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Alas, it had to have happened sometime.

 

I bought a Pilot Urban and have had it for a little while and, of course, I love it. But today, in a lack of attention, I went to replace the cap and thrusted the pen downwards too quickly and at an odd angle. Needless to say, there was a gasp, several moments of shock, and about an hour of frantic attempts at repair. Fortunately, most of the haphazard destruction I have managed to revert, but now the tines are a bit too distant from one another, and pressing the back on something solid just doesn't seem to working.

 

Assistance, please?

 

Edit: I've added some photos that are less-than-perfect, but the damage is visible with a bit of eye-hole persistence.

 

 

 

 

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Alas, it had to have happened sometime.

 

I bought a Pilot Urban and have had it for a little while and, of course, I love it. But today, in a lack of attention, I went to replace the cap and thrusted the pen downwards too quickly and at an odd angle. Needless to say, there was a gasp, several moments of shock, and about an hour of frantic attempts at repair. Fortunately, most of the haphazard destruction I have managed to revert, but now the tines are a bit too distant from one another, and pressing the back on something solid just doesn't seem to working.

 

Assistance, please?

 

I'd have to see some pictures to be able to offer advice, but let me observe that if you find yourself engaged in "frantic attempts at repair," stop.

 

--Daniel

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Daniel Kirchheimer
Specialty Pen Restoration
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Purveyor of the iCroScope digital loupe

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I'd have to see some pictures to be able to offer advice, but let me observe that if you find yourself engaged in "frantic attempts at repair," stop.

 

--Daniel

Images have been added. And I must say: taking images of nibs is more difficult than one might think. Anyway, do they work?

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Had a similar problem with my Lamy 2000. Eventually, after several repair attempts, dismantled the pen to get the nib out. Used a pair of jeweler's pliers and a jeweler's hammer to straighten the nib and realign the tines.

Then reassembled the pen. Worked but did have a few hairy moments.

 

Not owning a Pilot Urban, I can't reference the steps needed to remove the nib. But, maybe, YouTube might have a video showing what to do.

 

Best of luck,

Yours,
Randal

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Images have been added. And I must say: taking images of nibs is more difficult than one might think. Anyway, do they work?

 

I don't recommend attempting your first nib repair for this sort of damage on a pen about which you care at all; it does require a good bit of experience, and some appropriate tools.

 

--Daniel

"The greatest mental derangement is to believe things because we want them to be true, not because we observe that they are in effect." --Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

Daniel Kirchheimer
Specialty Pen Restoration
Authorized Sheaffer/Parker/Waterman Vintage Repair Center
Purveyor of the iCroScope digital loupe

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