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#1 orion61

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:07 AM

I have a Celestron Black tripod, an early one that came out with the Super C8 and Super C8 Plus.
These had plastic leg clamps, with a flip lever lock.
These cracked and the replacement parts are long gone.
I went on EbAy and found clamps for a Bicycle seat
that work perfectly! they were only a few dollars and are adjustable. I just slid them up, the scope with the Blue Dynamax has them they are red. fixed for $10.00
May should have put this in the Classical section.

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#2 mgwhittle

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

Can you post a link to the one you ordered?

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:06 PM

That is a neat idea!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

How about a pic of the fix?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:44 PM

Ebay here is the link, I hope it is ok th post it here.
Please let me know..
The picture with the Dynamax DX6 (Blue scope)
has the clamp on all 3 legs
they are 34.9 post clamps
http://www.ebay.com/...=item4abaac2e5b

#6 orion61

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:53 PM

I forgot you have to take the rubber feet off the tripod to get them on, but they are adjustable, I actuallu locked all 3 down and put my whole body weight 6' 210lbs and they didn't slip!
If you enlarge the photo the leg to the left shows one, it is a red clamp, they fit 34.9 to 39.9
I couldn't believed how well they work. :jump:






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