alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial PG 255 gear sleeves
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« on: September 09, 2019, 10:20:36 AM »

Hi, Im planning to upgrade the gear sleeves on my 255, are they the fine thread sleeves or coarse thread ones?

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 11:52:28 AM »

There are fine thread afternarket Penn gear sleeves. They should be available from mysticparts.com or Cortez conversions. I gave up on them.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 01:14:59 PM »

There are fine thread afternarket Penn gear sleeves. They should be available from mysticparts.com or Cortez conversions. I gave up on them.

Gave up on the 255? Why? 

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 08:01:45 PM »

Alan isn't selling sleeves anymore. You can get them from mystic or Tom.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 04:00:02 PM »

Alan isn't selling sleeves anymore. You can get them from mystic or Tom.
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Thanks, Ron.   Gave up on the sleeves; not the PG255.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 07:37:59 PM »

Dr. Tani never gives up on a reel, but he will give up on parts  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2020, 09:22:18 AM »

Hey guys. Iím changing sleeves also (pro challenger). Do I need to buy the fine or the course thread? Thanks for your input. Cool
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2020, 10:03:53 AM »

Get the one to match your drag star, would depend on whatís on the reel   Iím thinking pro gear would use coarse thread like the jig master 500 guts they used. Not sure about that though
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2020, 10:09:36 AM »

A while back I tried to replace the custom ss sleeve on the ProGear snd wouldnít work.
The ProGear post on the bridge is not the same as Penn, if I remember correctly, the grove for the pin didnít line up.

Iím nit sure this is still the case today... good luck!


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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2020, 10:32:56 AM »

I was under the impression that the internals were actually Penn parts. Outside of the sanding/filing that is sometimes required on the pin have there been other issues?
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2020, 10:42:35 AM »

Check and see if the bridge is numbered the same as a 500 bridge   If it is it should work
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2020, 10:51:56 AM »

Pro Gear had their own bridge at one time, but as mentioned above, if it is a Penn bridge you will not have any issues.

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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2020, 11:24:51 AM »

A while back I tried to replace the custom ss sleeve on the ProGear snd wouldnít work.
The ProGear post on the bridge is not the same as Penn, if I remember correctly, the grove for the pin didnít line up.

Iím nit sure this is still the case today... good luck!


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It's actually the base of the sleeve shaft that is different.  The Pro Gear is tapered and the Penn is square, causing the slot misalignment and subsequent lock up. You can file the slot but it is much easier to swap the bridge for a Penn bridge. As stated above, you may be lucky and already have a Penn bridge.
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2020, 11:13:46 PM »

The fine thread worked perfect. No fitment issues with the pin. Direct swap.  Cool
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