[Kartbuilding] Want to build a Go-kart

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Wed Nov 2 18:43:01 GMT 2011

Hi John,

A friction brake provides only average stopping power.

What I have done on low tech go-karts, is to take the brakes off a bicycle 
and use them on a kart.
Also: http://kartbuilding.net/woodenkart/brakes.htm

I hope this helps.

Best of luck,

On Mon, 24 Oct 2011, Arnold, John wrote:

> Thank you so much for your response.
> We have a few monstrous hills in our town. My daughter's sense of
> caution is quite strong however I wish to add breaks just in case she
> becomes more adventurous. I figure a friction lever applied against a
> wheel or axel would be best. Do you have any personal experience with
> breaks on a low tech Go-Kart?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Burke 
> Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2011 2:51 PM
> To: Arnold, John
> Cc: kartbuilding
> Subject: Re: Want to build a Go-kart
> Hi John,
> Thanks for your email. Unfortunately I don't have any plans or drawings
> for a two-seater go-kart.
> What I suggest is that you follow the plans and details on:
> http://kartbuilding.net/Freeplans/plans.htm
> and modify them to fit two people.
> Take a look at some photos of a two-seater kart, and you should be able
> to
> modify the above kart design. See:
> http://www.google.ie/images?hl=en&q=two-seater%20go-kart&um=1&ie=UTF-8&s
> ource=og&sa=N&tab=wi
> If you have any specific questions, just drop me an email.
> Best of luck,
> -steve
> On Sat, 22 Oct 2011, Arnold, John wrote:
>> Good morning.
>> My 8 year old daughter and I wish to build a Go-kart. It should be
> large enough to hold 2 persons; her and I or 2 children.
>> Any suggestions? I found your contact information at the local
> library. Please help if you can.
>> thanks
>> John M. Arnold
>> Materials Manager

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