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who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby nunowoolmez » Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:15 pm

As above: Does anyone take an old phone instead of their current or 'good' phone with them on training rides/races/sportives/mountain tours/ whatever.

Have just been thinking of doing so for long rides, mountain tours 'just incase'. Just interested if anyone does this already?

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby Imposter » Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:17 pm

why not just take your 'current' phone?

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby Strith » Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:24 pm

my phone is my old phone, it's worth about 3p

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby Brakeless » Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:28 pm

I take one of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluechip-Free-M ... B003OQUD2C

It cost a tenner plus a tenner top up and is the size of a credit card. It's purely incase I ever need to make that emergency call.
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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby farrina » Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:29 pm

Imposter wrote:why not just take your 'current' phone?


Because when you fall off/get drowned or leave it in the cafe (assuming that you stop) it will become an ex phone, deceased defunct crocked it dead parrot ..... ( whoops heading off in the wrong direction)

Not ideal with the latest smart phone. Personally my iPhone stays at home and I take an old ( but small) Nokia with me just in case.

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby Supermurph09 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:38 pm

I have my iPhone 5 in a case which i put in a soft pouch stuffed in my jersey, personally don't see the need for another phone. Don't notice it's there. I've never lost a phone in my life, never leave it lying around.

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby Imposter » Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:38 pm

farrina wrote:
Imposter wrote:why not just take your 'current' phone?


Because when you fall off/get drowned or leave it in the cafe (assuming that you stop) it will become an ex phone, deceased defunct crocked it dead parrot ..... ( whoops heading off in the wrong direction)

Not ideal with the latest smart phone. Personally my iPhone stays at home and I take an old ( but small) Nokia with me just in case.

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Here's a tip - leave it in your pocket unless you need it. That way, it doesn't get left in the cafe. Mine gets wrapped in a sandwich bag and stuffed in my back pocket along with a mini-pump. My current phone (HTC wildfire - my only phone) has been through two winters like this and has never been lost - and still works.

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby Crispyapp » Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:39 pm

Strith wrote:my phone is my old phone, it's worth about 3p


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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby marylogic » Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:49 pm

Strith wrote:my phone is my old phone, it's worth about 3p


+1

My phone is rubbish. I killed my last phone by going out cycling in a deluge and forgetting my phone was in my back pocket (you know it's bad when you have to pour the water out your back pocket as it's starting to weigh you down) so I am now not allowed to have a good phone.

I use the sandwich bag thing too (along with toolkit as my last one got very rusty after water abuse)

TIP: if you do accidentally get your phone completely soaked and it is switched off, if you wait until it has completely dried out before switching it on again, it may be ok. If it was on when it got wet you've had it.

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby Bozman » Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:50 pm

Another sandwich bag man here, iphone goes in one all year round and sits in my back pocket.

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby KentPhil » Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:56 pm

I take my old phone in my back pocket. I find the heat/sweat from my back makes the phone slightly damp. I don't want to submit my nice smart phone to this.
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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby Danlikesbikes » Fri Mar 29, 2013 22:46 pm

Only have the one phone & its an iPhone. Like others has its own case & sits in a bag with change, keys etc & the last time i was knocked off my bike it survived without any issue.

If I were out on the MTB have a hard waterproof case that it goes in that gets chucked in the bag
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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby mallorcajeff » Sat Mar 30, 2013 00:09 am

I use my iphone. Been in my pocket for the last two years. 26,k miles later it still works fine?

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby cougie » Sat Mar 30, 2013 01:33 am

Iphone and plastic bag works for me too. Whats the point in having one and not taking it with you ?
A cheapo nokia isnt any use for strava or looking at a map when you've no idea where you are.

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby TLW1 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 03:14 am

I take my work phone, which is a new blackberry after killing the old one in a cycling accident.....

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby Rolf F » Sat Mar 30, 2013 07:31 am

farrina wrote:Because when you fall off/get drowned or leave it in the cafe (assuming that you stop) it will become an ex phone, deceased defunct crocked it dead parrot ..... ( whoops heading off in the wrong direction)


This is a good point. The best thing with expensive phones is to keep them in a safe deposit box at the bank and then you know they will be safe!

Or just buy a phone that is fit for purpose :wink:

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby gavbarron » Sat Mar 30, 2013 07:43 am

I use one of these:

http://www.triharder.co.uk/lezyne-phone-wallet

It's waterproof and holds my card and money too. I see little point in having a phone packed with all the features like gps, mapping, etc and not taking it when you are most likely to need it

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby giant man » Sat Mar 30, 2013 07:53 am

what does it matter which phone you take with you?
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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby bompington » Sat Mar 30, 2013 08:07 am

+1 for the sandwich bag. I work on the assumption that it's unlikely to come to harm in a back pocket, this has certainly been the case in three or four "offs", one of which broke several bones but did no harm to the phone. Yes there has to be a small chance of the phone coming to grief, but as Cougie says, what's the point of paying for a phone with a host of useful functions to leave it sitting at home?

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Re: who takes an old phone with them on rides

Postby Oxo » Sat Mar 30, 2013 08:10 am

Makes sense to me. Although it's not particularly old, I cycle with a £25 PAYG Nokia phone in a zip-lok bag.

The battery lasts about 6 weeks, it weighs next to nothing and I don't have to worry about getting it wet, damaged, lost etc.

My kids laugh at it, but at least they never want to borrow it :D
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