Introduction: Bugaboo Pram - Front Wheel Repair

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Bugaboo prams are fantastically hard wearing but when they do break OEM parts are expensive, and very hard to find.

As you can see this is a fix for a broken axel. The total cost of the repair was about £2.

All the components I've used are M6 - mainly because I had them in my tool box.

2 x bearings (608ZZ 8mm x 22mm X 7mm)
1 x M6 threaded rod
4 x M6 washers
2 x M6 penny washers
2 x M6 A2 domed nuts

The repaired wheel is now back on the pram - I'll report back after the road testing.

Comments

Blazej888 (author)2016-04-19

Wow! Thats was very helpful! Bugaboo front wheels fixed. Thank you Matt Byrne.

jamonjamon (author)2012-11-15

Hi,good job. How did you dismantle the axel? mine is blocked! many thanks.

mcampagnoli (author)jamonjamon2016-01-28

I had a lot of problems removing the axel, lot of corrosion there, I bent the plastic till the axel went out, luckily is quite flexible. I was even considering to use a saw to cut it, but this time brute force worked for me.

matt byrne (author)jamonjamon2012-11-26

The axel is held in place by the two end caps, if you prise one of these off (with a flat bladed screwdriver) you can pull everything apart.

When I removed the cap it did get quite mangled, so don't bank on reusing it. ;)

ddenny4 (author)matt byrne2014-04-24

I got the same Problem as jamonjamon has. I dismantled the cap on one side but cannot pull the axle out of the wheel. Used a Lot of anti corrosion spray now. But the same Problem.

mcampagnoli made it! (author)2016-01-26

Great improvement, now its much easier to clean.
I used my ABEC7 rings from the skateboard :D

Arlestron (author)2013-06-26

Are there any bearings that fit better or precise? Or should I use another, bigger rod?

Arlestron (author)2013-06-26

Hi, how did this repair work out? The threaded rod is smaller than the bearings. Is this a problem?

matt byrne (author)Arlestron2013-06-26

Hi Arlestron,

The wheel is still going strong.

With hindsight I should have got a bearing that fitted the threaded rod more snugly, but really, it hasn't made a noticeable difference.

M.

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