Reel Repair by Alan Tani

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Title: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Bryan Young on May 10, 2012, 11:06:59 PM
Hi folks,

We have gotten many reel to service and often the reels come in boxes with no direction as to what needs or wants done to the reel.   Just so that if you are sending in a reel to us, we would like to know what you would like done, and how we can help if you have problem with the reel.  Therefore, I've put together a service/maintenance service for to be submitted with each reel.  You don't need to complete your name and address on every sheet, but please indicate what you would like done with each reel.  At least, this should help us to be on the same page as you are in terms of what you would like us to do.  Please download the form and complete it for each reel before sending it in to us.  Thank you.

If the reel is coming in for service, we will be greasing the sideplates and wiping off excess grease off.  Install greased carbon fiber drags if it doesn't have them already.  All spool bearings will be opened, cleaned with TSI301 (unless request informing us to pack spool bearings).  All non spool bearings will be packed with grease.  For lever drags, we will either shim the spool bearings and/or sleeve the spool bearings unless it already has a spool sleeve.  This is a minimum.  We  have had requests to do partal service on reels and we just don't feel comfortable with this, and therefore, collectively, between Alan, Jim, Jonathan, Roger, and myself, we will do a complete maintenance service on all reels sent in to us.  Bsides, we do this on 99% of the reels we get in.  Note, we do not service spinners unless they are of the Penn SS and Z series.  Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for trusting us with your pride and joy.  We will continue to do our best to make your reels better than new.
Bryan


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: akfish on October 22, 2012, 02:57:32 AM
The repair form is a great idea. However, looking at it, it almost looks like the same gear sleeve is used on the 113H, 49 and 149. That's not correct, of course. You might want to change it so that it is more clear.


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Keta on October 22, 2012, 07:14:15 AM
........ it almost looks like the same gear sleeve is used on the 113H, 49 and 149. That's not correct, of course.

Are they different lengths or is the anti reverse gear different?  I've been putting SS 113H gear sleeves in 349s and they work well despite the smaller "gear".


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: akfish on October 22, 2012, 07:21:29 AM
You can use a 113H gear sleeve on a 349, but the 49 and 149 both take the same sleeve as a Jigmaster.


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Keta on October 22, 2012, 07:27:25 AM
I should try to get a 49 for referance....or a teaser reel.


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: akfish on October 22, 2012, 11:47:18 AM
I've got several rebuilt 49s for sale in the shop for $60 ...


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Brendan on October 22, 2012, 01:58:12 PM
     I glad its not just me that hates working on spinners.
tight lines, Brendan.


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Ricky-Ray on December 16, 2012, 10:31:29 PM
Tried to download the form and say's attachment not found.


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: thorhammer on February 17, 2015, 01:47:46 PM
Hi folks, brand new to the site....fell into it by accident and then read for two hours straight...First, glad I'm not the only fool trying to collect every really good reel on the planet, then trying to hot rod it when I cant possibly even fish all I already have. Some really good mods on here I'd never heard of. Second, not sure how the reel repair works; do Brian, Alan and others collude or run a shop or what? I have a box of fleabay stuff i need to address....i refurbish  / build rods and cant stand orphans so i gotta get these motors up and running.

One such is a Zebco 6050 that needs some parts...anyone know where that might be found? Not a high end reel but all metal; my pops gave it to me about 1980 and I'd like to resurrect.

thanks folks!

john 


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Bryan Young on February 17, 2015, 02:14:45 PM
Hi John,

Welcome.  Glad you found us and find the site entertaining.

Alan and his team, which includes me, repairs reels, as do I as a part of our hobby.  Reels are sent in to us, we repair the reels if economically feasible, and return the reels with a bill for parts, labor, and return postage.  Upon receipt of the reels, the owner of the reels, in turn, sends us a check for the work performed.  We work on the honor system.  If you are interested in sending you reels in to us, please PM Alan or myself.

Others here run a business, and we support each other as there are a whole lot of reels out there, but not as many repairing them these days.  We are the ones that go against the throw-away mentality, if at all possible.

Zebco parts are hard to come by.  I'm not sure who here can help.  I have problems even getting new reels from Zebco, and parts has been even harder.

Bryan


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: alantani on February 17, 2015, 02:32:41 PM
yeah, i work on most of the reel, joey fortina has been helping out but only when i'm there to kibbutz, bryan works independently, and jim nomura works independently.  it's unusual to get seriously stumped.  mostly it's ordering parts that causes the biggest delay. 


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: foakes on February 17, 2015, 03:11:33 PM
Hi John --

What Zebco parts do you need?

