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Tips & Advice

below are tips and advice based on questions asked by customers

Front Wheel


Wobbles !
  • check fully mounted - listen for the 'click'
  • check tyre side - lift wheel from ground and spin, view from the side. If rotating unevenly then deflate and reposition wheel rim central to the tyre
  • check tyre front - lift wheel from ground and spin, view from the front. If 'lumpy' then deflate and remount tyre around inner tube (might also be over inflation, max 20psi)
  • check suspension - lift wheel from ground flex suspension is it smooth and responsive ? clean off any grime
  • check front wheel mounting pin - it is rock solid in the plastic front fork, should not be able to move or rotate.
  • check front wheel mounting pin - clean to remove dirt & grime
  • check frame location (where the front wheel mounts into) - insert little finger to feel mounting bearing check for excessive grease (could be failed bearing). Rotate bearing should be smooth any 'graunching' could be failed bearing)
  • check frame location (where the front wheel mounts into) - clean thorougly with warm soapy water to remove built up dirt and grime (increases friction so wheel can under/oversteer causing oscillation)
  • check rear wheels - evenly inflated and when spun are both centred and non lumpy
  • DO NOT - apply WD40 or other de-greasant as can destroy grease in bearing


Won't Lock under pushchair !
  • check operating lever side handlebar - verify tension when operated (cable attached)
  • check locking rod - remove front wheel, invert pushchair apply locking lever and pour hot water over and into locking rod hole (may dissolve any congealed grit/sand blocking operation) if this fails try WD40

Rear Drum Brake


Brakes Always On
  • check cable location at operating lever - cable sleeve must be INSIDE knurled nut by handle if pulled out of nut and resting on the edge the brake will be applied

Uneven Braking Left & Right
  • check cable location at wheel - cable sleeve must be INSIDE knurled nut by wheel if pulled out of nut and resting on the edge this side will brake harder
  • check adjustment at wheel - cable enters brake by a knurled nut by the wheel undo the nut to increase the braking on that wheel

Inadequate Braking Both Sides
  • check adjustment at operating lever - cable enters brake by a knurled nut by the operating lever undo the nut to increase the braking on both wheels

Parking Brake


Brake Not working

check brake rods - remove wheels and apply brake lever if a brake rod does not move out it is likely there is dirt/grit/grime inside the mechanism.
  • A - Turn pushchair on it's side and pour hot water slowly over brake rod hole (congealed particles should dissolve and rod be released).
  • B - If this does not work try WD40.
  • C - If this does not work is there enough of the brake rod showing to grip it with pliers ? if so then grip and rotate (do not pull) to grind the particles free.

Note once released try to flush through with water to remove particles.

Seat Harness


Not Long Enough
  • check height position on seat back- if too low the harness length will be consumed going up and over the shoulder.
  • check seated posture - if child is slouching then the crotch strap will be shortened.
  • check length adjustment of straps - start with crotch strap, then waist straps, the shoulder straps.
  • check shoulder straps - remove strap covers to reveal full potential length of strap.

Car Seat


Adaptor Not Secure
  • check adaptor fit into universal mount - have you correctlly fitted left adaptor into left side and right adaptor into right side.
  • check adaptor fit into universal mount - needs to be fully in, verify elasticated fabric not in the way. Is the grey release button in the locked position ?
  • check car seat is fully located onto the adaptor - should not be able to remove the carrycot without operating the release triggers

Carrycot


Carrycot Not Secure
  • check adaptor fit into universal mount - have you correctlly fitted left adaptor into left side and right adaptor into right side.
  • check adaptor fit into universal mount - needs to be fully in, verify elasticated fabric not in the way. Is the grey release button in the locked position ?
  • check carrycot is fully located onto the adaptor - should not be able to remove the carrycot without operating the release triggers
  • check angle of reclined seat - adjust to touch the carrycot end, this will reduce movement

Sun Canopy


Too Low for an older child
  • remove seat support board - the seat base contains a support board to improve posture for a new born, remove this board to allow seat fabric to deflect down under an older child's weight thereby increasing headroom

Seat


Bouncy ride on rough ground
  • remove seat support board - the seat base contains a support board to improve posture for a new born, remove this board to allow seat fabric to cradle the child in a hammock absorbing shocks and jolts

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