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#41 alaskazimm

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 20:23


Buying advice: 

 

1) Get the clip. I didn't and I regret it. It's my only clipless pen and I'll never get used to it rolling around on the table. 

2) Pay extra for the Conid tool. So you can easily clean and re-grease the piston. 

3) Buy all the steel #6 nibs. They're about $9 each so you're not breaking the bank. That way when you get the pen there's less of a possibility of line-width disappointment because you'll have F, M and B at your disposal. Titanium and gold can be purchased later if you want to keep costs down. Or maybe steel is all the nib you'll ever need. I find Bock nibs to be pretty good. 

 

This is good advice I think. I bought my Minimalistica with the F Ti nib and a M steel nib. I love the Ti nib and its bounce and feedback feel. I put in the steel nib the other day just to compare and it turned out to be a very nice nib. If that had been the only nib I got with the pen, I wouldn't have any regrets.



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#42 cmenice

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 19:26

If I might piggyback on this discussion with a question of my own:

 

My first Conid was a Regular size, but I find the grip section too narrow and I need to hold it on the threads to get the right thickness.  Next I got a Kingsize and the section is pretty awesome.  I'm wondering about the section on the Minimalistica.  Given my experience so far, any change I might find the Minimalistica comfortable or do I just need to stick with another Kingsize?



#43 Doug C

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 20:40

If I might piggyback on this discussion with a question of my own:

 

My first Conid was a Regular size, but I find the grip section too narrow and I need to hold it on the threads to get the right thickness.  Next I got a Kingsize and the section is pretty awesome.  I'm wondering about the section on the Minimalistica.  Given my experience so far, any change I might find the Minimalistica comfortable or do I just need to stick with another Kingsize?

The section on the MM is much thicker than the normal sections that tend to curve inward.   I like the feel of it.


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#44 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 23:37

Red is a staining ink for ink windows and demonstrators, purple should be cleaned often...and supersaturated inks being supersaturated are libel to stain more than regular inks.

I don't see it as the pens fault. And a Pen Flush should solve most problems. Something for regular use if one insists on supersaturated inks.

Not that I have Conid, but...it is a pen to think about.

This thread has given me even more to think about.


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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#45 Lloyd

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 00:26

To me, staining means permanent discoloring. If the user can easily clean it, it's not stained.
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 21:59

To those following this thread, I bought a "pre-owned" Minimalistica (clip, tools,delrin cap, demonstrator) with two nibs: an EF Ti and a steel stub.  So far, I'm just using the Ti nib.


Edited by Lloyd, 27 November 2017 - 22:00.

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#47 oldrifleman

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 22:35

Excellent, I hope you enjoy your pen!

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 23:56

To those following this thread, I bought a "pre-owned" Minimalistica (clip, tools,delrin cap, demonstrator) with two nibs: an EF Ti and a steel stub.  So far, I'm just using the Ti nib.

 

How's your experience been so far? I have four CONID pens (Slimline, Regular, and two Kingsize), but haven't had the chance to use a Minimalistica yet. I do enjoy my Lamy 2000, but I'm curious what you think of the Minimalistica design.

 

Folks who know me know I'm a huge CONID fan, both in their team and their designs, so I'm curious to hear your thoughts!



#49 Bill Wood

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 20:00

I think I could buy the standard with Delrin over and over again. And now I've found some bock nibs that are stubs and that's even better.






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