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Maclaren Twin Techno bent frame
The Maclaren umbrella strollers are made to be as light as possible, often using a thin-wall aluminium tubing which is very vulnerable to bending where it is drilled to attach things to - the points where rivets and suchlike are placed are downright weak and unless great care is used and you have a lot of luck attempting to straighten a bend results in fracturing the tube.
In the case of a fracture all is not lost and repairs can be made. After some gentle reshaping the break can either have a splint or sleeve fitted or because it is a tube an insert could be used to bridge the break, or both methods for a really strong repair.
Such a repair that is well executed and a good adhesive used can be stronger than before. Professionals that repair baby buggies and carriages are few and far between and expensive but the task is within the scope of any good handyman that collects odd bits of tubing "in case they come in handy one day".
Almost everyone knows someone like that or should know them...
2 days ago
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