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Hinge Pin Replacement for Separability

Old 07-18-22, 05:44 PM
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Hinge Pin Replacement for Separability

My wife rides a folding trike that I've electrified using a Swytch conversion kit. We'd like to be able to take it on Amtrak, but of course it won't fit in a regular bike slot, and it's over the 50 lb weight limit for luggage. I have a notion to make it separable in the same manner as a Liberty Trike, by replacing the hinge pin with one that can be removed, so that it will then be two sub-50 lb pieces of luggage.

Questions:
- Has anyone tried this sort of hinge pin replacement?
- How would I go about finding the right size & type of replacement pin?
- What's the best way to remove a hinge pin?

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Old 07-21-22, 09:03 AM
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Please share a better view of the top and bottom of the existing pin.
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Old 07-22-22, 01:20 PM
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Sure thing - not much to see, just a gentle dome on both ends:

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