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#1 Inkling13

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 20:45

I was hoping some of you might be able to chime in, with compatible sized nibs for the larger nibbed Conids? I have heard others putting n vintage MB nibs in them, and I was curious what other nibs may fit. Would a Visconti Dreamtouch palladium nib fit? How about a Pilot #15 nib? I am aware that Bock makes many nibs out there for other companies, but their specific dimensions may be proprietary. 



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#2 Inkling13

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:02

Really? Beuller? Beuller?

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:37

Both you mentioned are too small. You need a nib with a wider base. The Bock nibs and MB nibs are all I have seen fitted to the kingsize Conid pens.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 15:00

I've fitted a Jowo 6 in the bock feed. The Jowo is a very tiny bit wider but it worked for me.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:35

Both you mentioned are too small. You need a nib with a wider base. The Bock nibs and MB nibs are all I have seen fitted to the kingsize Conid pens.


Doesnt Bock make Viscontims nibs? I may remember this wrong.

And I think the Kingsize is the only model using a #8 nib, so you can use a #6 on the regular of minimalistica.


And to the original question, I dont think Conid uses a proprietary size, so any correctly sized Bock nib should work. Some of my Conids even came with a standard Bock branded nib. Conid isnt a big enough manufacturer to pay for custom sized nibs though they do have some custom branding.

#6 Mulrich

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:37

And I think theres a nib compatibility page buried somewhere on Conids site. If not and you have something specific in mind, just send them an email and theyll let you know. I hope to see what you end up with.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:38

Doesnt Bock make Viscontims nibs? I may remember this wrong.

And I think the Kingsize is the only model using a #8 nib, so you can use a #6 on the regular of minimalistica.


And to the original question, I dont think Conid uses a proprietary size, so any correctly sized Bock nib should work. Some of my Conids even came with a standard Bock branded nib. Conid isnt a big enough manufacturer to pay for custom sized nibs though they do have some custom branding.


Yes, you are right on all counts. I guess I just took the "larger nib" comment to mean kingsize Conids.

#8 Mulrich

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:45

Yes, you are right on all counts. I guess I just took the "larger nib" comment to mean kingsize Conids.


Youre right; I read too fast and missed the larger comment. Hopefully my comment will be useful to some future reader if not the OP.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 14:52

If you have something specific (nib) in mind, contact Conid about it. They will make a section according to that nib (at an extra cost). Someone I know is in the process of getting a kingsize with M1000 nib so it can be done.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 19:22

If you have something specific (nib) in mind, contact Conid about it. They will make a section according to that nib (at an extra cost). Someone I know is in the process of getting a kingsize with M1000 nib so it can be done.

Thanks for the info. I've always thought about getting a Sailor KOP nib on a Conid kingsize.



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 13:29

Thanks for the info. I've always thought about getting a Sailor KOP nib on a Conid kingsize.


You're welcome. Where are you going to get a KOP nib from?

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 17:10

You're welcome. Where are you going to get a KOP nib from?

I already have a KOP right now. I'm thinking about getting another KOP anyways, so I figure I could put one of the two nibs in a Conid if needed.



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 12:52

You can't fit a Pilot #15 on the Regular or the Minimlistica because it has a special shape in the section, I've already tried without success.

But you can fit a MB 146 vintage nib from 50's, I put an OB on a Minimalistica and it's just perfect.


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 13:53

Ive used Waterman Emblem and MB 149 nibs on my Kingsizes, and (vintage) 146 nibs on the regular. All required special collars for the feed, but Conid were happy to supply them.

That said, the Ti Bock nibs are lovely...
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#15 Lloyd

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 17:50

I asked Flexible Nib Factory if they are still making the housing to allow the Platinum 3776 nib/feed fit into the Minimalistica, their reply:

 

Hello, Adam:

 
I provide only an ebonite housing. You will insert your Platinum 3776 nib and feed into the housing, and then screw that assembly into the pen. Price is $10, plus $3 shipping in the USA, $9.50 in Canada, or $13 overseas. If this is acceptable, I can send you a PayPal invoice and ship upon payment, as this housing B3776E, is in stock.
 
Thanks for your interest in our products.
 
Regards,
 
Joey Grasty
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Flexible Nib Factory LLC

 

 

Edited by Lloyd, 31 January 2018 - 17:53.

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:31

Wow I had no idea. Looks like you can use flexible nib factory to fit almost any nib into your conid

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 20:51

Early this year I ordered a Conid regular demonstrator bulkfiller without a nib. I had some #6 stainless steel nibs. In the Conid, I tried a F-C EF, a Goulet EF, an Edison EF, and a Nemosyne nib. While all these nibs fit nicely in the Conid, I favor my Nemosyne EF nib in my Conid.

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#18 Lloyd

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 00:49

If it matters, F-C EF, a Goulet EF, an Edison EF, F-C EF, a Goulet EF, an Edison EF are Jowo while CONID uses Bock.

Why do you favor the Nemosyne?


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 01:28

If it matters, F-C EF, a Goulet EF, an Edison EF, F-C EF, a Goulet EF, an Edison EF are Jowo while CONID uses Bock.

Why do you favor the Nemosine?

 

 

The Nemosine just has a slightly finer EF than the other ones.


Edited by mx-fan, 26 June 2018 - 00:14.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 21:36

I heard this weekend that you can contact Conid and buy a modified housing designed to fit the nib of your choice. Including Jowo, Pelikan, Montblanc and probably others.






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