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Old 06-19-11, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
Well they are mountain jerseys (the two that are baggier) and my road jersey, which has the zipper pocket, is snug. I don't really want to buy more road jerseys and I also don't want to run my washer every time I ride just for a jersey and bib shorts so I was hoping to ride with the mountain jerseys and carry my phone.
Well, as you switch over to the dark side you'll acquire more road gear. In the meantime, use a rubber bumper or otterbox style iPhone case in a plastic bag, and you'll be fine. The bulk will help keep it in your pocket whenyou're hammering to keep up with your friends trying to drop you.

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thanks dscott.

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Originally Posted by kenji666 View Post
The only limitation is I don't feel comfortable unzipping my jersey to cool off with my phone in the back pocket. I don't like it flapping around in the wind, not to mention, the damage from hitting the seatpost.
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I have the IPhone 3GS in the Otter Box and will attach it to the belt clip holder with a large rubberband around it to keep it from clipping out. I then clip the phone onto the waist band around the back. I use it for music and have the headphone cord running up my back (over the shirt). Works well for me and havent had any mishaps. I can still reach around and adjust the volume quite easily and wont miss an emergency phone call from the office (on call alternating weeks).
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Old 06-19-11, 11:23 AM
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Either in my jersey pocket or in my phone arm pouch I picked up on eBay.

https://cgi.ebay.com/Sport-Armband-Ar...item33687ccd4b
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Old 06-19-11, 11:26 AM
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Somewhat bigger saddle bag? My pockets are for Gu/bars/banana, empty wrappers, mp3 player, jacket/vest or arm/leg warmers, etc. as desired...

What's driving sticking with such a small bag, a misplaced sense of vanity or esthetics?
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Old 06-19-11, 11:33 AM
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looigi, I loathe having things attached to my bike, car, house, etc. I think everything should be clean, free of clutter, and devoid of any distractions. I don't do stickers, dash mats, add on anything... call me crazy, but I view a seat bag as a distraction from a beautiful bike and clutter that's in the way. I'm surprised I carry one at all, but I just can't train myself to remember to bring everything I need and having it on the bike at all times ensures I'll never be without a spare tube. Since I hate them so much, the smallest one I can get away with is the one I'll ride with.
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Old 06-19-11, 12:40 PM
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I also put my Razr in a ziploc, along with my wallet and some other supplies, and have not had it fall out in many years of carrying phones in the jersey. If it seems too loose in the pocket, I might put the ziploced phone into a little cloth drawstring baggy (like a Crown Royal bag) for some extra friction.

That said, I HAVE had my Crank Bros. minipump jump out of my jersey pocket on a bumpy, fast section (25-30 mph) of mild downhill when I was in the drops. I'm not really sure why it jumped, since I ride this section hundreds of times over the years. A few cars ran over it, but I went back to retrieve it. I had to file off some gouges, but I still use it, and I still just slip it into my jersey as usual.
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Originally Posted by Litespeedlouie View Post
I also put my Razr in a ziploc
A Razr? What year is this?
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Old 06-19-11, 01:18 PM
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A Razr? What year is this?
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i carry my Blackberry storm im my right jersey pocket. i have never had my phone or anything else fall out of my jersey pockets. i also carry everything else in my jersey pokets. i dont use a saddle bag.
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A Razr? What year is this?
hahahaha I thought the same thing but wouldn't say anything about it. I had a RAZR when I was in high school, ten years ago.
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Old 06-19-11, 03:44 PM
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I keep my phone, drivers license, and some cash in a ziploc bag. Always in my jersey pocket.
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Old 06-19-11, 03:49 PM
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you ask a lot of really dumb question that could be answered by just trying things out. no offense, but where you put your phone is a very simple and self explanatory thing
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Old 06-19-11, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
you ask a lot of really dumb question that could be answered by just trying things out. no offense, but where you put your phone is a very simple and self explanatory thing
no offense but you say a lot of rude things, likely because you are sitting behind a computer and there are no repercussions. My guess is you wouldn't speak like that to my face.

