Introduction: Off Road Stroller Conversion
My family goes out every weekend to a park ,festival or some sort of outdoor event and after 3 kids I got tired of pushing a stroller with little wheels over roots ,rocks and grass .Now its time to get smart, we have bought and garbage picked several strollers and bikes over the years so I had stuff to play with .Now its time to give my daughter a smooth ride. your typical off road stroller costs any where between 150-700 dollars I for one will not spend that much money when I have a workshop full of tools and old bikes and will and ingenuity to build one myself . The whole project will take about two hours if you take your time.
Step 1: One Last Bumpy Ride
What you will need
A stroller with a single wheel on the back that when folded the wheel protrudes
2 front bike tires mine are 16 inch rims
threaded rod 5/8
and a set of wrenches
and some grease
Step 2: Remove the Wheels
Use a screw driver to pop the plastic cap and the c-clips off the axel . Then push the tab and you can remove the axel by pulling up and out . Next insert a piece of conduit the fits between the wheels and push the threaded rod into the conduit and put the clip back in place
Step 3: The Hardest Part
This is the hardest part and I suggest to do it over a bucket or tray because the bearings can fall all over the place it happened to me. With a wrench on either side of the tire remove the nuts from the axel and slowly remove it over something to catch falling bearings . You will have to hold the tire axel in vise grips to get the other nut off .Replace the nuts on the new threaded axel grease the bearings and install the tire on the axel. tighten then tires down .
Step 4: Ready to Roll
its done you have saved hundreds of dollars and it still folds the same its just a little taller now . This project cost me $1.58 in supplies all the parts I have saved form the garbage , kids bikes can be found in the trash nearly every day . The new wheels get over all obstacle we have encountered and even go up and down stairs with ease. Go out and Ride into fun with a new set of wheels .