Make a bicycle powered generator in 9 steps

Bike stand

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bike stand

credit: abemckay

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First you need something to hold your bike. You can either build your own bike stand or buy them. We used a bought stand for the back and made our own for the front.

Buy a stand: These stands are especially nice for the back wheel because some of them are adjustable from side to side (right and left to the rider). This variation makes aligning the connection to the motor easier.