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Thread: Ponte Vecchio Lusso (2 Group) for sale

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    Ponte Vecchio Lusso (2 Group) for sale

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    One in, one out policy so my lovely PVL is up for sale.


    General info:
    The PV Lusso 2 is a dual group spring-lever machine with a 3L boiler and thermosyphon design.
    The boiler is kept at steam temperature, with water cooled to brewing temp as it is drawn into the groups.
    Dual groups along with the ability to steam & brew at the same time make this a great machine for entertaining.
    Spring-lever machines are incredibly consistent, and pulling great shots on this machine is easy.

    For full review see: Ponte Vecchio Lusso Review @ Home-Barista.com

    Specs:
    - Made in Ponte Vecchio, Italy
    - 3L boiler, 1000w element
    - Dual spring lever chrome-plated groups w/ 45mm baskets (double baskets included have a ~15g capacity)
    - Thermosyphon design keeps groups at perfect brewing temp all day long, without the need for cooling flushes. (I've made 15+ back-to-back coffees in one session, and the last one was as good as the first)
    - Fixed position steam and water wands
    - Bakelite lever and portafilter handles
    - Bubble-style water level indicator
    - Low-water element protection circuit w/ indicator light (this part is a known fault that often fails and falsely shuts down the element in machine) so I have bypassed it. Just means you need to keep an eye on water levels.

    Modifications:
    - Anti-vac valve installed (fixes false pressurestat reading which resulted in the machine not warming up without manual venting, an issue with the original design)
    - Portafilters converted to bottomless
    - Small hole drilled in side of housing for easy pressurestat adjustment
    - low water cuircuit bypassed.

    Also included with the machine:
    - 2 tampers (black handled one has been machined to a perfect fit)
    - dosing funnel
    - set of seals (used but still look OK)
    - 2 spare double baskets
    - seal alignment collar (not needed with the seal changing tool)
    - custom-made seal changing tool

    I'm located in Inner West Melbourne, VIC.
    I make regular trips to Geelong/Surf Coast, Mornington Peninsula and West Gippsland
    Could post at buyers expense.

    Asking $1100
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    Happy to include postage for $1100 Australia wide.
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    Happy to sell for $1000.
    Would like it to go to a good home.
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    This has caused an argument in our household... Currently in the market for an upgrade and the wife who is a barista saw this and told me to get it while I'm eying a La Cimbali Junior ... If you were in Perth I'd come take a look...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentBoB View Post
    This has caused an argument in our household... Currently in the market for an upgrade and the wife who is a barista saw this and told me to get it while I'm eying a La Cimbali Junior ... If you were in Perth I'd come take a look...
    I think you better resolve the argument & buy it!
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    Bring it to Perth Bob, then I can come look
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    Haha nothing like a bit of peer pressure... even my old man is getting in on the pushing now saying this is better than a 10yr old La Cimbali because "it looks cooler"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigTaylor View Post
    Happy to sell for $1000.
    Would like it to go to a good home.
    Hi, do you happen to know the weight of the entire unit?

    I'm making a trip to Mel soon, but cannot carry it back if it exceeds 23kgs.
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    A Google search says it's 31lbs. What's that.. 16kg or so.. you might have to empty the 3 litres from the boiler to get that weight
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