Monday, January 25, 2010

How To Make A Bike Handlebar-Mounted Hands-Free Book Holder [Operative Factors]

So I always want to read while I'm working out at the gym... but the pesky PreCor Ellipticals don't have very good book mounts. If only I could convince them to let me adopt one and put one of these puppies on it! 'Cause I totally would. Totally.


If this is something you're interested in, check out the Instructable. I've taken the liberty of copying and pasting the parts below from the article so that you can tell before you get there whether or not this is something for you!

1 - Used bicycle handlebar stem. I got this free for the asking from Mountain View Cyclery and Fitness in Post Falls. This is my recycled piece and it was the only one he had. Sorry...
1 - Book holder. Barnes and Noble sold it for $12.95. It will hold paperback and hard cover books.
1 - 1/4-20 all thread bolt. I used a 5 inch long bolt but pick one that fits your stem.
4 - flat washers. Two sized to fit the bevel inside the stem, two sized to fit flush with the outside of the stem.
4 - 1/4 inch flat washers to help hold things together.
2 - 1/4 inch nuts.
1 - 1/4 inch lock nut to make sure it stays together.
All the hardware came from my neighborhood Ace hardware store.

1 - Dremel with a cut-off wheel and grinder bit.
1 - ratchet and socket(s) sized to fit your bolt and nuts.
1 - adjustable or combination wrench sized to fit your needs.

Optional:
1 - bench grinder to speed up the correction of a marginal Dremel cut.

[via Lifehacker via Instructables]

1 comment:

Miss Remmers said...

I love this! I wish I had one!