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How to install a Roscoe Knee Scooter rear axle (90167)

Posted by Ian Schwab

fixing a bent rear axle on a knee scooter walkerSo your Roscoe Knee scooter’s axle has bent and now it needs to be replaced, but how does it all go together? Well no worries let the experts walk you through how to install your new axle. In our previous blog How to remove the rear axle on a Roscoe Knee Scooter (ROS-KSB) we went over how to remove the rear axle and bearings. So now that we are all at the same place lets start by installing our new axle bearings.

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Topics: Fixing your Knee Walker

How to Remove a Bent Rear Axle on a Knee Scooter

Posted by Ian Schwab

rosce_knee_scooter__bent_axleIf one or both rear wheels on your Knee Scooter have developed a substantial wobble you probably have a bent rear axle. This can be a common problem on the older models of Roscoe Knee Scooter (ROS-KSB). If the axle is bent it is imperative that you discontinue use until the axle has been replaced as extended use with a bent axle will cause the bearings in the frame to fail and could result in injury or reinjury. Recovering on one foot for 4 to 6 weeks is bad enough, no point in extending the recovery period unnecessarily.

 
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Topics: Fixing your Knee Walker

How to fix or repair a Roscoe Gemini Seated Scooter

Posted by Tom Schwab

rsz_gemini_seated_scooter_beauty_shot-resized-600You rely on you car for safe transportation.  When you are recovering on one foot your Seated Scooter might be even more important to get you around.   As with any machine, a car or a modern alternative to crutches, parts will wear out or break.  To keep it running like new eventually something will have to be repaired or replaced. But what is most likely to go first?  What do you look for so you can catch the issue early enough that it doesn’t become a major issue that leaves you stranded on the side of the road or laid up on the couch? Well here are the top 4 repairs we see as technicians every day.

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Topics: Fixing your Knee Walker

How to fix, repair or replace a Roscoe Knee Scooter (ROS-KSB)

Posted by Ian Schwab

How to fix a roscoe knee scooter ROS-KSBAs with any machine your Roscoe Knee Scooter will eventually have parts wear out or break. It’s an unavoidable that eventualy something will have to be repaired or replaced. Keeping your Knee Walker in a safe and stable condition is vital to keeping you off your healing foot, ankle or leg after an injury of surgery. But what part is most likely to wear out first ? What should you look for to catch the issue early enough that it doesn’t become a major issue later on down the road? Well here are the top 5 repairs we see as technicians every day.

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Topics: Fixing your Knee Walker

Converting yourr Roll-a-bout to a Big Wheel All Terrain Knee Walker

Posted by Tom Schwab

AT-500

Do you have a Roll A-Bout turning knee scooter but aren’t quite satisfied with how it handles? The SW-500 turning knee scooter is a great scooter, but like all machines it has its limitations. The solid 8 inch wheels work great around the home or office but what about cruising around town or going to the store? The wheels catch on the thresholds of doors or transitions from hard floors to carpet. Not to mention they grab when they encounter an expiation joint or crack in the side walk. It’s enough to make you a little cautious about going out.

But what can you do about it? Well you could go out and buy a whole new All Terrain Scooter, but that will be $600 on another scooter.  There should be a way to upgrade what you have! Well now there is such a product! Goodbye Crutches, the largest distributor of crutch alternatives in the U.S., now offers an upgrade kit to turn your SS-500 knee scooter into an AT-500 All Terrain Knee Scooter! With larger 12 inch semi pneumatic front wheels and wider 8 inch semi pneumatic rear wheels bumps, cracks and thresholds become much easier to navigate.

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Topics: Fixing your Knee Walker

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