Step 2: Attach the Circle Design on Back Wheel

After you've created your designs:
A. Attach the extension cable to the inverter and secure the inverter in the center of the wheel. This will be your starting point.
B. Let the extension cable reach the rim of the wheel and start following your pattern from your design.
C. For this weaving design, insert the 25' Blue EL Wire through each spoke of the wheel, creating a continuous "S" design throughout the circumference of the wheel.
D. When the first weave reaches full circle, start weaving the same wire in an opposite "S" direction between of each spoke of the wheel to achieve the "weave" effect.
E. When the second weave reaches full circle again, use a wire cutter to snip off the excess wire.
F. Zip tie or tape down the end of the wire to the bike.
So you don't need to complete the circuit at the end? Just snip off the excess EL wire?
i just wrapped it all around so it would look brighter. <br>
i tried doing this to my bike, and it worked. but it rained while i was at school and shorted out my inverterD= <br>
Tie wraps can slip off the spokes and get tangled in the wheel as you ride. I would apply EPOXY to the tiewraps on the spokes to help prevent that. Even with epoxy holding it, i would inspect it occasionally for safety. Other than that, it looks really impressive at night.
It'll be fine as long as the other end has an inverter attached. You can just snip off the excess wire at the end and put on the cap that comes with the wire to be sure.

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