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Date: 08 Nov 2006 19:30:58
From:
Subject: Lm Portafilter mod for Silvia
Looking at the LM portafilter compared to the Rancillio. I have a new
(free) LM and the biggest difference that I can see is the locking tabs
on the LM are 29mm wide and the Rancillio's are 26mm. Any other
mods/differences that I'd need to do?
Has anyone here used a LM on Miss Silvia??
Thanks
Stan





 
Date: 19 Nov 2006 08:17:05
From:
Subject: Re: Lm Portafilter mod for Silvia

Chris Staley wrote:
> On 8 Nov 2006 19:30:58 -0800, stan.shire@gmail.com wrote:
>
> >Looking at the LM portafilter compared to the Rancillio. I have a new
> >(free) LM and the biggest difference that I can see is the locking tabs
> >on the LM are 29mm wide and the Rancillio's are 26mm. Any other
> >mods/differences that I'd need to do?
> >Has anyone here used a LM on Miss Silvia??
> >Thanks
> >Stan
>
>
> Hi Stan-
>
> There was a lot of discussion several years ago regarding using the LM
> portafilter with the Silvia. I imagine most have moved on to
> bottomless portafilters, or just continued to use the LM with little
> discussion these days. In short, yes you can use it, but you do have
> to file down the locking lugs by that three milimeters that you
> already mentioned. The advantage to it is easier tamping (since it
> remains flat) and the ability to use LM triple baskets, which will not
> fit in the commecial Rancilio portafilter. However if you drill your
> portafilter both issues are moot, and then you can critically analyze
> each shot. There's been TONS of discussion on the bottomless or
> "naked" mod.
>
> In short, I say shorten the tabs and use it. Or you can just send it
> to me if you want ;-)
>
> Chris
Chris
Thanks for the post. I've done the mod. Fits well. Using the LM
smooth-sided double basket.
Bottomless is next
Stan



 
Date: 19 Nov 2006 02:30:59
From: Chris Staley
Subject: Re: Lm Portafilter mod for Silvia
On 8 Nov 2006 19:30:58 -0800, stan.shire@gmail.com wrote:

>Looking at the LM portafilter compared to the Rancillio. I have a new
>(free) LM and the biggest difference that I can see is the locking tabs
>on the LM are 29mm wide and the Rancillio's are 26mm. Any other
>mods/differences that I'd need to do?
>Has anyone here used a LM on Miss Silvia??
>Thanks
>Stan


Hi Stan-

There was a lot of discussion several years ago regarding using the LM
portafilter with the Silvia. I imagine most have moved on to
bottomless portafilters, or just continued to use the LM with little
discussion these days. In short, yes you can use it, but you do have
to file down the locking lugs by that three milimeters that you
already mentioned. The advantage to it is easier tamping (since it
remains flat) and the ability to use LM triple baskets, which will not
fit in the commecial Rancilio portafilter. However if you drill your
portafilter both issues are moot, and then you can critically analyze
each shot. There's been TONS of discussion on the bottomless or
"naked" mod.

In short, I say shorten the tabs and use it. Or you can just send it
to me if you want ;-)

Chris


 
Date: 09 Nov 2006 14:31:41
From:
Subject: Re: Lm Portafilter mod for Silvia
Omniryx@gmail.com wrote:
> Yes, it will work fine. But why bother?
>
1.Because it's there.
2. It's now a paperweight
3. It's beautifully made and finished.
4. Probably the closest I'll ever get to anything LM in my kitchen
>
> stan.shire@gmail.com wrote:
> > Looking at the LM portafilter compared to the Rancillio. I have a new
> > (free) LM and the biggest difference that I can see is the locking tabs
> > on the LM are 29mm wide and the Rancillio's are 26mm. Any other
> > mods/differences that I'd need to do?
> > Has anyone here used a LM on Miss Silvia??
> > Thanks
> > Stan



 
Date: 09 Nov 2006 07:40:41
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Lm Portafilter mod for Silvia
Yes, it will work fine. But why bother?


stan.shire@gmail.com wrote:
> Looking at the LM portafilter compared to the Rancillio. I have a new
> (free) LM and the biggest difference that I can see is the locking tabs
> on the LM are 29mm wide and the Rancillio's are 26mm. Any other
> mods/differences that I'd need to do?
> Has anyone here used a LM on Miss Silvia??
> Thanks
> Stan