3 Easy Steps To Transition Your Bike To A Stationary Bike

  • June 20, 2017
3 Easy Steps To Transition Your Bike To A Stationary Bike

Riding outdoors is fun during the spring and summer seasons. However, it can be dangerous once winter season starts.

Unless you’re training to be a pro cyclist, we suggest using a stationary bike throughout your winter training.

We want to help your turn your regular bike into a stationary bike. In this post, we’ll teach you three easy steps to easily make the transition. By the end, you’ll have a fully functional stationary bike to be used at your disposal.

Step 1: Preparation

First, you’ll want to find an area in your home that has an adequate amount of space for your ​exercise bike. We suggest using either the basement or the living room as these areas usually have a lot of room.

Choose a spot that’s evenly leveled and has no carpet so that the bike can run smoothly during your exercise.

Bike stand preparation

Begin laying out the bicycle stand parts. Place and lay them out exactly how you want them to be placed. Some stands have two pieces that must be installed on the bicycle while other stands use only one piece.

Putting your pieces in the right spot increases the speed of the setup and gives you the right amount of space you’ll need.

Step 2: Installing The Wheels

Next, you’ll want to place the back part of the bike on the stand first. Make sure to clamp the back wheel on tight so that it stays tightly in position during your exercise.

The bike should have some wiggle room until you install the front wheels on the bike stand.

After that, you’ll want to place the front wheel onto the stand. Keep the wheels locked in position. Re-tighten both the front and back wheels of the machine. The wheels should be locked in place, but not too tight as it could cause your bike bearings to fail.

Step 3: Final Checking

Take a second to monitor your new stationary bike. Evenly reposition your bike if you notice anything wrong with the front or back wheels.

Indoor Bike Workout

Last, you’ll want to move your bike from side to side. Doing this lets you know if your bike is tip-proof or not.

Ensure that your bike can support you during your exercise but mobile enough to allow movement. Once everything is re-inspected, you have successfully created your stationary bike.


We believe that having a stationary bike is perfect during winter training. It’s safe, and efficient and helps you prepare for the spring. Transitioning your outdoors bike to a stationary bike is a simple process that will reward you in the long run.

We cannot stress this enough: Inspect your bike thoroughly when making this transition. This prevents your bicycle from failing and causing a hazard during your workout.

Conclusively, following these steps will give you a sturdy and reliable stationary bike for the winter season.

About the Author Daniel Jackson

ExerciseRig.com serves as my way to keep people informed and motivated with their home fitness while providing plenty of guidance and advice when buying new products to help them reach their goals. My own story is a bit unconventional from what you may be used to. Although I was never severely out of shape, a severe knee injury actually resulted in me emerging more in form than ever, mostly thanks to equipment such as exercise bikes that I used during my long rehab journey. I’ve remained in shape ever since, and I now focus my efforts on sharing what I’ve learned from all my research and hands-on experience with a variety of home exercise equipment and workouts, passing it along to my readers. If you’re in need of unbiased, genuine, and real fitness equipment advice, this is where you need to be.

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