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Bic sticks?

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by jackknife, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. jackknife

    jackknife Loaded Pockets

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    Does anyone still use the plain old clear plastic Bic pens anymore?

    I left my pen at home by accident a few days ago, and used a Bic. I was surprised that it wrote pretty good, and still felt the same as when I used them in high schol more years ago than I care to think about.
     
  2. rueingeni

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    I don't like the clear ones, but I'm kind of a fan of the really cheap opaque bic pens you see at banks and stores and stuff-I think they write pretty well too (they probably use the same cartridge).
     
  3. TobyJ96

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    I still use stick pens (and Bic is the best of the lot out there) for daily betters, and to keep on me for "loaners". The only complaint I really have about them is within the last year or so the ink quality seems to have really went down, at least in my experience. The blue inks models are especially prone to smudging more than it used to.
     
  4. Kwisatz

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    I am using the clear "biro" bics a lot at home.

    They are a design classic and usually do not smear at all.

    A bit thin for extended writing sessions, though.

    The round Gel crystals write wonderfully on good paper.
     
  5. alexcarp

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    I still use them, but I modified it to be more pocket friendly
    [img width=640 height=426]http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu291/alexcarp/_MG_7263.jpg[/img]
     
  6. Timbokhan

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    I like the clear Bic Stics in blue. Good performance for super cheap. I have probably six of them not two feet from me right now.
     
  7. tmedina

    tmedina EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I prefer the Cristal Bic - after I had a Stick fall apart in my hands, I steer clear of them.

    -Trevor
     
  8. VT-aroo

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    The Grip sticks, work well. I modified one to be double ended. The clear ones seem to stop writing in the dry air here.
     
  9. Trickster

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    How did you do that without creating one heck of a mess? Ballpoint pen ink is one of the most evil substances I know when it gets somewhere in larger amounts.
     
  10. VT-aroo

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    Snip with scissors, wipe with paper towel. Dead easy. Throw out the inky end.
     
  11. dejthmonk

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    When I look at a bic ink cartridge it has the fluid in the end opposite the head and also has a stopper. Does this actually not matter? Will then ink hold itself do to pressure or self seal do to air contact?
     
  12. VT-aroo

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    seems to.
    i have two stubbies in my pocket now. Not a problem.