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    Repair Help - My little un's Trike

    Got our little un a smoby trike but the rear wheel has come off and need help to

    1.) find replacement parts
    2.) rough idea / guide how to repair it

    Can take pics if required and attach them

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Got our little un a smoby trike but the rear wheel has come off and need help to

    1.) find replacement parts
    2.) rough idea / guide how to repair it

    Can take pics if required and attach them
    Pics would help. That type of thing usually has the wheels retained by an axle shaft clip (C ring clip) or R-clip (where there is a hole in the axle). Presumably you have the wheel and just need to get it back on?
    Last edited by pcstru; 9th July 2013 at 09:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    Pics would help. That type of thing usually has the wheels retained by an axle shaft clip (C ring clip) or R-clip (where there is a hole in the axle). Presumably you have the wheel and just need to get it back on?
    Got the wheel but lost the clip etc. will take photos soon and upload in a bit. Thanks :-)

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    All the pics / photos of the wheel, the plastic shaft / clip, screw etc etc

    Lost the plastic clip when we were out with little un and couldnt find or see where it went

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    In the last post bottom up 5-1.

    5. Set Screw.
    4. Axle rod.
    3. Axle tube.
    2. Inner retainer.

    Not quite sure you are missing anything. Move the inner retainer along to align the hole. Put the wheel on and then the Axle rod in so that the groove is behind the hole. Fit the set screw and it should all stay together???

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    In the last post bottom up 5-1.

    5. Set Screw.
    4. Axle rod.
    3. Axle tube.
    2. Inner retainer.

    Not quite sure you are missing anything. Move the inner retainer along to align the hole. Put the wheel on and then the Axle rod in so that the groove is behind the hole. Fit the set screw and it should all stay together???
    @pcstru

    I took the working wheel off to show what the different parts are / look like and I only have the wheel and the small plastic cylinderical clip for the other side so need # 4 & # 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    @pcstru

    I took the working wheel off to show what the different parts are / look like and I only have the wheel and the small plastic cylinderical clip for the other side so need # 4 & # 5
    5 should be easy enough. The big pin/rod on the other hand... What is the diameter of the tube?

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    @Arthur - You're generally resourceful at finding things, any ideas ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    5 should be easy enough. The big pin/rod on the other hand... What is the diameter of the tube?
    As in the metal rod or as in the plastic long pin that holds the wheel in place ?

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    Found this from the smoby site and we think its this one

    http://www.smoby.com/en/ride-ons-tri...y-driver-mixte

    Gonna try n contact them direct ref parts as not sure what to search for on ebay / amazon etc to find the parts, sigh
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    As in the metal rod or as in the plastic long pin that holds the wheel in place ?
    As in the plastic long ping. Absent of being able to get one, I'd use some M8 (or M10) threaded rod with a large washer on the (wheel) end to retain the wheel. I'd either drill through and use an R Clip instead of the set screw or I'd whittle down some nylon (or acetal) rod to the Inner Dia of the axle tube [*1], drill it so it can thread the rod and secure with nuts. Same at the wheel end to keep the thing set parallel. I'd use sugru[*2] on the outer nut and washer to eliminate sharp edges.

    [*1] A plastic wine bottle cork might work reasonably well - and if you could find some washers that snugly fit the rod and the ID of the axle tube...
    [*2] Ok, I'd make my own substitute with a mix of cornflour and silicone caulk. I'm Scottish - sugru is too expensive for my thrifty wallet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    As in the plastic long ping. Absent of being able to get one, I'd use some M8 (or M10) threaded rod with a large washer on the (wheel) end to retain the wheel. I'd either drill through and use an R Clip instead of the set screw or I'd whittle down some nylon (or acetal) rod to the Inner Dia of the axle tube [*1], drill it so it can thread the rod and secure with nuts. Same at the wheel end to keep the thing set parallel. I'd use sugru[*2] on the outer nut and washer to eliminate sharp edges.

    [*1] A plastic wine bottle cork might work reasonably well - and if you could find some washers that snugly fit the rod and the ID of the axle tube...
    [*2] Ok, I'd make my own substitute with a mix of cornflour and silicone caulk. I'm Scottish - sugru is too expensive for my thrifty wallet.
    Thanks. Also messaged smoby so will post back with diameter later

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    Another idea occurred to me : use an Expanding bolt. Get one just slightly smaller than the inner dia of the tube, put a bigger washer on to retain the wheel, loctite the nut and sugru the outside to get a child friendly finish. On the inner retainer, drill through and use an R-Clip to retain (or even a strong cable tie would do the job).
    Last edited by pcstru; 11th July 2013 at 11:33 AM.

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