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    Hack Reccomendations for TiLite's JUNK adjustable caster system

    Hi all

    Those with first generation TiLite Aero T's and similar models who've experienced the impossible task of keeping their casters properly adjusted, what did you to help hold stem from moving off vertical?

    None of my threaded holes align where I can overcompensate and wait for the casters to "adjust" the fork stem themselves via door jams and sidewalk cracks. And of course TiLite's second generation adjustable caster cannot be retrofitted to my chair.

    So far here are some possibilities I have thought of:
    1. Drill through the end of the cylinder "nut" so I could put in a longer bolt that might provide more lateral support/less give.
    • Pros: Not permanent, still adjustable. Con: Might still have same problem

    2. JB Weld the "nut" to its housing
    • Pro: Permanent. Should fix my problem. Con: No longer adjustable. Side note: Have not adjusted rear axle or dump in the 5 years I've had the chair nor do I expect to in the future.

    3. Fix some kind of jam material/shim between the fork stem and the oval opening in the frame (so underneath the caster cap), giving extra resistance to the stem moving backward past vertical.
    • Pro: Maintains adjustability. No permanent modification to chair. Con: Will be labor intensive to make an perfectly sized shim. A malleable shim might not prevent the stem from moving long term.

    4. Have my friend weld the damn thing where it needs to be.
    • Pro: Donezo. Con: 1 shot. Might warp/burn away aluminum/weaken frame mount.


    Any other options I haven't thought of? Thanks for your input
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