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Old 08-14-18, 08:39 AM
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got a new pouch (aka stem bag) I think mine is a Mountain Feed Bag by Revelate Designs LLC. gotta say this thing is wicked super convenient. just drop whatever you want in & it's right there at your finger tips. probably overkill for just a phone & maybe they make smaller pouches. doesn't interfere with me. the only time it touched my knee is when I was stopped for a light with my left foot on the ground & my right foot clipped in the pedal at 12 o'clock (knee up). I suspect this is more for ppl who "tour" but I know commuters like bags. I found it useful for my handheld camera. I used to carry my old feature phone in the top tube bento bag


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Old 08-15-18, 10:39 AM
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I use the Banjo Brother's cycling wallet - it's a little bulky, but It has space for ID, CC, and phone. I usually just stick in my jersey pockets for rides.

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Old 08-15-18, 01:07 PM
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That's kinda neat!

Also...does your handlebar pick up the UHF TV stations? That's quite an accessory set up you have there!

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got a new pouch (aka stem bag) I think mine is a Mountain Feed Bag by Revelate Designs LLC. gotta say this thing is wicked super convenient. just drop whatever you want in & it's right there at your finger tips. probably overkill for just a phone & maybe they make smaller pouches. doesn't interfere with me. the only time it touched my knee is when I was stopped for a light with my left foot on the ground & my right foot clipped in the pedal at 12 o'clock (knee up). I suspect this is more for ppl who "tour" but I know commuters like bags. I found it useful for my handheld camera. I used to carry my old feature phone in the top tube bento bag

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Old 08-15-18, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
That's kinda neat!Also...does your handlebar pick up the UHF TV stations? That's quite an accessory set up you have there!
omg, I know right? can you say wind drag? it just got worse & worse last year cuz I was trying to get clean obstruction free lighting & video up front. got used to it tho. some ppl passing me the other way start to chuckle when they see that mess
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Old 08-17-18, 12:54 PM
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Lots of gear :)

I've had a similar setup from time to time. It's amusing to see how offended some people get. But when you ride a distance, you're on your own, and the conditions can change dramatically (daylight to darkness, severe weather, etc.), you need extra gear!

I like your DIY solutions.


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got a new pouch (aka stem bag) I think mine is a Mountain Feed Bag by Revelate Designs LLC. gotta say this thing is wicked super convenient. just drop whatever you want in & it's right there at your finger tips. probably overkill for just a phone & maybe they make smaller pouches. doesn't interfere with me. the only time it touched my knee is when I was stopped for a light with my left foot on the ground & my right foot clipped in the pedal at 12 o'clock (knee up). I suspect this is more for ppl who "tour" but I know commuters like bags. I found it useful for my handheld camera. I used to carry my old feature phone in the top tube bento bag

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Old 08-17-18, 01:06 PM
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I like your DIY solutions.
thanks I attribute that to my indoctrination into bike commuting. I think commuters are very resourceful riders. btw the bag is good but I want to rig a divider
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Old 08-17-18, 11:38 PM
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I really like the Banjo Brothers Handlebar Phone Pack. Velcros onto the stem and bars and has enough room for keys and wallet under the phone. I can also still use my phone while it's in the bag to look at my Strava route map if needed.
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Old 08-18-18, 10:19 AM
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I really like the Banjo Brothers Handlebar Phone Pack. Velcros onto the stem and bars and has enough room for keys and wallet under the phone. I can also still use my phone while it's in the bag to look at my Strava route map if needed.

How do you like the Banjo Brothers Handlebar Phone Pak? Would you get it again? I was thinking of adding that to my commuter, but wanted to get some feed back before I ordered it.
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Old 08-19-18, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by CrewFan View Post
How do you like the Banjo Brothers Handlebar Phone Pak? Would you get it again? I was thinking of adding that to my commuter, but wanted to get some feed back before I ordered it.
It's great! I liked it so much I bought a second one for another bike. I can fit my wallet, keys, and garage door opener in there under my phone. The only downside is that it's sometimes difficult to get the phone screen to acknowledge pushing it if you're not storing anything under the phone. When I push down to bring up a map on my phone the phone just pushes down because of the empty space under it. But, as long as I have my wallet in the bag under my phone I can use my phone without any problems.

The Bar Top Bag is similar, but while it's deeper for more storage room the phone fit is tighter. I have an iPhone 6 with a case and in the Bar Top Bag it was a tight fit. That's the main reason I went with the Handlebar Phone Pack instead and I'm quite happy with it.
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Old 08-24-18, 03:44 PM
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I have a Samsung S7. My case is one of those flip open wallet cases. When commuting, it goes in my backpack. If it rains, the backpack gets covered with my giant orange shower cap. When touring, it lives in a pocket of my jersey, or in an armband holder. I prefer the jersey, since my phone is easier to access.

I'm not the type to check my stats while riding, so I'm fine with it in a pocket and out of the way.
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Old 08-29-18, 12:10 PM
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I use a Flip Belt It's a elastic belt that that is a tube with slots in it. I use it to jog, walk and ride with the phone in the small of my back.
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Old 08-29-18, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by SylvainG View Post
Looks like I'm in the minority (so far) that carry his cell phone on a cradle attached to the stem bolt. My cell phone is also my 'dash board' where, just like in my car, I can glance at my stats.
Have you got a cradle recommendation? What sort of phone do you have?
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Old 08-30-18, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Rpbergie View Post
Have you got a cradle recommendation? What sort of phone do you have?
I have a Samsung Notes 8.

I have this cradle. It's made of aluminum and can be attached directly on the stem. I wouldn't use it without a case (aluminum hooks could scratch the phone I guess) but if you have a hard case, works very well. The sides of my Outerbox Commuter case is hard plastic on the bottom half and soft rubber on the top half. Because of that, the two top hooks don't grab the phone well so I added a 1/4" wide piece of tubing that I slide the phone through (the "rubber band" goes around the cradle and the phone slide through it). I had two cradles like this before which I really liked but both broke at the support so went with the one I currently have. Don't plan on changing and being all metal, should last a long time,
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Old 08-31-18, 05:51 AM
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I have a Quad Lock and it works very well.
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Old 08-31-18, 12:16 PM
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When riding with a cell phone, I usually carry it to wherever it is that I'm going.
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Old 09-02-18, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Radical Rick View Post
For the longest time I used a cheapo flip phone. I never worried about having the flip phone in my pocket. It could get banged around, drenched in sweat, and it wasn't a problem. I upgraded to a cheaper smart phone a few years ago. It was very durable, and never had a problem carrying it in my pocket. Once I even dropped it while trying to text and ride. It didn't have a case, and it survived the fall with only a minor ding.


A few days ago I decided to take the plunge. I bought a fancy new smart phone. I was about to go for a ride with my new phone in my pocket, and started having second thoughts. These newer smart phones seem more fragile than earlier models. I have one of those hard cases for it, but it will still get sweaty. This got me to thinking about one of those phone holsters, but I feel like that will get in my way while riding.


Where do you carry your cell phone when you ride? Are you concerned with damaging it? Have you ever damaged a phone while riding?



I carry mine in two places.. one my front short pocket on shorter runs. Or i have a topeak large seat bag that works great at fitting an IPhone Plus model in it.
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