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I could have been a little more specific and called these quick-release pins, but how often do you get to start every word in a title with the same letter? Pegasus Racing pushbutton quick-release pins are handy little devices for critical, frequently-serviced assemblies. What makes them remarkable when compared with stainless marine versions or mild-steel hardware store parts is their strength. How does an 8,200-pound breaking strength when mounted in double shear sound? And that’s for the smallest of the lot, with only a 1/4″ diameter. Larger sizes (5/16″ and 3/8″) are also available and ratings increase accordingly, topping out at 18,400 pounds for the heaviest 3/8″ version.

All of the pins are made from cadmium-coated 4130 chromoly steel, and they’re available in a variety of lengths and diameters. Every diameter comes with grip lengths from 1/2″ to 4-1/2″, with pricing starting at $15 apiece and several discounted bulk rates at 4, 15, and 50 pieces. Sounds pricey until you consider that even the smallest pin can probably handle the weight of your pickup.

Pegasus Racing Pip Pins [Pegasus Racing]

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6 Responses to Pegasus Pip Pins

  1. Gil L. Braverman says:

    Great, thank you. Now I need to get one and find a way of hanging the the truck with it.

  2. Will says:

    Afraid your audience doesn’t know what alliteration means?

  3. Lee says:

    I use these for rigging line array speakers….

    Though they are branded as Martin Audio and are around £50 a piece!!

    They are amazing as you can fly some seriously large stacks of speakers from very little harware

  4. @Will,

    Actually, alliteration is the repetition of a consonant *sound* in a series of words. Since Lex’s medium here is written, I think his description is more accurate.

  5. Chris says:

    Audra: no, alliteration has nothing whatsoever to do with actual sound. It exists whether the words are ever spoken or not. (So do assonance and consonance, by the way.) See here:


    or talk to any high-school English teacher.


  6. Dr. Girlfriend says:


    “no, alliteration has nothing whatsoever to do with actual sound.”

    Really? Because the dictionary you linked to gives the repetition of the sound as the primary definition. The secondary definition is the repetition of the letter, which goes hand in hand with sound.

    I was standing up for Lex’s usage because sometimes people make unwarranted negative comments and in this case Lex was neither incorrect nor deserving of crap. The jab about talking to a high school English teacher also falls into the “unwarranted” category.

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