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Thread: FS - Ballarat - Londinium L1

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    FS - Ballarat - Londinium L1

    This is a very regretful sale. This lever machine makes wonderful shots and it's hard to totally stuff one up! Steam pressure is great and it has a 4 hole steam tip.

    I Purchased it second hand in January this year to satisfy my lever fetish! but the unforeseen costs of setting up a small home based roastery (and meeting council specs) means I can't justify Keeping this and my Linea Mini on the bench together. Last in first out......

    It's a second generation machine with the white pressure gauge and all handles/toggles solid wenge wood. Fantastic machine and in great shape - only the drip has any significant scratches/scuffing, as is to be expected with use.

    It was originally purchased in early 2014. In December 2016 the original pump was replaced with an updated vibe pump for speedier boiler fill and the braided pressure hose replaced. It has the new londinium custom seals installed that fixes an issue with slipping across all machines with this group. It comes with a naked PF with wenge wood handles and a 20 gram basket. All spares etc are available online thru Londinium.

    This runs off an internal Tank and has a vibe pump for filling the boiler. Specs are easily available online (won't post links as not sponsors)

    These retailed at 1650. With shipping & customs the landed cost is currently about $3300-3450 AUD.

    I paid $2400 In Jan and had it transported by family down from Sydney. My loss is your gain and I'll sell for $2200. It's been used off and on since in conjunction with my Linea.

    I'll happily deliver it to Melbourne cbd or west of the city. If your an eastern suburbs dweller I'll meet you halfway. If you wish for a trip to the country down my dirt road your more than welcome to visit and have a play I'm 20 minutes out of Ballarat on the Melbourne side.

    Pics to come Friday but happy to SMS some thru from my phone if you PM a number. Happy to answer any questions.

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    .....that's hard to part with Luke. I feel your pain

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    That is some sweet stuff right there. Not to mention the affogato! Worthy of a road trip.
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    Oh you temptress! You're good!
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    Luke PM sent..
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    Some more pics


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukemc View Post
    I unfortunately don't have any room for your Londinium but I could destroy that Affogato right about now.....

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    Good luck with the sale. The L1 is a great machine and very easily converted to plumbed inlet for almost silent operation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoccia View Post
    Good luck with the sale. The L1 is a great machine and very easily converted to plumbed inlet for almost silent operation.
    Thanks mate. Yeah that was my ultimate plan but needs have changed. Still available guys

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    Lovely machine and I'm tempted - however, I've never used a lever at home. How would you say it is for entertaining? More/less time-consuming than a standard machine?

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    The only time i find a lever worse for entertaining is if you stuff up a shot and go too fine with your grind. You can't just stop the shot and take out the portafilter you have to give it a bit of time to play out.

    Steam wise this machine is as good as any of the Prosumers I've owned.

    If you grabbed a dual spout portafilter (noting if comes with a naked only) and got your shots dialed in I'm not sure it would be any differents speed wise than a normal HX machine to make drinks for a group.

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    FS - Ballarat - Londinium L1

    Happy to deliver this to Melbourne, Adelaide or Canberra too one weekend if it opens up the marketplace

    Note it also comes with a first gen1 Londinium button tamper. It's in well used condition but would come up nicely with a good oil and polish.


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