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p7375
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Morning

During a short ride I lost one my seat pins. The loose hinge did a little scratch damage to the fender from moving around, but nothing to bad.

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Anyone know of a good source for finding new ones? I've found what look like the /6 versions (Square on one end of pin, with notch for the clip on the other), but don't think with that square end they'd slide into the cylinder attached to the sub-frame?)

Also wondering if something like JB Weld would hold it in place? Or a Loctite or something?
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I've heard some people says they've drilled through the back of where the pin goes in. Put a proper length screw and bolt through the hinge, and it worked fine.

Also was told an M6 bolt could be use, which is an interesting idea, but the M6 diameter is a tad small (tested out the idea)

I'd really prefer not to do something like that. At the very least I though I could measure the other pin, cut a metal rod (close in diameter) and use something like that?

Any thoughts, help would be much appreciate

Thank you much!!!

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Everything that you have

Everything that you have suggested will work, just differing levels of elegance. We've had good luck turning down short sections of steel rod so that they are a very tight press fit into the frame. Epoxy works to hold the pin, or it can be made pretty permanent with brazing or a spot of weld.

The square "base" pins weld to the subframe.

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p7375
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Steel rod approach

Hi Mark

Thanks for the follow.

Since it's just the pin, I think I'll try the steel rod approach. See if I can fiddle with it to get a nice tight fit as you suggested.

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