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Steevo
07-14-2012, 06:15 PM
I recently upgraded from a flip style phone to an iPhone, and am finding the iPhone a bit heavy and awkward in my jersey pocket. While I can certainly live with this, I'm wondering if anyone has a better solution to carrying the larger smartphones while cycling. Thanks.

jischr
07-14-2012, 06:25 PM
I carry an iPhone or a Blackberry in my center back pocket where I never notice it. Or in my Camelbak where I never hear it. :eek:

boxerboxer
07-14-2012, 06:36 PM
My iPhone doesn't bother me in jersey pockets even in a giant Otterbox case but if you hate it you could get a small bag under the saddle (if you can stomach that aesthetically).

slidey
07-14-2012, 06:54 PM
The center jersey pocket has a way of making bulky must-carry items seem easy. Try it.

witcombusa
07-14-2012, 06:56 PM
I recently upgraded from a flip style phone to an iPhone, and am finding the iPhone a bit heavy and awkward in my jersey pocket. While I can certainly live with this, I'm wondering if anyone has a better solution to carrying the larger smartphones while cycling. Thanks.

YES, simply leave it home :banana:

biker72
07-14-2012, 07:04 PM
Just did a google search for smart phone bicycle mounts.
http://shop.alt-gear.com/products/category/10078.0.1.1.1017033.0.0.0.0 There are many more out there.

I keep mine in my center jersey pocket. I find the GPS feature on the iPhone invaluable in a strange area.

bart998
07-14-2012, 07:28 PM
Get an Ibike attachment and use your Iphone as your cycling computer/GPS.

4Rings6Stars
07-14-2012, 07:35 PM
In my center jersey pocket in a zip lock bag. Never notice it.

I would never leave home without my phone at this point. Mainly because I am often solo and ride a lot of rural roads... wouldn't want to be stranded (or lost. The map/gps has saved me a number of times).

echelon_john
07-14-2012, 07:41 PM
iPhone sleeve:

http://www.soulrun.com/Our_Products.html

Excellent quality; made in the U.S. by a guy (and gal) who ride.

martinrjensen
07-14-2012, 07:44 PM
I don[t even bother with the center pocket. I have it in my left side pocket, and never notice it. Ya never know when ya may need to pull it out while riding to text someone.....
I'm waiting for the heads up display

Elefantino
07-14-2012, 07:55 PM
I'm waiting for the heads up display
It's already here (http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/new-jet-fighter-style-heads-up-display-for-cyclists-32090/).

http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2011/10/18/1318964255644-1n5m1p74m9nks-670-75.jpg

xjoex
07-14-2012, 07:59 PM
Thanks Elefantino! If you ride with your phone in our jersey pocket, like Elefantino said we make two things, a Jersey Pocket Wallet and a phone sleeve with a touch screen compatible window. We should have 5 more in the shop (http://soulrun.etsy.com) tonight.

Laura, who actually makes all of them rode with the iPhone sleeve today:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JxKqd7Nd5bw/UAHtK_53QkI/AAAAAAAAF2k/NC7kx0nANpo/s912/IMG_7567.jpg

Let me know if you have any questions, we hand make all of them at 8200'!

-Joe

CAAD
07-14-2012, 08:07 PM
I use a small plastic bag for my galaxy s2. Works great and was free.

martinrjensen
07-14-2012, 08:13 PM
so you're saying you steal bags from the grocery store? Shame on you!I use a small plastic bag for my galaxy s2. Works great and was free.

Elefantino
07-14-2012, 08:24 PM
This is where I think it gets a little ridiculous.

Although this would allow you to watch the Tour live while you ride.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_S-Xz7FQkjrY/TIUSeL6fBPI/AAAAAAAAAuw/aZpIGlS1070/s1600/ipad2-470x341.jpg

Steevo
07-14-2012, 08:51 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I'll start with the center pocket, and take it from there.

93legendti
07-14-2012, 09:40 PM
Topeak and another co. I can't recall make handlebar attached holders. Performance Bike sells them.

PBWrench
07-14-2012, 09:40 PM
Props to the Soulrun jersey pocket wallet. I've used mine for a couple of years with an iPhone on one side and cash, ID and Park Tire Boot on the other. Love it! Well made and nifty piece of gear.

djg21
07-14-2012, 09:45 PM
In my center jersey pocket in a zip lock bag. Never notice it.

I would never leave home without my phone at this point. Mainly because I am often solo and ride a lot of rural roads... wouldn't want to be stranded (or lost. The map/gps has saved me a number of times).

I have kept mine in an Otterbox Defender, which I stow in my center back jersey. It's never been a problem, and I like having ready access to the phone, and the camera.

I don't often take pics, but I was recently threatened by a motorist who had stopped his car after passing me. Taking a picture of his license plate de-escalated the situation very quickly.

Otterbox is about to release a fully waterproof case that I will likely purchase to use while cycling, skiing and paddling. http://www.otterbox.com/armor-series/armor-series,default,pg.html

93legendti
07-14-2012, 10:17 PM
Here's another waterproof case:
http://www.lifeproof.com/

scrubadub
07-14-2012, 10:51 PM
Another thumbs up for the Soulrun jersey pocket wallet. I got the waterproof one and keep the phone (in a case) on one side and cards/money/ID on the other. It's much better than the Ziploc bag because there's no issues with condensation and it holds up much better to repeated opening/closing (I've been using my phone a lot to learn the roads around here).

pdmtong
07-14-2012, 11:52 PM
I had various incarnations of the soulrun products...the jersey pocket wallet and also the phone sleeve - despite ordering top end triple water proof laminate neither prevented condensation on my iphone in the summer, and it was worse in the winter when the phone was in my jersey pocket under a jacket. Although the product works for others, it did not for me. YMMV.

I got rid of the zip loc bag approach and have been very satisfied with this

http://www.rei.com/product/828899/sealline-iseries-iphone-case

basically a ziploc on sterioids. completely water proof.

martinrjensen
07-15-2012, 12:00 AM
That plus the heads up display for your smartphone.....all you need now is a beerThis is where I think it gets a little ridiculous.

Although this would allow you to watch the Tour live while you ride.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_S-Xz7FQkjrY/TIUSeL6fBPI/AAAAAAAAAuw/aZpIGlS1070/s1600/ipad2-470x341.jpg

rwsaunders
07-15-2012, 12:42 AM
In my center jersey pocket in a zip lock bag. Never notice it.

I would never leave home without my phone at this point. Mainly because I am often solo and ride a lot of rural roads... wouldn't want to be stranded (or lost. The map/gps has saved me a number of times).

Yep...right rear jersey pocket in a ziplock bag with a $5 bill. It's my camera and way to call home in case I need it.

DHallerman
07-15-2012, 10:04 AM
YES, simply leave it home

Heck no.

It's a safety device, say in case of an accident, to call 911.

It's a facility device, say in case of a bad mechanical where you can't keep going, so you call a spouse, friend, taxi.

It's an orientation device, say if you're off route and need to look at the map.

I will say that I don't answer the phone much when I'm riding -- not that I get tons of calls -- and I don't play Angry Drivers (or whatever the name of that game is) while cycling either.

Dave, who keeps his iPhone in the center pocket and keeps the phone in a Timbuktu case for the padding which helps make it softer and protects it in case it drops