Lowepro X200 Wheel Replacement

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Love your Lowepro x200 camera bag as much as I do? Did one of your wheels have a blow out like mine did? Were you just as sad to learn that there aren’t replacement parts for this product? I did some searching online and found a few spots for the wheel repair and thought I could at least attempt to repair my broken wheel instead of shelling out almost $400 for a new rolling camera bag. I travel a lot for weddings and this bag fits perfectly in the over-head bins stuffed to the max with my photography gear. I really didn’t want to part ways with it just yet. With the help of my handy husband, we gave this gal some sparkly new wheels. Of course, you can opt for the ones that best fit your personality … I found some that light up and with glitter. Pimp your bag however you’d like 😉

 

Here’s what you will need:

Hex Tool (we used the Husky brand, but they all do the same thing)

Inline Skate Wheels – 80mm (I bought an 8 pack for sharing or in case I had another blow out!)

Bearings (these also came in a handy 8 pack)

The axle spacer from the existing Lowepro wheel

Pliers and a flat head screwdriver

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First, we removed the old wheel. Be sure to keep the screw. You’ll need that for the new wheel. lowepro-x200-wheel-replacement-03

Pry out the old bearing so you can get to the axle spacer.

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Put the new bearing in the new wheel and the existing spacer on the inner side of the new wheel. lowepro-x200-wheel-replacement-05

It will look like this (inside is facing up).lowepro-x200-wheel-replacement-06lowepro-x200-wheel-replacement-07

Screw on the new wheel, and viola … Total cost of this project was about $40 with shipping and tax. Best part, I get to continue to use that awesome bag!!lowepro-x200-wheel-replacement-08 lowepro-x200-wheel-replacement-09

  • Ping said:

    Hello!

    Just Googling and found your blog.
    My Lowepro Pro Runner x450 wheel also blow out Sep 12, 2014 and I'm looking the way to replacement this thing until I bump to this blog.

    Thank you.
    Ping

    • I've purchased a LowePro ProRoller x200 in Kuwait. Unfortunately, one wheel of the trolly bag got damaged within just 3 month.i've been trying to fix it since then but the parts were not available in Kuwait. It would be great if you can let me know how To find the part. If you can send the parts, that would be great. Awaiting your response.

  • Ping said:

    Hello! Just Googling and found your blog.
    My Lowepro Pro Runner x450 wheel also blow out Sep 12, 2014 and I'm looking the way to replacement this thing until I bump to this blog.

  • Marco Spelten said:

    Thank you very much for this tip. I will do exactly as you said to replace a wheel!

  • Thanks for this post. It was exactly what I was looking for to fix my Lowe pro bag. When I unscrewed one of the wheels I found that the internal thread had knocked out of place, so I glued the bearings to the plastic hole using epoxy resin and it seems to be just fine. Thanks for the instructions!

  • Courtney Keating said:

    Thanks so much for this info!!
    I actually used the existing bearings with the new wheels. You need to leave the bolt a little loose, but appears to work OK.

  • Thanks for this. Here in sydney australia i was also looking for wheel replacement on my lowepro 150 roller bag which like yourself i love! have ordered new wheel replacement from e bay

  • MIGUEL G. ORIAS JR. said:

    Thanks for the tips

    I really need a new replacement for my lowe pro old bad wheels, the rubber on my wheels are completely worn out

  • James said:

    Great tip thank you for taking the time to create this!

  • Michael said:

    Well, I tried this but the nut inside the axel case came loose and is sitting inside and I can't get the bolt threads to catch in the nut. Of course the whole wheel unit is riveted and glued with planned obsolescence. Any ideas? I may have to send to a luggage repair shop.