Olympia Cremina SL vs Elektra Micro Casa a Leva - Page 2

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BrendaninBrooklyn (original poster)
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#11: Post by BrendaninBrooklyn (original poster) »

Thank you! I'd completely missed this review, and it is very useful. Thanks again.

BrendaninBrooklyn (original poster)
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#12: Post by BrendaninBrooklyn (original poster) »

Thank you. Getting to them will use one day for each, and requires my wife to drive, so yes possible but a less good use of time than narrowing down choices through remote research. That said, both are excellent and either is a fine choice.

BrendaninBrooklyn (original poster)
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#13: Post by BrendaninBrooklyn (original poster) »

PS your Elektra MCAL review was excellent and is actually what got me enthused about spring levers in the first place. Thanks again.

BrendaninBrooklyn (original poster)
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#14: Post by BrendaninBrooklyn (original poster) »

That makes complete sense. In Cremina vs La Pavoni reviews, sweeter, richer, and similar terms are always used. The Elektra is always described as delicate. The SL being "more" is in line with everything I've read.

I did not realize groups could be changed, and yes it would be a plus for me too.

Much to think about, and feeling lucky so many choices exist. Thanks again

pcdawson
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#15: Post by pcdawson »

Yes - changing out groups is easy and involves 4 hex bolts. Cerini sells the manual group for under $1000 last time I looked. I swap groups every 4 - 6 months just for variety and to experiment with different profiles.

BrendaninBrooklyn (original poster)
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#16: Post by BrendaninBrooklyn (original poster) »

I had no idea! Thanks again.