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Reel Repair? #13694237 09/08/20 01:45 PM
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So I have a couple of Shimano reels from the 90s that need some work. One is a really nice Chronarch 100 bantam, and the other is a Curado. I wonder how much it would cost to fix them, if i should just buy new reels, or spend the time to get parts and fix them myself. I have a new Abu Garcia Pro Max that was 80 bucks and it's pretty nice so far, so technology may have come far enough to just get new ones. The Chronarch just needs parts when the cast button has come off, but the Curado seems to have too much friction when casting, even when everything is loosened up.


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Re: Reel Repair? [Re: __TX__] #13694339 09/08/20 03:41 PM
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If it were me, I'd get them repaired.
I'd take an older Curado over a new promax every time.
The Abu's are fine but mine didn't last one year before becoming noisy. I gave it away.

Re: Reel Repair? [Re: __TX__] #13694721 09/08/20 10:22 PM
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There are plenty of repair videos on YouTube. Order some ceramic bearings and DIY.

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Steve-O's Reel Repair in Copperas Cove.


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Re: Reel Repair? [Re: __TX__] #13694866 09/09/20 12:55 AM
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Second on Steve !

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Originally Posted by Rayzor
Steve-O's Reel Repair in Copperas Cove.


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Re: Reel Repair? [Re: __TX__] #13695512 09/09/20 05:20 PM
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thanks yall. i'll give him a try. gonna see if my dad wants to send in any of his, as well.


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Re: Reel Repair? [Re: Jim Ford] #13695545 09/09/20 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Ford
There are plenty of repair videos on YouTube. Order some ceramic bearings and DIY.


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Re: Reel Repair? [Re: __TX__] #13695802 09/09/20 09:16 PM
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Big John does a great job of reel repair, cleaning and tuning in Weatherford. I am a satisfied customer.

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Do reel repair. Reel cleaning does nothing for me. New drag washers is the stuff.


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Big John does reel repair too. Just not on his card.


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