velospace has one goal: to connect bike enthusiasts
What velospace is About
Necessity is the mother of invention - Plato
During the winter of 2005-2006 I became restless and decided to brainstorm ideas for a project. I looked to my daily routine, the people around me and started to develop some plans.
Social networking, bikes, photos, collaboration and community were all on my mind. I realized that there was a need for a structure, a structure to allow bicyclists to create a community. There had been various forums and photo collection sites that connected bicyclists, but I thought I could do more than that. By combining the best aspects of several different communities, and introducing several new features, I designed and launched velospace.
Over the following months I received excellent advice from many bikers. The site took shape and began to grow. The growth of the site has been amazing. New users, new bikes, new connections and new ideas have all grown exponentially.
Using This Site in General
Rule 1. Don't be a jerk.
Note to Rule 1. velospace is not a place for you to vent about how much you hate bikes, how much you hate certain bikes, how much you hate people who ride certain bikes, how much you wish people who rode certain bikes were dead, and etcetera. If you attempt to use velospace for purposes like these you will be banned.
Rule 2. Only users may contact one another for the sale or trade of bike-related items. No corporate sales. If you are a business and want participate or advertise on velospace contact us. velospace disclaims any and all liability and will not be liable in any way for the outcome of interactions between users.
Rule 3. No profanity in user names or the titles of sales, bikes or comments.
Note to Rule 3. Sales, bikes or comments that have profanity in their names or titles will be edited or deleted outright. velospace is for bikers of all ages and backgrounds.
Rule 4. You spam, you banned. Don't bother trying!
Terms & Conditions of Use
You agree to follow all applicable laws when using this website. You agree you shall not upload or post unlawful, threatening, harmful, obscene, defamatory, adult, pornographic, illegal, fraudulent, or objectionable content, disrupt or attempt to gain unauthorized access to, transmit junk mail, collect information about other users, sell access to the website or the data herein, or distribute in part or whole this website.
You agree that velospace shall not be liable in any way for any injury you incur as a result of the use of this website. You agree and acknowledge that you use this website at your own risk and that any actions you take while using the website are voluntarily assumed.
You agree that all user-generated content, including but not limited to bikes you upload, comments you leave, image or files uploaded, correspondence with its authors, participation in the various features of this website any other form of user-submitted communication with this website is the sole property of the owner of this website. There is no expectation of confidentiality or privacy in any communications you may have with this website.
Remedies for Violations of Rules and Terms & Conditions of Use
Users that violate the rules may have their accounts deactivated or deleted. If your account is deactivated you will see a message on your log-in screen directing you to follow a series of steps to apply for reinstatement of your account.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How can I delete a bike of mine?
A1. Log-in and visit My Stuff, where you will find a [delete] link for each of your bikes.
Q1a. How can I delete my account?
A1a. If you want to have your velospace user account shut down please go for a bike ride and decide if this is what you really want to do, and then send a feedback note with your user name and email address and your account will be deactivated. Accounts are not deleted, but deactivated, so when you change your mind you can start right back where you left off.
Q2. The photos of my bike are messed up, how can I fix them?
A2. Rename and reupload the photos of your bike and the photos will be reset.
Q3. How come I never got my registration email and password after signing up?
A3. Your registration email may be delayed for 5 to 20 minutes, be patient! Step 1: check your Spam/Junk mail folder. Step 2: request a new password. Step 3: send a feedback note with all the details including your username, email address, time of registration, etcetera and someone will check into the registration.
Q4. My password stopped working; I forgot my password; My dog ate my password; I left my password in my other pair of pants; and so on - what can I do?
A4. If you are having password troubles head on over to the request a new password page and get yourself sorted out.
Q5. Why can't I post a sale in the marketplace?
A5. New users must wait 15 days to post sales or want-to-buy ads in the marketplace. Why? To cut down on abuse and fraudulent sales.
We respect your privacy. None of your personal information will be abused.
© 2005-2010 velospace.org. All Rights Reserved.
General Site Policy
velospace disclaims any and all liability arising from the use of this service and furthermore velospace will not be liable in any way for the outcome of interactions between users. As a free service, velospace makes absolutely no warranties, implied or express, as to any level of quality or outcome of any interaction the user has herein whatsoever. Furthermore, by using velospace, in the event that a dispute does arise, you agree that the laws of the State of Illinois applies in all cases, and you further agree to submit to the courts of Cook County in the State of Illinois, or the courts of the Northern District of Illinois, as forum and venue.
Here are links to one-off pages on velospace: Six Pack Capacity Calculator, Adorable Kitten Capacity Caculator, Photo Tips, Snapshot of Friends network, RSS & Syndication, Tagging, Tools
CONTACT via feedback form