Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
Bikes: Centurion and Carlton touring bikes, junky Helkama city bike
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I wasn't happy with the zip ties I was using on my bike, or the contrast of the black wires on the silver frame, so I bought some aluminum hobby tubing and some mostly-transparent, strong, flexible glue, and carefully bent, cut and glued the tubing on as conduits on the forkleg and downtube.
This picture was taken before I glued on the conduit on the bottom of the downtube. I actually used larger tubing there so that I could fit the connectors through it, but not so large that the wire rattles around. The rest of the path to the taillight is glued and taped to the underside of the rear fender.
The glue became much less hazy and more inconspicuous after a few days, and I was able to trim the excess off with my fingernail and kind of "roll" it off with my fingers. I'll have to take some better pictures. I think each subsequent attempt would look better and maybe be more creative. I'm already thinking of ways to incorporate it as decoration, like exposed spiral ductwork in an industrial loft.