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  1. I have a Yiren 566 and it is leaking ink. If left nib downwards for any length of time there is ink in the cap. Are any of the other Lamy clones affected in the same way? This is the third Yiren 566 and all three have had the same issue. The pen is inked with Hero 234 Carbon Black using it's own converter. This ink is somewhat thicker than normal. In the past I have lost a converter of Herbin Lie de The and a Parker cartridge. There has to be air getting in for there to be the slow flow of ink out or else there'd be a vacuum which would stop it. On the present pen I have not tried a Parker cartridge that had ink in, but I do have a converter for my Parker Reflex. That felt somewhat loose, I was therefore unwilling to sacrifice a filled cartridge for research purposes. What would you do? Strip the pen & re-assemble with some sort of sealant? I thought the Yiren 566 was a reasonable Safari knock-off.
  2. I just received a Hero 359 (Safari clone) in the mail today and, after some writing, I decided to throw a Lamy 1.1 nib onto the thing...unfortunately the Hero's nib seemed to be glued in place. It took quite a bit of work to get the stupid thing off, and when I did the Lamy nib did not seem to fit the feed. Being an enterprising guy I decided to file down the shoulders on the feed so that my nib would fit. Long story short, the feed did not cooperate and in a dremel rage I carved that thing up. I was pretty upset by this, as I was under the impression that Hero 359 nibs came off as easily as Lamy nibs, and that the two were interchangeable. I wonder if the good folks over at Hero have made some adjustments, or if I just happened to get an oddball Hero 359. In any event, I am on the hunt for a feed to fit a Hero 359. Now, I know that I could just buy a new Hero, but I dislike having perfectly good pen bodies sitting around doing nothing. I thought that I saw a listing on eBay for some feeds, but I can no longer find it (and it's entirely possible that these were actually Jinhao feeds). I have put an add up on the classifieds here, but I am not holding out much hope. If anyone has any insight into the interchangeability of the Hero 359 with the Lamy Safari, I would appreciate the info. Also, if anyone can point me in the right direction as far as Hero 359 feeds go I would be eternally grateful.

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