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Where do you serious riders store cell/wallet/keys while riding?

Old 08-27-21, 06:54 PM
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In all seriousness...

On a bike without a rack, if I'm only having one bag, make it a small handlebar bag. Easy to get your stuff in and out of, just open it up and toss things in. Best, IMNSHO, is a small handlebar bag for keys, wallet, phone, snacks, etc, and an underseat bag for tools, tube, patch kit, and other stuff that stays on the bike and doesn't get used often. I've found that having to partly unstrap the bag from the saddle to get my non-bike stuff into and out of the bag gets really annoying. Contrariwise, if you get a flat or other mechanical, you can unstrap the whole bag and set it on the ground next to you while you do what you gotta do, then remount it when you're done.

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Old 08-27-21, 07:25 PM
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I will answer simply and truthfully:

-phone in smallest possible sandwich bag to keep dry in my left jersey pocket (weaker arm)

-pump and 3rd bottle middle pocket, 4th bottle right pocket with gels if needed

-gels and snack right pocket

-saddle bag: tube(s), a lever, a valve extender and plastic u-tool, one tube patch, one 5mm allen key
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Old 08-27-21, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Define “serious riders.”
Those who ride five minutes.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
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It would be just as easy to sketch the five minute ride on a piece of paper.
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Leave keys/wallet in car unlocked. I don't have a cell phone.
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Old 08-28-21, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by DonkeyShow
Leave keys/wallet in car unlocked. I don't have a cell phone.
Where do you park again?
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
Where do you park again?
but why steal a car before the bike has been attached!
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Old 08-28-21, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mschwett
but why steal a car before the bike has been attached!
He said he leaves his wallet in there.
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Old 08-28-21, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
He said he leaves his wallet in there.
Yeah. Why settle for a used bike when you can use that credit card for a new bike.
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I use a top tube bag so I don’t have to buy expensive bike jerseys.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/224272612725?

Just arrived for $7. Perfect for my non-serious needs.
Rode 5 miles today looking at houses to buy.

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I ride from home so my keys stay in the garage. I place my cell phone, expired drivers license and $20 in a ziplock bag in my center jersey pocket.

When i do drive to a remote start, I have a jersey with a zippered pocket where I place my car key which I remove from my keyring.
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Originally Posted by bikehoco
I use a top tube bag so I don’t have to buy expensive bike jerseys.
Are you aware you can buy jerseys for as little as $18 on Amazon? Not all are $130+
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In my nice sturdy handlebar bag.
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Ditto on the zip lock bags, they're dirt cheap, keep things together and protect from getting wet. The wallet, keys and contact lens case go together in one zip lock deep in the center jersey pocket that I'm barely flexible enough to reach while riding anyway. Cell phone and sunglass cleaning cloth in the right pocket. Gels, bars, Liquid IV pouches in the left. all in zip locks. I use a Banjo Bros Medium seat wedge for 2 tubes, tire irons, 2-C02 cartridges, small multitool. I wrap the tubes and C02 cartridges very tight in saran-wrap to compress their size and keep the tubes safe from accidental damage while stuffed in the bag.

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Old 08-30-21, 11:40 AM
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I use a "Quad Lock" cell phone mount on both my road and off-road bikes. With that I can use my iPhone for sync with my heart rate belt and watch (I use a Suunto Ambit 3 HR watch). The Suunto app allows you to track and customize just about everything from speead, cadence, elevation, heart rate, etc. And it's all interchangeable with a simple quick release. I have a small waist pack to carry my pump, power bars, ID, keys, etc. It works for me.
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In my Camelbak
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Keep all my stuff in my jersey pockets. If the weather looks inclement, all go into zip lock bags then into my pockets. Don’t want to carry extra weight with bags, etc, since my hill climbing needs all the help it can get.
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I'm pretty sure by many definitions, I'm NOT a serious rider. Though: I'm plenty serious about it, and I've gone 57,000+ miles on my bikes (s).
And I have a rack "trunk" (my custom buile IF frame has lugs for a rack).
And you're right: it weighs a lot. But I don't care.
And in I've got: my wallet. Glasses. Cell phone. Small pump. Tubes. C02. A multi tool. Masks in case I need one.
Etc.
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My bike has a trunk bag that sits atop the rear rack. Delicate/valuable items like items like phones and wallets are safe even if the bike takes a fairly violent spill. They will then be available and in working order if I need them. Smaller bags in other locations may not fair as well.

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Wallet and keys go in the Topeak Fuel Tank top tube bag. Cell goes in cargo bib side pocket for quick pics. I think this disqualifies me as a 'serious rider' now that I think of it.

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I've gotten so sick of this thread that I've given away my wallet keys and phone.
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Old 08-30-21, 02:34 PM
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Old 08-30-21, 02:36 PM
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I take this seriousness discussion seriously.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife
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I never take my wallet on rides. I have a dog tag with my phone number, and bike tools.
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