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Glue holding head mount to top tube failed

What type of glue can I use to reglue the plastic head mounting plate to the carbon fiber top tube of the monopod?

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I had a similar problem with my Giottos carbon fibor monopod, but it was still under warranty so they just replaced it.  I'd still give contacting the company that handles Giottos in the US a note and ask them to take care of it, or if not, a recommendation.  
http://www.hpmarketingcorp.com/warranty.html

There is an email address on this page.  They were quite helpful when I had my problem.  It cost me shipping to send the old one back and I had a new one in under a week from the time I sent if off.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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Here is a quick guide to taking apart your rio and re-gluing the scroll wheel.

This is the most common part to break on the rio carbon but is reasonably easy to fix.

How to disassemble a Rio Carbon:

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