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Conid Minimalistica: The Drawbacks

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#41 Mulrich

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 02:58

I don't know how big the feeder hole is on the Conid nib is but I just watched a Pelikan production video (thanks to Appelboom) which said their feeder hole is 1.1mm. If the above nib is similar I imagine the nib slit is ~.2-.3mm off center. But this is largely irrelevant to the discussion and I only bring it up because I just watched the Pelikan video so it was on my mind.

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#42 KshitijShetty

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 08:12

I have a clear Minimalistica and I get starvation when cohesive forces cause the ink to adhere to the walls of the tunnel connecting the feed to the reservoir.  A small shake is needed at times to get the cohesive forces to break and allow the ink to flow again.  I think this is due to CONID using the same rod as in another one of their pens (to cut costs) forcing them to employ a longer than necessary tunnel.  I find some inks are less likely than others as sticking to the walls.

 

@Lloyd and @orval, check if the o-ring at the base of the nib unit is still in place. I have been using my minimalistica for a few months now and never had the issue mentioned by you guys. However i misplaced the O-ring that sits under the nib unit while cleaning the pen last week and faced exactly the same issues when i put the pen back together. After hassling and trying everything else, I noticed the missing o-ring. Once that was resolved using the spare o-ring that came in the box, i was good to go and didn't have the starvation or ink sticking issues. 



#43 Lloyd

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 17:22

The oring is in place. 


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#44 Orval

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 20:44

I don't see an O-ring on any of the two nib units: not on the nib unit with the titanium nib, nor on that with the steel nib.

I tried the titanium again. I think the exact name of the problem is not ink starvation but ink skipping.


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#45 Lloyd

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 22:04

Can you detail the symptoms? Perhaps it's baby bottom. 


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 16:27

After using my newly arrived Conid Minimalistica for .... one day  :), these are my impressions:

 

The Cap: Indeed it takes a while to master the "push and twist" movement. The first times I was afraid breaking something.. But now it's OK

 

The Clip: No problem at all (for me)

 

The Section: doesn't feel to"slippery". Much better than a metal one as on my Sheaffer, but again this is perhaps personally. 

 

I really like this pen ! The writing is superb! 

 

 

 

the major drawback to the Minimalistica was the desire to obtain the Kingsize instead   :D 

 

 

 

And as @Siverlifter already said: it would be better .. as well and not instead.... 

 

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 16:54

Thanks LVP.

 

Interestingly, my second cap has arrived (Delrin) and it is marginally easier to slip on an off and there is less rocking than the clear one. It may be as simple as the different o-ring.


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