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Retro 51 Tornado pen

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by Desertratt1322, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Pima Pants

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    I had to wrap some thin fishing line around mine because the pocket clip was too loose. It has held well and is now secure. Mine is the copper-plated Lincoln model and I don't think they make that version anymore.
     
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  2. Bohawg

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    I have several of them and I absolutely love them!
     
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  3. Desertratt1322

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    They still do, I was actually going to get that one first but went with the stainless steel instead. That one might be my next purchase.

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  4. Slaterbj

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    I like my Retro51, but have found that the rollerball bleeds too much for my small writing. I switched to a Zebra ball point, and it is much better. That being said I like the pen quite a bit, which is saying a lot because traditionally I don't like bigger barreled pens.
     
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  5. RMinNJ

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    Yes, I found the rollerballs bleed depending on the paper. I wish Schmidt would come out with a Gel version. I think we should all email them and let them know.
     
  6. Slaterbj

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    Good point. I'll do that. Not everyone can write on nice paper!
     
  7. Desertratt1322

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    Had to send mine back to the company but they sent me out a replacement right away. I like the way it writes, it does bleed a little but not enough for me to complain about it, My G2's did the same so I'm use to it, I did find out that it does skip on certain types of paper so I'm going to pick up a Fisher gel re-fill and see if that fixes that problem. Over all I like the feel, the style and the look of this pen. I will be buying a couple of more.
     
  8. instructed2

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    Why did you have to send yours back to the company?
     
  9. Desertratt1322

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    The pocket clip came extremely lose and every time I would go to use it the :censored: thing rattled . Amazon has a no hassle return policy so I called them they explained what was going on and they said to send it back and they would refund it. So I bought another one and they issued a refund within 2 days.

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  10. instructed2

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    Thank you for responding. Yeah that would bug the crap out of me, have you had any issues with the second one's clip loosening?
     
  11. Desertratt1322

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    The only thing is the when you turn the top so the ballpoint comes out it does not extend the full way. Other than that no other issues. Trying to figure out away to fix that issue.

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  12. instructed2

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    Do you think that issue is due to the length of the cartridge being too short?

     
  13. Desertratt1322

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    Ya probably I'm going to pick up a Fisher gel refill and see if that fixes the issue.

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  14. instructed2

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    Cool, I'll be curious to see if that fixes your issues.

     
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  15. theotherroche

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    Fisher GEL refill, as in Fisher Space Pen, or are you referring to another Fisher?
     
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  16. Desertratt1322

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    Ya I believe I am. That's what a lady that sells them told me. I could be wrong, hopping I'm not.

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  17. Desertratt1322

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    Changed the ink to a Fisher refill works great, no bleed threw but still having an issue with the refill extending out all the way. Any ideas on how to fix this.

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    I just modded a Pentel Energel refill to fit into my tornado and works great.
     
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    Okay got to ask how did you do that. I'd rather have a gel refill than than the Fisher or parker.

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  20. Dustin.G

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    i had a mini one for a little bit. bought as a pocket pen, but it was actually too short for comfort in my xl/xxl hands. It felt very nicely made, finish was nice....didnt care at all for how it wrote. Never tried another refill tho, maybe i should. I like the built quality.
     
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