Posted Tue Feb 11, 2014, 11:14pm Subject: WTT: Pre-M Europiccola AND Riviera Eagle for your Cremina
Longshot, I know, but here goes:
I've got an early '80s Europiccola and a later '80s Riviera Eagle that I'm interested in trading for a functioning Cremina.
The Pavoni is of course a manual lever, with which you could probably pull shots equivalent to the Cremina, with practice. It's a little finickier, but the potential is there. This one is used, all chrome, small scuff here or there, rust under the drip tray (not visible in normal use). Works very well; it's my primary machine right now.
The Riviera Eagle is beautiful. Shiny mirror-quality chrome with brass group and accents. Dome on top, eagle with wings spread. The Riviera is in very good cosmetic condition save for a ding on the dome, but it is in absolutely perfect condition internally. I acquired it barely used and have only had it a few months. Changed the piston seals, but that's about all it needed.
The Riviera is a spring lever. 220V. Based on what I've read and experienced, this machine has an "easier" spring, i.e. lower pressure on the shot. I've pulled a few good ones and I've been encouraged by spring devotees that "brew pressure isn't everything," but overall I think for me personally, pressure aside, I just prefer the feel of the manual pavoni.
I have a '91 Pasquini Livietta, which I love. And now that I know I have a preference of manual lever over spring lever, I don't feel like I need both these machines around, and I would love to pair ol' Liv on the counter with her lever-style sister, a Cremina.
Maybe you have a well-worn Cremina and are thinking about making a change. Maybe you'd like to keep a workhorse manual lever around, like my Europiccola, but also experiment with a fancy-looking eagle-adorned spring-lever beauty like the Riviera. If this is you, drop me a line!
PS: I'm keeping the Caravel of course.
Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: 0 Seller Name: Howard B Seller Location: Boise ID Sale Type: For Trade
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