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James Cunningham
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Lxd tripod top broken new
      #5443125 - 09/27/12 09:01 AM

I purchased a used Lxd55 mount. When it arrived, the top of one of the tripod legs was broken. I put hose clamps around it to hold it in place but would like to have the right part. Does anyone have a Lxd55 tripod only for sale or know ehre I can get one? I only need one tripod leg and specifically, the top part of the tripod leg that the mount connects to. I have checked cloudy nights classified and astromart but there are no Lxd55 tripods for sale. Thanks.
Jim


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Cow Jazz
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Reged: 11/24/03

Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Re: Lxd tripod top broken new [Re: James Cunningham]
      #5443425 - 09/27/12 12:23 PM

I "inherited" a used Celestron CG-5 mount for my LXD-55. The addition of one hex-head bolt on the north part of the plate makes for a VERY solid mount, much better than the original.

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James Cunningham
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Re: Lxd tripod top broken new [Re: Cow Jazz]
      #5443522 - 09/27/12 01:26 PM

So a CG-5 tripod will fit an Lxd55 mount?

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Cow Jazz
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Re: Lxd tripod top broken new [Re: James Cunningham]
      #5445151 - 09/28/12 12:30 PM

It sure did for me, James. And moving up to the 2" legs from the cheesy aluminum ones on the Meade mount made for a HUGE improvement in stability. And it looks cooler, too!

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Geo.
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Re: Lxd tripod top broken new [Re: Cow Jazz]
      #5452373 - 10/02/12 05:54 PM

I have parts for the LXD tripod. Get me a pix of what you need:

Pinyachta at hotmail


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The Ardent
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Re: Lxd tripod top broken [Re: James Cunningham]
      #5452394 - 10/02/12 06:11 PM

Did you look at all the used stuff at Hands On or Astro Parts Outlet?

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