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Title: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 19, 2017, 10:57:35 AM
I have been searching everywhere for 3 years. Prices were ridiculous for these. Finally, just finally, I found one in really good shape for a killer price. I have bought a few reels from this Japan vender, and they are always what he describes. This one was no exception. Here she is, one of my highest Holy Grail reels.

Its perfect. And its soo tiny! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170419/899846844a099399a7ea68acbc841cd9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170419/60039712d7edbacf54578f8db234fd57.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170419/ed61e3cf10c39e46ee5ee220abac81f2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170419/e056b5a33a2b4da61e861dce9d2a9021.jpg)

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: Lipripper on April 19, 2017, 11:02:33 AM
Good for you Matt and I know the wait was worth it.  ~c~ ~c~ This is one you will be keeping for a long while  ~roflmao ~roflmao
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 19, 2017, 11:11:11 AM
Good for you Matt and I know the wait was worth it.  ~c~ ~c~ This is one you will be keeping for a long while  ~roflmao ~roflmao

Loooooooong time.  ~c~
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: flowerjohn on April 19, 2017, 11:13:08 AM
Man that is a beautiful reel!! Congratulations Large!!!


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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: Lee Smith on April 19, 2017, 11:21:00 AM
Send it on over, will need to check and make sure the gearing is working correctly!  :-*  ;D
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: cortman on April 19, 2017, 11:45:48 AM
Wow! Congrats man! That 50 size is highly sought after. ~c~ ~c~ What gear ratio/ipt, and what do you plan on using it for?
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 19, 2017, 12:09:11 PM
Wow! Congrats man! That 50 size is highly sought after. ~c~ ~c~ What gear ratio/ipt, and what do you plan on using it for?
Its low 20IPT. I plan on using it for...the hell if I know right now. Lol. I just wanna get line on it and play with it. Lol

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: cortman on April 19, 2017, 12:44:39 PM
Its low 20IPT. I plan on using it for...the hell if I know right now. Lol. I just wanna get line on it and play with it. Lol

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Lol I know that feeling exactly. Some reels you buy and then figure out what you'll use them for.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: rockchalk06 on April 19, 2017, 12:47:33 PM
That handle is sooooo little too
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 19, 2017, 01:09:04 PM
That handle is sooooo little too
Ive got these little hands.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170419/c84765d20032b0ba94e1c4451db0f2c1.jpg)

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: Oldfart9999 on April 19, 2017, 01:11:00 PM
Going to use it to turn the alternator/ lo ;) Cool looking reel!
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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: Down4ttown on April 19, 2017, 08:01:40 PM
That is number 5 on my list. Definitely wouldn't mind having one though.


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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 20, 2017, 07:46:20 AM
I spooled it last night and tossed it a bit this morning. Very pleased with the abilities of this reel. This will be great for my T Rigged lizards as it will keep me slowed down a bit with them.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: coldbasser on April 20, 2017, 10:45:39 AM
 ~c~ ~c~ ~c~ Well Done
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: cojab on April 20, 2017, 01:36:42 PM
Yep, don't have a clue what I'd use it for but it sure is purdy.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 20, 2017, 01:41:40 PM
Played with it a bit on lunch and caught a bass on it. I will say that it is gonna take a bit to get used to this reels ergonomics. But overall Im really liking this thing. I jusg need to find a rod that compliments the palmability of this reels shape.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: SFL BassHunter on April 21, 2017, 08:14:27 AM
It looks really nice! I looked it up cause I got curious. Good review on that thing. But that 70mm handle would drive me insane. I have issues with 85mm being to small.

For me that would be one of those reels I would put up on the shelf as decoration lol.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 21, 2017, 08:20:21 AM
It looks really nice! I looked it up cause I got curious. Good review on that thing. But that 70mm handle would drive me insane. I have issues with 85mm being to small.

For me that would be one of those reels I would put up on the shelf as decoration lol.

Its funny cause my Wife asked me if this was one for the shelf or if I was gonna use it cause she was quite impressed with it.  lo
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: FISH520 on April 21, 2017, 09:18:03 AM
It looks really nice! I looked it up cause I got curious. Good review on that thing. But that 70mm handle would drive me insane. I have issues with 85mm being to small.

For me that would be one of those reels I would put up on the shelf as decoration lol.
Agreed and i dont know if i could get use to a round reel.
But its sure a pretty lil reel.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 21, 2017, 09:41:53 AM
Agreed and i dont know if i could get use to a round reel.
But its sure a pretty lil reel.

Its not really a typical round reel as its not bulky at all. It does still palm a bit different than say a low profile reel, but its in no way as bulky as a 100 or 200 series Calcutta.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: Down4ttown on April 21, 2017, 10:35:35 AM
I actually just got the Morrum ZX and I love it for swimbaits. Feel like the round reel really excels at that.


