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Old 02-09-19, 11:35 PM
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So, it's summer, you get dressed in sports clothes and take your bike for a quick - or not - ride, mostly for working out, but might later turn into a fun ride, too.
You must take your keys with you, while everything else is not necessary this time (cellphone, food, etc), but you don't want to have your keys on your pockets (or you don't have pockets, like in my case!).

Question: What do you do with your keys/key chain???
Is this an alternate universe where saddle wedge bags don't exist? I wouldn't ride farther than I'm willing to walk without bringing along a tube, patches, tire levers, and either a mini pump or some CO2. Some people use jersey pockets for this stuff, but I find I'm less likely to forget it, and less likely to be annoyed by it if I just keep it in the saddle bag all the time. Either way, keys fit in saddle bags, and they fit in jersey pockets.
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Old 02-09-19, 11:50 PM
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Sometimes I put my one key on a dog tag chain around my neck. Basic training habit where you have a key for your locker always with you.
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Old 02-11-19, 09:48 AM
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Is this an alternate universe where saddle wedge bags don't exist? I wouldn't ride farther than I'm willing to walk without bringing along a tube, patches, tire levers, and either a mini pump or some CO2. Some people use jersey pockets for this stuff, but I find I'm less likely to forget it, and less likely to be annoyed by it if I just keep it in the saddle bag all the time. Either way, keys fit in saddle bags, and they fit in jersey pockets.
+1 to all the above. Put your keys where you have your spare tube and/or patches. If you don't take either of those, put your keys where you put your cell phone to call for a ride.

You're a newbie? Plan to take something to deal with a flat tire.
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Old 02-11-19, 10:29 AM
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Get one of these for an outside door and you will not have to carry keys again. I just hide mine in an inconspicuous place but the prices for electronic locks has dropped a lot over the past year or so.
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Old 02-11-19, 10:32 AM
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My key chain has a small carabiner on it. I clip it to the seat rails. It clatters a bit but never falls off.
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Old 02-11-19, 10:34 AM
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With no pockets, I would drop my keys into the water bottle cage which I have wrapped in netting for that purpose.
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Old 02-11-19, 10:37 AM
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Leave your friggin' door unlocked.
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Old 02-11-19, 10:47 AM
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Have your mom safety -pin it to your shorts.
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Old 02-11-19, 12:09 PM
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Yes, I can definitely put them in another bag that I already have but it might make noise
Maybe it won't. I suggest trying it and reporting back.
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Old 02-11-19, 12:15 PM
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Is this an alternate universe where saddle wedge bags don't exist? I wouldn't ride farther than I'm willing to walk without bringing along a tube, patches, tire levers, and either a mini pump or some CO2.
IKR. One hot, humid Sunday a few summers ago I needed to take a quick ride to the liquor store for some wine for dinner. Total distance was maybe two miles each way. Didn't bother taking my flat changing stuff. Can't remember why I made that decision. Got a block from the liquor store and flatted. No way was I going to walk the bike home in all that heat and humidity with no shade. Thought about a cab but then remembered there was a LBS two and a half blocks away. Sucked it up and paid it to fix my flat.
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Old 02-11-19, 12:16 PM
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have your mom safety -pin it to your shorts.
potd!
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Old 02-11-19, 12:38 PM
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Jersey, saddle bag, both already mentioned of course.

I'm curious as to why you're going out for what might become a longer ride, without a phone, food, repair kit, etc.? What are these "sports clothes" that don't have pockets? As they say, the right tool for the job.
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Old 02-11-19, 12:48 PM
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Have your mom safety -pin it to your shorts.
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Old 02-11-19, 12:50 PM
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For bagless, pocketless, belt loopless, riders.... Consider titanium!

Easily clips to any saddle rail, and the jangle jangle jangle while riding might be reassuring too. (And as they now make clear, works on churches too.)

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Old 02-11-19, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
Jersey, saddle bag, both already mentioned of course.

