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Jess Davis
New member from Fairview, OK, USA   USA
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Wood vs Steel frame
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 8h 25m 24s ago
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CycleKart Inspiration Photos
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So. Cal
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"redratbike"
Mark S
New member from London, kent, UK   GBR
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1927 CycleKart Pre War
Registry updated by Tom Budgen
"bartmoorland"
Bart Verheyden
New member from Leuven, Belgium   BEL
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Aston Martin Ulster
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 1d 6h 56m 11s ago
"olmon1"
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James E King
New member from Sequim, WA, USA   USA
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Otis Automotis
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 1d 11h 56m 38s ago
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UK based cycle karts
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Slyme Dawg Track.Day September 8
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Latest post by CmdBentaxle
The w154 "Vulture" build project
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 1d 23h 40m 39s ago
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Latest post by Rhysn
Austin 7 Special Cyclekart
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 2d 7h 18m 6s ago
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Latest post by CmdBentaxle
Hydraulic Master Cylinder
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 2d 19h 28m 31s ago
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Latest post by CmdBentaxle
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Latest post by Wingman26
JR's project
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 2d 21h 35m 46s ago
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Latest post by MichaelR
Fastest Cyclekart: Ver 2
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 2d 21h 43m 10s ago
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Three Wheeler Projet 2
Journal new comment on Derek Evans's Journal   GBR
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Latest post by JRB
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1914 CycleKart French
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Latest post by MichaelR
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Latest post by MGBGM1977
cyclekart sheet metal
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 4d 17h 37m 50s ago
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Latest post by MichaelR
BSA parts ? [Nevada, USA]
Reply in the Buy, Sell & Trade Forum, 4d 18h 20m 57s ago
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A club for the "Gauls"
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Latest post by jcny
Bugattis!
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 6d 12h 1m 41s ago
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Latest post by Johnnycycle
Detailed drawing of CT90 hub
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 6d 20h 13m 51s ago
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1970 CycleKart Custom "Bullitt"
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1921 CycleKart German "Chitty"
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Three Wheel Projet 3
Journal post updated in Derek Evans's Journal   GBR
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1927 CycleKart American
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The Complete Picture
Journal post updated in Rick Eggers's Journal   USA
Sat February 1, 2014
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Bleeding Your Brakes
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Starting Soon
Journal new comment on Bruce T's Journal   USA
Thu May 13, 2010
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Bleeding The Hydraulic Clutch System
Article new comment or rating by Mike Maddux   USA
Sun April 2, 2006
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Mounting Tires the DIY Way
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Sun April 2, 2006
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Leather Care for Classic Cars
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Sat February 10, 2007
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Wrench and Socket Reference
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Cyclekart Introduction

Cyclekarts are compact, lightweight, sports machines, home and hand made by their drivers for the pursuit of classic motoring sporting excitement. They're not built to be serious race machines or show cars. They're built purely for the personal satisfaction and fun and of driving a machine you've built yourself. As driving machine, the CycleKart formula loosely limits certain aspects of the machines to maintain good sporting performance without jeopardising the light-hearted nature of these machines and the people who build them.

CycleKarts and their builders don't like to take things too seriously, but do encourage good, sporting competitions for fun. The Cyclekart specifications allow for all the cars built being similar in performance, without strictly governing the rules.

Cyclekarts are generally not for sale, as they should be an expression of the owner's individual styling interests as well as sharing the pride in building one's own unique kart. Cyclekarts are built for the pleasure of the imagination, the design and the building of the kart. Cyclekats are based on the styling of 1920s and 1930s race cars to pre WWII. Making it look good is fundamental, performance is secondary in the Cyclekarting community.

Please read the CycleKart Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.

Cyclekart Specifications

A single seat ½ scale home built car, built to the following loose specifications:

  • Styling - 1920s and 1930s race cars, maximum pre WWII. Make it look good. Performance is secondary
  • Overall Maximum Length - 98" (2490mm)
  • Overall Maximum Width - 40" (1020mm)
  • Wheel Base - 66" (1675mm)
  • Track - 38" (965mm)
  • Chassis Frame Rails – (2) 1" x 3" (25mm x 75mm) steel (1/16" thickness is sufficient)
  • Body Work – 1/4" (6mm) plywood and 3/4" (18mm) plywood monocoque box, or metal work
  • Body Width - 14" (355mm) wide at front axle, 20" (510mm) wide at seat back
  • Front Axle – 1-5/8" (41.5mm) O.D. tubing, dropped to accommodate the leaf springs
  • Rear Axle - 1" x 36" (25mm x 915mm) long axle
  • Front springs - 24" x 1-1/4" (610mm x 38mm), 2 leaf, 1/2 elliptic
  • Wheels and tyres – Honda 17" x 1-3/4" (177mm x 44.5mm)
  • Minimum Weight – N/A
  • Maximum Weight - 250 lbs (113.6 kg)
  • Engine - 200cc, single cylinder 6.5 hp Honda OHV engine (GX200)
  • Engine Location – Rear
  • Drive - Comet TAV-30 (or similar) unit to one wheel only
  • Drive Chain - #40 chain, 72 tooth main sprocket
  • Braking – Single rear wheel by mechanical disc. No front brakes allowed
  • Variation – Adjust all or any specifications above as required or desired

A great introduction video to member Stephen Cameron's CycleKart build:

Special Thanks

Thanks to Tom Ruth for desigining the great Cyclekart Club logo in the header, and David Lake for writing the intro text and helping to get this community started. And of course thanks to all CycleKarters out there keeping the spirit of motorsport alive!

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