Strietman CT1 lever pin

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RockyIII

Postby RockyIII » Apr 04, 2017, 4:40 pm

Has anybody found a stock screw apart lever pin that fits the CT1? It would be easier than dealing with an E-clip every time I perform maintenance on the machine.

Rocky

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redbone

Postby redbone » Apr 04, 2017, 5:24 pm

Depending on size you may be able to use the set made for the La Pavoni or Cremina levers.
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CwD

Postby CwD » Apr 04, 2017, 5:35 pm

I got a special E clip tool for the CT1 and it helps a ton. Not perfect, but if you can't find a pin that comes off easier it's another option.

RockyIII

Postby RockyIII » Apr 04, 2017, 6:23 pm

redbone wrote:Depending on size you may be able to use the set made for the La Pavoni or Cremina levers.


The brass lever pin on the CT1 measures 6mm OD x 18mm LG. I have not seen the dimensions of the The La Pavoni and Cremina lever pins, but they do not appear to be the same size.

Rocky

RockyIII

Postby RockyIII » Apr 04, 2017, 6:25 pm

CwD wrote:I got a special E clip tool for the CT1 and it helps a ton. Not perfect, but if you can't find a pin that comes off easier it's another option.


I have a tool, but I still worry about the E-clip taking off as well as the possibility of scratching the lever.

Rocky

DrNik

Postby DrNik » Apr 04, 2017, 6:40 pm

Assuming the assembly is the same as an ES3 (which I believe is identical as far as lever attachment): just leave the E clip off? I've been using the machine for over 2 years now, with just a single side "clipped". In operation, the pin doesn't move and makes removing the piston a breeze...

Just my 2cts... ;)
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Nik.

John49

Postby John49 » replying to DrNik » Apr 04, 2017, 6:56 pm

Brilliant!

RockyIII

Postby RockyIII » Apr 04, 2017, 7:54 pm

DrNik wrote:Assuming the assembly is the same as an ES3 (which I believe is identical as far as lever attachment): just leave the E clip off? I've been using the machine for over 2 years now, with just a single side "clipped". In operation, the pin doesn't move and makes removing the piston a breeze...

Just my 2cts... ;)
cheers
Nik.


Heh. I used mine like that for a week or so but decided it might not be the safest thing to do. Maybe I will try it again.

Rocky

wachuko

Postby wachuko » Apr 04, 2017, 8:03 pm

RockyIII wrote:The brass lever pin on the CT1 measures 6mm OD x 18mm LG. I have not seen the dimensions of the The La Pavoni and Cremina lever pins, but they do not appear to be the same size.

Rocky


6 mm OD
23.7 mm inside width

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RockyIII

Postby RockyIII » Apr 04, 2017, 8:40 pm

Jaime,

Where did you get that pin?

Rocky