This started out as a Super Simple Sunday post but I remembered I had to repair my Bargman lock on my 1969 Shasta, so she could get into storage today. I haven't been able to lock it all the time since last Spring. And on my last trip out about two weeks ago, I wasn't able to lock her at all!
Last time I had a problem with it a few years ago, I couldn't unlock it. I took it all apart with instructions from youtube and successfully repaired it. Bent shaft, cheap pot metal. This time I started there and ended up finding a post that had lots of pictures of the guts so I could check everything out carefully.
It came down to a little ball bearing that was missing....can you believe that? And it was a total of 20 cents for the part! She works great now. I am so thrilled I didn't have to try and find another one, last time I looked they were selling for over $400! Mine isn't all shiny and new but she's been siliconed and is working great.
Ran out of time to get her to storage but she's ready now and headed there tomorrow....guess this could have been considered as a super simple job...on a Sunday.