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THe plastic part that connects with the brake cable and has the green teeth on it which meet with the teethe on the wheel has broke. I am looking for that plastic part but bugaboo says I need to buy a new chasis. This is crazy. The chasis is expensive. I know how to remove and replace the part. I just need to find one.

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I agree bugaboo after-sales service is crazy. Try a plastic welder. I've seen amazing repairs done on plastic components I thought where unsalvageable.

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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.

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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!

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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 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.

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Turn the rotor until this hole is facing down. Straight down. Look in the hole with a flashlight. You'll see a Star Wheel.
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I had the same problem. They may have forced the brake handle down rather than using the release button on the side. If this is the case, it may be easily fixed.

You need to unscrew the two screws at the side of the brake handle. The black plastic cover should then come off. If you push the release button, the brake handle component should then come away from the stroller bar. Take note of where the brake cable end sits on the component.

You should notice that half the inside cob wheel have segregated teeth and that should fit into their respective gaps. You may notice that some of the teeth are not aligned. ie some of the teeth are in the section that have no gaps. The problem is that the inside cob is stuck. You will need to use a small headed screwdriver to tease the inside component out.

Do this slowly and be careful to not lose the sping that is inside. Once you have the teased it out, replace the spring and cob back but in the appropriate position (aligning the teeth).

Replace the whole component back on the stroller ensuring that the brake cable end is correctly positioned on the component. This may be a little harder with the spring working properly.

Hopefully this should correct the problem!

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