alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial CS501 and V20
Reel Repair by Alan Tani
August 02, 2021, 06:30:55 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: CS501 and V20  (Read 1523 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Rancanfish
Firearms Group
Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 2349


« on: April 15, 2020, 03:02:56 PM »

Are these basically the same, just different handles and such?  I have too many of this size reel and wondered if I'd be making a mistake cutting loose the 501's since I prefer the new knob.

Opinions welcome.
Logged

I woke today and suddenly nothing happened.
alantani
admin
Administrator
Member
*****
Online Online

Posts: 19598



« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 03:15:32 PM »

randy, if i was going to make a reel, the classic series is what i would make.  they're great reels.  not fancy by any stretch, but they have all the attributes that i look for in a conventional reel.  the v-series, for me, is the exact opposite.....   Undecided
Logged

send me an email at alantani@yahoo.com for questions!
Bryan Young
Ultimate Upgrades Drags
Administrator
Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 10810


The Reel Whisperer


« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 03:40:20 PM »

Personally, I would select the CS over the V20.  The CS is a smoother reel with less issues if fished as a 30# to max 40# reel.

The V series has SS gears and SS gear shaft/post, but appears to be made of the same material, and has a tendency of gauling against each other as materials of the same properties tend to do when rubbed against each other over a period of time.

My opinion for what it's worth.
Logged

Cheesy I talk with every part I send out and each reel I repair so that they perform at the top of their game. Cheesy
Rancanfish
Firearms Group
Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 2349


« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 03:45:13 PM »

Alan,  It has been a long while since I serviced them but I seem to remember thinking they were pretty much the same.  Are there specific details I'm not remembering?   Number of bearings, etc?

Other than price?  I paid $200 vs $125 for the V20.

Gotta run to Fremont, dropping my son's BMW for service,  so will have to follow up...

Oops, Bryan beat me in.  Thanks guys.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2020, 03:46:25 PM by Rancanfish » Logged

I woke today and suddenly nothing happened.
alantani
admin
Administrator
Member
*****
Online Online

Posts: 19598



« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 04:39:59 PM »

they are probably very close.  i just remember cracking open that first v-series reel and feeling my heart sink.
Logged

send me an email at alantani@yahoo.com for questions!
Rancanfish
Firearms Group
Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 2349


« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2020, 05:43:29 PM »

Well I might just do that out of boredom (break them down).

I'm going to do a CS625 vs a AS540 too maybe. 

Thank god for old age,  my memory let's me rediscover stuff I used to already know,  lol.
Logged

I woke today and suddenly nothing happened.
johndtuttle
Sensei
Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 1958


« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2021, 05:29:54 PM »

they are probably very close.  i just remember cracking open that first v-series reel and feeling my heart sink.

What was the trouble you found? From the outside they look pretty sweet.
Logged
alantani
admin
Administrator
Member
*****
Online Online

Posts: 19598



« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2021, 01:26:38 AM »

it was clearly manufactured overseas.  it lacked the fit and finish that was typical of the reels made by randy kao in southern california.
Logged

send me an email at alantani@yahoo.com for questions!
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.045 seconds with 20 queries.