I'm curious as to why you're going out for what might become a longer ride, without a phone, food, repair kit, etc.? What are these "sports clothes" that don't have pockets? As they say, the right tool for the job.
Gym shorts, technical running shirt, sure you've got jerseys but sometimes a random combination has no pockets. And if you ride somewhere to run, or to a gym, chances are you aren't wearing a cycling jersey.

I personally prefer the smallest seat wedges and they don't really have extra room for keys. I could cram them in maybe but it would be a pain AND, once or twice in enough rides I have accidentally left one not fully zipped and dropped small items from it. I wasn't kidding, I put netting on bottle cages, usually storing my sunglasses there. I can stuff gloves there, rain jackets even, coins. The netting keeps things from bouncing out, and of course a bottle on top locks everything in. It is, IMO, an effective, unobtrusive and convenient solution to OP.
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Old 02-11-19, 01:05 PM
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Put it on a chain and put it around your neck.


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Old 02-11-19, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
Gym shorts, technical running shirt, sure you've got jerseys but sometimes a random combination has no pockets. And if you ride somewhere to run, or to a gym, chances are you aren't wearing a cycling jersey.

I personally prefer the smallest seat wedges and they don't really have extra room for keys. I could cram them in maybe but it would be a pain AND, once or twice in enough rides I have accidentally left one not fully zipped and dropped small items from it. I wasn't kidding, I put netting on bottle cages, usually storing my sunglasses there. I can stuff gloves there, rain jackets even, coins. The netting keeps things from bouncing out, and of course a bottle on top locks everything in. It is, IMO, an effective, unobtrusive and convenient solution to OP.
That makes sense. I guess I was only looking it from my perspective of the way I ride. The netting is a good idea. My bag is small as well and only holds my repair stuff, I *might* be able to squeeze a key in there, but it's also under my bottle cages so it's not something I'd want to access on a regular basis. But I also only wear jerseys when I ride, so that I have pockets for stuff.
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Old 02-11-19, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post

I'm curious as to why you're going out for what might become a longer ride, without a phone, food, repair kit, etc.? What are these "sports clothes" that don't have pockets? As they say, the right tool for the job.
And curious as to why the OP started this thread a scant 4 minutes after starting his bike bag thread.
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Old 02-11-19, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
And curious as to why the OP started this thread a scant 4 minutes after starting his bike bag thread.
Both questions lead in such a way as to give the feel of someone conducting market research, or seeking to validate their idea of the next great kickstarter project. My response was with the context of my ruse-radar beeping at a potential threat.
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Old 02-11-19, 03:00 PM
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Both questions lead in such a way as to give the feel of someone conducting market research, or seeking to validate their idea of the next great kickstarter project. My response was with the context of my ruse-radar beeping at a potential threat.
I hear you. Over in Touring someone bumped a more than 10 y.o. thread to advertise a tour company.
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Old 02-11-19, 03:29 PM
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I have tried one of those wrist ban that has a pocket for a small car key.
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I \have always considered hiding the car key underneath the car somewhere.
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Bitd, I had a Yaris hatchback. The hatch has its own lock separate from the doors. I would lock the doors but usually leave the hatch unlock. A few times when I went jogging, I left key inside the car, with the hatch unlocked. I think most car theifs nowadays would not think to try the hatch.
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I put my bike lock keys and house key on a ring with a multitool (Leatherman or Gerber, not a bike multitool). The Leatherman has proven to be a jersey pocket eater so I made a custom leather bag for it and the keys. For longer rides, the Leatherman plus keys go in my left jersey pocket. For intown and commutes, the Gerber. The Gerber is smaller,lighter and faster to grab for a quick lock-up. The Leatherman is a real tool.

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I don't have to take my keys with me because we have a numerical pushbutton lock on our door. But I do have a top tube bag which holds my phone, and I put my truck key in it if I drive somewhere to ride.
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