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fluke
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Posted Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:22am
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for sale on craigslist, the owners aren't sure what make it is.  Logo looks awfully like Rancilio, in a blocky, stamped way, but I wasn't aware they made any grinders like this one.

worth $200?

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/3982885333.html

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Posted Mon Aug 12, 2013, 3:37pm
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Looks like a Rossi. Somebody with more knowledge of that brand will have to help ID it for you.
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Posted Mon Aug 12, 2013, 6:19pm
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It's a Rossi, you can see the logo on the bottom.  It also has a Rossi dossier.  It's probably a rebranded RR45.  These are usually stepped. New burrs take a little extra effort to get ahold of.  If the motor is good and it spins down nice and slow, $250 seems like an decent total cost.  Any replacement parts will add up fast.  It isn't a grinder that I would be super excited to add into the mix, for $300-$400 you can find yourself a used SJ or K6.  However, in good working order and with new burrs it should do a better job for a lot longer that a new $250 consumer grinder.
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Espresso: Expobar Elegance 2 group,...
Grinder: SJ, RR45, Zip
Vac Pot: aeropress
Drip: toddy
Roaster: KKTO inspired
Posted Mon Aug 12, 2013, 6:29pm
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that was my thought, and if it was closer, I'd probably pick it up. Not something I really need, just spotting grinders for a friend who now has my Silvia, and a grinder that won't cut it. A commercial 2 group HX showed up today for 1/4 what this grinder costs, so I think I know what will be taking up my time next week :D

It's funny, the grinder isn't readily identifiable, and I thought it must be possible to locate some sort of manufacturer, or origin id. Then this HX machine shows up today, with absolutely no nameplates, or manufacturer; the owners said it had just been made by a guy down in LA... working, clean & $50.
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Posted Mon Aug 26, 2013, 12:32am
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It's a Rossi CC45 (almost identical in most ways to the RR45).  You can check espressoparts for diagrams etc. that match it.  I have one that's 240V.  In many ways it's 'worth' the $200.00, but I've seen them go for less.  THey are 64mm flat burrs and built like a tank, but their weakness is the stepped grinding adjustment.  There are threads on defeating this and making them stepless, but I never bothered and now have a Pharos for espresso use and my Mini for everything else.
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