You will need a wheelchair footrest replacement to use the FreeWheel attachment if the current footrest of your wheelchair is unsuitable. There are 100’s of different makes and models of wheelchairs, and as a result, a wide variety of footrest types. The FreeWheel attachment fits the majority, but unfortunately there a few that are just not suitable or safe to use a FreeWheel with.
However, the good news is that we can supply a universal footrest, available exclusively from Invictus Active.
Why do I need a wheelchair footrest replacement?
To use the FreeWheel attachment safely it must be correctly connected to your wheelchair. If your current footrest has a plate, a swing away, or an overhang the FreeWheel locking mechanism will not work. You will need to change to the universal wheelchair footrest replacement if you use a Quickie Argon or the Helium, among others. Both these two wheelchairs have a very thin plate which hangs over the front and is attached to just a single bar. These footrests have neither the strength nor the form suitable to attach a FreeWheel. Even if your footrest is compatible you might still want to change to a universal wheelchair footrest replacement to avoid damaging your original footrest.
Your wheelchair footrest replacement is strong and sturdy to safely support the FreeWheel when you take it across difficult terrains. Additionally, it is specifically made to exactly fit the attachment to provide the maximum strength and security.
How do I order?
To make sure that we send you the correct size of footrest to fit your chair we will need you to make a couple of simple measurements. You must take the inside measurement between the two downward tubes just below where they enter into the frame. This is measurement A. Also you need to measure the distance from where the footrest enters into your frame down to where the horizontal bar runs across at the bottom. This is measurement B. With these two measurements we will be able to send you a universal footrest replacement that slips straight into your frame when you remove the old one.
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Easy to fit and replace
It is very easy to replace your existing footrest as you simply slide it out of your frame and insert your new footrest supplied by us. You will then need to adjust the pitch and the height from the floor. Next, tighten down hard the four screws with an Allen key. You need to tighten the grub screws down as hard as you can. They should bite into the metal tube to ensure a firm attachment. You may need to use an extension tube or a spanner to get sufficient leverage to tighten them to the max.
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Once installed, if you like, you can send us some photos so we can check that everything is correctly adjusted and ready to attach your FreeWheel to.
Custom-made replacement footrest
This footrest is tubular, but if you would prefer a plate we can custom-craft one that the FreeWheel will attach to. Please contact us to find full details and price.
Get ready to enjoy the many benefits of the FreeWheel by ordering your wheelchair footrest replacement today. If you order it with your FreeWheel you will even get a discount.