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  1. Hi there I have just bought what I believe to be a 2007 Gaggia Classic and am looking to do a full strip down as it has not been looked after . (it was at a price I couldn't say no to) I have found the sticky 'So you've just bought your first Gaggia Classic' so useful and also found this resource: http://protofusion.org/wordpress/2012/04/gaggia-classic-disassembly-and-cleaning/ which seems to outline everything i need to do but is there anything else i need to be aware of? I'm thinking a full gasket/ seal kit as well as a good descaler and cleaner would be essential ( just taken off the shower screen and it looks a little mouldy so not even thinking of using it until its been fully cleaned) I have had it working with steam from the tiny steam wand(defo to be replaced) and water coming from the shower screen, assume this means the machine is worth spending the time getting it right? I have some experience with an automatic La Spaziale at work but am so looking forward to getting to grips with a manual machine. Any advice is much appreciated
  2. I came across this a few weeks ago and I am considering making an offer on it with a view to a refurb project. Can someone tell me the model and a realistic offer price on a 'sold as seen', on the basis that the motor is good but the rest needing a total refurb. The sticker is unreadable from the original pic. Can it be adapted to be used without a portafilter and grind coarser then espresso? Thank you in advance.
  3. Interesting project? https://www.gumtree.com/p/restaurant-catering-equipment/vintage-gaggia-coffee-machine-for-sale-/1174494193
  4. I've just happened to stumble upon a bit of a good deal for myself of 2 Mazzer Super Jollys, one working and one not... Unfortunately the seller wasn't able to tell me what the fault was on the non running machine but I'm in high hopes it's serviceable. Is there a guide somewhere with a general overhaul directions, I'm quite mechanically minded but I'd rather know exactly what to look out for on this particular grinder. Thanks
  5. OK, so it's nearly sanded back completely (if I could just figure out how to get the knob off!). I'm torn on what colour to go with. My original thought was a dark, gunmetal, silver/grey colour. However I've since seen the following two and am tempted to go with something slightly more unusual... BMW Sepang Bronze Metallic: BMW Amythest Grey: Sorry for the ridiculous sized images. SWMBO has actually greenlighted any colour of my choosing. However I'm not looking to go for something bright. Thoughts?
  6. One day just to fully strip this old astoria, and i Mean strip every single nut, bolt, copper pipe right down to bare frame then we dip copper parts in acid and detail clean everything even the bolts and nuts, This is just half the job I'll post pics of the rebuild if the engineers remembered to take some, I was away for rebuild... Just thought some of you would like to see what we do in terms of servicing... More pics to come...
  7. Hi, I recently got a Fracino Piccino from the for sale section in these forums. I'd like to strip it down, give it a full service and upgrade any parts that can be done. I know my way around a Gaggia Classic pretty well, but was wondering if anyone had any advice in terms of where to buy parts/what the best upgrades are. Fracino's website doesn't have a parts shop anymore, it just links you to an email address. I've found this website for parts https://www.espressounderground.co.uk/Fracino-Coffee-machine-Spare-Parts-s/1961.htm but I'm not sure how to identify which if any fit the Piccino as the part numbers don't match up. Any useful guides or well trodden paths for this machine? Much appreciated as always! NitJay
  8. These were used for making the "Sitomagus Stirrer" the up and coming competitor to the Londinium Distribution tool! I have started the clean up of a second hand La Pavoni Pro' and have found the brushes were good for cleaning the insides of steam and dipper tubes. When doing my extensive research for the 'Stirrer', I noticed that there were some similar brushes with brass/bronze bristles. These may be even better? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5Pcs-Cleaners-Cleaning-Brush-Wash-Stainless-Steel-Drinking-Pipe-Straw-SliveHLJK/192682086096?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?10791-What-did-the-Postie-bring-you-today&p=644746#post644746
  9. I'm selling my 2013 Gaggia Classic which needs a refurb. I'll try to include as much detail as possible to give the buyer an idea of what they're getting but please feel free to ask me questions. The machine was bought new by me in 2013. It was fine for 3yrs but I'd not been backflushing regularly so I got it serviced and have since been making sure it gets a monthly Cafiza backflush. It has been working perfectly but recently it sat idle for 2mths and when I turned it on the water wouldn't flow through the head. I took off the head, gave it a thorough clean down and changed the seal but the water isn't flowing. I can provide a video if it helps. The pump is firing but there is no flow. When I turn on the pump and open the wand the water flows through well. It'll produce steam too. I'm guessing there is a blockage somewhere but I don't have the time to fix it. Plus I'm impatient and have already bought a replacement! It comes with the original box (inc foam) so it would be ideal for somebody to fix up and sell on. It's fitted with the Silvia wand and a bunch of extra bits pictured below. Original pressurised single and double baskets including the little plastic widget. They've been used once and I went straight for the unpressurised 2 cup basket pictured. Original Gaggia Classic portafilter with twin spout plus a single spout. Bottomless portafilter with 21g triple basket. Metal scoop. Blind filter (for backflushing). Grindenstein knock box. Gaggia plastic tamper. Spare group seal. I'm looking for £50 collected from Bracknell/Oxford. I can send by post/courier if preferred and we can discuss shipping options.
  10. Hi. Just started looking for a new grinder as I wanted to upgrade my Iberital MC2, which although has done me proud (especially for the price) was a bit noisy. Today I found a Mazzer Major Aut on FB sales locally listed just as a coffee grinder so picked it up very cheap. Amazed by the weight and the size of it when I picked it up but saw it running with a few beans and seamed in pretty good nick apart from some drinks to the paintwork. Not expecting a lot for the money but am happy to work on it if it needs it. It has a sprung tamper on the front and a doser which reads 1850 - the 5 diget is between the 5 and the 6 and stays there until up to 7/8 is this normal or has it been clocked etc? I would like to change this for a doserless if possible? Is this easy to do and where is the best place to buy the bits? Also any advice on dismantling and cleaning and using before I go charging in would be much appreciated. I have tried to add a few pictures below Thanks in advance Jack
  11. Got 3 refurbished classic, all come with upgraded rancillo wand and large solenoid. Seals replaced and new group gasket fitted. Come with standard accessories. £155 plus post or pick up from todmorden
  12. I may well regret this at some point but I've purchased a Zip cheaply (less than £50) that is untidy but works, so I'm gong to clean, repaint and generally refurbish where practical to do. This may include making it doserless, but time will tell. I'll get some pics of it once it's out of the car, it's too heavy for me to currently lift. If I'm about to waste time and money on a machine that isn't any good to start with, please tell me now. So far I've just ordered new burrs and discussed with my brother that I'll be asking him to paint it. I thought of powder coating it, but it seems it wasn't done that way originally so paint should be OK, and it's c£50 for the coating.
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