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Old 07-18-12, 09:14 AM   #1
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OT: Seems Like a Good Deal....Frame/Tube Bag

Hello all,

I was riding on Sunday with my cellphone in my saddle pouch. 2 hours later, I realized I had missed a call that I was waiting for. So, I went on the hunt for a waterproof frame pouch that:

a) Was waterproof (obviously)
b) Bargain priced
c) Gave visibility of the phones face - so I could see I had an incoming call

Nice to have:

Touchscreen works through the 'window' of the bag.

I just ordered the following ($7.59) that seems to have all of the above.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_7073wt_1371

Im not a big phone-obsessed kind of guy, but Sunday was one of those days where I could sit around waiting for the call or chance a 2 hour ride and hope I hear the phone going off in my saddle bag - I chanced the ride and I didnt hear the call.

I will report back on quality, shipping time etc.

Have a good one.
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I would suggest running the velcro straps UNDER your brake cable, not over like they did in the picture (unless yours are internal) but it looks like it'll do exactly what you want.

I have the world's most obnoxious ring tone and when I do hear the phone ring, I find that stopping, reaching the phone and unlocking / answering takes nearly as much time as I get before it goes to voice mail. Another option would be to stick a bluetooth ear piece in your ear and go that way. I don't know that I've ever seen one I'd want to wear for two hours while riding though.
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I keep my phone in the upper storage compartment of my Camelbak, where it is inches from my ear and I will always hear it. I usually won't stop to answer it, but I'll check it and return the call when i take a break. If my wife needs me immediately, our understanding is that she should immediately call a second time to alert me that I need to stop and return the call.

I have a small top tube pannier that my wife puts her phone and quick access items into on the tandem. It's a good option for those bikes that have brake cables running along the top tube that can't have tight straps against them. It's not sealed against weather however.
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I would suggest running the velcro straps UNDER your brake cable, not over like they did in the picture (unless yours are internal) but it looks like it'll do exactly what you want.

I have the world's most obnoxious ring tone and when I do hear the phone ring, I find that stopping, reaching the phone and unlocking / answering takes nearly as much time as I get before it goes to voice mail. Another option would be to stick a bluetooth ear piece in your ear and go that way. I don't know that I've ever seen one I'd want to wear for two hours while riding though.
Good point on the 'under the brake cable' issue. Also, Ive yet to use a BT earplug i could stand for 2 mins let alone 2 hours . As I say, I rarely use the phone while out on a ride but I always take it for emergencies. Being able to view the screen on the odd occasion will improve things for me. Then again when Im out riding I dont want to be reachable

P.S. i read your other thread. Im in the same boat, just ramping up again after a 2-week layoff. Family reunion with too much excesses AND I have a 189 mile ride on August 17th - yikes!
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I keep my phone in the upper storage compartment of my Camelbak, where it is inches from my ear and I will always hear it. I usually won't stop to answer it, but I'll check it and return the call when i take a break. If my wife needs me immediately, our understanding is that she should immediately call a second time to alert me that I need to stop and return the call.

I have a small top tube pannier that my wife puts her phone and quick access items into on the tandem. It's a good option for those bikes that have brake cables running along the top tube that can't have tight straps against them. It's not sealed against weather however.
I have a Camelbak but I left it in the garage uncleaned for a season. Id hate to think whats growing in there
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I have a Camelbak but I left it in the garage uncleaned for a season. Id hate to think whats growing in there
Try a few denture cleaning tablets and a good scrubbing. My understanding is they are the same thing as the pricey cleaning tablets sold by Camelbak.
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Good point on the 'under the brake cable' issue. Also, Ive yet to use a BT earplug i could stand for 2 mins let alone 2 hours . As I say, I rarely use the phone while out on a ride but I always take it for emergencies. Being able to view the screen on the odd occasion will improve things for me. Then again when Im out riding I dont want to be reachable

P.S. i read your other thread. Im in the same boat, just ramping up again after a 2-week layoff. Family reunion with too much excesses AND I have a 189 mile ride on August 17th - yikes!
I hear ya - I tend to use mine for emergency map service & texting the wife on long rides, she gets nervous. Of course, if it's visible you can see who's calling and ignore 90% of your calls.

As for your 189 mile ride...... yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh! Get riding!
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I keep mine in a jersey pocket. Easy to reach or ignore, depending on my mood and circumstances.
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As luck would have it I set off today to attempt 50 miles. 10 miles in the chain snapped - glad I had my phone to call the A-Team
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... Another option would be to stick a bluetooth ear piece in your ear and go that way. I don't know that I've ever seen one I'd want to wear for two hours while riding though.
I've got an old Motorola H500 that I've worn for about 3 hours at a stretch. Works well for me.
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