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Danger of carrying tools / phone in jersey vs bags?

Old 08-14-18, 01:09 PM
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I take a lot of chances when I ride, particularly when descending. I've had 3 crashes in the last 3 years. 2 concussions, broken shoulder, lots of road rash.

I carry;

Left Jersey Pocket: Wallet and Keys + food if needed
Middle Jersey Pocket: Specialized SWAT Road Tube Spool + Spray-on Sunscreen when needed
Right Jersey Pocket: iPhone 6s+

Never had an additional injury from **** in my pockets.

I wear foaklies and I've never had them turn into hot shards of laser beam lava and pierce my eyeballs when I wrecked either. THAT is why you wear your glasses on the outside of your helmet straps. The impact will cause the straps to push the glasses AWAY from your face. I'm still wearing the same set of foakleys that I was wearing during two wrecks. Scratch and beat up from wrecks and dropping, work like a charm.

My first wreck I was using a QuadLock with my phone on the bars. That was the most spectacular of my wrecks; broken shoulder, chipped teeth, concussion (with follow up post concussion disorder) and the phone sustained no damage when hitting a mtb jump at 25mph and sending me flying about 20 feet.

Carrying **** in your pockets won't do squat. Unless you land flat on your back. Most adults (and children) instinctively know how to roll their bodies. I'm willing to bet that not only are flat back injuries rare in cycling so to are injuries from powerbars and gels or phones and wallets in the jersey during to same rare flat back injuries

Ride on... and carry on (Manowar).
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Old 08-15-18, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
carrying too much stuff in your pockets usually damages the (especially lightweight) jerseys. experienced riders will carry 95% of what
they need on any given ride of decent distance. how they carry/transport it is their biz. have crashed more than i've wanted to. usually land
on my side. already have back issues. have been rocking a bag under the seat for innertubes, multitool and tire levers + debit/credit card(s)/
cash/id. currently slinging two big speakers in the left and right rear jersey pockets. crashed hard once w/o them interfering with existing back issues.
tomorrow never knows...turn off your mind relax and float downstream.
You carry speakers in your pockets!!? for music? Political broadcasts?

How about bone-conducting headphones? Would be a hell of a lot lighter!
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Old 08-16-18, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by johngwheeler View Post
You carry speakers in your pockets!!? for music? Political broadcasts?

How about bone-conducting headphones? Would be a hell of a lot lighter!
undoubtedly. altho i've been called a weenie, i'm not a weight weenie. never been a fan of ear buds.
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Old 08-16-18, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by chainwhip View Post
I used to wear gloves.
I had gone over the bars as a grade schooler, and the memory of soaking in epsom salt to prevent infection/release the grit and gravel
hung around for a long time.

Much more recently, riding too late one October evening, it got dark, no headlight, I put my front wheel into a pothole, and me over the bars again.

Long story short:
I so dislike tearing up my hands/knuckles
that I stopped wearing gloves.
Why?
A strong reminder to stay *on* the bike and *off* the tarmac.
That's why I don't wear a helmet too.
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Old 08-16-18, 02:12 PM
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i'm more concerned about cell phone radiation when it's in my jersey pocket :-(
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Old 08-16-18, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
That's why I don't wear a helmet too.
machoman-(cue village ppl music)
I think your screen name is mis-spelled.
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Old 08-17-18, 06:30 AM
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I carry everything in an under (now larger) saddlebag as well. To the OP, don't you find the Topek top tube bag hits your knees when riding out of the saddle/grinding? I removed mine, although I have to admit it was convenient.

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Old 08-17-18, 06:56 AM
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I carry things in this bag, the bag goes in my jersey’s middle pocket.

Never had a problem.

https://silca.cc/collections/packs/products/eolo-wallet
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Originally Posted by awesomeame View Post
I carry everything in an under (now larger) saddlebag as well. To the OP, don't you find the Topek top tube bag hits your knees when riding out of the saddle/grinding? I removed mine, although I have to admit it was convenient.

Matt
No, I don't hit the Topeak top-tube bag with my knees, but I did need to add extra velcro to ensure the straps didn't hang out to the side (where i would brush against them, which was irritating). I don't stuff the bag full so it's only about 2.5 inches wide, which is only a little bit wider than the top-tube itself.
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Old 08-21-18, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
I carry things in this bag, the bag goes in my jersey’s middle pocket.

Never had a problem.

https://silca.cc/collections/packs/products/eolo-wallet
That's a nice looking wallet, and shows that you can carry everything in your pocket. The only problem is where you would keep a rain-jacket or gillet; the side pockets are a bit too small in my jerseys, and this wallet looks like it will only fit in the center pocket.
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Old 08-26-18, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by johngwheeler View Post
That's a nice looking wallet, and shows that you can carry everything in your pocket. The only problem is where you would keep a rain-jacket or gillet; the side pockets are a bit too small in my jerseys, and this wallet looks like it will only fit in the center pocket.
Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on your perspective, neither rain nor cold temps are much of an issue here in So. Cal.

The people at SILCA design and make some very nice wallets.

BTW, today I scraped my knee on a fall.

Don’t think carrying, or not carrying, stuff in my pockets would have made much of a difference.


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Old 08-27-18, 05:31 AM
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Lol...I moved my phone from my top tube bag to my jersey pocket last year because discussions here convinced me it might be out of reach on the bike if I were to have a spectacular crash. The potential for middle of back injury, however, is not something I take lightly and consider/apply in other facets of my life. Guess I'll think about this some more...of course, if I move my phone to the right pocket, I'll need a cigarette lighter to hang a trash bag on...so many decisions.
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