Getting the sleeved bearing out from the reel isn’t an issue. Done it umpteen times.Looking forward your your step by step dismantle and install, Brian
I was advised to stop using WD40 on the bearings , Charlie , and have been using Singer oil since.Interesting stuff on the Vosseler bearings; I too have had issues with them seizing up and think I'll get a couple of spares to have in reserve. A couple of questions:
Does anyone know if the S1 reels take the same bearings as the S3?
And what should one do to prevent them from seizing? I do try to remember to back off the drag when not in use, but would a good dollop of grease also help, or is a lighter lubricant better?