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Where do you keep your phone?

Old 12-13-12, 02:39 AM
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Center jersey pocket, no bag.
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Old 12-13-12, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by RoadMike View Post
Don't be dense...if you have the ability to carry a cell phone while riding, you should. Turn it off if you must, but there is no reason not to carry one if you have one. It goes along with wearing a helmet, carrying ID, and obeying traffic laws. You should just do it because it increases your chances of returning from your ride alive. At the very least establishing a habit of carrying your phone when you ride will give the people who care about you a little peace of mind when you disappear for hours at a time to go riding alone.
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Old 12-13-12, 05:25 AM
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In a zipbag that is in my jersey. The zipbag is to protect it from rain when the weather is bad, sweat when the weather is good.

I dont go without it. Typically, when I go on long rides (not this time a year) my girlfriend will call and ask where I am / when I get back. Also, shoudl anything go wrong, I like the idea of being able to call someone.
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Old 12-17-12, 11:53 PM
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i use the topeak ridecase for my iPhone.but instead of lockign the mount to the headtube, i got the accessory handlebar mount and nount it on my toptube... it looks ugly, but gets good gps signal plus i can see the screen without taking my hands off the handlebars...

i carry a phone with me on rides so that my riding buddies can call me and tell me to speed up else they will drop me...
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Old 12-18-12, 04:29 PM
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iPhone in ottercase, center jersey pocket.

I use mine to run strava app, get myself un-lost with the mapping app, call for SAG. I use the phone as a pager when I am on-call and indicate that I prefer text messages instead of voice calls.

A guy crashed on one small group ride I was on. He cracked his helmet and had a concussion and a broken collarbone. Temps were approaching 100F and he was getting dehydrated out in the sun (no shade). He got a 60-mile ambulance ride.
He was too incoherent to use his phone, but his cell had his dad's phone number which we were able to find and use.
I stayed at the scene with his bike, we called another cyclist who was already at the ride finish w/ a pickup truck to come sag me and both bikes; and made arrangements to get the bike to the dad.
Lots of phonecalls were made; and we were glad to have the ICE numbers for our fallen friend.
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Old 12-18-12, 04:53 PM
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Lezyne Caddy Sack

https://www.lezyne.com/products/organ...rs#!Caddy-Sack

Although a zip-lock bag will work just as well I suppose.
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Old 12-18-12, 05:13 PM
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jersey pocket - no bag.
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Old 12-18-12, 06:40 PM
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I stick it in the center pocket of my jersey... It always comes out with some moisture on the screen. It's never caused any problems nor tripped the water sensors. iPhone 5 btw.

If I know it's going to rain, I put it in a waterproof bag in the center pocket, but it makes it much harder to use... I like checking facebook, sending texts, etc while riding.
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Old 12-19-12, 06:35 AM
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In ziplock bag, right jersey pocket. Ziplock to keep it from dry in the event of rain, which happens alot this time of year (monsoon season)
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Old 12-19-12, 08:22 AM
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in this little pouch strapped to my top tube near my stem
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Old 12-19-12, 10:03 AM
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I have one pair of bibs with a radio pocket and that's perfect for the phone. It keeps it out of the way and I never have to worry about it bouncing out of the jersey pocket. Sad but true- I lost a camera that way earlier this year and didn't even notice until I got home.
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Old 12-19-12, 06:41 PM
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Never a condensation issue in jersey pocket.
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Old 12-19-12, 06:51 PM
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4 pages on where to put a phone. wow!
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Old 12-19-12, 10:02 PM
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4 pages on where to put a phone. wow!
You're right. Clearly far below the intellectual nourishment found in other threads round these parts.
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Old 12-19-12, 10:09 PM
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Phone goes in a jersey pocket in one of those Lezyne phone wallets along with ID and some money, etc...
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Old 12-19-12, 11:12 PM
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I use a waterproof SealLine bag with external headphone jack. Put my ID and debit/cash in there. All of it goes into the center pocket with a CO2 and my cleat covers.

The case is only ~$35 and I already had it from other sports https://cascadedesigns.com/sealline/e...h-jack/product
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You're right. Clearly far below the intellectual nourishment found in other threads round these parts.
Well, we can always go to "what color bar tape".
Honestly, I know I am an adult of 59 yoa, but I can not imagine any time in my life where I would ask someone else what color tape, where to put my phone, what color bike, etc.
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Old 12-20-12, 07:59 AM
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This.
I do this as well. Keeps the sweat off but the phone could still be used if necessary.
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Old 12-20-12, 08:35 AM
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Center jersey pocket, no bag.
+Otterbox for me. Thats it.
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Old 12-29-12, 11:17 PM
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If you're just throwing the phone in your pocket, the sweat will eventually activate the moisture detection sticker. Manufacturers like to use this sticker to deny warranty claims.

I use a small Sticky Pod (https://sticky-pod.com/) in the center jersey pocket. Holds a spare tube, multitool, levers, cash, and my phone.
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I love the banter here in these threads. I am here as much for the humor as for good advice. That said, what color air pump is best for pumping up my tires?
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in the cold weather, i want to keep my phone where my body temp can keep it warm. any suggestions?
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Center back jersey pocket in a small zip lock bag.
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I like these threads to see items that I may find useful for my cycling experience. I like the look of the sticky pod. I also like having my phone with me but I have no intention of stopping along an enjoyable ride to check facebook, etc.

I also now have a road ID necklace so someone can contact my wife if something happens to me again. When I was hit from behind a couple yrs ago, I was in the hospital before they finally were able to get a number and contact her.

I do enjoy the alone time but having things "available" for your safety is just smart.
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Old 12-30-12, 10:48 AM
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Saddle and bike bags look fugly to me so everything goes in jersey pockets. Food/fuel in left pocket for easy access. Spare tube or tubular/CO2/tool all in a SPY bag in center pocket. Rt pocket gets ID/ins card/credit card and cash in zip lock. Phone also in rt pocket but not in zip lock unless raining. Vest/extra gear stuffed where it'll fit. Been using this setup for years.
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