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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:44 pm 
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The first time I needed to replace a brace pin on my TI, I had to enlist the help of bystanders as my cold and wet pudgy fingers couldn't easily manage the SS split ring holding the spare on.

So I filed out the hole on my brace pins, big enough to fit a plastic zip tie. (Note: As the elongation is verttical on the pin, no significant strength is lost from the pin)

Now, when I need to replace a pin, I simply cut the zip tie just behind the head, swap the pin into the brace/aka joint, and slide the now slightly shorter zip tie into the pin in its new position. The photos will help.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:48 pm 
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Good idea! I will adopt it.


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