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Bugaboo don't sell any brake parts they claim it's for safety reasons google buggypitsop for UK or Karlisle's for Australia and strollerspa for USA. I use to have a good tip section on this site but they mixed up or lost all my photos. I now have a face book page called bugaboo repair guy check it out.www.facebook.com/BugabooRepairGuy

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SOURCE: Bugaboo Cameleon Fitting a replacement brake shoe

take it to www.buggypitstop.co.uk they will be able to repair it for you and they sell new or second hand spare parts.

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Im trying to fit a new break cable to my bugaboo cameleon


They are a tricky thing to fit. First fit top cable this involves taking the two screws out and having the lever, spring and lock button all pop out. Cable is easy to fit now but a bit fiddly putting back together. Make sure cable stays in its groove around the lever base. Now fit bottom end of cable to the brake shoe. It is easier to do if you take the bolt holding the spring off first. You'll see the slot in the shoe for the cable you have to fit the cable almost 180 degrees from it's usual position then turn back to usual position. Now fit spring back , pull cable adjuster up past the bracket that holds and then slip cable though slot. Finally clip rest of cable to its frame clips than adjust.

Nov 26, 2011 | Bugaboo 'Cameleon' Stroller

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HOW TO FIX A BUGABOO BRAKE



A bugaboo brake fault can be caused by any one of the three parts that make up the brake system.

1/ The cable and cable adjustment screw.
2/ The brake lever assembly.
3/ The brake shoe assembly.

I've listed the three parts in the order of most likely to cause your brake problem. First I'll give a quick over view of how the brake should work then we'll look at the 3 parts in more detail.

Lifting the brake lever up pulls up on the brake cable, a ratchet in the lever keeps any tension until you press the release button in the centre of the lever. The cable pulls up on a toothed brake shoe and via a connecting axle a matching brake shoe on the other side, these brake shoes engage a set of matching teeth on the inside rims of the rear wheels thus locking the wheels. A spring on the cable side brake shoe disengages the brake shoes when the release button disengages the ratchet in the brake lever. This is a simple system with most parts in plain view so you can see the operation of all parts except the ratchet inside the lever.

1/ The brake cable is the most likely cause of most brake problems. Like all cables they can stretch, stick and snap. If the brake lever seems to work OK but the breaks don't hold very well try adjusting the cable tension by winding out the cable adjustment screw at the bottom of the cable thus taking up any slack and bringing the brake shoes up tighter into the wheel rims. A sticky or broken cable should be obvious by observing the brake action as you pull and release the brake lever. Run some sewing machine or 3 in 1 oil down the inner cable wire if it's sticky. If broken you can make a new cable yourself. You will need a mountain bike cable a solder less nipple and 75 cm of outer cable if yours is damaged. My local bike shop sells these parts for $10.50 they have to order in the nipples. You can reuse the cable adjuster my local bike shop can get them for a $1 each!macnutz_32.jpg

The Bugaboo has an odd double nipple design. Your replacement cable will only have one end the same as the Bugaboo. The other end will be either bare or have the pear style nipple. This you would cut off. Using the old cable as your guide, you cut the new outer cable to 75 cm and fit the ferrules supplied with the kit. The matching nipple will be the top (lever) end of the cable, reuse the old adjuster and slip it on to the bottom end followed by the solder less nipple. Set the nipple 89 cm from its opposite. Depending on the cable and nipple you buy you may need to drill the plastic parts out to ease the fit I also cut the screw head off to get a better finish some nipples come with internal grub screws.
If this sounds to complicated just print this out and give it to your local bike shop. Here's one I made all ready to go!
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2/ The brake lever assembly is made up of the lever, a release button, a small compression spring and the outer bracket that holds it all on the handle. The bracket also holds the left handle release button. The most common problem is the ratchet fails to hold and this is a safety issue as it can fail quite suddenly!
Before reading any further have you ever lubricated you brake lever? If not do so I have quite a few brake lever faults come to me that are just sticky buttons. Use a silicone spray not WD40. Now back to real brake problems.
Either the small compression spring has broken (unlikely) the screws holding the assembly loosen (hopefully) or the teeth on the button and outer bracket have worn down (most likely). Try first to tighten the two screws, if that does not help take the two screws out. It's a simple mechanism the button sits inside the lever it can move in and out of the lever but can't turn as it has splines that lock it to the lever. A compression spring pushes the top outer edge of the button against the inner side of the bracket; they both have serrated teeth that lock them together. The raised centre of the button protrudes though the bracket. Pushing on the center of the button disengages the interlocking teeth of the ratchet. The compression spring can be found in most hardware stores, worn ratchet teeth can be reshaped with a rotary modeling tool like the Demel.

