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  2. Hello, After successful buying several items on this forum, it is time to try to sell something Selling my Black Niche Zero, bought new from Indiegogo May 2019. Used only at home (2-people household), no issues, scratches, or other signs of usage whatsoever. We buy 1kg/month on average, so it should be not more than 15kg in terms of mileage. Added 3D-printed NFC disk which in theory should do the same job. Currently in Sofia, Bulgaria, but we have pretty decent and cheap shipping options to UK. Keeping all the original boxing and accessories, so shipping should be safe. reason for sell: decided to upgrade Looking for 420GBP delivered to UK. Please contact me if you need shipping outside of UK.
  3. Yes. Even though it definitely required change in grind setting i never found any discernible taste difference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. My aim is not to start a forum flame war, but either i have surprisingly good tastebuds (i doubt it) or the difference in my case is very significant. I haven’t tried any blind side by side comparisons, but i feel like i can successfully distinguish between the two 100 out of the 100 times - and not only that, but i would prefer the shot from the Royal in all 100 cases. Maybe its just a subjective feeing I convinced myself after reading too much coffee forums Also i really prefer the taste and body of the shots in the 40-50 and sometimes over second range. I feel this is the place where the difference is the biggest between the Royal and the Niche. The more “standard” around the 2:1 ~30sec mark shot it is, the lesser the difference. Nevertheless, my experience is not sufficient for any flat vs conical generalizations, so i am only comparing my particular Niche and Royal.
  5. I just told him that changing the Royal for a Niche would be a big mistake, so i dont think so Bad marketing on my side Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I have a Niche for almost an year now and got myself a bargain 150GBP Royal from the forum recently. 3 days of usage of the Royal and i don’t like my Niche at all anymore! The plan was to use the Royal as on-demand in my office (due to huge size), but now with the quarantine i am work from home and use it here. I have no specific SD tools, however with just a brush and a tamper i have close to zero retention and the whole grinding process takes comparable time and effort to the Niche. I haven’t event changed the burrs of the Royal yet, however shots are much much sweeter and cleaner! Also i have no problem with slow 40-50s shots (my favorite ones!) without the bitter and muddy taste that comes with the Niche when doing that. Someone wants to buy a Niche? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks [email protected] and @L&R my problem can be considered closed! Cheers guys! Root cause identified, replacement parts already ordered. I can use these few days while waiting for the parts for powder coat (not initially planned just because i wanted to try it ASAP and because i thought removing the motor is much harder. I am very happy as the job turned out much easier than expected. The Royal is a beast that actually is much easier for repair and maintenance compared to the SJ! I only regret for messing with the top fan unnecessarily. PS now when i saw how it looks on the inside and what is the exact damage i can really imagine this is caused by bad shipping and i trust the [email protected] is honest saying he sent me an OK grinder PS i am also pleasantly surprised by my wife’s patience :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Today i’ve cut the offending edges of the top fan through the front doser opening, but bad news for me. Still rubbing, it must be the both fan too. This means motor housing removal, right? As far as i’ve seen on the forums people heat the grinder in oven and so on. Definitely not trivial Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Hi it seems i am having the same issue with my new (second hand) royal. There are obvious evidence of rubbing in the top fan. It seems i can sand the edges of the fan to get rid of it, but i am puzzled on what was is warped on the inside to cause it rub. Looked carefully but see nothing from the outside. What needs to be disassembled and removed to be able to inspect it directly? Should i remove to bottom burr carrier or i would also need to remove the entire motor assembly from the bottom? What usually causes that since i have no visual damage signs on the outside? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Everything is set pretty tight. Trying pushing the fan up and down but it seems solid. Thats pretty weird and i am wondering if it is a result of shipping fault or it has been altered badly in the past Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hello coffee people! I just bought very cheap Royal off the forum blindly and faced bad surprise. When turning the bottom burr by hand it is obvious that it doesnt rotate freely. It rubs agains something. I opened it and it is obvious that the plastic fan that is fixed on the motor rotor is rubbing against the motor housing. Basically all edges are worn out. Otherwise the shaft doesnt have any noticeable play. I am quite surprised on how can that happeb. Everything seems very well fixed and no evidence for other issues. The motor runs fine, but the plastic fan rubs badly and i wouldnt use it that way. Any idea what couls have caused that. Also how to fix it? I can easily grind the edge of each fin until it stops rubbing but it doesnt feel right. Also i suppose it will be quite disbalanced Any ideas and recommendations welcome! Pics and video coming soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Great! Already exchanged deal details over PM Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I would like to buy the Royal at asking with shipping to Romford, Essex (RM3 8NF) if thats OK with the seller and the previous poster. PS actually i can arrange collection from Finsbury park London as well - whatever suits the seller. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I decided to order the original bottomless PF with wooden handle from lamachinadelcoffee italian shop. I like the original chrome rounded look much better and i want the wooden handle anyways. The Romanian guy says SS is better due to hardness as the original ones were prone to cracking, but i will take that risk. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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