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by tomwardill
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement fork for 2016 Longitude?
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Replacement fork for 2016 Longitude?

Hi all,
I've got a 2016 Longitude, and as mentioned by Stu in his review, I'm finding the alu fork pretty rough now I'm riding it more.

Anyone seen anything that can replace it? I'd prefer to keep the anything cage mounts, and rigid.

Cheers,
Tom
by tomwardill
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Tent pole mushroom
Replies: 27
Views: 11668

Re: Tent pole mushroom

Rich3rd kindly sent me the files and now I have my 3d printer set up, I can confirm that this is excellent: https://i.imgur.com/ceZ7h2Cb.jpg Printed upside down with some support material, so took a bit of light sanding to make it smooth. If anyone is struggling for somewhere to get it printed, let ...
by tomwardill
Thu May 23, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837060

Re: The post man's been ...

And dropped off my new Lanshan 1, in about a week from aliexpress. Not the two person tent to take the dog away, but needed something for some mini-touring planned for later in the year. https://i.imgur.com/Ixxa81j.jpg Pole extender also ordered, and a footprint on the way. Now I just need to work o...
by tomwardill
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight shelter for dogpacking?
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Re: Lightweight shelter for dogpacking?

Haven't tried it yet, but I'm hoping a layer of Tyvek INSIDE the groundsheet will prevent our mutt's claws from making a mess of it. This is a good idea, and something I should've thought of. Will give it a try once I've decided on a tent! Bit OT but what are you doing about a sleeping bag for the ...
by tomwardill
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight shelter for dogpacking?
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Lightweight shelter for dogpacking?

Hi all, I'm hoping to start taking my dog out with me for longer rides, and need to find a shelter for him and me. He's quite a large dog, so the one person tarp tents like the Lunar Solo appear to be out. Essentially the requirements come to: Dog must be inside with me and contained, so I don't hav...
by tomwardill
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837060

Re: The post man's been ...

And delivered a oneup components EDC pump,doesn’t sound very exciting but it’s clever. Hidden inside the pump handle is a multi tool, chain tool, tyre lever, split link tool and also a tubeless tyre plug tool. It’s a bit like a Russian doll for when it hits the fan. Seems extremely well made and cu...
by tomwardill
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 839
Views: 96253

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Finishing work a bit early (well, I started early to account for it) and then up to Kendal for the Film Festival.
It's not being outside, but it's watching films that make me want to be outside more, so I'll call that a win. I'll try and count how many of them involve fires.
by tomwardill
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More packraft questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: More packraft questions.

Well, this (and the other packrafting threads) have inspired me to buy the Packrafting book and I'm watching with great interest for the MYOG packraft. As for access, there's plenty of people who's names I recognise on here from my paddling days so I suspect that any information that I have will be ...
by tomwardill
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Frame bag creation guide recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 2951

Re: Frame bag creation guide recommendations?

I recently bought one of these: http://www.singerco.com/products/2118/4411-heavy-duty

Been really happy with it. Not particularly tested the 'heavy duty' aspect yet, but it certainly looks and feels like it'll do the job.
by tomwardill
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Backing up photos using a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 15
Views: 1869

Re: Backing up photos using a Raspberry Pi

There is something like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/RAVPower-Wireless-Portable-Companion-Streamer/dp/B00TI3WQJS No personal experience of that device. There are others that have internal hard drives too, but I'm failing on the correct search terms. B&H have some expensive examples (US site): http...
by tomwardill
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight bivi / tarp tents
Replies: 33
Views: 3157

Re: Lightweight bivi / tarp tents

Just ordered one of these https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017-3F-UL-GEAR-1-Person-Oudoor-Ultralight-Camping-Tent-3-Season-Professional-15D-Silnylon-Rodless/32811637993.html Not mega-light and obviously a bit of a gamble but very cheap. My Aliexpress Trailstar clone is fab, so we'll see. Oooh, inte...
by tomwardill
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 257
Views: 27178

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

I feel quite relieved that I'm able to save myself both the expense and stress of ownership, by leaving mine in the box high on a shelf :-bd I went one better, after seeing how much the annual fee was I decided not to even buy one. Pretty much my opinion too. Not that I've done much (any) stuff tha...
by tomwardill
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837060

Re: The post man's been ...

