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My Lamy CP1's clip has some play: it can be pushed side-to-side (1-2mm) like a pendulum, quite easily, and the entire clip can be slid up-and-down (about 1mm), while the rest of the cap remains in place.

 

Do other users of the CP1 experience this behavior, or is this a known issue? I've looked for mentions of this on the web and in youtube reviews but to no avail. Here is a photo that hopefully illustrates what I mean:

 

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This quirk doesn't stop me from absolutely loving and enjoy writing with this pen, though. I also rarely clip pens to things. It's just... eek... why? It's my first Lamy, bought two days ago in a Bibelot store. Thanks for reading!

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I had four Lamy cp1 pens (three in black, and one with platinum finish), and I don't recall any such looseness in their clips. The black one I'm using now certainly doesn't move up and down like that.

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I have two and mine do.  It's not much and doesn't really bother me.  The hole for the clip is a tiny bit larger than the clip itself, which gives it the slop it needs to move a bit.

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Thanks a lot for the feedback. So in our sample population, 3 are loose and 4 are not. That suggests that it is a common issue but not by design. I guess it doesn't bother me all that much either, but the behavior just doesn't seem consistent with the price or the decades-long production history.

 

I've sent a note to Lamy asking if there's anything the user can do to mitigate the looseness, and I'll post here if they provide useful information, in case it helps anyone else.

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I have two Al-Stars: loose clips.

I have two L2K's -- one stainless steel, one Makrolon: loose clips.

 

Can't recall on my Aion...

 

I'd say this is something Lamy designs to be "within tolerance" and the pens with loose clips are within tolerance.

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On 11/21/2021 at 3:28 PM, sirgilbert357 said:

are within tolerance

😕 I can see how making it too tight would mess with the clip's functionality. In any case, the clip feels really sturdy by itself, so it's hard to complain.

 

Still no reply from Lamy, and I've also since seen quite a few mentions of this happening on the 2K's. But unlike the CP1, the 2K's clip portion can apparently be disassembled.

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On 12/13/2021 at 6:44 PM, Ueno808 said:

clip moves

I see, Lamy must not consider this to be a problem. I wish the clip was at least easily removable.

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This is a sign of bad production and poor quality assurance.  I would return the pen.

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