One of the projects featured in the health section of our exhibit is a homemade exercise bike. It’s super simple and quick to make with an old bike and some wood. The only problem we have encountered with it is a lack of resistance, which we have solved for now by zip-tying the brakes part-way so that the back wheel is somewhat harder to push. This couldn’t be a long term solution because eventually the brake-pads in the back will get worn through, but for the three day exhibit it should do!
Metal bike pegs
Wooden 2 x 4’s (2)
Wooden 2 x 6’s (2)
- Attach metal bike pegs to the back of the used bicycle
- Construct wooden frame using wood sections, hammer, nails and saws as shown in the picture below.
We came across the project at the following url: