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
First, we removed the old wheel. Be sure to keep the screw. You’ll need that for the new wheel.
Pry out the old bearing so you can get to the axle spacer.
Put the new bearing in the new wheel and the existing spacer on the inner side of the new wheel.
It will look like this (inside is facing up).
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!!