Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pram Fix is Moving

Karlisle's Pram Fix division is moving away from the Mascot location. 
It will now be situated at Unit 2 / 16 Resolution Drive, Carringbah. Sydney. 
Ph: (02) 526-8004 from 13th December 2010. Ring to find out opening & closing hours.

Mascot location for Pram Fix is now only open for work that has been completed and awaiting collection. All remaining work must be collected by 8th Decemebr.

Karlisle's will also be spliting the website. Pram Fix will be diverted to its new home on the 13th Dec.

Karlisle's Seat Belts, Child Restraints, Special Needs & Vehicle Modification will remain at 2 Haran St, Mascot. Sydney.  Ph: (02) 9700-9759 or info@karlisles.com.au

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jogger Tyres and Bike Shops

Everyday we are inundated with people that have problems with their inflatable tyres. Well it is not the tyre that is inflated, it is the tube which sits inside the tyre.
Amongst, this problems about 40% have happened due to the pram owner going to a bike shop. There is absolutely nothing wrong taking your pram to a bike shop for flat tyres but remember it is up do you to go prepared.

Do not presume, even for a minute, that just because they know bicycles back the front that they know anything about prams.
The responsibility lies with you, the owner. 

The majority of problems that we see after a pram has been to a bike shop is over inflation of the tube. This usually results in the tube exploding or distorting the tyre &/or rim.Bicycle tubes are inflated to a high psi, this is totally different for pram wheels.

Here are some important facts you will need to know if anyone decides to pump up the tubes (not just bike shops).
Instruct the person what they need to do.

Always refer to your instruction manual.
  • Know how the wheel comes off the axle. Do not allow pins to be removed.
  • Know the maximum psi (air pressure) that your particular tube takes
  • Do not have the tube patched
  • Do not have any puncture foam filler applied
 Remember that tubes are a self fitting part.You just need to know a few basic facts.

If you can not locate your user manual, go to freebabymanuals.com 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Home Safety

Home Safety

Here are  ways to help Baby Proof your home.

1. Install Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors as well as Smoke Detectors. CO Detectors are designed to help prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning. It is best to install them outside all bedrooms. CO detectors are especially important in homes with gas or oil heaters and homes where the garage is attached to a garage.

2. Safety Gates - very important if you have stairs in your home but are also very useful to section off rooms or surround a fireplace. There are so many different styles, you need to know what you need before buying. Also check if your local government has safety laws, if so,check that the model you intend to purchase has been certified. Some information you should know before buying a gate. Make a list, measure the area and know what type of fabrication the gate will be applied to. Will it be used on stairs, doorway or another use? If you are renting, are you allowed to drill into the wall. If you need to pressure mount the gate, make sure you have flat surfaces (both top & bottom) for the gate to apply to. Pressure mounted gates are not recommended to be used at the top of stairs.

3. Locks & Latches - a must in any home with young children. It is worth buying good quality locks for drawers and cupboards. Look for ones that are easy for adults but strong and difficult enough to stop children gaining access.

4. Power Point Covers will help to prevent electrocution. Use the covers on all exposed points in your home and make sure to purchase the type that children can not remove easily.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pneumatic (air-filled) Jogger Tyres

A complete wheel consists of 3 main parts.
Rim - this is the main centre part of the wheel. May be made from metal or plastic. The tyre fits onto the rim.
Tyre - the rubber outer has a tread pattern. This part is what touches the ground. The tube sits inside the tyre.
Tube - holds the air and sits inside the tyre. The tube has a nozzle which protrudes through the rim so you can fill tube with air.

Think of the rim as the centre of the wheel, the tyre is the outer most piece and the tube goes inside the tyre and against the rim.

Dust Cap - is the small black plastic screw cap on the nozzle and is ONLY a dust cap. It does not affect performance or loss of air from tube.

Tubes are the only part that holds the air.

Reasons you may have a flat
  • Thorn, Bindi, Nail or just something sharp no matter how small
  • Over inflation of the tube
  • Pram being idle, unused or stored for a long period of time
  • Loose nozzle
Reasons you may continue to get flats after changing the tube
  • Residue from sharp item is still embedded on the inside of the tyre
  • Over inflation of the new tube
  • Thorn, Bindi, Nail or something sharp
  • Loose nozzle
  • Tube incorrectly fitted
  • Pinching or catching tube when fitting into tyre and onto rim
Patching a tube
Patching has been proven not to work on pram tubes

What tools you should have available
  • Small bicycle tyre lever
  • Air pump with gauge
  • Valve Key
 How to help avoid flats
  • Keep the tubes filled with the correct pressure of air as stated in your user manual
  • Be aware that the smallest of grass or weed thorns are capable of puncturing a tube
  • Do not over inflate
  • Do not leave pram exposed to direct sunlight while it is in the car

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


We are please to bring you our new blog. We hope it will be a place for you to visit each day as we will be listing 
  • lastest information
  • latest product releases
  • product recalls
  • safety announcements
We will also be telling you our findings on how products are used and sometimes it may be hard to hear but child safety is our number 1 concern.