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So the Uniball Signo 207 Needlepoint is by far my favourite writer whenever I can't use my fountain pens, but I abhor the default bodies. I would prefer something a little more classy.

 

Do ya'll have any experience with alternative ballpoint/rollerball bodies that fit the Signo 207 refills nicely and are aesthetically pleasing to boot?

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Pentel Energel Alloy RT

Pilot G2 Limited

Lamy Tipo

Probably some other custom everyday carry pens made in USA

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http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/officeplaza/cabinet/sa/zebra/jjz30-a.jpgProbably fit the Sarasa SE, the regular 207's do anyway.

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The Uniball UMR-87 fits into the Pentel 'Energel' shell which looks very good to me, also it goes into the Pilot Frixion 'clicker' shell, and also the similar Pilot 'V-ball' shell.

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The answer to this I guess depends on what style pen you prefer.

 

I've used a heat shrink sleeve on Uni refills in a Render K with great results:

 

The refill fits in a Pentel Excalibur with no modification.

 

With an insert or spring in the body side, I've used these refills in Baoer, Picasso and Jinhao pens. I can elaborate on which specific models if needed. Some of these Chinese pens are pretty decent. Others I can't recommend.

 

Some of my favorites although certainly more utility oriented are the Ti2 techliner from TiTechliner.com and the Titanium pens from www.bigdesign.com

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Most of the pen bodies that take G2 refills should take Signo refills. I know Waterman and Rotring rollerballs take G2s. Take a look at Kickstarter. A lot of those pens are designed to take G2 and Signo refills. Tactile Turn and TiClick pens come to mind.

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I use a Lamy 2000 RB for this type of swap. Very well suited for refill hacking -- has a blind cap that can take various size springs to set the right pressure, and the section isn't fussy about the thickness/stepping of plastic like you see across the Pilot and Pentel refills.

 

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Most of the pen bodies that take G2 refills should take Signo refills.

Ime this isn't true in actual practice. The 207refill has a different length of tip section than the g2.

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well from what I know the Signo Refill is smaller than the G2 as I tried to put the Pilot G2 into the Jetstream body it started to complain but not when I chuck in the 207 into the Jetstream...

but to the undiscerning eye they do look the same

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Ime this isn't true in actual practice. The 207refill has a different length of tip section than the g2.

 

That may be so but the pens I mentioned are from my actual experience. My Rotring 600 rollerball takes both G2 and Signo without fuss. Waterman, I don't think I tried Signo but it takes G2 perfectly so I don't see why it wouldn't take Signo. Both TiClick and Tactile Turn take G2 and Signo without issue - Both are clickers and I did notice that the extended tips are of different length but both G2 and Signo fit in both pens.

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well from what I know the Signo Refill is smaller than the G2 as I tried to put the Pilot G2 into the Jetstream body it started to complain but not when I chuck in the 207 into the Jetstream...

but to the undiscerning eye they do look the same

Exactly. The signo is a fraction shorter. It might work in pens that take a spring, because the spring evens out the let a bit.

 

But in pen bodies without springs, it's a no go.

 

Learning this has been a very expensive lesson.

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