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Old 22nd October 2017, 12:11 PM
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Well Lads, and Lasses - I've worked with a worldwide shipping organisation for years, and seen a lot of bikes arrive into Ireland and head off abroad, during that time. To me anyway, it's always looked like a clunky process, very slow and with a big chance of bikes getting damaged. I've also seen Bike-Touring clubs land in to collect their machines, and it's usually looked fairly chaotic and not ideal.

So, decided there was room for improvement.

Outline of my version will be:
Bikes shipped in our custom-built pods. Fully enclosed, protected.
Our Pods are freight friendly, so will ship fast, days not weeks to destination.
Return service - if you're going out Touring, You drop us your bike, it gets loaded, shipped to the nearest Depot to your destination and when you're done, you drop your bike back into that depot, and it gets brought back home.
Customs clearance and all paperwork taken care of for you. Also fully insured.
Huge network of depots, worldwide. Pretty much anywhere in the world. We will happily ship an empty Pod anywhere in the world for your bike to be loaded into and dispatched. And Fast.

If you are coming to Ireland, we will collect you from the Airport and bring you to your bike. which will be ready and waiting for you. We will also happily arrange your first nights accommodation at a hotel of your choice, within close range, so your tour of Ireland gets off to a smooth and stress-free start.

Eventually, we will offer the same "collect from Airport" service across Europe, with the view to then offer Worldwide.

I'd greatly welcome and appreciate any thoughts, feedback, rip it apart comments, Yee Haws or "Get up the Yards". Or bookings, lol. -J.
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Old 22nd October 2017, 12:19 PM
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Sounds great, best of luck with it, your definelty onto something great there!
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Old 22nd October 2017, 12:24 PM
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Because "noob from wilderness" I can't post pics yet, but that'll pass eventually and I'll bosh some up for your appraisal. The Pods btw, are trés cool. I reckoned if someone was going to own a cool bike, one they've taken pride and effort in, then there wasn't much point offering them some tatty wooden box to ship their baby in. So think all-aluminium chequer-plate, looking like a flight-case for a rock band, custom fitted out with a universal (and pretty cool looking too if I do say so myself, lol) Bike restraint that holds but doesn't mark or scratch, or involve tying s**t to your machine. Any biker mates that have seen one in the flesh have pretty much gone "Wow!" which is what I wanted - the plan is that if you're consigning your valuable machine to us, it will be "Wow! from start to finish, or I won't bother. Fastest, cleanest, most reliable and best service going, Worldwide - That's the Aim.
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Old 22nd October 2017, 12:32 PM
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We're based in Kildare btw - just off the N7, and anyone wanting to come have a look for themselves is more than welcome. There's usually a few cool bikes knocking around and certainly some cool cars - usually coffee too. We're also happy to just chat about what people need - we don't do "hard sell" or pushy, we're pretty much more interested in learning from other peoples opinions so we can improve what we do. In Ireland, we have 2 depots in Dublin, 1 in Belfast, 1 in Newbridge and one in Newcastle West, Limerick that we can offer our service from. Eventually, we will have more, but small acorns and all that..
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Old 22nd October 2017, 12:45 PM
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Just so's not to be the gimp who turns up looking for a party with no beer under their arm, I donated to the Forum - I know talks cheap but websites aren't.. and I do appreciate the chance to have some expert feedback. Or even non-expert feedback.. All's welcome. J.
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Old 22nd October 2017, 01:22 PM
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Sounds great best of luck with the new venture
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Old 22nd October 2017, 01:30 PM
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Sounds like you have put great thought and effort into this.
I wish you the very best of luck with this venture.

Interested to see the motorbike pods.
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Old 22nd October 2017, 01:46 PM
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Old 22nd October 2017, 01:46 PM
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^ a newly minted pod getting the finishing touches..
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Old 22nd October 2017, 01:48 PM
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Old 22nd October 2017, 01:51 PM
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Old 22nd October 2017, 01:54 PM
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Flipping hell, they look fantastic, id buy one alone just to store the bike!
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Old 22nd October 2017, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by hornethead
Flipping hell, they look fantastic, id buy one alone just to store the bike!
Thanks lad - fully weatherproof too. No rain getting in to drip on the shiny. The lids on gas-struts just for a bit of "Star-Trek" "whoosh" when you open it..The Bike-holding gear is all adjustable to suit varying rim-diameters and the back-wheel holder is interchangeable to suit low-riders, super-wides and bikes with low-drop rear mudguards/lights.

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Old 22nd October 2017, 01:57 PM
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Very nice. Best of luck with the venture.
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Old 22nd October 2017, 01:59 PM
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Interested in this too have you a website or an email that you can be contacted?
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Old 22nd October 2017, 02:04 PM
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Looks top notch , best of luck , would be interested in using this, get your website posted on here
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Old 22nd October 2017, 02:14 PM
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Our current site is more related to the Industrial work we do day in and day out, there's some nice people working on our new Bikefreighter site but that won't be live for a while yet 'cos we want it to look and work well before releasing it into the wild.

Anyone interested in having a goo or discussing how we could help can contact us on [email protected] - when the new site works, I can update the email for that. :-)
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Old 22nd October 2017, 02:21 PM
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BTW, there's also loads of room for more than just the bike - spares, luggage, sporting stuff that needs to go along too, we're happy for people to load it up and use the space to the best advantage for them.
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Old 22nd October 2017, 02:27 PM
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The pods look really good
Hav u a rough price for a sportsbike shipped from Newbridge to Spain
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Old 22nd October 2017, 02:36 PM
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As a reassurance to people seeing this and wondering, we have been working for Multi-Nationals and Large Corporations for the last 15 years, trusted with moving their hugely expensive machinery, repairing their stuff, building security equipment for them - we have a cast iron track record for honesty and integrity. Our security products protect hundreds of millions worth of properties and stock day in and day out. We have free-access to properties containing close to a billion Euro worth of stock, day in and day out, because our Clients know we take our Business Seriously and value trust above all else.

All our Pods will be satellite tracked, all our pods are bolt-shut and security sealed - so once your machine is loaded, there won't be any sticky fingers having "a go" or a fiddle, or unwanted eyes-on until you yourself present to collect it. Our shipping partners operate worldwide and are world-class operators, not fly-by nights. So basically, we're not messers. Pretty much. Our end-aim is 100% Customer satisfaction.
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