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

Old 08-30-21, 03:04 PM
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I haven't gone through this thread, but on the premise that the OP is genuinely looking for a solution, here's what's worked well for me for the past 5 years (road bike riding, small-to-large distances).


Saddle Bag:
I don't like having too much weight in my jersey pockets, so I use a small "Specialized Micro Wedgie" saddle bag for the heaviest items that I rarely need. Not sure if you can still buy it. It stores 1 inner tube, 2 CO2 cartridges, and a Pro Bike Tool CO2 Inflator (plus whatever other little items fit in there, like extra quick-links for the chain and a safety pin). It's narrow enough that my legs don't rub against it when I'm peddling.

Left Jersey Pocket:
phone (in a zip-lock bag to prevent damage from moisture)
microfiber cloth (for cleaning my glasses)
extra food, if needed

Middle Jersey Pocket:
A small pouch, similar in size to that Muc-Off case people have mentioned, containing:
minimalist wallet
keys
multitool
2 tire levers
face mask (thanks Covid)
small containers (sunscreen, Chapstick)
For really long rides and/or remote areas, there's still enough room for another inner tube, CO2 cartridge(s) and a patch kit, but I normally don't include those.

Right Jersey Pocket:
food


I hope this is helpful.

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Old 08-30-21, 03:26 PM
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Check out the Rapha Cargo shorts.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Fanny packs!! Clearly the best solution for CheezGiant. Start a thread....
I have taken my fanny pack out of mothballs, haha. It works great and it doesnt seem to garner any snickers (that I've noticed, anyway).

(I'll admit it's likely I wouldn't be considered a "serious rider" on this forum.)

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Old 08-30-21, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Limberlost View Post
I haven't gone through this thread, but on the premise that the OP is genuinely looking for a solution....
After eight years you should know better.
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Old 08-30-21, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 2ering View Post
Check out the Rapha Cargo shorts.
I was curious and checked the website. All I noticed was men modelling clothing which resembles ladies yoga outfits.
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Old 08-30-21, 05:29 PM
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I use this, It has a first aid kit, tire patch kit, large Galaxy 5 Phone, keys, sunglasses, tissues among other items,. Its waterproof when zipped, Oregon rainstorm waterproof. LOL https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 08-30-21, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Then I’m only half serious.
So you only shaved one leg?
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Old 08-30-21, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I was curious and checked the website. All I noticed was men modelling clothing which resembles ladies yoga outfits.
Ooh, you're right, it looks like they've removed the cargo shorts from the catalog on the US site, though they do still show the cargo bib shorts, which also have mesh pockets along the outside of each thigh. No models on the the US site either, just photos of the gear.
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Old 08-30-21, 05:44 PM
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OK, I confess I lied. I have a tiny under the saddle bag in which I have crammed 2 tire irons, patches, tire boot, CO2 inflator, $20 bill, valve core puller and a spare tube. Jersey pockets have phone, wallet, food and car keys. Have never needed anything beyond that in decades.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Phones are for The Call Of Shame. Period.
So, if you are an on-call doctor, or need to be available to elderly parents or young kids, it is better to stay home and not ride, in case you have to answer the phone?

Real cyclists find ways to ride even when they’re busy lives interfere.
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Old 08-30-21, 05:50 PM
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For road riding I use an Orucase Dyneema to hold my phone (which I put in the outer slip-in pocket...I'm actually not sure if the current model even has this feature). Inside the fold-and-close top pocket I put my ID, a credit card, now a mask, a mini bungee cord, some cash, and maybe a transit pass--if I'm riding mostly in civilization. The case itself is ridiculously light and completely waterproof, and goes into my left rear jersey pocket.

I also hide a $20 bill underneath one of my insoles that I usually forget is there, which is helpful to keep me from spending it in a non-emergency.

A Topeak mini wedge on the saddle carries levers, spare tube, CO2 inflator, and patch kit, and I have a mini pump hooked onto the seat tube bottle cage.

No keys unless I've driven to the start, in which case I'll carry only the keyless entry fob. Middle pocket is for the fob (shoved to the bottom) and for a wind vest (carefully stuffed on top so it doesn't pull out the fob with it. Right rear pocket is for food, since I'm right handed and that hand has a wee bit more dexterity in rummaging around for the exact thing I want to eat.

