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#1 RockingLR

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 23:39

Hello everyone,

I'm a fountain pen newbie. I have several Fine Pilot metropolitans and some noodles red black (my favorite), Legal blue, Bullet proof black and hunters green. 

 

I was instantly hooked on fountain pens the moment i tried them. Now i'm just trying to manage my new addiction. lol. This site has been very informational and so i thought i'd join officially instead of stalking it through google. Someday i'll branch out into other pens and inks but I can afford these and love how the Pilots write, and lets be real here my hand writing is pretty atrocious right now so fine/extra fine is where i need to be. Any who Thanks for allowing me to be apart of this! 



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 23:59

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 00:53

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego.  Take a look at the very inexpensive and very good Wing Sung 3008 on eBay.  It can use Lamy nibs and then you could let your broad side shine too!



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 01:21

Welcome aboard, from Charleston, SC. As a newbie, you might look at the Reference Pages on a website called Richard's Pens: it has a wealth of info about the basics of fountain pens, their use and care, and it will help you avoid making some mistakes. A couple of other websites with useful information for newbies include PenChalet, Jetpens and the Goulet Pen Company. Goulet has made quite a few videos available on their website and on YouTube, which are helpful with some procedures related to FP use. Bear in mind that how your writing appears on the page is a complex interplay of pen, paper, nib, ink, and handwriting, so be patient as you experiment with these variables. Enjoy, and good luck.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:57

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:16

Hello and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:44

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:21

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:15

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 20:13

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 15:36

Welcome, RockingLR !

 

Other pens are more luxurious.  Some have tougher bodies.  Some have greater ink capacity.  Then, there is the lure of vintage pens.  I am confident in saying that my Pilot Metropolitan, loaded with Pilot Black ink, writes a well, or better than 80% of my 159 fountain pens.  So, there is no hurry.  If I were a college student , again, in 2017, I would carry two Pilot Metropolitans to class. 

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What do you like about the Metropolitan ?  Are there features that you would change ? 


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 18:59

Welcome!  We are really glad you are with us!


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#13 RockingLR

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 23:13

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! I completely forgot about this post and stumbled back acrossed it haha. 

Welcome, RockingLR !

 

Other pens are more luxurious.  Some have tougher bodies.  Some have greater ink capacity.  Then, there is the lure of vintage pens.  I am confident in saying that my Pilot Metropolitan, loaded with Pilot Black ink, writes a well, or better than 80% of my 159 fountain pens.  So, there is no hurry.  If I were a college student , again, in 2017, I would carry two Pilot Metropolitans to class. 

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What do you like about the Metropolitan ?  Are there features that you would change ? 

 

 

Things I like about the pilot metro...The price! I don't have a big budget for pens so being between $10-15 is awesome! I can have a quite a few in different colors for the price of one more expensive pen.  I've never had it skip, hard start or blurp on me. It's gotten thrown around ALOT at work/ home and the color hasn't chipped or eroded yet. I've managed to get a few more colors to go with my inks.

 

I think the biggest thing i'd change for the pilot metro is ink capacity. Granted I write in their fine so it takes a long time to go through some ink unless i'm doing some crazy writing...and i tend to change colors too so that helps, but for those who write in bigger sizes the ink capacity, especially with the new CON 40's is a bit of a bummer....and I'd probably say keeping the Con 50 over the 40. I can make my 40's work but i prefer the 50's I have. 








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