Bugaboo Pram - Front Wheel Repair

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Introduction: Bugaboo Pram - Front Wheel Repair

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.

1 Person Made This Project!

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9 Comments

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greenbluemaroon
greenbluemaroon

1 year ago

Thanks Matt for the Instructable! Fixed today!

In terms of the axel, ended up having to cut it off with a hacksaw - one of the bearings was fused to the axel and the other bearing was without any metal balls! No amount of WD40 would release the fused bearing.

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Blazej888
Blazej888

5 years ago

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

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jamonjamon
jamonjamon

8 years ago on Introduction

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

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mcampagnoli
mcampagnoli

Reply 5 years ago

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.

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matt byrne
matt byrne

Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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. ;)

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ddenny4
ddenny4

Reply 7 years ago

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.

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Arlestron
Arlestron

7 years ago on Introduction

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

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Arlestron
Arlestron

7 years ago on Introduction

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

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matt byrne
matt byrne

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

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.