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Gaggia Classic preferably with mods / extras

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Hi all.

I've been thinking about modding my coffee deluxe, but I've come to the conclusion it would be a better option to move it on and look at buying a classic, either to mod myself or preferably with a few of the common mods already done to save some time. I would definitely do the OPV mod and fit a silvia steam wand, but also a PID is very tempting. I would also be looking at upgrading the shower screen and baskets.

So I'm open to a Classic with any or all of the above mods/extras, or if one comes along for a good price without any mods I might also consider it. Also looking for a Mazzer OD grinder (mini / super jolly probably) which I'll post in a separate thread. Thanks!

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What's your budget?

I have a 2011 model that was kept in storage and unused.

I had it fitted with a PID, a Rancilio Steam Wand and a pressure gauge (modded down to 9 bar).

I'm not really looking to sell it, but I would like to get a similar set up of the Rancilio Silva.  

The timer on the front is magnetic so lifts right off.

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Looking to get a bargain if I can to be honest. The last fully modded classics I can see on the sold forum went from £160-200 (2 of them inc delivery) , so I guess around that but ideally more to the lower end. Those machines were coming with lots of extras like a brass dispersion plate, IMS shower screen, bottomless portafilter, IMS baskets etc, so I'd be ideally looking to get those bits too for that budget.

Can I ask what PID it is? And are there any other extras like above?

What would you be looking for price wise?

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3 minutes ago, goodcoffeemadcity said:

 

Can I ask what PID it is? And are there any other extras like above?

 

Controls the brew temperature much more accurately than the in-built temp sensor.


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Controls the brew temperature much more accurately than the in-built temp sensor.
Think his question was more like 'is it an Auber, MrShades etc'.

Laissez les bons temps rouler

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6 hours ago, goodcoffeemadcity said:

Looking to get a bargain if I can to be honest. The last fully modded classics I can see on the sold forum went from £160-200 (2 of them inc delivery) , so I guess around that but ideally more to the lower end. Those machines were coming with lots of extras like a brass dispersion plate, IMS shower screen, bottomless portafilter, IMS baskets etc, so I'd be ideally looking to get those bits too for that budget.

Can I ask what PID it is? And are there any other extras like above?

What would you be looking for price wise?

It's Mr Shades.

I'm not really looking to let it go to be honest.  I've only just paid £150 for machine, £100 for PID, £40 for pressure mod and £20 for steam wand and I'm getting superb results.

If starting over, I'd probably go for Rancilio just because I think it looks better, but I'm delighted with the coffee I'm making.

 

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That's fair enough, if you do want to decide you want to sell it please let me know what kind of price you'd be looking for. Cheers!

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Hi . Did you get fixed up with a Classic?


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I’ll have a 2002 1425Watt boiler with new RANCILLIO wand and OVP Mod done to 10 bar dynamic pressure = 9 bar static pressure.

2 baskets, portafilter, scoop, etc

All serviced new head gasket descale/backflush.

£170 postage £8.

Going on eBay soon.

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