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Old 08-04-2019, 01:25 PM
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I have my dad's old Ryobi GX-60 spinning reel, and it's got one, maybe two good fights left in it. For a variety of reasons I'd like to rebuild it if possible but I'm having a hard time finding parts for it. I've never done anything this in-depth on a reel so if I can a great big comprehensive bag of parts that would be preferable. Any reputable sources for antique reel parts?
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:11 AM
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I'd say for now your best bet is Ebay, at least if nothing else you might score a deal on another complete reel

I was able to get the bearing sizes on my Shimano bait caster off a cut sheet then ordered the bearings direct through Ebay. I cheaply upgraded my reel to ceramic bearings. Cheaper than those selling bearings for the Shimano's

A lot of the same bearings they use on reels are used on RC cars and stuff

As far as the rest of the parts......Good Luck! It will just depend on who's selling what
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I agree: EBAY maybe your best choice.

I have an old Shimano bait caster with "flipping options". I looked at SHIMANO for prices to repair/replace parts and it got expensive.

I found one on EBAY and my cousin a EBAY dealer in an other market, tracked it for me and got is for $31.00 and change. There wasn't a scratch on it and appeared unused.

That was less than the charges for shipping and estimate. Yes, I have the old reel. I was hesitant about even taking off the side plate on the old reel. I may do that now and it may need just cleaning and lube? BTW: I was in Canada fishing and tried to use the reel anyway. It worked "sometimes not for flipping"? And sometimes just casting?
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Is it a sentimental piece? They really aren't that expensive $20-25 bucks. If that's the case, I believe I still have a couple. May be able to work out a trade with you. If you can't find the parts you need, PM me and I'll see if I have that particular model. When you call/email for parts, ask them if there is another model to cross-reference parts with. or a list of parts with part number (multiple models use similar parts), then you can just search for the part you need rather than by reel model.
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Here is a new one for $30

https://www.zenflooddamage.com/index...oducts_id=3744
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Thanks guys. I really want to restore the one I've got, but I may just buy a new one and cannibalize it.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-Vintage-F...MAAOSw6QJdEDGa
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You might check your local mom and pop sporting goods shop. The one I worked at fixed guns plus rods and reels. I made a ton bail springs from music wire. I was years ago but I think there parts catalogs some general and some brand specific.

+1 for find one on e-bay or local.
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