Got the arm back from the welder. This is a temp fix, I might go back and add a gusset or send to aluminess after my trip. We'll see how it holds up, it might be the 10 year temporary fix!
Also then this happened. Utterly destroyed. I don't mind the sun fading but I've had straps in the sun for a dozen years with nothing but color fade. These, like many before me, were paper-mache tier after the UV bombardment. They basically disintegrated in my fingers- really just glad it didn't happen on the road because they looked fine and came off fine, it was only in putting them back and trying to slide the strap over they disintegrated.
After putting my speedy stitcher awl through my finger trying to replace the straps I just said dirty things and bought another Trasharoo. I couldn't find anything that was such a good size and shape that I don't mind putting nasty things in. It's sad the straps are such garbage (see: http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...ves-20165.html
) because otherwise the Trasharoo is really the best. I'm pretty sure my original is still going strong despite being practically white from the sun when I passed it on.
I have a remedy in mind but that will have to wait for a new thread!