This is a replacement wheel for those people who are unable to obtain a complete wheel unit for their suitcase and are considering changing the wheel alone. Quite often the wheel has worn a flat spot where a stone has wedged itself into the unit making the wheel drag rather than turn as it should.
Unzip the case lining and take a look at the reverse side of the wheel unit. You should be able to see screws, rivets or both.
Un-screw the screws and drill off the rivets (being careful not to heat the rivet too much with the drill, as this will melt the housing).
After completing step 2 the housing should come out of the case easily. You must now examine the axis pin, as it needs to come out. If you are lucky, the pin will be held in with either a grub screw or surclip these come out easily. Other axis pins need drilling out carefully, once again do this without heating up the pin or melting the housing.
Replace the old wheel with the new one and replace the axis pin. If you had to drill out the axis pin, you may need to buy a new one (our product code ohl2185).
Put the unit back into the case. If you had to drill out any rivets, you can simply use a nut and bolt of the correct diameter and size.
I wanted to say a big thankyou. My new Barbour Classic Bedale arrived this morning....what a prompt efficient service.
I chose to purchase from Cox the Saddler because I was well aware that you are an old family business there in Chesham and I knew Chesham well in the 1970s and have fond memories of the place.
I saw your presence on Facebook and your videos on YouTube, but, most of all, I was impressed by the willing advice and help you were giving out as Leathershop Girl on Reddit. That showed me that you really care.
This is my second Bedale jacket. My first is twenty years old and ripped (not worth all the expense of Barbour repairs I fear) but I still keep it for gardening.
All the best to you...I hope that Cox the Saddler will flourish into the future.
D.S. , Devon, October 2023
23 High St, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1BG, England