Introduction: Handlebar Desk in 20 Minutes

Ok, so this is my first Instructable, so be gentle. I spend my days in front of a computer screen ( a fact made fairly obvious by my physique ). I like the idea of standing or walking desks, but I have a bum ankle, so that's not really an option. I can, however, pedal. So I decided to make a riding desk. I already had the stationary trainer (Portland winters = cold rain and lots of it), so I just needed a way to mount a desk to the bike. I could have just gotten a tall desk that fits over the bike, but that would just be one more big piece of furniture to store. So after a good deal of time staring at  my bike, this is what I came up with.

Please let me know if there's anything I could have made clearer or if you fine a better way to do things...


Step 1:

Materials Needed
  1. 6" threaded 1/2" PVC Pipe (2)
  2. PVC "T" Reducer 1" - 1/2" (2)
  3. 1/2" floor flange (2)
  4. 3/4" Screws (8)
  5. Hose Clamps (4)
  6. 12" x 30" x 3/4" plywood

Tools Needed
  1. Drill
  2. Philips screwdriver (or bit)
  3. Flat screwdriver (or bit)

Step 2:

First, cut the PVC reducer in half and set the "T" half on the handlebar to make sure it fits.

Step 3:

  1. Loose-fit the parts to ensure fit.
  2. Climb on the bike and set the desktop where you want it.
  3. Have someone mark the screw holes in the desktop using he screw-holes in the floor flanges (you can do this yourself, but it might take a bit of contortion.
  4. Drill out your pilot holes in the desktop.
  5. Put everything back together and use 3/4" screws to secure desktop to floor-flanges.

Step 4:

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