Olympia Cremina Mod of the Day

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wsfarrell

#1: Post by wsfarrell »

I'm rebuilding my third Cremina and decided on a mod that improves the aesthetics. Can you see it?

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Now can you see it? The steam knob insert was faded/cracked, so I started looking around for something to replace it. Turns out a nickel fits perfectly.

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Merckx

#2: Post by Merckx »

Solid!

Well worth the 5cent investment :P

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SAS
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#3: Post by SAS »

I like the re-purposed nickel. Would a Euro coin fit? More in keeping with the machine's origins.

Here are my Cremina mods. I had a cracked bakelite fill knob on the version that had the vacuum breaker as part of the knob.
My solution was to use copper pipe fittings to keep the breaker and turn a wooden knob to replace the plastic.
I also turned down a piece of brass for the steam knob.
I might look into finding something more interesting to stick in it now that you have inspired me.



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A copper end cap drilled to fit the breaker valve and inserted into the wooden knob.
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LMWDP #280
Running on fumes.

wsfarrell

#4: Post by wsfarrell »

Nice work!

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CoffeeBar

#5: Post by CoffeeBar »

All well done Sirs :D

max

#6: Post by max »

SAS wrote:I like the re-purposed nickel. Would a Euro coin fit? More in keeping with the machine's origins.
You mean a Swiss franc? :wink:
Give me the measurements, and I can check what the closest coin is.

roadman

#7: Post by roadman » replying to max »

A nickel is exactly the same size as a Zwanzigrappenstück (21.05mm).