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Kristi
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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2006, 11:26pm
Subject: Pretty new toys from Fiorenzato
 

From Jim at 1st Line

Columbina  
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Bricoletta VOLANTE Tank Lever  http://www.1st-line.com/machines/home_mod/fiorenzato/bricoletta_volante_tank_lever.htm

Bricoletta VOLANTE Direct Connect Lever  http://www.1st-line.com/machines/home_mod/fiorenzato/briccoletta_volante_dc_lever.htm

 
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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2006, 9:18am
Subject: Re: Pretty new toys from Fiorenzato
 

Awesome! Thanks kristi!

I like the Columbina, but I'd take a Bric over the Volante any day. I bet sales were low because of the looks, and that's why the Bric is $999. THey're making room for a more traditional style. Too bad, I prefer the bric.
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Kristi
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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2006, 12:30pm
Subject: Re: Pretty new toys from Fiorenzato
 

They're all Bric's (except the Columbina)  .   Room for something for everybody.  More choices.  Expensive, but better build.

 
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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2006, 12:37pm
Subject: Re: Pretty new toys from Fiorenzato
 

What makes the build better? Is it the components, or frame? The Bric seems to be very well built from what I've read.
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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2006, 1:13pm
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Why is the picture of the Columbina so bad? The back of it looks like a serrated saw! Why is it some internet retailers can't take and post good pictures. If you look at the Andreja Premium at Sweet Marias and at Chris's you can see what I am talking about. The picture of the Fiorenzato Bricoletta VOLANTE is a little better than the Columbina, but not much. Whats the deal?
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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2006, 8:54pm
Subject: Re: Pretty new toys from Fiorenzato
 

This is sweet.  Now those who like boxes will like the looks of this machine (I prefer the 1950's retro garbage can look fo my Bricoletta actually).  But in reading the details I missed what the second gauge is for.  Is it brew head presure?

 
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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2006, 9:13pm
Subject: Re: Pretty new toys from Fiorenzato
 

still has that horrible 2 piece frame design guaranteed to arrive bent and in need of body work.
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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2006, 10:11pm
Subject: Re: Pretty new toys from Fiorenzato
 

Is it just me - or is the Colombia a non-HX machine? If so, why would you want it for that prince?

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2006, 10:20pm
Subject: Re: Pretty new toys from Fiorenzato
 

singforsupper Said:

This is sweet.  Now those who like boxes will like the looks of this machine (I prefer the 1950's retro garbage can look fo my Bricoletta actually).  But in reading the details I missed what the second gauge is for.  Is it brew head presure?

Posted February 23, 2006 link

I believe so. Otherwise the Volante looks like a Bric clone, except for the straight sided shell (and +$100 price tag). Should be another sweet machine.
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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2006, 10:47pm
Subject: Re: Pretty new toys from Fiorenzato
 

Worldman Said:

Is it just me - or is the Colombia a non-HX machine? If so, why would you want it for that prince?

Len

Posted February 23, 2006 link

Columbina has a couple of extras: automatic water refill of the internal boiler, and Multi-directional wand used for both hot water and steam.

 
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