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Velbon PH-157Q head maintenance... (1 Viewer)

Darkus_Markus

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My used and abused Velbon head no longer wants to pan (tilt still works fine)
Wondering if there's a way to dismantle and re-grease the bearings ?
(assuming it's made like that)
Has anyone ever had any luck with something like this ?

Any help much appreciated.
 
My used and abused Velbon head no longer wants to pan (tilt still works fine)
Wondering if there's a way to dismantle and re-grease the bearings ?
(assuming it's made like that)
Has anyone ever had any luck with something like this ?

Any help much appreciated.
I came here with exactly the same query Markus. Did you ever resolve the issue with your PH157Q pan head?
 
I find some element of my Velbon tripod and PH157 head goes wrong at about two years, usually a leg attachment breaks. So sorry, not answering your question, but I did wonder if you could dismantle the head and just buy new legs. Seems pretty difficult to do that. The head itself looks difficult to take apart.
 
... but I did wonder if you could dismantle the head and just buy new legs. Seems pretty difficult to do that. The head itself looks difficult to take apart.
Hello @wolfbirder, just in case you did not remove the head yet: I just removed PH157Q from my old Velbon Sherpa 750R. I did not find any screws fixing it in place, then found a mention in a different forum you just have to use force. It seemed like a risky business after the years the head was on the tripod, it might be stuck. But after I sprinkled the division between the head and the legs with WD-40 and tightened everything, then waited a few minutes, it came off surprisingly easy, without using real force. I think the oil did the trick, it was apparent it came deep into the division.
 

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