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I want to buy spares for the MT9241B tripod. Specifically the short centre column and the lining to the spider (where the three legs meet). I've tried te UK distributor without success and the factory in China again without success. Any ideas

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Hi, Folks!

I just cracked the Velbon's DV-700 tripod head mounting screw, that is on the top of the extending column. I need a replacement for this. Screw is on the top of the column.

Any suggestions?

Thank's in advance

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