Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Bianchi San Remo - set up as a utility bike, Peter Mooney Road bike, Peter Mooney commute bike,Dahon Folder,Schwinn Paramount Tandem
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Routing electrical wiring inside frame
I am in the process of building up a new bike, which will be a dedicated commuter. I have a generator front hub, with a headlight, and am considering adding a generator powered tail light. The frame is a traditional steel lugged frame. I would rather not do the traditional wire routing, to get power from the front hub to the tail light, using zip-ties to hold the cable against the tubes, and was wondering if I could do the following:
Drill a hole in the side of the steerer tube, then route a wire up through the steerer tube, wrap it losely around the steerer a couple of times (to allow for steering) then have it go down the downtube, around the axle for the BB, and up through the seat tube and out through the top of the seatpost - then across to the tail-light.
I'd appreciate thoughts on this, I've never seen it done like that before (probably for a good reason that you will be telling me). It may just be better to use a battery powered tail-light.