[Kartbuilding] Adding brakes to wooden go-kart

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Thu May 21 23:30:51 IST 2009

Hi Jonathan,

Take a read of the following webpage:

Its a little dated. It would be possible to use the brakes off a bycycle 
for a kart. Its also possible to get a crude piece of timber, bolt it to 
the side of the kart, and have it a lever effect, so by pushing the top of 
it, the end of the stick will scrape off the ground and slow the kart 
down. E.g. 
You could also mount the lever so it rubs agains the rear tyre. It all 
depends on how heavy the kart and driver is, and how fast the kart will be 

Best of luck,

On Mon, 18 May 2009, Jonathan Roos wrote:

> I have made your wooden go-kart mostly the way you specify. How would I go about adding brakes to it?

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