As for where to put my phone, no it isn't that simple. I thought it was simple, and was going to keep it in my pocket, but then it seemed like it would fall out, so I was curious what everyone else did.

I don't really see the harm in my question.

If you don't like it, you can just click on something else.
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
no offense but you say a lot of asinine things, likely because you are sitting behind a computer and there are no repercussions. My guess is you wouldn't speak like that to my face.

As for where to put my phone, no it isn't that simple. I thought it was simple, and was going to keep it in my pocket, but then it seemed like it would fall out, so I was curious what everyone else did.

I don't really see the harm in my question.

If you don't like it, you can just click on something else.
no its just, its an easy thing to find out. ride with it in your jersey pocket, if it does not feel secure, then don;t ride with it in your jersey pocket. most people i know ride with it in their jersey pocket, because it's there if you need it.
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Old 06-19-11, 04:08 PM
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I keep my Android phone in my Detours Digi Midge stem bag. Very convenient.
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Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
no its just, its an easy thing to find out. ride with it in your jersey pocket, if it does not feel secure, then don;t ride with it in your jersey pocket. most people i know ride with it in their jersey pocket, because it's there if you need it.
I didn't want to run the risk of finding out its unsecure by the sound of my phone shattering on the road. Why is this such a problem for you? You're complaining about my threads, but you keep posting in them. That makes no sense.
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Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
I carry my iphone in my rear left pocket in a ziplock bag. I have carried phones in my jersey pockets for years, never had a phone or anything else fall out of one.
+1; I prefer the freezer ziplock
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Never carry a phone. I can just imagine calling my wife and making her ask her boss if she can take a few hours off work to go pick up her husband because he ran out of CO2. I'm pretty sure both would tell me to HTFU.
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
This actually looks pretty cool. I like the way it consolidates everything nicely... there's a version that comes without the tools too.

https://www.lezyne.com/smart-wallet-loaded
That thing looks pretty rad. Rapha also makes a little bag. I'm sure it's easy to find a small cosmetics or toiletries bag. My electric trimmer came with a carry case that is perfect size for bike tools.
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
looigi, I loathe having things attached to my bike, car, house, etc. I think everything should be clean, free of clutter, and devoid of any distractions. I don't do stickers, dash mats, add on anything... call me crazy, but I view a seat bag as a distraction from a beautiful bike and clutter that's in the way. I'm surprised I carry one at all, but I just can't train myself to remember to bring everything I need and having it on the bike at all times ensures I'll never be without a spare tube. Since I hate them so much, the smallest one I can get away with is the one I'll ride with.
here is a tip, i like you hate seat bags. put the spare tubes, co2, tire levers, etc in your helmet when you are done riding. that way you know you wont forget them. i put everything i need but the spare tube in an Oakley sunglass bag so its always together (you could also use a rubber band). i would have to forget my helmet, sunglasses(also keep in helmet when not riding), and gloves(guess where i keep them) to leave my spare tube and tools at home. im prety sure i would notice i was missing all these things when i got on the bike.
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Old 06-19-11, 04:43 PM
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I hear you on that one. I'm so disorganized though that I three times forgot my stuff because I forgot to put it in my helmet. I decided the bag was a necessary evil.
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
I hear you on that one. I'm so disorganized though that I three times forgot my stuff because I forgot to put it in my helmet. I decided the bag was a necessary evil.
so am i but honestly i dont even think about it. it just becomes a habbit. you have to put your stuff somewhere when not riding. might as well throw it all in your helmet and then its all together when you are ready to go.

if you feel like you need a saddle bag thats fine its your bike.

as far as the phone goes though i for sure wouldnt put my phone in a saddle bag. it would get scratched up for a fact (glass screen like iphone). if i wreck and it falls out of my jersey oh well thats why i have insurance on my phones.

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I used to use a baggie for ID, CC, cash and phone but the past several months I've been using a generic gps case I got at Best Buy.
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