Let me know -- and I can take a look to see if I might have something that would help.

These are actually very high quality reels -- 80s or so.  All metal, ball bearing.  Very similar to Daiwa, Shimano, Ryobi, Cardinal -- don't let the name Zebco, fool you.

During WWII, the folks who founded Zebco made munitions for the war effort.

Hence, the name: ZEBCO (Zero Hour Bomb Company).

After the war, they started making fishing reels.

No one can name a more popular reel brand then Zebco!

Probably more Zebcos have been manufactured -- then all of the Penns, Mitchells, Quicks, Shakespeares, Daiwas, Shimanos -- combined.

Some cheap quality, some high quality, some in between, plastic, metal, aluminum, SS.

You would be surprised how many of the early edition Zebcos -- that sit in the rafters of many garages on cheap rods -- are worth some serious money.  (SHHHHHHHHH!).

Won't put the kids through college, or pay off the mortgage -- but certain Zebcos to the right buyer might pay for that 2-speed you have an eye on.

Best,

Fred

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx130/foakes1/EE90E464-C63F-4130-BE49-77977D5D7513_zpsdhdyvddo.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/foakes1/media/EE90E464-C63F-4130-BE49-77977D5D7513_zpsdhdyvddo.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Bryan Young on February 17, 2015, 04:18:45 PM
Fred to the rescue. 

I have nothing bad to say about Zebco's products.  I do have a little problem getting responses or parts...


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: CoastalFishfinder on February 18, 2015, 01:56:23 PM
Greetings Bryan,
                     My name is Frank a/k/a CoastalFishfinder.First I want to thank Alan Tani for his invitation to join the Forum.You folks have put together a fantastic platform for novices to master mechanics the posts are extremely helpful and informative.At this point I hope I'm not hijacking any ones thread,I tried to post a "New Topic" earlier but I don't think it went through.I had emailed Alan Tani a few weeks ago with a question about a vintage reel with no name or logo on it that a friend of mine found and passed it along to me.Alan told me what to do to get started on the research and join the Forum , while going through the posts I found it is an Anon Shaw.
 Once again,Bryan, I apologize if I'm in the wrong place but if you can please get back to me so we can discuss some of my ideas for this reel.
                                                                                                                   Thanks,
                                                                                                                     Frank


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Bryan Young on February 18, 2015, 02:35:36 PM
Hi Frank,

Welcome.  I have sent you a PM with my phone number and let's see how we can help you with your reel.

Thank you and welcome.
Bryan


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Slazmo on February 18, 2015, 03:39:28 PM
Note, we do not service spinners unless they are of the Penn SS and Z series.  Thank you for your understanding.

Hi Bryan,

Any particular reason why you guys dont service spinning reels? I understand that fishing styles over there are vastly differing from over here in Aus.

Best,

Andrew


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Bryan Young on February 18, 2015, 05:28:35 PM
Note, we do not service spinners unless they are of the Penn SS and Z series.  Thank you for your understanding.

Hi Bryan,

Any particular reason why you guys dont service spinning reels? I understand that fishing styles over there are vastly differing from over here in Aus.

Best,

Andrew

Actually, we do, so don't tell anyone.   ;) 

Spinning reels especially are plagued by model obsolesce making parts are very difficult to obtain or are very expensive.  Many times, the parts cost more than the reel is worth.  I just hate to be the bearer of bad news on a spinning cycle.





Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: thorhammer on May 05, 2015, 08:20:40 AM
Hi Fred, sorry I forgot to circle back with you. I'm looking a main shaft for the 6050. I think everything else is good to go. If you don't have one, I will declare them extinct and am looking at drilling out a spare spool to accept an 650 SS shaft if i can get the rest of the machining with a file and dremel. not sure what I'd do about the clicker, i guess remove it but not sure if bail would trip properly until I tried it. Hope you are well!

John




Hi John --

What Zebco parts do you need? Hi Fred

Let me know -- and I can take a look to see if I might have something that would help.

These are actually very high quality reels -- 80s or so.  All metal, ball bearing.  Very similar to Daiwa, Shimano, Ryobi, Cardinal -- don't let the name Zebco, fool you.

During WWII, the folks who founded Zebco made munitions for the war effort.

Hence, the name: ZEBCO (Zero Hour Bomb Company).

After the war, they started making fishing reels.

No one can name a more popular reel brand then Zebco!

Probably more Zebcos have been manufactured -- then all of the Penns, Mitchells, Quicks, Shakespeares, Daiwas, Shimanos -- combined.

