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Topic: Rocky update a.k.a +Rocky arrived (4 msgs / 94 lines)
1) From: jim gundlach
On Tuesday, September 24, 2002, at 11:12 PM, Mike Gallant wrote:
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I needed to get up early this morning so I did not make any coffee 
yesterday evening so I went to bed early.  I woke up at 2:30 instead of 
4:00 and went ahead and put the Rocky to the test.  Six clicks seems 
right with mine, it does touch at zero, four clicks chokes the SL-90 and 
five only gives me about 2/3's of the normal shot.  I really love the 
texture of the grind and there is really no dust.  The Solis 166 never 
performed this well.  Coffee tastes much better than it ever did.  I 
always thought the Rocky advocates were just bragging.  I wish I had 
followed your recommendations much earlier.
     Got a big day ahead, already wrote 100 questions for an exam between 
3:00 and 5:00 this morning.  Won't get home till late,
     Just realized my dog's name is Rocky also.
Jim Gundlach
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2) From: Mike Gallant
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	It certainly is a nice little grinder. The only part I don't like 
is the doser - it seems flimsy and leaves a lot of coffee behind. For 
the first 18 months or so that I had Rocky, I used a bit of electrical 
tape on the bottom of the doser blades (as detailed by one of the 
alt.coffee denizens on their website - I can't remember which one, 
unfortunately) and a brush to keep stale coffee from accumulating. Then, 
a couple of months ago, I got fed up and just removed the whole doser 
assembly. I now sit a small bowl where the doser assembly used to be to 
catch the grounds, and am a much happier camper. It doesn't look as 
pretty, but I'm much happier with the way it works. Now if I could just 
figure out some way to modify it for stepless grind adjustment...
-mike
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Mike Gallant
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3) From: jim gundlach
On Wednesday, September 25, 2002, at 09:44 AM, Mike Gallant wrote:
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I thought about doing that myself.  The other thing I'm think about is 
attaching some kind of little brush to the vanes on the dispenser wheel 
to do the cleaning.  I'm not sure what kind of brush might work.
Jim Gundlach
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4) From: David Marley
Just in case you need the website Jim and Mike, it is Randy G.'s website.
It also has a cool story/biography of how he got started with his Silvia and
how it has progressed from there.  Very interesting, if you have a Silvia.
There are instructions how to setup a "sweeper" for the doser.  It wasn't
too hard to do and it really works.
www.quiknet.com/~frcn/Coffee/Coffee.html
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	It certainly is a nice little grinder. The only part I don't like 
is the doser - it seems flimsy and leaves a lot of coffee behind. For 
the first 18 months or so that I had Rocky, I used a bit of electrical 
tape on the bottom of the doser blades (as detailed by one of the 
alt.coffee denizens on their website - I can't remember which one, 
unfortunately) and a brush to keep stale coffee from accumulating. Then, 
a couple of months ago, I got fed up and just removed the whole doser 
assembly. I now sit a small bowl where the doser assembly used to be to 
catch the grounds, and am a much happier camper. It doesn't look as 
pretty, but I'm much happier with the way it works. Now if I could just 
figure out some way to modify it for stepless grind adjustment...
-mike
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Mike Gallant
pischke
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