Old 04-30-15, 01:50 AM
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I wouldn't replace the hinge pin with an M8 screw or bolt, it really needs to be a piece of plain bar, no screw threads as they will fail too quickly and be a source of further slack.
Without seeing your frame in person to judge just how bad the slack in the hinge pin is, it is difficult for the rest of us to give the best advice but I agree with Thor's comments that it is better to get the hinge clamp working first and to then see if there is any movement with the hinge closed and clamped shut. I made a replacement hinge for my Bickerton which has a small amount of play in the hinge pin (not as bad as in the video) but with clamp done up tight the frame is solid. You really dont want to have to cut the pin out unless it is really necessary.

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