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Before I get into my question, I have some of the original pearl colored Stradics that came out back in the day. I want to say 1990's ? Anyway, back then I cleaned one of the reels only to find out when I put it back together, the reels wasn't as smooth as it was before I took it apart. Apparently back then I did not mark the gear teeth orientation, and now when I turn the handle, every full revolution, the reel hesitates (like it was tight) and then continues till the next revolution. So I'm thinking with these new reels, is that still a problem. I have 4 Shimano Stradic spinning reels(as mentioned above) that I bought brand new about 2 years ago from Tackle Trap for my wife. I want to disassemble them and clean them. However, since these are so smooth, I do not want to take them apart and have the same problem I have with the first gen Stradics. Do I need to mark where the gear teeth align, or is this not a problem anymore with the new reels. Thanks for any advice in advance.