Where or how do you store your smartphone while riding?

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fatpinarellorider
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by fatpinarellorider

The thing is, I'm not using a traditional cycling jersey but just using base layers. And they don't have pockets.

So my situation is that I previously had a 3G dumbphone. They've abandoned that network now so can't do that anymore.

And I'd rather not get another separate phone as then I either have to swap sim cards almost daily or else buy another simcard (which always inevitably expires or whatever)

I don't seem to have space for a 6.5" phone. My saddlebag is stuffed with tools, wouldn't want it smashing around in there against my screen anyway).

I don't want to install it on my handlebar either. Don't need to look at it, don't want to.
I got another frame bag, the zipp speedbox, more for snacks and spare tubes, it won't fit in there. :x

So lately I've just been going for rides and not even taking my phone with me.😬
I haven't had too much bad luck so far but don't want to continue/risk doing that anymore.
But I think that is not very smart. Because one day I'm going to get run over and won't even be able to call the ambulance.

Surely I can't be the only one with this dilemma?

bobones
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by bobones

fatpinarellorider wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:57 am
The thing is, I'm not using a traditional cycling jersey but just using base layers. And they don't have pockets.
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Surely I can't be the only one with this dilemma?
You probably are because everyone else uses cycling jerseys/jackets with rear pockets!

You can get phone holders that attach to your arm (runners use these).

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fatpinarellorider
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by fatpinarellorider

I had a look but tbh the pockets look a bit baggy.
I was kinda after something with just one small slimline streamlined pocket specifically for a smartphone and nothing else...😕

BikeTyson
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by BikeTyson

Get some bibs with pockets.

kervelo
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by kervelo

If you carry the phone just for the emergencies, one option could be an Apple watch. With a sim you could use it for calling help etc. Of course if you have any other use for the phone during the rides the Apple watch is not very convenient.

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C36
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by C36

Find a base layer with radio pocket (and if too big, sue it, it’s a 10’ job ).

Or get a Castelli bib, quite sure mines have a pocket for the radio.

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eucalyptus
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by eucalyptus

I used this before I had a Garmin
Worked pretty well actually! Highly recommended
https://www.hogstaridsport.com/ryttare/ ... or-mobil-1

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by CustomMetal

Attacus the clothing manufacteur in the UK do bibs with pockets
Allegra- Steel Lugs TBC
Aurelia- Stainless All Road 8.5kg
Bertha- TT 9.8kg
Perdita- Ti Turbo bike 8kg
Serenity- Ti Gravel 9.5kg/8.9kg
Verity- Ti Aero 8.2kg
Alya- Ti Climbing TBC

All weights with pedals,cages & garmin mount

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