Tips & AdviceBased on customer troubleshooting questions we have received.
Veers in one direction
Difficult to steer
Most likely cause is that the front wheel is not correctly mounted in the front forks, so it is not pointing straight forwards.
To solve this:
- tip the pushchair back onto its handle
- loosen the front wheel clamp
- move the axle to the back of the front fork on both sides
- re-tighten the clamp but making sure that the axle position does not move
Important A pushchair will naturally veer if the handle is held off centre (you are in effect steering it) or due to the camber on a road surface. Veering will be most apparent on a smooth surface it is commonly masked when the pushchair is used on the rougher surfaces it is designed for.
The wheels have super thick heavy duty thorn resistant inner tubes which are far superior to ordinary bicycle inner tubes. They significantly reduce punctures but they are still possible.
You can either patch repair the puncture, just as you would with a bike, or replace the inner tube.
Whichever option you choose we recommend that before you remove the inner tube you mark on the tyre the position of the valve. Then when you test the inner tube to find the puncture if the hole is say 6" from the valve you will know where on the tyre to look for and remove the cause of the puncture, e.g. a thorn.
If you have the work done by a bike shop then make sure you get them to remove the cause of the puncture, otherwise they will get repeat business.
If you choose to replace the inner tube DO NOT fit standard bike inner tubes because these are much thinner and will suffer regular punctures.
Valve Chopped Off
It is important to maintain tyre pressure at around 40psi especially if the occupant is heavy. If tyre pressure falls too low then the wheel can rotate independent of the tyre and the inner tube valve is chopped off.
This is obviously not repairable, the inner tube will need to be replaced (see information above).