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orion61

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FIX for broken Celestron tripod leg clamps new
      #5356381 - 08/07/12 12:07 PM Attachment (65 downloads)

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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mgwhittle
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Re: FIX for broken Celestron tripod leg clamps new [Re: orion61]
      #5356432 - 08/07/12 12:45 PM

Can you post a link to the one you ordered?

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Ed Holland
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Loc: San Jose, CA and Oxford, UK
Re: FIX for broken Celestron tripod leg clamps new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5356541 - 08/07/12 02:06 PM

That is a neat idea!

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Bart
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Re: FIX for broken Celestron tripod leg clamps new [Re: Ed Holland]
      #5356563 - 08/07/12 02:15 PM

How about a pic of the fix?

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orion61

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Re: FIX for broken Celestron tripod leg clamps new [Re: Bart]
      #5358928 - 08/08/12 10:44 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/itm/NEW-TUBRO-Quick-release-Seat-post-CLAMP-34-9mm-7075-Aluminum-Red-/320959426139?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4abaac2e5b


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orion61

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Re: FIX for broken Celestron tripod leg clamps [Re: orion61]
      #5358938 - 08/08/12 10:53 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.


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