3/ If the Brake shoes are the problem it will be obvious,broken expansion springs are easily replaced, stripped threads on the cable adjuster can be sorted at your local bike shop and broken parts either repaired by a plastic welder / bumper repair shop or replaced with parts from a salvaged frame.
The most common problem is one shoe engaging before the other (usually the one opposite the brake lever) this is caused by the aluminum connecting shaft getting a slight twist in it. Remove the wheels, take the screw out of the connecting shaft of the shoe that engages first. Lever the shoe out of the aluminum shaft with a large screw driver. Chisel the alignment splines off. refit shoe but don't put the screw in yet. Refit wheels, now put the brake on and check that both wheels now lock up. While brake is still on fit screw back drilling a new hole if necessary, Release brake and adjust brake cable so break shoes just clear the wheel rims, Check brake operation if you find you cant get the lever to a suitable lock position back the cable off a bit more and try again,

on Jan 14, 2011 | Bugaboo Cameleon Jogger

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Hi! The brake on my bugaboo won't stay in


A bugaboo brake fault can be caused by any one of the three parts that make up the brake system.

1/ The cable and cable adjustment screw.
2/ The brake lever assembly.
3/ The brake shoe assembly.

I've listed the three parts in the order of most likely to cause your brake problem. First I'll give a quick over view of how the brake should work then we'll look at the 3 parts in more detail.

Lifting the brake lever up pulls up on the brake cable, a ratchet in the lever keeps any tension until you press the release button in the centre of the lever. The cable pulls up on a toothed brake shoe and via a connecting axle a matching brake shoe on the other side, these brake shoes engage a set of matching teeth on the inside rims of the rear wheels thus locking the wheels.A spring on the cable side brake shoe disengages the brake shoes when the release button disengages the ratchet in the brake lever.This is a simple system with most parts in plain view so you can see the operation of all parts except the ratchet inside the lever.

1/ The brake cable is the most likely cause of most brake problems.Like all cables they can stretch, stick and snap.If the brake lever seems to work OK but the breaks don't hold very well try adjusting the cable tension by winding out the cable adjustment screw at the bottom of the cable thus taking up any slack and bringing the brake shoes up tighter into the wheel rims.A sticky or broken cable should be obvious by observing the brake action as you pull and release the brake lever.Run some sewing machine or 3 in 1 oil down the inner cable wire if it's sticky. If broken you can make anew cable yourself. You will need a universal bicycle brake cable kit and a solder less nipple.
macnutz_20.jpgmacnutz_21.jpgThe Bugaboo has an odd double nipple design. Your replacement cable will only have one end the same as the Bugaboo.The other end will be either bare or have the pear style nipple.This you would cut off.Using the old cable as your guide, you cut the new outer cable to 75 cm and fit the ferrules supplied with the kit. The matching nipple will be the top (lever) end of the cable, reuse the old adjuster and slip it on to the bottom end followed by the solder less nipple.Set the nipple 89 cm from its opposite.Depending on the cable and nipple you buy you may need to drill the plastic parts out to ease the fit.If this sounds to complicated just print this out and give it to your local bike shop.

2/ The brake lever assembly is made up of the lever, a release button, a small compression spring and the outer bracket that holds it all on the handle. The bracket also holds the left handle release button.The most common problem is the ratchet fails to hold and this is a safety issue as it can fail quite suddenly!Either the small compression spring has broken (unlikely) the screws holding the assembly loosen (hopefully) or the teeth on the button and outer bracket have worn down (most likely).Try first to tighten the two screws, if that does not help take the two screws out.It's a simple mechanism the button sits inside the lever it can move in and out of the lever but can't turn as it has splines that lock it to the lever.A compression spring pushes the top outer edge of the button against the inner side of the bracket; they both have serrated teeth that lock them together. The raised centre of the button protrudes though the bracket.Pushing on the center of the button disengages the interlocking teeth of the ratchet. The compression spring can be found in most hardware stores, worn ratchet teeth can be reshaped with a rotary modeling tool like the Demel.

