The trouble with some vintage pens is the some of the plastics are old and they crack. I have had this happen with Montblanc, Pelikan and others. The older Pelikan nibs are often springy or flexy. A lot like this. Good reasons to seek them.
Modern M200 is not like that. Nibs are firm. Some are content with that or prefer it. Generally all these Pelikans are smaller and lighter than a Lamy 2000. L2000 nibs are firm, 14k. Not everyone prefers flex. I suspect it's an acquired taste.
Yes, that is true.
BUT, vintage Pelikans have a nib that doesn't feel springy.
(It's like the suspension on a sporty car. Firm, but agile. Yes, you can feel every nook and cranny on the road, but you can drive like there is no tomorrow.)
It flexes with little pressure, but it doesn't feel fragile.
It's a very interesting experience.
Unlike most vintage and modern flex pens IMO.
EDIT: You can also get the cracked plastics repaired as long as its celluloid. I've had to get it done on my 140's binde.
I have used a Lamy 2000 with a Broad nib; it's quite stubby and lacks that whole 'sweet spot' that has been a big deal lately.
Edited by AL01, 11 June 2018 - 15:01.