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May 31, 2013
The retraction mechanism...
The retraction mechanism is fantastic, but the nib does dry out too quickly. The Pilot Vanishing Point pens maintain wet nibs much longer.

The best ink I've found for keeping the nib wet is Waterman Florida Blue, now called Serenity Blue. I haven't tried the other Waterman colors, but they may work as well.

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April 30, 2012
Most curious: I tried...
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Most curious: I tried this, Pilot Neox High-Purity Graphite Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - F lead and the Pilot Neox High-Purity Graphite Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - HB lead in my Roulette pencil. The "F" lead writes somewhat darker than the HB lead. Hardly what one would expect. I'm going with the "F" lead.

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April 30, 2012
Most curious: I tried...
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Most curious: I tried this, Pilot Neox High-Purity Graphite Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - HB lead and the Pilot Neox High-Purity Graphite Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - F lead in my Roulette pencil. The "F" lead writes somewhat darker than the HB lead. Hardly what one would expect. I'm going with the "F" lead.

 
April 21, 2012
1. For those who are...
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1. For those who are concerned about the lead sleeve on this and other pencils not retracting, there is a solution:
Find a cheap ball point or roller pen with a cap that fits snugly over the point end of the pencil. Then remove the clip of that cap (f it has one). If you can't find such a cap, there is a solution that probably is better. Go to a hardware, auto supply or plumbing supply store and ask for transparent or translucent VINYL tubing. Bring your pencil with you so you can check to see that the point end of the pencil fits SNUGLY into the tubing. You probably will have to try more than one size. For the silver colored Roulette, tubing with a 3/8" INSIDE diameter works for me. It fits snugly over the end of the pencil so it won,t fall off. To take the tubing off the pencil end, I wiggle the tubing. You will want vinyl tubing that is pretty sturdy so that it won't fold over the pencil end.

2. This pencil could be made with a retractable (e.g. "double knock") tip. It no doubt would require a slightly larger diameter barrel.

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