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    Phone Carrier/Storage

    Help. I'm looking for a needle in a hay stack. My wife needs to carry her phone while riding and has very specific requirements. Don't argue... it's futile.

    She's been using a bottle cage tool carrier, which is almost perfect. But her phone is just slightly too big, causing the cap to pop off. She's lost 2 already.


    She doesn't need to see/answer it while riding. Just needs to have it with her. Messages are displayed on her Garmin so if she needs to take a call, she can pull over.

    What it Can be
    Saddle bag. (I can't find one that isn't ginormous and easy to get a phone in)
    Top tube bag (meh, if it's not ginormous and hideous)
    Bottle cage mount (She rarely uses more than one bottle so this is an option)
    Some other amazing gadget I can't seem to find

    What it Can't be
    Jersey pocket (She often rides in jerseys/shirts without pockets. Seems like a simple solution... it's not)
    Handlebar mount (NO... just ....NO)
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    You can get the top tube bags that are made to mount by your seat post. This way they are out of sight when you are riding. In the image below it's called the "snack pack".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post

    She's been using a bottle cage tool carrier, which is almost perfect. But her phone is just slightly too big, causing the cap to pop off.
    I'd think a simple rubber band would take care of that problem.

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    VITTORIA ZIP CASE - BOTTLE CAGE TOOL BAG - itís more flexible


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    Quote Originally Posted by paulbnix View Post
    VITTORIA ZIP CASE - BOTTLE CAGE TOOL BAG - itís more flexible
    I seen that one. But it looks really padded and bulky inside. I don't think her phone would fit.
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    Will she wear a Flipbelt? That should hold about any phone.

    https://flipbelt.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw...0aAjnUEALw_wcB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    I'd think a simple rubber band would take care of that problem.
    ^^^ This... winner, winner, chicken dinner!

    (and if your worried about the rubber band slipping off, use two... criss-cross each other)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    I seen that one. But it looks really padded and bulky inside. I don't think her phone would fit.
    I replaced a full plastic tool bottle with it and packed the same amount in because itís flexible and stretches.


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    Top tube bag or just tell her to be more flexible.

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    My wife has bib shorts with a pocket for a team radio.

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    If I wasnít a married man Iíd say your wife needs an attitude adjustment. But I am so I wonít. 😁

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    I don't know what you or her consider "ginormous", but there are many bag options here that will fit a smartphone:

    https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/bags
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Saddle bag. (I can't find one that isn't ginormous and easy to get a phone in)
    Huh? I've seen all different sizes, little mouse size to almost a backpack size, vertical opening to horizontal opening... etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulbnix View Post
    VITTORIA ZIP CASE - BOTTLE CAGE TOOL BAG - itís more flexible
    Alright, we're going with one of these. I read a review where they said they fit a Galaxy S9+ which is a bigger phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    Huh? I've seen all different sizes, little mouse size to almost a backpack size, vertical opening to horizontal opening... etc.
    Yea I've seen all the sizes too, yet you haven't given any assistance with one that isn't isn't ginormous and easy to get a phone in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Yea I've seen all the sizes too, yet you haven't given any assistance with one that isn't isn't ginormous and easy to get a phone in.
    In all fairness, how can anyone recommend a specific bag without knowing what phone she has?

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    Problem solved

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    ^ As for the leftover real estate, sublet for extra income?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    ^ As for the leftover real estate, sublet for extra income?
    She's a woman... I'm sure she'll find stuff to put in there.
    First thing she said "I can fit gels in there"
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    By coincidence, I ordered an iPhone holder for bicycle on the day this thread started. It arrived yesterday. It's by Topeak and they have various models to fit specific cellphone models.


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