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Old 02-12-17, 06:50 PM
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Best way to carry larger cell Phone.

I've got a LG V10.
I was carrying it in my front left pocket, I may start using bibs so no pocket.

Will a phone remain in a Jersey pocket I'd likely put it in a watertight phone box or bag.
Or would something like a Frame bag/box/ Tube case be better?

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I ride road and my iPhone 6 stays in a normal jersey pocket just fine. It is in a full Otter box, maybe with a ziplock bag if the forecast calls for heavy rain.

I've never had a problem but sometimes carry it in the inside jersey if I'm layered for the cold just to be safe.


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Perhaps one of those plastic, elastic and velcro arm-band cell phone carriers many joggers wear.
https://www.amazon.com/Armband-Perfe.../dp/B017O9ZP0E
OR even this:
I myself wear coaches' shorts with a belt and carry my phone in a belt-clip holster. Been commuting like this for years. Makes it easy to listen to podcasts and talk on the phone with a wired earpiece. I realize this is not what you wear, but the armband thingy may work for you.
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I don't buy phones with a screen larger than 5 inches. IMHO - that's about the limit for carrying it securely in a jersey pocket. If you want to try a top tube bag, you'll need jumbo sized one and then you risk hitting it with your knees when you pedal (depending on your frame geometry). If you put it in a seat bag, you'll need a jumbo sized one of those, too.
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Old 02-12-17, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post
I don't buy phones with a screen larger than 5 inches. IMHO - that's about the limit for carrying it securely in a jersey pocket. If you want to try a top tube bag, you'll need jumbo sized one and then you risk hitting it with your knees when you pedal (depending on your frame geometry). If you put it in a seat bag, you'll need a jumbo sized one of those, too.
Meh, 6" smartphones fit in a cycling jersey well enough. A waterproof cellphone bag enclosure will stick out the pocket a bit, but the phone will be safe.


Tested:
Sammy Note2
Motorola Nexus 6
LG V20

So long as your cycling jerseys are fitted well for length, and aren't a loose burlap bag on your torso flapping in the wind it should be fine.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Meh, 6" smartphones fit in a cycling jersey well enough. A waterproof cellphone bag enclosure will stick out the pocket a bit, but the phone will be safe.


Tested:
Sammy Note2
Motorola Nexus 6
LG V20
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Yeah the V10 seems to fit in the Jersey well enough. Its just the thought of it bouncing out. I shall have to do a road test once the weather improves.

Although an armbad is a good idea. I will have to see if they make one for the V10
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Mount on handlebars works for me. Rock solid and never comes out. iPhone never came out of jersey pocket either before i got mount. Just didn't trust a pocket.
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Jersey or shorts. If I'm worried about rain I seal mine in a Baggie.
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Originally Posted by Homer Cooper View Post
Yeah the V10 seems to fit in the Jersey well enough. Its just the thought of it bouncing out. I shall have to do a road test once the weather improves.

Although an armbad is a good idea. I will have to see if they make one for the V10
v10 and v20 should be close to the same size. I've used this armband/pouch for several years of riding in all kinds of weather, and is Prime and only $6USD:

https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Wat.../dp/B00ID1H7VS

Note, not much if any room for a case. Armbands seem nice....but IMHO they tend to not stay up on the bicep very well IME on a roadbike, especially with a long sleeve base layer or SunSleeves on.
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Originally Posted by Homer Cooper View Post
I've got a LG V10.
I was carrying it in my front left pocket, I may start using bibs so no pocket.

Will a phone remain in a Jersey pocket I'd likely put it in a watertight phone box or bag.
Or would something like a Frame bag/box/ Tube case be better?
I have a note 3 and this works for me

http://www.performancebike.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/mProduct4_10551_10052_1105935_-1_catNav
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Old 02-13-17, 06:26 AM
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Put a rear rack on and a top box. Then you can carry an ipad as well as a packed lunch and some tools.
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Old 02-13-17, 06:45 AM
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I got the 6se (iphones based on the old smaller 5 frame) for both the wife and myself. It was just such a great value. But I've been reconsidering the larger format phones.

I always carry my phone in a ZipLoc bag when cycling. Placed in the center rear jersey pocket. The bag protects the phone.... from my sweat.
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Old 02-13-17, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
Mount on handlebars works for me. Rock solid and never comes out. iPhone never came out of jersey pocket either before i got mount. Just didn't trust a pocket.
<Shudder> A hear and a half ago, my group had a pretty spectacular wreck caused by a phone bouncing out of a handlebar mount. Lots of lost skin and one rider had a concussion but luckily no broken bones. I guess tail lights and water bottles get bounced off our bikes regularly, too; but cell phones cost more!

