Luggage Repair- Wheel Replacement?
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Posted 2012-08-06 12:45:41
Does anyone have any leads on a place in BKK that can replace the wheels on luggage? I have several bags where the wheels are just disintegrating but the bags, otherwise, are in good condition. Some are Victorinox but their regional repair center, last time I checked, is in Singapore- a bit inconvenient. Others are different brands, but it's only the wheels that are the problem.
They're all long past any warranty period so it doesn't matter who does the repair- I'd just like to get a few more years' use out of them, if at all possible.
One Thai shop lady suggested looking around on Sipraya Rd., toward the river end of town, but nothing more specific than that. So far I haven't had the time to explore the area, tho.
Posted 2012-08-06 14:00:59
Thonglor, soi 17, UNITED TOWER, 1rst floor is a specialized shop for repairing luggage, looks good but never used them so far...
Posted 2012-08-06 14:19:20
In some cases you can replace the wheels yourself.
I have a TravelPro Crew 5 22" Rollaboard, and the wheels were delaminating. Just last week I purchased two in-line 72 mm skate wheels, with bearings, from an online skate shop here and replaced them myself, all I needed was a phillips screwdriver. Very simple, and the new wheels are much better.
Edited by lomatopo, 2012-08-06 14:19:58.
Posted 2012-08-07 16:02:05
Thank you for the replies!
I found out about the shop on Thonglor shortly after I made the post- they also have a branch in Paragon, which is closer to me but I haven't yet been there to investigate. Their website doesn't mention anything about wheel replacement but I intend to get over there and ask. With a bit of luck, maybe... If they can do wheel replacement, I'll post the info here for whoever else might find it useful.
And I've checked that Skate Pro Plus website and it looks promising. Thanks for the link! I suspect that DIY is the route I will have to go. Now to inspect the bags, take measurements and whatnot and see what I can do.
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