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  1. The innards from the Tebe you posted should fit in the cubika case to give you a nice sleeper. [emoji6] Sent from my AC2003 using Tapatalk
  2. ashcroc

    Any Gamers?

    Last console I got was a PS2 & don't see that changing any time soon. My PC is getting on towards needing an upgrade as the GTX980 is starting to show its age (was originally built for the Kickstarter ocular rift by the guy I bought it off) but it still handles decent frame rate on most games if the graphics aren't pushed too far. If I ever want to get nostalgic I can always get my crt TV out the loft & play pong, nes, megadrive or PS1/2 [emoji16] Sent from my AC2003 using Tapatalk
  3. Near enough all the innards! If we weren't in lockdown I'd be heavily considering taking a punt on it hoping the steam valve is still good. Sent from my AC2003 using Tapatalk
  4. Missing the water tank which will be difficult to source. It's too far north for me but if anyone decided to go for it, I could give the dimensions to make a new one (it's all straight sided acrilic). Come to think of it, a plastic bottle may work so long as an OPV pipe got added. Sent from my AC2003 using Tapatalk
  5. What age is your Classic? If it's one of the Romanian pre-2015 built one's, you can retrofit the larger solenoid from the earlier machines. Sent from my AC2003 using Tapatalk
  6. Kinda. My PID came with a Paros (like a Tebe but with an integrated grinder) attached & the previous owner had sourced the parts himself. Mounting the PID is a bit tricky due to the way the top of the machine comes off. I currently just have stuck in the side with Velcro but plan to eventually fashion a box on the side with a pressure gauge & dimmer for it to sit on. Sent from my AC2003 using Tapatalk
  7. That will have been me. Welcome to the club [emoji16]Cracking machines! From memory (other than the case) the only differences from the Classic of the same era are the switchback with it's own hot water button (comes out the steam wand) instead of having to press the brew & steam button together on the classic & the steam valve. Hopefully yours doesn't drip as I've never found a replacement for mine. Highly recommended you fit a MrShades PID to get the best out of it. Sent from my AC2003 using Tapatalk
  8. TK Maxx is a good bet as my local one usually has various makes of drinks bottle/cup. Just take a bike bottle in to compare sizes. Standard Sigg bottles will fit a bike cage (carried fuel in one when camping) but haven't handled their double walled variant so couldn't tell you if it's the same diameter.
  9. Coffeehit sell them. Sent from my AC2003 using Tapatalk
  10. ashcroc

    Mara X

    It's possible they've taken feedback onboard & increased the diameter of the hole they drill so deeper baskets won't foul. Sent from my AC2003 using Tapatalk
  11. Credit card has their own protection. If chasing through the website doesn't work, just go to your card supplier. As far as a PID for your classic goes. Have a look at the MrShades PID kit in the gaggia section of this site. It comes with copious fitting instructions & fantastic after sales support.
  12. Fit the hinge to the base of the PID case instead of the side for a cleaner look too. [emoji6]
  13. Those 3m double sided sticky pads should be strong enough to hold the PID. No need to drill & screw/rivet.
  14. It's only mild steel. I ended up getting a stainless replacement with an Allen head from eBay to replace mine.
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