This bugaboo is 30 months old, It has been bought as second hand but we only had it for 12 months taking a great care of it. However firs the breaks packed up but we managed to fix them and now I am out of nowhere unable to change the position of the handle bar or to fold the pram it seems to be stucked on one side. so we have to carry baby facing forward rather then facing us. It is a great nightmare and I am not sure what to do. Is there anyway one can have a look inside the tubes or could this be some kind of breakage in those round things which i kept moisturised with the silicone spray.???
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Re: Chameleon Chassis-unable to fold the pram
This is a common problem and the answer was a replacement chassis for around £200.00's but I have found the only place in the uk that repairs the handle for a fraction of the price www.buggypitstop.co.uk
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Bugaboo will replace the frame if you're the original owner and it's less then two years old. If not you can buy a new frame for around $400! You will get some of that back in a better resale value. The frame is made of aluminum extrusions riveted into plastic frame members it is possible to reshape the aluminum parts but with out internal reinforcing it will easily bend again. In the UK BuggyPitStop repair frames.
The best advice that I can give is to contat Bugaboo (www.bugaboo.com) who will be able to advise on the cost of a replacement chassis. Alternatively, you can purchase these from eBay most of the time.
Stand behind the folded stroller, ensuring the handle is on the top of the stroller.
Bend down and place your hands on the handle bar, DONT lift the pram, make sure it stays on the floor.
Push the white button on the inside of the left hand side of the handle bar.
Pull both triggers (located inside of the handle bar) toward you and lift the handle up.
Stand up-right, and place your foot onto the bottom of the two axles which you can see in front of you (make sure that you have your foot on the axle which connects the two small swivel wheels).
Whilst you are standing, with your hands on the handle bar and your foot on the axle, push the axle outwards with your foot away from you and slightly upwards. This should open the chassis up-right. Please note that the chassis will appear to be unstable and move, this will stop the minute that you click on your carseat/carrycot or seat unit.
I to had this problem, my problem was i also lost proof of purchase so couldnt get a new chassis, Bugaboo even though the prams havent been out for two years wouldnt replace so i had to try and either fix the pram or buy a new chassis for £235. I then read on the internet about how to remove the rivets on the chassis, you need a rivet gun and a drill the problem was the rubber had broken and fallen way down the pram chassis and if you can replace this with some new rubber the chassis is good to go (just make sure you do this slowly so you can see what part goes back where), you need to buy new rivets as when you remove the old olds these are no longer useable, i am soo happy i tried to fix this, it took me and my sister 1/2 hour and saved me £235 (the price quoted by Bugaboo for a new chassis). Hey hope this helps anyone and saves you having to line Bugaboo pockets, hey theres a clearly a niche in the market as Bugaboo do not have a work shop, they clearly want you to keep spending!!!!