Hello reader this instructable should show you how to build a really cool RGB-LED-bike for about 50$. I hope you like it, even if my english is not so good.
Things you need:
Step 1: 1.Cleaning
The first step is cleaning the bike. I used water and soap to get the coarse soiling away. After I had dried I cleaned it with alcohol so that the LED-strips will stick better.
Step 2: 2.Wiring
After I cleaned it I had to cut the strips to the right lengh and solder them to the cables to get the cable tree ready. My bike looks like the painting below the blue lines should be the LED-strips an the red lines are the 4-wire cables.
Some tips for soldering the strips to the cables:
-use a knive to remove the silicone on the top of the strips or the glue on the back before soldering
-be careful, don't heat it for to long
-don't use to much tin
-make shoure that the wires are not touching
-insulate the soldering points (i used hot clue and insulating tube, shrink tubing might be better)
Step 3: 3.Mounting the LED-strips
Mounting the strips is really easy, you remove the cover from the back of the strips and stick them on the bike. To make sure that it will stay in place you should use a little bit of pressure by sticking the strips on. Secure the cables with cable ties and you are finish.
I have additionally secured the strips on the frame with cable ties, too.