I had an Otter Box for my i5, but it was too darned big. I now have a Speck Candyshell which I got on sale for $5. It usually goes in my rear pocket, but sometimes in my seat bag, and always in a Ziplok.
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Old 02-13-17, 07:03 AM
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Maybe this https://www.sfbags.com/products/cycl...#product-tabs6
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Half the time I go without phone...... and it's really great.
The other half of the time I put it in a Banjo Bro medium handle bar bag.

What do y'all need the phone for.....you like the rest of the people walking across the street with your head glued to that phone? Waiting for your one friend to send you a text message? You have the handlebar mount so you can watch your phone for any activity?.....and put you STRAVA on hold at every stoplight so you can get a higher average? Not good enough skills to repair a flat tire while on the road? Couple of quarters is good.
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For riding on the road, phones won't bounce out of a normal jersey pocket unless the elastic on the pocket has sagged or you hit huge holes or stunt ride.

It is a non issue if the jersey is decent quality and you ride normally.


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Old 02-13-17, 07:35 AM
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I primary use it for Strava or Run keeper. Also have a Smart watch so I can start/stop activity if needed. Although I've never been the type to pause activity. Once I go I go. So once the phone is secure it remains until the ride is over. Always good to have a phone if in between towns.


Originally Posted by etw View Post
That looks rather interesting. A bit expensive for what it is though.

Some interesting ideas. I wonder if one could add a button to a jersey pocket. So it could be closed.


Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
For riding on the road, phones won't bounce out of a normal jersey pocket unless the elastic on the pocket has sagged or you hit huge holes or stunt ride.

It is a non issue if the jersey is decent quality and you ride normally.


-Tim-
I do have it in a full modified otter box. So will give it a test this weekend. Seems as though for most phone stay in place.

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I use a QuadLock case on handlebar mount. Comes with a sleeve you can put over it if you are expecting rain. They also make arm bands for running, and other various mounts. Very secure system.
I don't like going places without a phone, and Strava will pause itself.
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Stick it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your jersey pocket. That's what I did until I fell off a dock and got a waterproof case for my new phone. Now it just goes in the pocket.
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Jersey or Fanny pack.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
<Shudder> A hear and a half ago, my group had a pretty spectacular wreck caused by a phone bouncing out of a handlebar mount. Lots of lost skin and one rider had a concussion but luckily no broken bones. I guess tail lights and water bottles get bounced off our bikes regularly, too; but cell phones cost more!

I had an Otter Box for my i5, but it was too darned big. I now have a Speck Candyshell which I got on sale for $5. It usually goes in my rear pocket, but sometimes in my seat bag, and always in a Ziplok.


sorry to hear this about the crash!! I have nly went over once and was good but it was a slow fall.....
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I've never lost an item from a jersey pocket, and my phone's back there for pretty much every ride.

Originally Posted by Homer Cooper View Post
I wonder if one could add a button to a jersey pocket. So it could be closed.
If you can sew, it's definitely possible to add a button or even a zipper. Some jerseys even come with zippered pockets. If you're adding some kind of closure to jerseys you already have, velcro might be easiest.
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I carry a cell phone for communication, in particular because I am often on call for work; for navigation; as a camera; and as a listening device. I like to keep my I-Phone 6+ on my chest close to my head so I can hear it, and have it easily accessible to answer a call, take a photo, or spot my position on the confusing, haphazard thoroughfares of Metro Boston…

So my final, and most satisfactory innovation was to buy a Hidden Security Waist Wallet with a top zippered opening from L.L. Bean for about $9.00, and a pair of suspenders with clips. I then shortened the front suspender straps as short as possible, and fashioned a “shoulder holster” as it were, that comfortably holds the I-phone high to make it easily accessible.

I call it an ”I-bra.” . As mentioned above, I usually wear a yellow cycling vest, so the holster doesn’t show.
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I have previously posted:
Excellent examples,,,,,,
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Originally Posted by Homer Cooper View Post
I've got a LG V10.
I was carrying it in my front left pocket, I may start using bibs so no pocket.

Will a phone remain in a Jersey pocket
Yes. I keep my Samsung S5 Galaxy in my left rear jersey pocket. It's IP67 rated so I don't bother with a bag or case.
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