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    Where to keep phone?

    I know, I know. I'm a total n00b. I just got a cell phone last week. I'm not sure if keeping it in my jersey pocket is a great idea, what with all the heat and sweat. I thought maybe keeping it in a ziploc bag in my saddle bag.

    How tough are these things? I want to have it handy in case of emergency, but is there a best way to bring it along for the ride?

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    I throw mine in my jersey. No issues in 5 years. However, if it starts to rain I move it to somewhere it will not get wet like a saddle bag.

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    The rain was one of my concerns, but the jostling in the seat bag was another. Maybe I'm being paranoid because I just got it.

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    I keep mine in my jersey. If it starts to rain, I put my coat over the jersey.
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    I carry my phone and $20 in a ziplock bag in a jersey pocket...my own little survival pack. Sweat isn't an issue and I hardly even know it's there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mild Stallion View Post
    The rain was one of my concerns, but the jostling in the seat bag was another. Maybe I'm being paranoid because I just got it.
    Once you drop it a few times the paranoia goes away.

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    Thanks for the advice. Mucho appreciado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chs4 View Post
    I carry my phone and $20 in a ziplock bag in a jersey pocket...
    +1 on the $20 idea. I keep a $20 tucked away in my Camelback. I rarely need it, but when I do need it, I'm really glad to have it.

    I wear baggies and usually just carry my phone in one of the pockets. Sometimes I throw it in my camelback.

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    Keep the phone on you, never on the bike. Someone jacks your bike, they have your phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chs4 View Post
    I carry my phone and $20 in a ziplock bag in a jersey pocket...my own little survival pack. Sweat isn't an issue and I hardly even know it's there.
    +1; maybe add a credit card.

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    Jersey/jacket's breast pocket or special cell phone holder that attaches to the backpack shoulder strap, just above the breast, so that I can hear it.

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    I use a "Cell Safe DX4" waterproof cell phone case. It fits into a water bottle cage. More information here:

    http://store.cellsafe.com/reviews.html

    Unfortunately, it looks like it might be out of stock/production at the moment.

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    Just put it in your pants pocket alongside your keys and wallet.

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    Leave it at home and enjoy yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    Once you drop it a few times the paranoia goes away.
    I've dropped my Blackberry twice while riding and trying to put it back in my pocket - once after talking and another reading a message. It's amzing how sturdy it is and didn't even scratch.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    in a ziplock baggie in the jersey
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    build your own phone holder like i did

    Quote Originally Posted by Mild Stallion View Post
    I know, I know. I'm a total n00b. I just got a cell phone last week. I'm not sure if keeping it in my jersey pocket is a great idea, what with all the heat and sweat. I thought maybe keeping it in a ziploc bag in my saddle bag.

    How tough are these things? I want to have it handy in case of emergency, but is there a best way to bring it along for the ride?
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    mine goes in my topeak tribag with waterproof cover!

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    If you keep the phone in a very thin, cheap sandwich bag in your jersey, you can talk and listen right through the bag.
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    I use a Topeak cell phone holster that attaches to the bike just below the Stem. It slides off to double as a belt holster when I am not riding. If I am not on the road bike it goes it goes in a cargo pants pocket. If someone jacks my bike my cell phone is the least of my problems. To get the bike they had to knock me off of it. But in the holster it is easy to reach if for some reason I need to make a call.

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    I suggest that you put your cell phone in a ziplock bag and put that in your jersey pocket.

    If you are worried about it dropping out of your pocket, put the bagged cell phone in your bag, trunk bag, or panier if you have one attached to your bicycle. If you stop and are worried about the cell phone being stolen, take it with you by itself or detach the bag or panier and take it with you.

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    Geesh...I just pop mine in a jersey pocket, saddle bag, handlebar bag, or whatever is handiest for the bike I am riding. I don't worry about protecting it further from rain unless this thing they call a weather forecast indicates a fair chance of it doing so...and just a small sammich bag does the trick.

    Cyclists seem to love over complicating things.
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    Fujifilm Casual Z Lifestyle Case, not as lame as it sounds! I can put everything I need for a short trip, two powerbars, phone, wallet, camera. http://www.nulime.com/Casual-Z-Lifes...e-Grey/p246083

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    We're having a similar disussion over on the Road Forum.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Foster View Post
    I use a Topeak cell phone holster that attaches to the bike just below the Stem. It slides off to double as a belt holster when I am not riding. If I am not on the road bike it goes it goes in a cargo pants pocket. If someone jacks my bike my cell phone is the least of my problems. To get the bike they had to knock me off of it. But in the holster it is easy to reach if for some reason I need to make a call.
    +1 I got this because my hearing isn't that great anymore especially with the wind blowing past and I couldn't hear my phone ring in my bag or jersey. I'm semi on call where I work so, sadly, I can't just tuck the phone away and forget it.

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