A set of poles for my TrAliStar, a bottle to keep meths in, and a sticker to tell me that I need to actually get out and use these things.

Cheers Stu!
by tomwardill
Thu May 25, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: "Tool" Roll?
Replies: 18
Views: 7256

Re: "Tool" Roll?

Pretty straightforward with a sewing machine and some velcro.

I made this with no sewing experience after buying myself a machine:

https://blog.howrandom.net/2017/03/25/s ... ag-part-1/

It's a saddle bag, but it'd actually work better as a standalone bag.
by tomwardill
Mon May 15, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Coast to Coast Bikejor style
Replies: 12
Views: 3878

Re: Coast to Coast Bikejor style

Aha, that's great, thanks. The arm looks just like what I was looking for but couldn't find. I'm using an artic wolf lead also. My dog won't pull, he prefers to run alongside, so not sure if the pulling harness is required, will get one and give it a try though! Following your adventures with intere...
by tomwardill
Mon May 15, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Coast to Coast Bikejor style
Replies: 12
Views: 3878

Re: Coast to Coast Bikejor style

Been looking at doing something like this (though probably shorter trips) with my dog, what attachment system are you using? I've never bikejoured before, and usually go with an elastic type lead around the headtube, but looks like you're using one of the 'pole' things? FWIW, I've had good experienc...
by tomwardill
Sat May 13, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 3D Printed Maxle Stand
Replies: 0
Views: 873

3D Printed Maxle Stand

Hi all, Was looking for a stand to hold my bikes in my van. Wanted just the fork axle clamp style, but couldn't find anywhere that sold just the part (though they do exist, I'm sure). So I designed and 3d printed one. Current version has survived a 2 hour trip in the back of my van (unlike the earli...
by tomwardill
Fri May 05, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 839
Views: 96253

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

It's sunny, there's a bit of wind for the kite and I got my Longitude's tyres to go up tubeless and stay up overnight.

And I've plotted a route extension to a local loop that I have no idea how it will ride. Ideal weekend exploring.
by tomwardill
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Handlebar bag
Replies: 3
Views: 2066

Re: Handlebar bag

That looks really nice! What materials is that?
by tomwardill
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Perfect Bike Packing Bike
Replies: 79
Views: 6501

Re: The Perfect Bike Packing Bike

I bought the 2016 Longitude last month How are you finding the aluminium fork? When I had one on test, I found it very, very rigid ... lovely bike otherwise. Not really got enough miles on it yet to make a proper judgement, it definitely felt harsh, but my other off road ride is full suspension. Wa...
by tomwardill
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Perfect Bike Packing Bike
Replies: 79
Views: 6501

Re: The Perfect Bike Packing Bike

I bought the 2016 Longitude last month, picked it up for £750 new, worth looking around, there may still be some stock.

Really enjoying it, though not actually used it for bikepacking yet...
by tomwardill
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837060

Re: The post man's been ...

He hasn't actually been. How long did people have to wait for their fake trailstars to show up? Its 30 days since I ordered it - is this typical? Al, I ordered mine on the 6th Feb and it turned up on 3rd of March. Does seem to take a bit of time. Peter Ordered mine Feb 24th, it arrived 10 minutes a...
by tomwardill
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Tent pole mushroom
Replies: 27
Views: 11668

Re: Tent pole mushroom

That looks really good for a print, I'm yet to have any success designing my own.

Considered putting the design up on https://www.thingiverse.com/ ?
by tomwardill
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Wanted: York to Hebden Bridge route
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Wanted: York to Hebden Bridge route

Thanks Chew, that's really useful, I'll take a look over the weekend when I've got the time to break open the big maps.
by tomwardill
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Wanted: York to Hebden Bridge route
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Wanted: York to Hebden Bridge route

If I was going to wish for a unicorn on a stick, then I'd go for 'exciting with a boring bail out option'. Something with some singletrack would be great, but ideally no hike-a-bike.