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Just got home. Was playing at the park with girlfriend and her daughter. Took my Al-Star out and found that the threads were broken off, inside the barrel.

 

Gonna get some glue to put it back together, but I don't think I'll feel safe carrying it around anymore. Looks like I'll need a new EDC!

 

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If you absolutely want to fix the pen, I think you can order replacement parts from Lamy's website (or maybe send it in for repair), but it would probably be better to just upgrade to a new pen.

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I thought the Lamy were like a tank (as one person said, their Safari was indestructible).

I thought so too! But the proof is in the pudding, eh? Lamy pudding.

 

If you absolutely want to fix the pen, I think you can order replacement parts from Lamy's website (or maybe send it in for repair), but it would probably be better to just upgrade to a new pen.

I paid almost nothing for it. $30 for the pen, a bottle of Baystate Blue, 3/4 a bottle of Bulletproof Black, and a bunch of cleaning supplies. I'll keep this one around in its broken state, glued and used at home, I guess. I'll keep hoping for the perfect EDC.

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tomgartin

What a bummer. Hopefully you don't have BSB all over your clothes...

 

You might want to look into a Kaweco AL Sport. It was designed to withstand the harsh environment of a pocket, and it's a thicker grade of aluminum. I've got its plastic little brother, and it's probably my best writer. I take it everywhere (the size helps with that too)

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http://www.larrypost.com.au/brands/lamy-shop/lamy-spare-parts/lamy-spare-part-al-star-grip-and-feed.html

 

This might be of help. No affiliation, but almost ruined a fee the other day, so I'd done some research. Sorry to hear about the Lamy.

 

"Send it randomly to my street" ... wait what?

 

:P That would be something else, someone within 4 houses of you ends up with a lamy section, and wondering WTH is this?

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fpSuperstar

Ouch I feel sorry for you if that happened to my safari I would be devastated.

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http://www.larrypost.com.au/brands/lamy-shop/lamy-spare-parts/lamy-spare-part-al-star-grip-and-feed.html

 

This might be of help. No affiliation, but almost ruined a fee the other day, so I'd done some research. Sorry to hear about the Lamy.

It's no big deal. I'll live. Thanks for the link. Seems to be exclusive to Australia though. I'm in the US.

 

 

"Send it randomly to my street" ... wait what?

 

:P That would be something else, someone within 4 houses of you ends up with a lamy section, and wondering WTH is this?

Hahahahahahaha!!!!! I'd love to see the look on someone's face!

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Ouch I feel sorry for you if that happened to my safari I would be devastated.

I got the pen cheap. I'll be alright. And I'll have more pens. I'll glue it until I can rationalize spending money on the replacement part that Rumrunner88 suggested.

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I got the pen cheap. I'll be alright. And I'll have more pens. I'll glue it until I can rationalize spending money on the replacement part that Rumrunner88 suggested.

 

Glaf to here! may have to look out for interesting colored one for myself.

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It's no big deal. I'll live. Thanks for the link. Seems to be exclusive to Australia though. I'm in the US.

 

Hahahahahahaha!!!!! I'd love to see the look on someone's face!

 

Especially seeing as there would be no name per se on the address.

 

I thought bout getting a Safari... but oddly just for the ability to compare it to the Jinhao 599 I'll be getting soon enough. Just curious how true the 'like a tank' the Safaris are despite being plastic.

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Runnin_Ute

I had the same problem with my Al Star once upon a time. $25 to Lamy got me the entire section, feed and new nib pre-installed. It came out of the package and into the barrell... Working like a charm ever since.

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J English Smith

The Safaris were never really intended to be pants carry pens...

<i>"Most people go through life using up half their energy trying to protect a dignity they never had."</i><br>-Marlowe, in <i>The Long Goodbye</i>

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The Safaris were never really intended to be pants carry pens...

Lol. I found that out the hard way!

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Oh boy. I've got the same pen. Now I'll be super paranoid about bringing it around with me...

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The Safaris were never really intended to be pants carry pens...

 

Even if they were, I'd be too paranoid to use them in a jeans pocket unless it was just to go from one room to another. If I'm out with some of my kids, they are all going into the case (even if I do bring them with me... IN DA CASE... lol)

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http://www.larrypost.com.au/brands/lamy-shop/lamy-spare-parts/lamy-spare-part-al-star-grip-and-feed.html

 

This might be of help. No affiliation, but almost ruined a fee the other day, so I'd done some research. Sorry to hear about the Lamy.

 

I wonder if there's something closer to the United States for that.

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That's too bad :o , I never feel comfortable carrying most of my pens in my pant pocket for fear of the same. The one exception is my Jinhao 159, it's so solid my femur would probably snap first.

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That's too bad :o , I never feel comfortable carrying most of my pens in my pant pocket for fear of the same. The one exception is my Jinhao 159, it's so solid my femur would probably snap first.

 

I concur, though it is possible to screw up the threads on the cap a little so that it's not quite so easy to cap/uncap the pen. But least that won't hurt the section/grip/nib.

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