If I'm on my commuter/grocery getter just about everything goes into the top pocket of one pannier (I still use the Dyneema to keep the essentials together). I figure if someone tries to jack my bike while I'm on it I can just pull the top handle of the pannier as they're rolling away and either (1) really mess up their getaway and/or (2) save the rest of my stuff. Never had anything close to that happening however--and I ride through Oakland all the time.
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Old 08-30-21, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by robertAltman View Post
So, if you are an on-call doctor, or need to be available to elderly parents or young kids, it is better to stay home and not ride, in case you have to answer the phone?

Real cyclists find ways to ride even when they’re busy lives interfere.
I refer you to my signature line, below.
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Old 08-30-21, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by robertAltman View Post
Real cyclists find ways to ride even when they’re busy lives interfere.
IKR. Can’t believe my girl got pissed when I told her to call me from the delivery room during my club century and let me know if it was a boy or girl.
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Old 08-31-21, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
IKR. Can’t believe my girl got pissed when I told her to call me from the delivery room during my club century and let me know if it was a boy or girl.

I left my phone at home once and nearly missed the last opportunity to renew my car's warranty.
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Old 08-31-21, 12:22 PM
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For years now, Phone, wallet, and reading glasses go in a simple zipper-type one quart ziplock bag. Bag goes in the center rear pocket if I'm wearing a cycling jersey. If not, it goes in the center pocket of a sleeveless Velocio base layer I have....any type of shirt can be worn over it. In current COVID times, I add a mask to the bag. Everything stays dry whether the threat is sweating or a downpour.
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Old 08-31-21, 12:38 PM
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I left my phone at home once and nearly missed the last opportunity to renew my car's warranty.
Don't worry you will receive umpteen opportunities to renew the warranty that expired 5 years ago for a car you dumped 10 years ago.
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Old 08-31-21, 06:43 PM
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I was talking to a guy who cycled to work from Maryland into DC. He kept his phone and wallet in a handlebar bag. One day he got clipped by a car and knocked down an embankment, out of sight of traffic. He had broken his knee and couldn't get to his bike to retrieve his phone. He spent three hours in a ditch before somebody spotted him. After that, he always wore a jersey or windbreaker with a zip pocket and kept his phone on him.
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In the US I just carry an ID card, credit card, and my bus pass. Car fob or house key. All go in my under the seat pouch. Phone in my center jersey pocket. If it might rain then the car fob and phone go in a ziplock bag.
Out of the US I carry the same except no bus pass and a copy of my passport first page and the page that my current visa is on.
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Old 08-31-21, 08:51 PM
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I keep them at my house.
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Old 09-01-21, 10:22 AM
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For most of my rides, which are less than 50 miles, I just throw the grey container on whatever bike I choose.
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It contains this stuff, including an expired DL for ID.
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The paper towel is used to prevent the rattling of the loose stuff and something to wipe my hands on if the issue is chain related. Not much for tools but I do good PM so the tools are about flats.
If I am riding a with clinchers, I take a spare innertube, tubular rides include a spare tire. The cozy for the co2 came with the Bike Planet head that was replaced with the Silca version.
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wrist—apple watch (counts as phone and wallet, imo).
garage— garage door keypad to get in/out.
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Old 09-01-21, 12:47 PM
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wrist—apple watch (counts as phone and wallet, imo).
garage— garage door keypad to get in/out.
Same here. No wallet, phone, or keys needed.
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Old 09-04-21, 12:09 AM
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Don't worry you will receive umpteen opportunities to renew the warranty that expired 5 years ago for a car you dumped 10 years ago.
Hell, I haven't owned a car since 2018, and I don't even have a driver's license anymore...

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fanny pack. I used to have a small bag on my bike but my rear light is there now. The bike bag wasn't useful when I went shopping or to see a movie so I just use a fanny pack. I fit my keys, wallet, glasses, bike lights, gloves, etc.
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Hell, I haven't owned a car since 2018, and I don't even have a driver's license anymore...

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I'll bet you still get the scam robocalls, though. My telco seems to have gotten better at blocking them lately.
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