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jean
jean

I replaced the wheels on my new IKEA desk chair, a brilliant mod suggested by my friend @Burk. I can zoom around the apartment. 🏎(Micro.blog photoblogging challenge, Day 14)

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odd
odd

@jean Excellent! I’m not sure my non-IKEA desk chair can be modded this way.

Burk
Burk

@jean zoom zoom! 😀😀

pimoore
pimoore

@jean Unfortunately my desk is on carpet so I can’t do this at home, but I do at work all the time. Does that make me lazy that I don’t get up? Likely. Does it also make me a kid at heart and not care in the slightest because I’m having too much fun?

Very likely.

khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams

@jean I did the same just a few weeks ago. It's so much better.

joshuapsteele
joshuapsteele

@jean Could you get a bit more specific?? I've got the Markus chair from IKEA and bigger wheels would be great!

odd
odd

@joshuapsteele I’m also interested. Looked at IKEA-Hackers, but couldn’t find it there. @jean @burk

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jean
jean

@joshuapsteele @odd The brand is Opttico. They make wheels for non-IKEA chairs too. So be careful you get the right ones.

Soft 3" Computer Chair Caster Wheels Protect Your Hardwood Floors Better Than Any Office Chair Mat, Set of 5 Desk Chair Wheels, No Scratching or Marking.

odd
odd

@jean Thanks! My chair is a Norwegian brand (HÅG), but I’ll check if the bolts are the same dimension as another brand.

Burk
Burk

@odd I got the OPTTICO wheels. Whichever you get, just make sure the stem size is correct. Most chairs seem to be 11mm but the IKEA chairs are 10mm.

odd
odd

@Burk Great, thanks! I’ll have to check the diameter with calipers(?) to be a 💯.