Had three Ryobi closed face reels. Very light reels biggest problem is the availability of spare parts. All three of mine over years of use developed problems with the line pin sticking. Unlike Abu reels parts are often very difficult to find.Tried most of the close faced reels gave granson a gold max and a 506 just this week
i thought the best one was the Ryobi , unfortunately i dropped it when tackling down and it went
into the river ,never to be seen again
CF-1 was the early black (with subtle green highlights) version. The CF-100 was the later, more garish (mostly bright green) version. I've read that the CF-1 had plastic bushes in some places. The later CF-100 reputedly replaced those plastic bushes with proper bearings.The Ryobi's are nice reels (other than the colour ) - I had a play with one in a second-hand shop the other year but baulked at the fifty quid asking price. I seem to remember that the original Ryobi reel was all black and the green version was the improved Mark II but I could be mistaken.