3/ If the Brake shoes are the problem it will be obvious,broken expansion springs are easily replaced, stripped threads on the cable adjuster can be sorted at your local bike shop and broken parts either repaired by a plastic welder / bumper repair shop or replaced with parts from a salvaged frame. The most common problem is one shoe engaging before the other. Take the screw out of the connecting shaft of the shoe that engages first adjust shoe to match other side and drill a new screw hole.

Jun 29, 2011 | Bugaboo Baby Gear

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One wheel doesnt seem to brake when i put the lever on. it slips and makes a rattle sound. the other side catches on the wheel no problem


This is a common problem with the bugaboo's The brakes use a toothed brake shoe to fit in to a toothed inner rim, What happens is one shoe seems to alway fit into the toothed rim but while the other side always hits the top of the teeth causing the shoes and connecting rod to twist. Eventually you get the problem you describe. The brakes shoes are interconnected by an aluminum rod. The shoes have two splines that fit into slots in the rod and a phillips screw to lock them in. First try taking the back wheels off and getting a strong man to hold the shoe that doest lock while pulling the one that does back in to alignment. This quite often works. If the twist is to much I remove one shoe cut off the splines turn the shoe to align with the other shoe then drill a new hole for the locking screw.

May 22, 2011 | Bugaboo 'Cameleon' Stroller

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The brakes and handle on my bugaboo doesnt work the handle does stay still it slides down when im holding it and the brakes work when they want to


Problem 1/ The handle extension lever is held in by the pin it pivots on, cut the tip of a smaller size nail and use it to tap out the pin. There should be a rubber block and a matching steel shim under the lever. The lever pushes on the shim and the shim on to the rubber block jamming it against the handle. The steel shim is the usual problem. it slips out. Open the other side and use that shim to get a copy cut. A piece cut out of a tin can could work.
Problem 2/ This may sound strange but the best thing to do with the Bugaboo brake system is to lubricate it with silicon spray. Both the lever and the cable. The bugaboo does not use friction to brake with but the engagement of teeth. Ratchet teeth in the lever and brake shoe teeth into the wheel hub teeth at the wheels. Lubrication won't effect braking but wear on those teeth will!

Dec 28, 2010 | Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller

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When mobile wheel sounds like bearings have gone makeing a clicking sound when pushing,brake is'nt working pram is pulling to one side need to no if can be repaired.


Sounds like the brake is the problem. First unclip and remove the rear wheels. If you don't have the user manual you can get a copy at www.bugaboo.com but it's just a spring clip holding the wheel in. Holding the stub axel spin each wheel with your hand to check they spin freely. If not wash in warm water then spray with silicon spray. Now check the movement of the brake system. Spray the lever cable and brake shoes with the silicon spray. Lubricant does not effect the brakes as it works using teeth not friction. But wear will damage your brake by rounding off the teeth. Fit wheels back on and adjust the brake cable with the small screw at the bottom of the cable so shoes clear the wheel teeth in the brake off position.

Nov 04, 2010 | Bugaboo Cameleon Jogger

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Cameleon Jogger Stroller: The brake cable has snapped on my Bugaboo Cameleon...


You should contact www.buggypitstop.co.uk they are the only company I know that sells bugaboo spare parts like brake cables and levers.

May 18, 2010 | Bugaboo Cameleon Jogger

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Brake doesn't work on bugaboo pushchair


You can have it fixed @ www.buggypitstop.co.uk thay fix bugaboo's and sell spare parts.

Nov 15, 2009 | Bugaboo Cameleon Jogger

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Bugaboo Cameleon Fitting a replacement brake shoe


take it to www.buggypitstop.co.uk they will be able to repair it for you and they sell new or second hand spare parts.

Mar 05, 2009 | Bugaboo Cameleon Jogger

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Bugaboo brake pad is not aligned with wheel


CONTACT BUGABOO

PHONE: 1-800-460-2922
E MAIL: service@us.bugaboo.com
WEB SITE: WWW.BUGABOO.COM

Mar 29, 2008 | Bugaboo Cameleon Jogger

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