Phone holder for exercise bike

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Project by BB1 posted 12-24-2020 12:18 PM 492 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have an old Airdyne bike that I like to use for part of my exercise program. Typically I turn on the radio but have wanted at times to be able to view some videos on my phone – there are so many woodworking videos and so little time. With the moving handles it is a bit precarious to think about how to place the phone. I decided I would build a little cage over the control console. This is definitely not fine craftsmanship but I am looking forward to watching my favorite woodworking YouTubers while also getting in a good workout.

The holder is made out of popler. I have some bumpers that I put on the inside and back so the wood will not rub on the control panel. I added a small piece of heat-treated popler on the front of the ledge for the phone and then added a few more rubber bumpers so that it is nice and secure.

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#1 posted 12-24-2020 12:33 PM

Necessity IS the mother of Invention!

Good solution.

-- Dan, TN

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-24-2020 08:50 PM

Nice addition to the bike, Barbara…...................Merry Christmas, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-25-2020 01:50 AM

Very clever and well done.

And now if you take a wrong turn and get lost, having the phone will come in handy!

-- "Join the chorus if you can. It'll make of you an honest man." - I. Anderson

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#4 posted 12-25-2020 03:21 AM

Dan – like these little “silly” projects that really do take some thought to solve a “problem”

Jim – Merry Christmas to you as well

ChuckV – haha – guess I can also make a contact for a snack delivery to the workout room!!

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