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Old 02-11-19, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
I \have always considered hiding the car key underneath the car somewhere.
I remember back in the 80's my sister had a little metal box with a strong magnet connected to it, sold as a way to hide a key underneath your car. Unfortunately, it said "HIDE-A-KEY" in big letters with an outline of a key on it which kind of defeated the purpose of hiding it.
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Old 02-11-19, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
If you can't solve this problem, probably better that you should stay home .....
I agree, this should have been figured out before even getting on a bike.
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Old 02-11-19, 05:16 PM
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Pretend there is no such thing as the internet and you have to figure out for yourself what to do with your key.
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Old 02-12-19, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Maybe it won't. I suggest trying it and reporting back.
So, I tried a cheap frame pack (small triangle shape) and the keys did not make noise, because they were stuffed in the bottom of the triangular bag. What I didn't like was that the zip was making noise.... lol
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Old 02-12-19, 08:15 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.
What about a long ride in the city??
I love nature, but there's nothing wrong riding in the city, too.
The sports clothes are CrossFit or similar shorts, without pockets.
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Old 02-12-19, 09:56 PM
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I have a 95' Toyota. No key fob, just a $1.50 key. I can leave it under the truck in a magnetic box. I can slide it into the smallest seat bag. I'd reckon it's 5-7 grams.

The wife's much newer and quieter and smoother and more efficient Outback has a big ol fob. It's $300 to get replaced. It's kind of a pain in the butt. And it's not even a big fob judging by some of the cars I've rented.

Gotta say, I'm not thrilled.
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Old 02-13-19, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by teomoto View Post
So, I tried a cheap frame pack (small triangle shape) and the keys did not make noise, because they were stuffed in the bottom of the triangular bag. What I didn't like was that the zip was making noise.... lol
Welcome to my ignore list.
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Old 02-13-19, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
I have a 95' Toyota. No key fob, just a $1.50 key. I can leave it under the truck in a magnetic box. I can slide it into the smallest seat bag. I'd reckon it's 5-7 grams.

The wife's much newer and quieter and smoother and more efficient Outback has a big ol fob. It's $300 to get replaced. It's kind of a pain in the butt. And it's not even a big fob judging by some of the cars I've rented.

Gotta say, I'm not thrilled.
Do cars nowadays come with a small vallet key?

BITGOLD....
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Old 02-13-19, 10:27 AM
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A small, weird subsection of cyclists ignore the many products designed for cycling for iconoclastic reasons that I can't imagine. There are 3 pockets at the back of almost every jersey. There are casual MTB shorts with pockets. There are underseat, frame and bar bags of every shape and size.
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Old 02-13-19, 10:38 AM
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Hello! Thought Id chime in with my 2 cents worth. When I ride I carry my wallet stripped down to essential items. I one of those items is a spare key tucked neatly away.
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Old 02-13-19, 01:36 PM
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In Die Hard...


Bruce Willis was able to tape a Beretta to his sweaty back with Merry Xmas packing tape. So, you might want to consider something like that for the key. In a pinch, I mean...
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Old 02-13-19, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by teomoto View Post
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???
I've never been in a situation when I had to take my keys. What are they needed for en-route? The answer to that may provide a solution.
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Old 02-13-19, 03:43 PM
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I read that some insurance will not pay up if yur car is stolen and you left key inside the car...because "negligence" on your part.

Might matter if you own a nice new car.
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Old 02-13-19, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
I've never been in a situation when I had to take my keys. What are they needed for en-route? The answer to that may provide a solution.
Really? NEVER? Locking my bike.

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Old 02-13-19, 06:29 PM
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if I am taking my lock then I have a backpack so I can carry my lock. But in this case the OP is in sports clothes going for a ride.
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Old 02-13-19, 07:05 PM
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I don't ride past the end of my driveway without the means to fix a flat. Keys aren't that big; you can jam one into even the fullest saddle bag. Or if I couldn't carry it, I'd just hide it in the yard somewhere.
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Old 02-13-19, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
if I am taking my lock then I have a backpack so I can carry my lock. But in this case the OP is in sports clothes going for a ride.
If you aren’t taking your lock when you are “sportsing” how do you get back in your sporty domicile?

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Old 02-13-19, 08:02 PM
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I unlock my home with a key, but I have never had a need for that key en-route. So I ask again, why must the OP take the keys with them?
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Old 02-13-19, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
I unlock my home with a key, but I have never had a need for that key en-route.

So I ask again, why must the OP take the keys with them?
Because as a corollary to
Originally Posted by Firesign Theater
Fudd’s First Law of Opposition: “If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.”

and Teslacles Deviant to Fudd’s First Law: “It goes in – it must come out.”
So too, if he goes out, he must come home.
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Old 02-13-19, 09:03 PM
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If you already have a saddle bag, how is this even a question?
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Guys, this post became must bigger than I expected. As you all see there are various points of views, other need to store their keys, others don't take keys, other never had this problem and others don't even know what keys or sports clothes are. Others see it as a potential problem - myself included - others never faced this issue. This doesn't mean one is wrong! It's just a discussion and for those that think it was not a valid question, then just see the discussion it caused.

Don't ask me for any further explanations, I don't have any. I don't see any point.

I was just wondering, hence my initial post! That's it!

FYI, I think I posted above, I've been using a small frame back and a small seat bag for this, BUT I wouldn't like them on my bike. It all comes down to preferences.

It's a discussion and I can't see how one could be right or wrong, except the haters of this post...
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Have your mom safety -pin it to your shorts.
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Old 02-27-19, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by teomoto View Post
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???
I'm assuming you mean house keys;
on the cheap side:
you can carry your keys in your seat bag,
or if your shoes have laces you can lace the key onto one of your shoes,
if your shoes have straps you can buy heavy duty velcro, mount one side on the key and the other to the tongue of the shoe where the strap will go over the top of the key to help hold it;
if you don't use a saddle bag you can get either reusable zip tie or pipe cleaner and tie your key to the seat post;
Next stuff will cost more money but:
if you have a powered garage door you can see if they sell a key pad for around $35 you can place on the outside near the garage door then all you need to know is your own combination of 4 numbers to open it from the outside;
you can get a combination door lock for around $120, or a smart door lock for about $200 or a finger print scanner front door lock for about $300, these are the most expensive way to go but they're options.

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Old 02-27-19, 11:56 PM
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Ever since a friends keys stabbed him during a crash, keys (and other sharp objects) go in the seatbag - not in jersey pockets. Always.
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Old 02-28-19, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by teomoto View Post
FYI, I think I posted above, I've been using a small frame back and a small seat bag for this, BUT I wouldn't like them on my bike. It all comes down to preferences.
Huh? You are using a frame bag and seat bag, but not on your bike? Where else would you use one?

Good luck getting this straightened out.
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