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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: rockchalk06 on April 21, 2017, 12:32:17 PM
Played with it a bit on lunch and caught a bass on it. I will say that it is gonna take a bit to get used to this reels ergonomics. But overall Im really liking this thing. I jusg need to find a rod that compliments the palmability of this reels shape.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 21, 2017, 01:17:19 PM
I know a guy lo
Actually hate the way it sits on the seat Dobyns uses. As much as I hated the seat on the Fenwick Aetos, this reel feels better in hand on it. Cant figure that out. Lol

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: SFL BassHunter on April 21, 2017, 01:53:14 PM
Actually hate the way it sits on the seat Dobyns uses. As much as I hated the seat on the Fenwick Aetos, this reel feels better in hand on it. Cant figure that out. Lol

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No way! That Aetos seat is horrible! That tiny nub for a trigger destroys my finger on hooksets. I can't imagine any reel feeling good on that rod. lol
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: kadas on April 21, 2017, 04:42:49 PM
  Beautiful reel!!  Always great to finally find the reel that you have been looking for so long at a decent price and in great shape!    Congrats
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: j102 on April 21, 2017, 06:46:02 PM
Beautiful reel! Congrats!
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 21, 2017, 07:45:12 PM
Decided to do some poking around for something to accent this reel. I found a nice gold, swept 90mm handle that will accept Daiwa knobs. I guess now I have a place for those RCS corks I've been holding on to. It's gonna be a good while before I see this handle, but will be worth the wait.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 21, 2017, 07:46:37 PM
Here is the look I'm going for.
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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: FISH520 on April 21, 2017, 08:06:07 PM
Here is the look I'm going for.
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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: FISH520 on April 21, 2017, 08:07:32 PM
Guess I'll suck it up and order some cork knobs from HH

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: earldogg on April 22, 2017, 10:23:36 AM
How much does that reel weigh? Kind of want one for my finesse cranking, I use a px type r on that rod now but I think I might prefer something a tad slower.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 22, 2017, 10:26:21 AM
How much does that reel weigh? Kind of want one for my finesse cranking, I use a px type r on that rod now but I think I might prefer something a tad slower.
Like 7oz? Its really light. But mines a 50 series, so it dont hold much line. The 100/200 is a total different animal in size. The new models that are out have a smaller palm plate area. So the 100 is kind of similar to my 50 in size on the palm plate. But that is a $500 reel.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: FISH520 on April 22, 2017, 05:10:39 PM
Bro. I found the rod for your lil gold reel (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170422/4d6710fd971a9df09df091a4bc9320be.jpg)

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on April 22, 2017, 05:17:59 PM
Haha. Thats funny cause i have one of those pocket reels.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: SFL BassHunter on April 22, 2017, 07:42:11 PM
Haha. Thats funny cause i have one of those pocket reels.

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lol have one of those? Is it any good? That thing is TINY!
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on May 10, 2017, 02:31:50 PM
Got the handle in.
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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on May 10, 2017, 08:21:58 PM
That looked good.
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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on May 10, 2017, 08:22:16 PM
However(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170511/9c4a608578f14b4c469f674291cbf4ee.jpg)

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on May 10, 2017, 08:22:44 PM
Couldnt let it go to waste(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170511/aff719f4598457d98ea0f77577f41f56.jpg)

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: FISH520 on May 10, 2017, 08:23:39 PM
Oh yeah. That's real nice 👏👏👏

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: rockchalk06 on May 10, 2017, 08:39:19 PM
Get a shim
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: cortman on May 10, 2017, 09:00:25 PM
Whoa that looks good. Well done!!

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on May 10, 2017, 09:02:34 PM
Get a shim
Would be too many. It would look ridiculous.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: earldogg on May 10, 2017, 10:45:53 PM
Bummer.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: Down4ttown on May 11, 2017, 08:11:29 AM
That is very nice.


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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: j102 on May 12, 2017, 11:54:04 AM
 Nice! What line did you put on it? How much line does it hold?
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on May 12, 2017, 01:47:28 PM
Nice! What line did you put on it? How much line does it hold?

Both the Conquest and the Curado have 12lb YoZuri. Around 80yds on each.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: j102 on May 12, 2017, 02:48:42 PM
Both the Conquest and the Curado have 12lb YoZuri. Around 80yds on each.

Cool!

Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on June 06, 2017, 10:07:15 PM
I got ambitious tonight and decided that after playing with the CQ enough, it was time to tear into it. When I first got it, the reel was very clean and I was suspicious that it had already been done. After opening up the reel, my suspension was correct. So I added a bit of grease to the gears, and flushed the spool bearings and oiled with Alchemy oil.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on June 06, 2017, 10:15:40 PM
I also took the 12lb YoZuri off, and spooled it with 10lb Senshi. Search for the perfect fit reel seat, and found the Fuji 2 to be the best fit.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: FISH520 on June 06, 2017, 10:39:59 PM
I also took the 12lb YoZuri off, and spooled it with 10lb Senshi. Search for the perfect fit reel seat, and found the Fuji 2 to be the best fit.

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Looks like a nice palm. Comfy !!! Hope it works out for ya.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: j102 on June 09, 2017, 01:15:53 PM
For the last couple of days I've been looking at the Calcutta 301D and Calcutta Conquest 301.
They are definitely nice and a right size for what I want. The Conquest Series is expensive!
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on June 09, 2017, 01:17:40 PM
For the last couple of days I've been looking at the Calcutta 301D and Calcutta Conquest 301.
They are definitely nice and a right size for what I want. The Conquest Series is expensive!

