Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newark, DE, USA
X = 20
Ocelot has BMW panniers. These bags have vinyl piano hinges underneath. They come in two sections for each pannier. Each hinge slides onto a pair of rails molded on the bottom. Now, obviously, a vinyl piano hinge is only going to last X many years before the vinyl gets old and stiff & the whole hinge cracks through. Then you pop your latches and the lid falls off.
Yesterday, Shade Tree Labs determined conclusively that the value of X is 20.
I slid the two hinges off in four pieces, called my dealer to add two pairs of new hinges to my rolling order, and now I am looking at my options. What can I do until new ones come in? Anyone figured out a slick temporary fix for hinges after X?
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