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Brake(?) rubbing on left big wheel when not on level surface or turning

My bugaboo rubs and makes noise on the left tire when I am pushing it leftward or when the pavement is uneven and slopes leftward. HELP!

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The same thing happened to mine. I had a good look at what was going on and decided that the length of brake chord is ever so slightly too short. Even with the brake cable adjuster as far "down" as it can go, the chord brings the brake shoe up too close to the wheel making the "raspberry noise" on the left. I got my brand new bugaboo suspiciously cheap and am now wondering whether perhaps it was a factory second because of the short chord.
Anyway, after a bit of tinkering the problem has been almost eradicated, it now only makes the rude noise on the tightest of turns.
1) First, ensure the brake cable adjuster is as far down as possible by rotating it clockwise until you can rotate no further. It can be a bit fiddly so try taking the right big wheel off to get better access to the adjuster.
If the adjuster was not at the bottom before then put the wheel back on and give it another go - it might now work!
2) if not, turn the chassis upside down and identify the thinner cross-bar, just above the "big wheel" axle. You should be able to see 2 screws, one at either end of the bar.
Unscrew the screw at the opposite end of the bar to the brake cable. Now, GENTLY pull the brake at the same end( the green nobbly bit)upwards, towards you whilst re-tightening the screw you've just removed. Only release the little bit of tension on the brakes once the screw is fully tightened.
This step might seem a bit pointless, as it appears that you unscrew a screw, then do it straight back up. Fair point but that tiny bit of flex in the brake/crossbar assembly made all the difference to ours!
I do hope this helps - I really think there is a bit of a design fault here as ideally the adjuster should be set in the middle of the range so that adjustments can be made either side of the neutral. Mine is right on the lower limit and hence has no further room for adjustment. Unless of course it is, as I say, a factory second!! Sorry if I've gone all technical.
Good luck!

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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I have had the same problem on our Bugaboo for some time and decided to have a tinker tonight. What I found was that I had the brake adjusted in too far such that the left sho was rubbing and the brake handle locked at the first click rather than going through to the second lock point.
This resulted in a noisy left wheel and an uneven brake that didn't lock properly.

On my Bugaboo I was able to solve the problem simply by winding out the brake so that there was enough travel in the brake lever to make it to the second locking point.

To do this you need to take some of the spring tension off the brake cable (use your hand on the brake block) and then turn the locking nut anti-clockwise up the thread until the brake lever is able to move far enough to make the second click point .

I hope this helps.

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Hiya i have the same problem......dont know what to do with it as i bought it second hand...

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