My last attempt to purchase an upgraded hinge for my older Mini met with failure; a supremely unhelpful phone person flat-out refused to sell me a new hinge, and then wouldn't even hazard a guess as to when the hinges would be available. I finally got around to trying again, and this time, a super helpful person answered my questions & sold me the spring-loaded hinge. Yay! No more grazed knuckles! Just wanted to share the happy ending to my story, as I'd already posted the unhappy part. Retail moral: don't let the disinterested warehouse guys handle sales calls.