yeha22
yeha22 New Reader
9/13/11 4:27 p.m.

Google is failing me, so I'm yielding to the GRM forums to see if any of you can find what I'm looking for.

A year or two ago I stumbled onto a website that outlined a group of friends and their yard kart racing. The trick is, they were all one-wheel drive and they were all styled like 1930s racers (Bugatti T35s and Alfa 6Cs, etc). If memory serves me right, they made some tracks with light gravel all around this guy's property.

Anyone know of this at all? I can't find the original link to save my life.

They look a hell of a lot like this, just with metal frames and an engine: http://thegokart.wordpress.com/

Any help is appreciated.

EvanB
EvanB SuperDork
9/13/11 4:30 p.m.

CycleKarts

http://cyclekarts.com/

yeha22
yeha22 New Reader
9/13/11 4:33 p.m.

I will love you until the end of time.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 Dork
9/13/11 8:00 p.m.

That looks like a jolly lot of fun!

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing Dork
9/13/11 8:14 p.m.

Neat.

PS122
PS122 Reader
9/13/11 8:16 p.m.

R&T did an article on Cycle Karts some years ago. I've wanted to build one ever since. Maybe we need a special cycle kart challenge at the GRM $2012 Challenge???

Smarta$$ McPoopyPants
Smarta$$ McPoopyPants MegaDork
9/13/11 8:39 p.m.
yeha22 wrote: I will love you until the end of time.

To think. The things I had to do for you to say that to me.

Graefin10
Graefin10 HalfDork
9/13/11 9:09 p.m.
PS122 wrote: R&T did an article on Cycle Karts some years ago. I've wanted to build one ever since. Maybe we need a special cycle kart challenge at the GRM $2012 Challenge???

Better put some limits on it or one of these guys would throw a Hayabusa in it.

DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade Dork
9/13/11 10:36 p.m.
Graefin10 wrote:
PS122 wrote: R&T did an article on Cycle Karts some years ago. I've wanted to build one ever since. Maybe we need a special cycle kart challenge at the GRM $2012 Challenge???

Better put some limits on it or one of these guys would throw a Hayabusa in it.

Ooh, donut machine!

kreb
kreb Dork
9/13/11 10:41 p.m.

FYI cyclecarts has a decent yahoo group. As near as I can tell, the guys who started making them have moved on, but there seems to be another wave so-to-speak. I've promised my son that we'll have one running for the next July 4th parade.

PS122
PS122 Reader
9/14/11 9:16 a.m.
kreb wrote: FYI cyclecarts has a decent yahoo group. As near as I can tell, the guys who started making them have moved on, but there seems to be another wave so-to-speak. I've promised my son that we'll have one running for the next July 4th parade.

I seem to remember that the originators of the cycle karts used some obscure, hard to find wheel size to get the scale "right". Any idea what the current wave of builders use?

egnorant
egnorant Dork
9/14/11 9:41 a.m.

Web site says they use the 17" wheel from a Honda Passport/Cub/Trail 70 or 90 as a standard wheel. While this is the most produced vehicle EVER, they are a bit scarce in the USA since they stopped importing them in 1983. It was reintroduced under license to a Taiwan company under the name "Symba".

Bruce

oldtin
oldtin Dork
9/14/11 10:42 a.m.

There was a cycle kart frame on ebay last week. Wheels are still about $20. I can't stop thinking about their big brother - 600cc version.

dculberson
dculberson HalfDork
9/14/11 11:07 a.m.

Now I'm praying for the end of time, to hurry up and arrive! Cause if I have to spend another minute with you, I don't think that I can really survive.

BradLTL
BradLTL Dork
4/25/15 9:50 p.m.

Gotta bring this thread back from the dead. Why aren't more GRMers doing this?

DanyloS
DanyloS Reader
4/25/15 10:06 p.m.

Petrolicious.com just did an article on these

BradLTL
BradLTL Dork
4/26/15 7:19 a.m.

Yea, saw it and a few others recently...

http://petrolicious.kinja.com/cyclekarts-summed-up-in-one-glorious-video-1700186269/+nicoleconlan

They seem cheap, fun, and very GRMish. What am I missing?

RossD
RossD PowerDork
4/26/15 8:55 a.m.

Newer components list, and the cyclekart site doesnt give plans to build them. Maybe the yahoo group has that info but i detest yahoo groups. Why are they stuck in the 1990s internet?

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 SuperDork
4/26/15 10:01 a.m.

I will build one if I can find a blueprint and component list.

And power it with double digit power.

mike
mike New Reader
4/26/15 10:12 a.m.

torpedo cycle kart is your friend

http://nozama.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ed05fc288330154384268cf970c-550wi

http://cyclekarting.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/ck.jpg

http://nozama.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ed05fc28833015437b1e09d970c-550wi

http://home.comcast.net/~oldplans/hikart1.JPG

http://nozama.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ed05fc28833015437b1f344970c-550wi

Hasbro
Hasbro SuperDork
4/26/15 10:40 a.m.

http://www.cyclekartclub.com/phorum/read.php?2,222,page=2

You'll need to join to see pics but this is a good composite thread;

http://www.cyclekartclub.com/phorum/read.php?2,22

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