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Leg lock broken

The leg adjustment lock broke. The lever I have..The plastic main housing that attaches to the alum. legs broke. No luck in finding a replacement. With legs extented height is about 55" and you can crack up the center appxo. 10"-11".

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  • bevreed Jan 01, 2009

    I have a LEBO tripod--very nice, well made, and sturdy tripod that has been in the package and used only a couple of times since its purchase a number of years ago. It has been inside the house (i.e. not in a garage or other storage with extreme climate temperatures, etc.) When I took it out recently and tried to set it up, two of the lever locks broke off. I have searched high and low, but have been told that I would simply have to buy a new tripod. What a bummer! Surely there is some way to replace these locking devices on the legs, since the tripod otherwise looks, feels, and works great! Does ANYONE know how to do this--or where to find the parts? Thanks very much! Beverly

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Assuming you still have the female part with the treads in tact, you can do what I did. I used a hose clamp, the kind used on radiators, but larger. First, take off the lock down knob, then put the hose clamp over the broken plastic housing and mark where the knob would screw through. Then remove the hose clamp, placing it on a sturdy surface and use a 5/16 drill bit to make a hole where the lock down know will pass through. Place the hose clamp over the plastic housing, insert the knob, tighten the hose clamp (but not so much that it restricts the tripod leg from moving) and you are done! I can send you pictures of the process and the final result. It saved me from buying a new tripod! I can be e-mailed at boingsplatplop@yahoo.com if you have questions.
-Spencer

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