Plans For A DIY Exercise Bike Stand

Thank you to so many of you who emailed me about plans for the DIY Exercise Bike Stand.  I apologize that it has taken me so long to get the measurements to you, but they are finally here!
The wood was purchased at Home Depot and the bike pegs were purchased at Walmart in the bike section. 
The bike we used for this project is a 24″ 12 speed bike (I’m a shorty).  I used the hardest gear while riding, but this set-up does not allow you to really get much resistance (for building muscle).  It was great for getting my legs moving after some nerve damage.  I also wanted to burn calories and get my heart rate up and this did the trick. 
If you have any questions, just shoot me an email.

30 thoughts on “Plans For A DIY Exercise Bike Stand

  1. I am curious… what about the resistance factor? doesn't your wheels just spin like crazy without some sort of resistance?

  2. My bike wheel is 24" in diameter. If your bike wheel is 26" in diameter then you will only add 1" to the 2x10s because your wheel will have a 13" radius and mine had a 12" radius. Hope this helps.

  3. Hi Kelly, great idea – was just thinking I need something like this to help rehab after a hip replacement!! A couple of questions/comments; I presume the rear wheel just spins freely although perhaps one could put something like a couple of boat trailer rollers front and back of the tire for some resistance? For a cardiovascular work-out I guess its just a matter of how fast you pedal?? Hope I've understood correctly – thanks Kiwi Doug

  4. Yes, Kiwi Doug, the rear wheel spins freely and you can peddle as fast as you want to. There is no resistance, but I think your idea of adding rollers to the back tire just might work. Let me know if you try it.

  5. you could probably adjust your hand brake for a minimal amount of resistance without having to hold on to it. I think mine have a brake adjustment (minor one) at the hand lever.

  6. I plan to build one and add an bicycle dynamo or two for resistance. It looks a lot less expensive than the commercial one I bought. I had to return that unit because it wouldn't work with my bike.

  7. Hi Darlene, You have to remove the existing bike axel nuts first, put the pegs on, and then replace the nuts. If you already tried that, then your axel must be too short to use the pegs.

  8. This idea of resistance helped me.
    Let me know if there is another way for resistance.

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