Screw You Guys, I’ll Just Do It Myself.
After getting down over the castor rod issue, I was reminded that they are adjustable. So why not dial them in to the shortest I can and still be clear? The result:
It now has 10mm clearance from the front guards. Plenty of thread wound too. Problem solved. Overall looks:
So kiddies remember; don’t trust the man cos the man is lazy.