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I am looking for a lever to lock the upper leg section in place as mine has snapped off. Any ideas?

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OK so I had the same problem broken white metal handle on a Monfroto 055 leg clamp. Basically these leg clamps are just quick releases. So I removed the plastic cap oposite the handle removed the nut underneath and that let me pull the remains of the leg clamp out. Then I found a quick release in a box of parts that I keep and installed it. I don't know what the quick release was from (not a bike wheel that would be too long and I don't think it was a bike seat because I think that would be too thick). I dropped two Pirelli tube nuts into the inset where the nut for the Monfrotto quick release used to sit and that kept the new quick release nut up where I could get a wrench onto it. Tightened it into place and voila; as good as new. Except that of course there is one mismatched handle on my tripod. But I can live with that.

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Hey there fotoflika, I have had a similiar problem in the past and found replacement parts unavailable. My solution was to drill a small hole through the leg section, and I used a similiar size allen key to stick in the hole, effectively locking the leg in place. You could drill several holes for different extension lengths. Crude I admit, but cheaper than buying a new tripod.

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