Some cheap quality, some high quality, some in between, plastic, metal, aluminum, SS.

You would be surprised how many of the early edition Zebcos -- that sit in the rafters of many garages on cheap rods -- are worth some serious money.  (SHHHHHHHHH!).

Won't put the kids through college, or pay off the mortgage -- but certain Zebcos to the right buyer might pay for that 2-speed you have an eye on.

Best,

Fred

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx130/foakes1/EE90E464-C63F-4130-BE49-77977D5D7513_zpsdhdyvddo.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/foakes1/media/EE90E464-C63F-4130-BE49-77977D5D7513_zpsdhdyvddo.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Hoverson on August 29, 2018, 09:10:18 AM
Hi folks, I'm new to this, but appreciate all the information.  I would like to send in my Okuma CV 20D to have Alan or his crew put a new drag set in.  How do I do this?  Thanks for any replies.  Hoverson


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: alantani on August 29, 2018, 08:46:32 PM
i have literally 200 reels in line right now.  a bunch of guys here would be able to service it. some are trying to get reel repair shops started!


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: tmarksco on March 07, 2019, 02:39:35 PM
Hi Alan:

I have Shimano Calcutta 700S reel which needs service and repair. It's starting to squeak and bind, intermittently. Otherwise, its only been used a few times, and is in very good shape.

Can I send this to you? You've done work on other reels in the past, but it's been a while.

Let me know how to get it to you, as well as how and when to pay you.

Thanks Alan,

Tony Marks
(707) 696-7641
tony@themarkscompany.com
1602 Flanigan Way
Petaluma, CA 94954


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: alantani on March 09, 2019, 11:55:59 AM
Tony, gotcha,  thanks!


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: shellback on April 28, 2019, 07:56:30 AM
hi
i assume you guys are nearby to me in templeton- so my question is can i drive over to cayucos and hand you my avet hx raptor?
i think i got a lemon.
thanks,
tom (shellback)


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: alantani on April 29, 2019, 11:58:02 AM
dad has a vacation house there.  i live up in saratoga. 


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Ron Jones on April 29, 2019, 12:59:13 PM
The Cayucos house is for drinking! Reel repair in Saratoga.
The Man


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: alantani on April 29, 2019, 02:53:15 PM
True, that......


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: thorhammer on April 29, 2019, 02:58:24 PM
True, that......


naw, false. you cant fly that one with pics of your Scotch collection ringing the linewinder home, Boss :)


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: CharterMaster on June 09, 2019, 08:49:00 PM
Hi I am not sure how to use the website I am a new member. I am looking to have two reels serviced and upgraded if possible. My first reel is Shimano Trinidad TN20 I am looking to upgrade with carbontex drags, a Cal's drag plate, and the mechanical dog and spring that Alan Tani helped develop and whatever else you can recommend for that reel. And my second reel is Avet LX 6/3 2 speed I am not sure if there are any upgrades for this reel if there is I would like to have this reel upgraded as well and if not I would just like it serviced then. Please let me know how to proceed and how much the cost would be. If you like you can call or text me


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: alantani on June 11, 2019, 09:13:09 AM
you have an email.  thanks!!!!


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: FishNinJay on August 12, 2019, 03:12:26 PM
Hi folks,

We have gotten many reel to service and often the reels come in boxes with no direction as to what needs or wants done to the reel.   Just so that if you are sending in a reel to us, we would like to know what you would like done, and how we can help if you have problem with the reel.  Therefore, I've put together a service/maintenance service for to be submitted with each reel.  You don't need to complete your name and address on every sheet, but please indicate what you would like done with each reel.  At least, this should help us to be on the same page as you are in terms of what you would like us to do.  Please download the form and complete it for each reel before sending it in to us.  Thank you.

If the reel is coming in for service, we will be greasing the sideplates and wiping off excess grease off.  Install greased carbon fiber drags if it doesn't have them already.  All spool bearings will be opened, cleaned with TSI301 (unless request informing us to pack spool bearings).  All non spool bearings will be packed with grease.  For lever drags, we will either shim the spool bearings and/or sleeve the spool bearings unless it already has a spool sleeve.  This is a minimum.  We  have had requests to do partal service on reels and we just don't feel comfortable with this, and therefore, collectively, between Alan, Jim, Jonathan, Roger, and myself, we will do a complete maintenance service on all reels sent in to us.  Bsides, we do this on 99% of the reels we get in.  Note, we do not service spinners unless they are of the Penn SS and Z series.  Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for trusting us with your pride and joy.  We will continue to do our best to make your reels better than new.
Bryan

Hey Bryan,
Just "met" you on FB (Ye Jae)..
Can you and Alan just fix my reels so they catch mo' fish??


