Making a purchase through the VeloSolo website is simple and secure. Please see below for our terms and conditions (please note: maximum shipping charged within the UK mainland is £5.95; full details below). All orders are packed with great care and (if placed by 1pm) are dispatched the very same working day wherever possible - order a cog or spacer kit in the UK on Tuesday morning and it will normally be through your letterbox on Wednesday morning.
Prior to establishing the VeloSolo website in 2007 we have conducted business on eBay for ten years dispatching thousands of items to more than 60 countries all around the world. We pride ourselves on the very highest levels of service and back-up. Please check our feedback as ebay sellers or see the 'about' page above.
If you prefer, many products listed on the website are also available in our eBay shop. However, due to ever rising eBay fees we are able to offer many items at lower cost (list price or lower shipping) here at the website.
If you are looking for ex-demo or shop-soiled parts at reduced prices please check the samples page for more.
Shopping on this website is conducted through Paypal's secure system. You do not need a Paypal account to use this system, simply a credit or debit card. If you are in the UK and you prefer to make payment via bank transfer please email and we send full details. Please note: for all destinations the maximum payment we can accept via Paypal is £250. For larger orders please contact us to arrange payment via bank transfer.
Following every transaction we always send a personal acknowledgement email to the buyer's registered Paypal email address detailing dispatch time and any shipping refund due or query with your order. Please check your spam folder and webmail if you have not received this email. We personally check every order - if you order bars and a stem that do not fit together or the wrong brake cables for a set of levers we will email and check with you.
Paypal's basic shopping cart will rack up the postage excessively (especially in the UK) - don't worry! - most orders of two or more items from all destinations will receive a combined shipping refund shortly after the transaction is completed via a manual Paypal refund. For example, UK shipping for a DXR cog and SS spacer kit is refunded down to £2.90 not £3.90 as charged via the cart (maximum shipping charged within the UK mainland is £5.95 with most orders shipping for much less than this).
Shipping address: Please note; under Paypal payment terms and conditions we can only ship an order to the buyer's registered address on their Paypal account or the address entered when placing an order. We cannot send goods to a different address notified by email or similar.
All website prices are in UK £s. (£1 = $1.50 or €1.15 approx). Shipping costs shown are for Royal Mail First Class Post within the mainland UK (larger orders sent via DHL) together with EU and WORLD (USA, Canada, Aus, NZ, Japan, China etc) airmail shipping costs in brackets. Please see note below for international orders.
IMPORTANT NOTE: for orders from outside the UK*. Paypal's basic shopping cart does not calculate international shipping. Shipping for the UK will automatically be added but if buying from outside the UK please add the extra shipping required via 'shipping units' at the bottom of each shop page. For example, a cog costs £14.95 and UK shipping at £1.95 will be included. For delivery outside the UK shipping is £3.95 (£2.00 extra) so if you purchase a cog from Europe or USA etc you will also need to purchase 1 x £2.00 shipping units. If unsure, simply place the order as required and we will advise of any additional shipping required.
Important update for international customers: January 2012:: Royal Mail have announced that alongside huge increases in pricing they will also no longer pay compensation for lost parcels both within the UK and worldwide. Consequently orders of a certain value sent outside the UK may be subject to an additional shipping cost (approx £6) on top of normal international shipping for tracking and insurance to cover against losses.
If you would like an exact quote for shipping or alternatively a Paypal invoice sent before making a purchase please email and we will be happy to help. We ship every day to various countries around the world. Airmail shipping time to Europe is normally around a week, US and other non European countries normally one to two weeks but please see dispatch email following your order for up to date delivery times.
Customers in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, South America, South Africa, Bulgaria, Lithuania etc *: The postal systems of these countries suffer from an ever increasing number of delayed or lost packages totally beyond our control. Following a number of problems we regret that orders sent to these destinations of any value will be subject to an additional shipping charge (approximately £6) on top of normal international shipping to cover tracking and insurance. We are also now advising customers in these locations that they should allow ONE MONTH for deliveries rather than the usual one to two weeks or so. *Please note: this charge may also apply to other destinations at our discretion.
Customs and Import Duties: Goods imported to your country from the UK may be subject to local import tax or duty. Please ensure you are aware of these taxes. Typically these charges (if applicable) will be handled by your local shipping service but they are not extra shipping charges. VeloSolo Ltd cannot falsify customs declarations.
We will always deal with our customers and fellow cyclists promptly and courteously. If an item should fail to meet your expectations, please return it unused in the original packaging within 10 days and we will refund without question (shipping costs are not included). Please email before sending and return items by registered post - we cannot be responsible for lost returned packages! Returns received without emailing us first or in non-saleable condition may be subject to a surcharge. Items sent with free or subsidised postage and subsequently returned will have shipping deducted at cost prices. Please note: returns are processed in bulk so please allow 10 working days from VeloSolo receiving the returned parcel for the refund to be processed. If you have any other issues or problems with an order please email - we will sort it out to your satisfaction.
We dispatch hundreds of orders around the world every week and the vast majority arrive safely and on time. Unfortunately, once parcels enter the postal system they are beyond our control and we must rely on Royal Mail and other carrier companies to deliver our goods. In a tiny number of cases parcels may be severely delayed or lost. Royal Mail (RM) insists that the procedures for making a postal claim are strictly adhered to. They will not consider an item lost and accept a claim until 15 working days (UK) and 25 days (International) after the item(s) was dispatched. In most cases a parcel thought lost is being held at the local postal sorting office or with customs. If a parcel appears delayed or lost please check it is not with your local postal depot on account of a failure to deliver - normally a card should come through your letterbox but this does not always happen.
We understand a delayed or lost order is very inconvenient for the customer and in some cases we may be able to re-send the order before this date. However, we must make a claim for loss and as part of this RM will write to the customer requesting that they confirm the original order was not delivered. When this letter is received please be sure to reply as they will not process the claim without it. We will also ask you to email us after 15 working days (UK) to confirm again that the item still has not been delivered. We sincerely regret the inconvenience that occurs with a delay or non-delivery due to RM. Sadly we are at their mercy and must now observe this procedure following a number of recent claims refused by RM where the customer has not confirmed in writing that an order was not received and we had already re-sent the order.
Thank you from VeloSolo.
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