How we roll.
We are the official South African distributors for Soma Fabrications and The Merry Sales company.
How we work is a little bit different to others, just like the brands we represent, we like it that way.
To keep prices down: all goods are by pre-order only, we don't have an online store and we only bring in product every 2 months.
If you live in Cape Town we recommend you visit our local dealers. They will give you good advice on what frame is best suited to you and will assist you with your build and component choices.
Becoming a dealer.
If you own a bike store and you'd like more information about our products, catalogs and special dealer pricing, please feel free to contact us.
Buying directly from us.
If you're an individual planning to do a custom bicycle build, accessorise or upgrade your current bicycle: visit the Soma Fab Shop, once you have found the items you're interested in, list them in our quote form and we will send you an accurate landed price on any items you may want to buy. Please note that our quoted prices may vary by up to 10% depending on fluctuations in exchange rate and shipping costs during each order.
Our shipment calendar
Order deadline - end of January, Deposit due - Feb 7, Delivery window - Mar 10-15.
Order deadline - end of March, Deposit due - April 7, Delivery window - May 10-15.
Order deadline - end of May, Deposit due - June 7, Delivery window - July 10-15.
Order deadline - end of July, Deposit due - Aug 7, Delivery window - Sept 10-15.
Order deadline - end of September, Deposit due - Oct 7, Delivery window - Nov 10-15.
Order deadline - end of November, Deposit due - Dec 7, Delivery window - Jan 10-15.
Once orders have been placed, a 50% payment needs to be made within 5 working days. The bank details are on the Quotation. Please use your Quotation Reference when paying. We only order the stock once payment is received. Should the deadline be missed, your order will have to be placed on the next order cycle. These deadlines are in place to keep everyone happy and things transparent and new stock flowing in constantly so please understand that it vital for us to keep to these deadlines to keep the whole bigger picture working.
Receiving your goods
It normally takes 2 weeks by air freight once it has been collected by the shippers to arrive in Cape Town. We will notify you of how the order is progressing along the way and expected arrival time.
Full and Final payment will need to be made before handover of the goods is done. All goods need to be paid for in full within one week of arriving. Any late payments will incur a 2% per week handing fee, goods not paid for in full after 6 weeks will be sold to defray costs. Please let us know if you need us to ship the goods to you if you are not collecting in Cape Town and we can get a quote from our shippers to do this. If you are unsure of anything please let us know and we can do our best to help you out or answer your questions.