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How To Get Additional Nibs For A Conid Bulkfiller?


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#1 bso

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 22:21

Hi, I need some beginner's instructions to procure an additional nib for a Conid Standard Bulkfiller.  I have one and I regret getting a Titanium F nib.  It's too broad for me, so I am interested in getting an EF.

 

Obviously they are too tied up to do anything for me, but I heard it is possible to DIY (... Bock?)

 

This will be a new adventure for me, so appreciate any help from you.

 

What model to buy will be compatible?

 

Where to buy?

 

I have seen nib replacements that are just a piece of thin metal nib, and I have seen nib replacements that come with a base assembled unit.   Which should I be getting?

 

Finally... instruction for the surgical operation please...

 

Thanks

 

 



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#2 Intensity

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 22:27

This could be a helpful thread:

http://www.fountainp...lastic-housing/

 

If it's the standard #6 Bock nib and housing for your Conid (probably model 250), then you can do either: buy a separate nib or nib with housing.  Might be easier to just buy the housing + nib and unscrew the old nib unit, then screw in the new one.

 

https://www.beaufort...g-the-right-one

 

This place is great for custom grinds and fine-tuning for your nibs:

https://fpnibs.com/c...k-titatium-nibs


Edited by Intensity, 27 July 2020 - 22:31.

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#3 mauckcg

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 23:34

Flexible nib factory also makes collars and feeds for different kinds of nibs that will fit into a Conid.



#4 bso

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 17:50

Thank you very much.  Ordered a Bock EF gold plated from BeaufortInk.  



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Posted 12 August 2020 - 15:50

The Bock nib assembly works perfectly in Conid.  It is extremely easy to replace. 

 

Question:  why is there a needle in the original Conid nib assembly that reaches deep into the barrel of the pen?

 

The Bock replacement doesn't have it but seems to work perfectly as well.



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Posted 13 August 2020 - 12:15

They are size 8. I wanted to replace my ATI nibs with rhodium over gold. Fpnibs.com will plate Bock nibs however you want and engrave them. They are not branded. I now have matching EF #8 rhodinated nibs in my 4 bulkfillers. Work perfectly and delivered in record time seeing as they are coming from Spain to the US. Highly recommended

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 12:21

The Bock nib assembly works perfectly in Conid.  It is extremely easy to replace. 

 

Question:  why is there a needle in the original Conid nib assembly that reaches deep into the barrel of the pen?

 

The Bock replacement doesn't have it but seems to work perfectly as well.

It's a piece to break up the surface tension of the ink so it doesn't sit at the back of the mini chamber and stays up against the feed.



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Posted 13 August 2020 - 12:43

It's a piece to break up the surface tension of the ink so it doesn't sit at the back of the mini chamber and stays up against the feed.

 

Really? I thought it was an antenna linked directly to Conid Central Command. Now I don't have to keep my Minimalistica in a mylar bag any more. :bunny01:


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 14:00

Its an antenna connected to your wallet release mechanism

#10 bso

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 02:52

Thanks.

 

But the nib that fits my Regular Bulkfiller is not no. 8.  It is no. 6 also referred to as 250.  As Intensity replied above.



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Posted 18 August 2020 - 03:34

But the nib that fits my Regular Bulkfiller is not no. 8.  It is no. 6 also referred to as 250.  As Intensity replied above.

 

The Regular Bulkfiller and Minimalisticas are #6, the Kingsize is #8. The Slimline takes a #5. No idea about the Giraffe as it is too ridiculous to even contemplate :)


Edited by silverlifter, 18 August 2020 - 03:34.

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