Ah, another fan of the xtr rear drag reels. I had a few 6 I think, 2.5, 3 and 4 all in the xtrb series. Great reels and was happy for years until I found a supplier in Italy selling the successor reel the bio Ra. The great prices being achieved on eBay confirms they are still rightfully well regardedLovely reels, Mike. I've used nothing else, save for a couple of XTRA 4000's for barbel and pins, since I bought the first one 30 years ago. They've not been serviced, just kept clean and anything you can reach lubricated, but I'll follow your lead and send them off. The older ones are noticeably looser than the less-used. so some wear, as you'd expect, has occurred. What was the cost to post , by the way?