report you know. Bon voyage
    Yep for sure pictures, asked specifically to the Nicolai people, can I take pictures, the boys will want to see pictures....

    Just sussing things out with Cris now...

    Have the item I am sending you in the car, so will send in the morning
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    settled then..

    now WE are going to Nicolai!

    Sweet!

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    Yep, all sorted... OnVenYetiOne is going to join me, yeah ha, couple of bike heads... On a mini ride less road trip.....
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    Nice one.....

    Thanks Whafe, perhaps you can persuede Cris to buy a Nicolai as well as his ventana

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Yep for sure pictures, asked specifically to the Nicolai people, can I take pictures, the boys will want to see pictures....

    Just sussing things out with Cris now...

    Have the item I am sending you in the car, so will send in the morning
    Will jerk_chicken be joining you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Will jerk_chicken be joining you?

    not this time, he's still stateside...

    EDIT: ah.. I think I get it now

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    Quote Originally Posted by lornibear
    Thanks Whafe, perhaps you can persuede Cris to buy a Nicolai as well as his ventana
    he's already trying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    On a mini ride less road trip.....
    Is it a time thing??? Surely they'll have some Demo bike to tempt you two

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAO
    Is it a time thing??? Surely they'll have some Demo bike to tempt you two
    Be nice... Am just flying to Germany from Spain to make the visit and heading home... Will have some hours, so a bit of a parking lot test may well be all one can do. Am keen to sit and gain a quick feely of an ION....

    Well a feely feel up of many bieks would be good too.....
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    Whafe dude score me a Helios Fr
    God Damnn Canada is too far from GR

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    Hey Whafe, sounds like a killer trip. Man, I would love to get over there and visit the Nicolai factory. Take lots of pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    not this time, he's still stateside...

    EDIT: ah.. I think I get it now
    boy, you are pretty slow for a PhD

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    I will fella's. Pictures a plenty. its my duty to inform the Nicolai peeps..

    Oh and to get Crisillo onto a Helius CC instead of my ExoGrid MotoLite..

    artin, no Helius FR until I get mine at least..... Will see if I can speed things up on the FR builds...

    Cliffy, you will beside me in spirit...

    Err, bro, email me with any specifics you need to know etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe

    Oh and to get Crisillo onto a Helius CC instead of my ExoGrid MotoLite..
    there have been some developments on that front... I'll tell you tomorrow (not Nicolai though)

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    Spill the beans Cris....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lornibear
    Spill the beans Cris....
    soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    soon
    Well he is going to meet me at the airport, steal my rental car, bash and gag me and then drive to Barcelona, steal my Titus ExoGrid ML and then head back to Germany, oh and he wil probly steal my Colnago also....

    Mwah ha ha ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Well he is going to meet me at the airport, steal my rental car, bash and gag me and then drive to Barcelona, steal my Titus ExoGrid ML and then head back to Germany, oh and he wil probly steal my Colnago also....

    Mwah ha ha ha
    crap..my evil plan has been uncovered

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Will jerk_chicken be joining you?
    Man, are you terrible

    Bad foshizzle, bad bad bad!


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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    boy, you are pretty slow for a PhD
    sorry Fo!

    I am bad at holding things against people too.. so I just didn't consider the possibility at the time.... then i remembered

    I suppose all can be solved talking stuff over a couple of beers and maybe a bike ride or 2...

    anyway.. not my "fight"... both JC and Whafe seem like cool people to me, and look forward to meeting them

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    Hey Whafe, you wish.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lornibear
    Hey Whafe, you wish.....
    No way, not a wish at all

    Check your email!
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    A wise man, If I had a stable like yours I would be head hunting if anything went missing. Many thanks for the package I owe you one. As for the other, well there are those sort of people around unfortunatlely. Have fun at Nicolai and remember the pics...

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    some pics of the Helius FR 2008 would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by randan
    some pics of the Helius FR 2008 would be appreciated
    some are coming up....

    Whafe should be arriving in Barcelona in a couple of hours...and I will sit down and process the pics I have in a while...
    Last edited by crisillo; 11-01-2007 at 03:01 PM.

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    Pics where aare the pics

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    small tease

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/1817624186/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2215/1817624186_eba4ab322a_b.jpg" width="1024" height="684" alt="IMG_6658" /></a>

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    more more more how do you like it how do you like it more more more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artin Aga
    more more more how do you like it how do you like it more more more
    still uploading the rest... I'll wait for Whafe to start the "narration" and I will join with some images of my own

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    About to post, focking planes and delays. Few minutes fellas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    About to post, focking planes and delays. Few minutes fellas
    Here we go!

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