Thank you for sharing! That's a great post and great example of how to 
respond to well earned wear and tear. I still fret a little bit over marks 
but maybe I'll learn to relax about it.....

On Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 12:28:16 PM UTC-7 Bicycle Belle Ding 
Ding! wrote:

> Wes, Pam’s bike is a model of beausage. There is no Betty Foy used 
> harder…maybe Caroline Gollum can give Pam a run for her money, but that’s 
> about it. (Caroline wrote in a recent thread that her well-loved Betty had 
> a stem seized and then later they discovered the skewer to the wheel was 
> seized, too.) Pam just crossed over 74,000 miles on her Betty. Not bad for 
> a bike purchased in 2011!
> Here is the 10 year anniversary post Pam did about her Betty. I’m sure 
> that little bike is far more marked up now than it was in those photos.
> Leah
> On Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 11:12:44 AM UTC-4 Wesley wrote:
>> I am frankly amazed at the workout Pam is giving her bike, to wear out 
>> multiple shifter pawls! I can imagine a few ways to do a repair, none of 
>> which are "worth it", in terms of resource and money cost (3D printing, 
>> filing down a bit of aluminum bar, CNC milling). The most expedient fix, 
>> IMO, would be to epoxy the ratchet gear to the shifter body so that the 
>> both directions work in friction mode.
>> -Wes
>> On Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 8:02:06 PM UTC-7 
>> wrote:
>>> Hi all — I'm looking for some neglected, cast off or broken Silver 1 
>>> shifters to scavenge so that I can repair some broken Silver 1 shifters 
>>> sent to me by forum member Pam Murray. If you have some you aren't using or 
>>> that you think are broken which you are willing to send me for the cost of 
>>> shipping please let me know. I will use them to repair Pam's shifters and 
>>> get them back to her! 
>>> I recently read enjoyed Pam's thread on broken Silver shifters 
>>> <>.
>>> And right on time one of my Silvers broke. So I took mine apart to have a 
>>> look. It turns out the spring was clogged with corrosion and wouldn't 
>>> compress, allowing for the pawl to hold the ratchet wheel and hold tension 
>>> on the shifter cable. Luckily the spring and pawl only needed to be cleaned 
>>> and reassembled. 
>>> Pam sent me three broken Silver shifters. As many of us know, Pam has 
>>> put tens of thousands of miles on her legendary Betty Foy. She's worn out 
>>> many parts and she's interested in getting them back into service when 
>>> possible. I took a look and was able to fix one of the shifters. The other 
>>> two require new pawls, which I can't locate. 
>>> [image: Screenshot 2023-09-19 at 10.59.05 PM.png]
>>> I reached out to Dia Compe in Taiwan about spare parts. They replied 
>>> quickly but said they could not send me any bits and pieces and suggested I 
>>> contact Rivendell. 
>>> So I wrote to Will Keating at Rivendell, who's a wonderfully helpful and 
>>> nice guy and a friend and he said he'd send me some parts. Well, they 
>>> arrived today and they're *brand new* Silver 2 levers. I really don't 
>>> want to destroy brand new shifters to revive old shifters! I'm sure the 
>>> pawls I need are inside but I can't bring myself to tear them apart. 
>>> They've very definitely never been installed on a bike. 
>>> I have found some replacement springs from McMaster-Carr 
>>> <>. They're heavier gauge wire and 
>>> slightly longer than the stock springs from Dia Compe. But they fit and 
>>> they work. They do result in a lever with heavier action but they do not 
>>> make the lever difficult to operate. 
>>> My plan, once I locate some pawls, is to make a Silver shifter repair 
>>> and maintenance video. I hope that with donated parts from other members I 
>>> can fix Pam's shifters, show the process of disassembly, repair and 
>>> re-assembly and share it with the group (and the rest of the web). I'll 
>>> include a detailed look of the proper order for all the bits and how the 
>>> get the shifter closed back up. 
>>> Thanks in advance! 

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