For one in very good condition you are gonna pay a premium price. With that price comes one of the smoothest reels ever made.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: j102 on June 09, 2017, 01:27:36 PM
What's your opinion between the B and D series?
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on June 09, 2017, 01:33:06 PM
What's your opinion between the B and D series?

I personally think the B series was a nicer reel, but there are many differences of opinions to every person on what they require in a reel. Thus the reason I went with the older Conquest vs a newer one.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: j102 on June 09, 2017, 01:45:07 PM
I personally think the B series was a nicer reel, but there are many differences of opinions to every person on what they require in a reel. Thus the reason I went with the older Conquest vs a newer one.

Thanks! Many people (internet search) prefer the B series.
And then, there is the Daiwa Luna. How do they compare to the Shimano Calcutta B and D series?
Sorry for asking these questions on your thread.

Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on June 09, 2017, 01:47:30 PM
Thanks! Many people (internet search) prefer the B series.
And then, there is the Daiwa Luna. How do they compare to the Shimano Calcutta B and D series?
Sorry for asking these questions on your thread.

I dont have any experience with Daiwas round reels. Im sure they are on an equal level though.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: j102 on June 09, 2017, 02:02:03 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on July 10, 2017, 11:02:50 AM
Just got this in the mail today. Guy had it up for 275, then apparently got desperate to sell and dropped it to 235. I couldnt resist. Its mint with a Zpi handle. I sold my NIB Zillion Coastal, so I had the coin after that profit. Fair trade off considering these reels will hold value better. So, on the shelf it will go, and ill swap the handles and use the Zpi.
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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: Down4ttown on July 10, 2017, 11:41:10 AM
Damn another conquest!


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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on July 10, 2017, 11:42:43 AM
Damn another conquest!


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Yeah buddy!

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: cortman on July 10, 2017, 03:08:35 PM
Nice score dude.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on July 10, 2017, 08:26:12 PM
Thanks for the donor handle.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: FISH520 on July 10, 2017, 09:13:02 PM
That silver handle nut has to go.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on July 10, 2017, 09:19:18 PM
Yeah, the problem is finding the ZPi nuts are hard.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: j102 on July 11, 2017, 08:11:44 PM
Nice one!
I would prefer a different color handle. Something gold, red, I don't know.
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on July 11, 2017, 08:12:48 PM
Nice one!
I would prefer a different color handle. Something gold, red, I don't know.
Me too. But if consider the price I paid for this reel, its like I got a free ZPi handle. Lol

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Title: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: j102 on July 11, 2017, 08:23:42 PM
No doubt you did good. But knowing you, you will not stop there. :)

Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on July 11, 2017, 08:24:44 PM
No doubt you did good. But knowing you, you will not stop there. :)
Oh, I have another project I am currently working on. Lol

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 07, 2017, 04:11:38 AM
I got some good time out with this reel on its Halo Daylite M F rod. Really put a smile on my face with it spoiled with 8lb diameter mono. Spook JR? Into orbit! One cast was a easy 40yds, and of course a Snakehead nails the bait way out there. But then makes a b line towards and then past my boat. Catching up line was no problem with this reel. As the fish went past the boat it was taking line, and it was going out nice and smooth thanks to the carbon fiber drag. Unfortunately, I had brought a knife to a gunfight as this Snakehead was a good size at about 7 to 8lbs. After a 5 minute fight of it jumping and diving and running, all while having to chase it down at some points with the trolling motor, if found a rock to go under somewhere. That was the end of that. Got nothing but a badly scoared line and a lost spook. SMH. What I got out of it was a huge smile towards this Conquest as it was just an amazing experience.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: TWBryan on August 09, 2017, 07:37:33 PM
Congrats on a couple of really nice looking reels. :)  ~c~
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 14, 2017, 08:16:15 PM
Since I have some down time from fishing for the next 2 weeks...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170815/99c032964ac2f2f6d8fdd16a25959398.jpg)

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: cortman on August 14, 2017, 08:19:40 PM
Since I have some down time from fishing for the next 2 weeks...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170815/99c032964ac2f2f6d8fdd16a25959398.jpg)

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Upgrades or maintenance?
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 14, 2017, 08:23:38 PM
Just a little LMG clean and tune.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: rockchalk06 on August 14, 2017, 08:32:01 PM
I've never seen one broken down before. I figured it would have more parts
Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 14, 2017, 08:37:27 PM
I've never seen one broken down before. I figured it would have more parts
Nah. Thats the beautiful thing about them. Simple, round, powerful.

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: FISH520 on August 14, 2017, 08:43:23 PM
I've never seen one broken down before. I figured it would have more parts
Exactly. Looks much easier!

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Title: Re: Shimano Calcutta Conquest 50
Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 17, 2017, 08:50:04 PM
Its back together with a different look. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170818/63d8223612115cd1499f39c80e8835ca.jpg)

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