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: alantani on August 13, 2019, 08:05:25 AM
contact bryan via pm or email.  i'm pretty swamped, again........   :-\


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: ez2cdave on September 08, 2019, 02:36:38 PM
Note, we do not service spinners unless they are of the Penn SS and Z series.  Thank you for your understanding.

Hi Bryan,

Any particular reason why you guys don't service spinning reels? I understand that fishing styles over there are vastly differing from over here in Aus.

Best,

Andrew

Yes, it is 7 years later . . . !

Andrew,

I suspect that one of the main issues are Spinning Reels that disassemble into MORE THAN 100 parts, like the SHIMANO 6500B Baitrunner.

https://www.mikesreelrepair.com/content/schematics/Shimano_BTR6500B.pdf (https://www.mikesreelrepair.com/content/schematics/Shimano_BTR6500B.pdf)

https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=994.0 (https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=994.0)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z5-FqcdY7Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z5-FqcdY7Y)

Tight Lines !

Dave F.


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Keepitsimple on October 14, 2019, 04:56:26 PM
Hi folks,

We have gotten many reel to service and often the reels come in boxes with no direction as to what needs or wants done to the reel.   Just so that if you are sending in a reel to us, we would like to know what you would like done, and how we can help if you have problem with the reel.  Therefore, I've put together a service/maintenance service for to be submitted with each reel.  You don't need to complete your name and address on every sheet, but please indicate what you would like done with each reel.  At least, this should help us to be on the same page as you are in terms of what you would like us to do.  Please download the form and complete it for each reel before sending it in to us.  Thank you.

If the reel is coming in for service, we will be greasing the sideplates and wiping off excess grease off.  Install greased carbon fiber drags if it doesn't have them already.  All spool bearings will be opened, cleaned with TSI301 (unless request informing us to pack spool bearings).  All non spool bearings will be packed with grease.  For lever drags, we will either shim the spool bearings and/or sleeve the spool bearings unless it already has a spool sleeve.  This is a minimum.  We  have had requests to do partal service on reels and we just don't feel comfortable with this, and therefore, collectively, between Alan, Jim, Jonathan, Roger, and myself, we will do a complete maintenance service on all reels sent in to us.  Bsides, we do this on 99% of the reels we get in.  Note, we do not service spinners unless they are of the Penn SS and Z series.  Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for trusting us with your pride and joy.  We will continue to do our best to make your reels better than new.
Bryan


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: ez2cdave on October 17, 2019, 06:27:43 PM
Any particular reason why you guys don't service spinning reels?

Andrew


Probably spinning reels like the SHIMANO 6500B Baitrunner that break down into more than 100 parts . . .

Tight Lines !



Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Keepitsimple on October 25, 2019, 08:02:08 PM
Hi folks,

We have gotten many reel to service and often the reels come in boxes with no direction as to what needs or wants done to the reel.   Just so that if you are sending in a reel to us, we would like to know what you would like done, and how we can help if you have problem with the reel.  Therefore, I've put together a service/maintenance service for to be submitted with each reel.  You don't need to complete your name and address on every sheet, but please indicate what you would like done with each reel.  At least, this should help us to be on the same page as you are in terms of what you would like us to do.  Please download the form and complete it for each reel before sending it in to us.  Thank you.

If the reel is coming in for service, we will be greasing the sideplates and wiping off excess grease off.  Install greased carbon fiber drags if it doesn't have them already.  All spool bearings will be opened, cleaned with TSI301 (unless request informing us to pack spool bearings).  All non spool bearings will be packed with grease.  For lever drags, we will either shim the spool bearings and/or sleeve the spool bearings unless it already has a spool sleeve.  This is a minimum.  We  have had requests to do partal service on reels and we just don't feel comfortable with this, and therefore, collectively, between Alan, Jim, Jonathan, Roger, and myself, we will do a complete maintenance service on all reels sent in to us.  Bsides, we do this on 99% of the reels we get in.  Note, we do not service spinners unless they are of the Penn SS and Z series.  Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for trusting us with your pride and joy.  We will continue to do our best to make your reels better than new.
Bryan


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: Keepitsimple on October 25, 2019, 08:16:58 PM
I am just getting into the long range game and interested in getting some reels serviced and possibly upgrades. Can you let me know best way to get repair form and how to send.

Dan
Jdough672@aol.com


Title: Re: Reel Service though Alan Tani
Post by: alantani on October 26, 2019, 06:25:00 AM
dan, i'll send you an email!