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Old 04-06-21, 09:27 AM
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Yeah, no insecurities on this thread.
The only ones I see are yours.
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Old 04-06-21, 10:50 AM
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... on your drop bar road bike? I'm really tempted to just leave the damn thing at home when I go riding, but the advantages of taking it definitely outweigh the disadvantages. But where to attach/store it so it isn't an ugly eyesore? Attached to the stem on a Quadlock or similar mount? Practical, but boy does it look ugly. Maybe stuffed in your back jersey pocked where it can get all steamed up with sweat? Hmm not ideal. Attached somewhere else on the bike? Suggestions?
i have a sleek form fitting belt thingy works great
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Old 04-06-21, 11:03 AM
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If I ever get a cell phone I'll refer back to this thread to find out what to do with it while on the bike!
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Old 04-07-21, 11:57 PM
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ziploc bag in the back jersey pocket, made my own wool jersey out of a big ol coat i found on the sidewalk give-a-way, made the back pocket too, so it is tight, with plenty of elastic to keep it tight,

you have to change the ziplocs now and then as they get opaque so you can not change tunes ,

it is an Obama phone so i can crash it and they send new one,

note: cell phone service is not a sure thing, weather, people servicing towers, dead zones, and other gremlins remind us to be self sufficient and act like we do not have a phone, the phone is no good if you ae laying on the ground and knocked out from a head wound, and phones do not work against dogs or bad guys on meth, so keep that velcro pepper spray handy,
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Old 04-08-21, 01:36 AM
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Another jersey pocket fan here.

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So your plan is to inconvenience someone else if you have an issue? Do you also leave your repair kit at home and just ask to use someone else's if you get a flat?
Some people do precisely that. I hate to depend on anyone else, so I won't, but experience says the bigger the group, the more likely you are to have one of THOSE guys.
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Old 04-08-21, 08:15 AM
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Dumb flip phone in (one of my) my jersey pockets. I turn it one when I need to make a call.
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Old 04-08-21, 09:16 AM
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I currently use mine as a bike computer so it sits on my handlebars. Otherwise I'd put it in a jersey pocket. If you don't like jerseys, you can get an armband like most runners.
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Old 04-08-21, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by phil_gretz View Post
center jersey pocket. In a baggie if i anticipate rain.
^^^^^^
this
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Old 04-08-21, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by cjenrick View Post

it is an Obama phone so i can crash it and they send new one,
The amendment that extended free and subsidized phone service to cell phones was signed into law by his predecessor not long before he left office.

Just sayiní.
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Old 04-09-21, 04:47 PM
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Maybe I'm an outlier, but I always use a Ziplock sandwich bag and put my phone in the center pocket because I'm soaked from sweating on my rides. I have a waterproof phone. It's not the dampness that's an issue. Sweat can be pretty corrosive over time. Phone is too expensive compared to sandwich bags to risk going naked. It's also a larger phone and I found that Ziplock makes an XL sandwich bag that is large enough. The bags last about a month before they split. I ride about 1,000 miles a month. One a month seems a reasonable use of the earth's resources.

I take the phone for safety purposes including tracking by family, but also so my wife can text me to return home when she's ready to go for her part of the day's ride.
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Originally Posted by Rogus View Post
Maybe I'm an outlier, but I always use a Ziplock sandwich bag and put my phone in the center pocket because I'm soaked from sweating on my rides.
Youíre not an outlier. Read some of the previous posts. And itís what most people I know do. Living in a city of about 1.5 million, I know a lot of people. Personally, I do up to two-week tours with my phone stowed like you. Have never had a problem. And donít let the insecurities of others affect your decision to carry a phone.

BTW...Consider getting something like a LIFEPROOF case for the phone.
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Old 04-09-21, 05:51 PM
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Iím not much into using jerseys. In cold weather I wear a windbreaker that has a handy front pocket for the cell phone.

I didnít want to have to wear a bulky ďfanny packĒ to hold the phone now that itís warmer. So I just bought a new ďrunnerís beltĒ with expandable pockets in the back for holding my small cell phone and a snack bar. Tried it out for the first time today and it worked great. The pockets are shielded from my back by a waterproof layer, so sweat doesnít reach the phone. It also helps my t-shirt from catching too much wind.

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Old 04-09-21, 10:00 PM
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Same thing as everyone on the road bike.

On the mountain bike I got a hardsided padded case my phone fit into, in the underseat bag on my bike. I felt that I wanted to have my phone with me if I had a serious injury, but didn't want to risk my phone flying out of my jersey pocket into woods somewhere or getting smashed in a minor crash.
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Old 04-10-21, 12:31 PM
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Four pages on how to carry a freaking phone. This is a new low.
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Old 04-10-21, 01:24 PM
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In bag under saddle and ALWAYS turned OFF. Flip phone.
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Old 04-10-21, 04:45 PM
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Four pages on how to carry a freaking phone. This is a new low.
This is an entire forum dedicated to riding a bike, something most of us learned to do when we were little kids.
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Old 04-10-21, 06:08 PM
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if its not going to be very long, i keep it in the shorts.
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Old 04-10-21, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
if its not going to be very long, i keep it in the shorts.
Always sound advice. "Keep in it in your shorts."
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Old 04-10-21, 06:44 PM
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I have a small tank bag with a side pouch that snugly fits my phone in the case, so I mostly use that. If I'm wearing something with a zippered pocket I'll sometimes put the phone there.

It comes in handy as I don't have a bike computer and use Strava to track. It was especially needed last Autumn when I went on a new mountain bike trail, lost the path in the fallen leaves, and had no idea where I was. Phone GPS saved the day.
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Old 04-10-21, 07:53 PM
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if its not going to be very long, i keep it in the shorts.
There are meds and even surgery for that sort of problem.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
There are meds and even surgery for that sort of problem.
the phone logs would be entertaining.
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This thread is a perfect example of a first world problem.
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Old 04-11-21, 02:06 AM
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one trick is to leave a little air in the ziploc, this air cushion can prevent the phone from operating itself.

sometimes this happens when getting out of the saddle or bouncing around during a smokeout,
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Old 04-12-21, 11:12 AM
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I ride with a Camelbak, so that's where I store my phone, insurance card, contact info, CO2 cartridges, patch kit, etc.
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Old 04-12-21, 11:33 AM
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Agree with the majority of the posts here...jersey pocket in a plastic bag. Even if no threat of rain, the bag will protect it from sweat. If it's on your bars, you'll have the urge to look at it and take your eyes off the road. Even if you're using a nav app on the phone, those other apps will tempt you to open them. Keep in your pocket or saddle bag and out of the way until needed.

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