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Riders who keep their "stuff" in their jersey pockets...

Old 06-03-16, 05:10 AM
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Generally speaking, there's no reason anything should accidentally come out of jersey pockets. However, gloves, caps, windbreakers, etc., when they are not stuffed in all the way may start to come out. Also, if you have several different things in one pocket, you might inadvertently pull another thing out when you reach for something, which is why three, or even five separate pockets are better than one big one. One disadvantage of zippered pockets is that the things you want to extract from the pocket often get caught up in the "frame" of the zipper. Both my windbreakers have single zippered pockets, and I hate them for this very reason (the first one I got not knowing any better, the second one was an impulse buy, an event-related item, and I didn't notice).
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Originally Posted by bykemike View Post
I can put everything I need in my jerseys, kind of uncomfortable and it might be a problem if I were to crash.

My bike just looks so much better without a tool bag. So sometimes I do it and sometimes I don't .
More uncomfortable and possibly even more dangerous but you still do it for perceived style?
I don't know how you ride btw but when I am riding I can't even see my seatpost mounted toolbag...
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The bike stuff goes in the seatbag. The rest of it goes in a dry bag that I put in the middle pocket. If it is a long self supported ride, it might be on the bike with the rear rack. Then stuff might get strapped to the rack.
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As long as the jersey fit, nothing should come off it. I put my phone, keys, money and sometimes snacks. Never had anything drop.

Tubes and tools go in the saddle bag.
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I hope you knocked on some wood when you said that. Not that I'm superstitious and all...okay, I am, but karma gets the best of you saying stuff like that, haha!

But, I got a hard case wallet for ID and stuff and usually use a Velcro strap to bundle up my pump, tire levers, tube...about all I put in a ziplock bag is my phone, gels, and some enduralytes. Leave one pocket for other stuff...snacks, bars, can of beer, whatever...I did have a saddlebag, but can't find the mount for it...oh well...wait, did I say beer? I meant extra water...
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I have an underseat bag that I have spare tube, CO2 inflator, tools, spare CO2, patch kit, and house key.

My jersey pockets I put in a small micro-pump (I don't want it on the frame), cell phone in baggie, and energy bar/gel when I take one.

I don't want a spare tube, tools, etc weighing down my jersey. At that point I might as well wear a camelback...which I do for MTB/canal path rides. Yes, my bike looks better without a seat bag, but its handy, I'm not in it for looks!
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