Posted Sun Nov 6, 2011, 10:24pm Subject: FS: La Pavoni Parts
Well, it has come to this. In an effort to extract myself from espresso equipment land and make space for a new baby I have been selling of my gear. This post is for the remainder of what used to be my primary machine, a used and restored La Pavoni Professional from '95. I have sold off some parts, used some to fix other machines, and here is what remains:
pressure run off catch tube - chrome in good condition
power cord w/ replacement plug
heating element w/ resettable fuse, o-ring, and bolts
manometer w/ cuff and teflon gasket
boiler stuck to base w/ flange
sight glass guard
ABS base w/ screw
group head - excellent condition
group head siphon tube
brass piston head
piston rod nut and cap
lever arm w/ handle
1 set of 2 pins, 4 e-clips, 1 bushing - in good condition
double basket- $15
I also have the boiler and base...but I can't get them apart, so unless someone is looking to start a reconstruction project, that will probably go to eBay. Just about everything is in good condition and recently cleaned/descaled/polished. I will try to update the post later with some prices...in the meantime if you see things that you need you can email me. I will be happy to ship then however you like (as long as you are covering the shipping costs).
I have to say that I had hoped it wouldn't come to this. It breaks my heart to tear apart a perfectly good machine and sell it off as parts...but I have to be done with this stuff...and I think that this will be the best way to get there.
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Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: 1 Seller Name: Russel Philip Seller Location: Los Angeles, CA Sale Type: For Sale
Posted Mon Nov 7, 2011, 8:19am Subject: Re: FS: La Pavoni Parts
May I answer this for him?(Correct me if I'm wrong)
He got a really nice Penney bottomless pf for the Pavoni but was purchased by me along with OE tamper and funnel. That was why its missing. I am wondering what other part is missing from the machine other than the pf?It'd great if the missing part is stated too.
By the way, Russel is a really honest and communicative seller. I would have no hesitation buying from him.
Posted Mon Nov 7, 2011, 11:32am Subject: Re: FS: La Pavoni Parts
Hey, thanks Sam.
I added a list of the parts that are missing/sold/unavailable. Right now it seems like a short list, but I don't feel like dealing with eBay, and I can't in good conscience sell it to someone and tell them that it is an simple and cheap fix. A PF is more the $100 when you can get it, it needs the the group rebuild seal set that is like $20 (rod seal, piston seal, group-boiler seal), the drip tray is another $10-$30, and the PF o-ring is $2.50, so it would cost over $150 to get this going again. I need to extract $300 in value from this to cover some of my gear expenses, and I don't think anyone here is looking to drop $300 + shipping on a project that still needs over $150 in parts.
Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011, 12:38am Subject: Re: FS: La Pavoni Parts
So, I sold some parts to Steve. After some back and forth figuring out what would work for his repair project he paypal-ed me some money and I FedEx-ed him a little box of parts. A few days later he sent me the picture included below. He took a 70's Eurpiccola and used my 95' internals to build a Super Europiccola (sort of like the new new Millenium Europiccolas)! It made my day. And it made me feel better about scrapping a pretty functional machine for parts. So there you have it, proof that selling used La Pavoni lever machine parts on the CoffeeGeek BTS forum can be chicken soup for the soul.
Posted Tue Jan 17, 2012, 3:42pm Subject: Re: FS: La Pavoni Parts
bump...I am getting ready to dump these parts on eBay in lots...if there is any parts that anyone might need, now would be the time to pick em up. I tried to set the prices to around half of the new price. A lot of LP parts cost an arm and a leg new, and are just plain hard to get used.
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