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2017 CycleKart French "Espantomóvil"
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"magiclover76"
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Gilles Turmel
New member from Rouen, France   FRA
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Racing Weight
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Chat Room
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Otis Automotis
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Karim Nazari
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CycleKart on ATV trails?
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Ice Racer
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B.C. CycleKart Chapter
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CycleKart Inspiration Photos
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1924 CycleKart Great Britain
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A Christmas Gift
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Build Questions
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Latest post by MichaelR
Why did we not think of this?
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Senna Goalie Mask
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Latest post by Denny Graham
Status of my project
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1932 CycleKart American "Chrysler Imperial"
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1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
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Latest post by CmdBentaxle
1927 Nash Legion Special Build
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Starting a new cyclekart build
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The Austin Seven Build
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The classic Ladder Frame.
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Dead in the Water!!!!!!
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All Set To Go'..
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The Build
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The Build 7
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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!

Website News

Thursday February 14, 2019
Forum: Added bookmark stars to topic list
Thursday February 14, 2019
Forum: Added bump button to topic list
Wednesday February 13, 2019
Mobile: Added new action buttons for member profiles including edit, send pm, find posts, etc
Wednesday February 13, 2019
Mobile: Added new action buttons for vehicle owners including list for sale, transfer, edit, edit photos
Wednesday February 13, 2019
Mobile: Added topic tags (view only) and buy sell module support
Monday February 11, 2019
Increased line spacing for readability on most pages; added home button to mobile UI
Monday February 11, 2019
Fix forum bug where text would be truncated after any 4-byte unicode character (e.g. phone emojis)
Monday February 11, 2019
Forum posts now retain their bumped position after editing
Sunday February 10, 2019
Added Facebook like buttons to Journal posts and forum topics, moved like button higher on vehicle view page
Friday February 8, 2019
Changed URL format for forum pages

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