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Old 03-21-19, 08:05 PM   #150
Bicycle Bob
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Spiritwood, Northern Saskatchewan
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I like building with available parts, so when I needed an exercycle, I made a 2 X 4 into a stand that barely lifts the back wheel on my regular bike, supported by the chainstays. A strap over the carrier, tightened with wedges, keeps it secure. Hinged to this base is an arm with the heater blower motor from a car, driven by a small roller that is spun by the wheel. A bungee cord supplies the force for traction. A motley collection of 12V lights and accessories provides the ultimate resistance. I turned the roller from plywood using a disk sander to true it up, with the motor energized as such one last time.
I have found that I get a better workout listing to lively music than watching movies, although I didn't try "Breaking Away."
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