I am making a cyclekart for my son, thought I’d start posting pics. For more information on cyclekarts, see here.

Hubs are Motobecane moped hubs, I took the spokes off and machined them a bit. One front hub is shown, with machined bearing housings. The rear fixed hub is shown, its the one with the overbuilt hub adapter. Lots of aluminium shavings when I did that one.

I’ll add more text explaining the parts later.

  1. #1 by scaryreasoner on December 5, 2009 - 4:37 pm

    Cool. Now I’m not the only one on wordpress building a cyclekart anymore.

    Looks like you know what you’re doing, unlike me, lol.

    BTW, join the yahoo cyclekart group if you haven’t already, lots of builders and good info on there, and one of the stevproj people just joined up there the other day as well.

    • #2 by albell on December 5, 2009 - 4:50 pm

      funny, your site is one of my go to places for info, I wish you’d hurry up and finish πŸ™‚


  2. #3 by scaryreasoner on December 5, 2009 - 9:05 pm

    LOL. The blind leading the blind! πŸ˜€

    Well, these machines aren’t too sophisticated, so I’m sure it will work out. BTW, where are you? I’m in Houston, TX. Thinking about the rear hubs and rear-end in general with fear and trepidation and wishing I had machine-shop capabilities/knowledge… looking at your stuff with envy. πŸ™‚

    • #4 by albell on December 6, 2009 - 10:32 am

      Up on Vancouver Island here… as for machine shop capabilities, Im not that far ahead. I bought a used lathe this last summer and trying to teach myself. The kart is a good project to learn on. The hubs are a bit of a extravagance, sort of making them up as I go, not drawings, lots of the aluminum ended up as shavings. I’ll take some better shots, with axles too.
      Still haven’t bought torque converter, I did note your post on the yahoo group about Max torque, I may go that way.

  3. #5 by scaryreasoner on December 6, 2009 - 2:24 pm

    That wasn’t me about the Max Torque, but I saw that post as well, and also the one indicating that it wasn’t as flexible in terms of orientation as the Comet one, and so would require the engine to be mounted higher or something. I think I’m going to try to hold out for a Comet, some way or other, just because they’re known to work and fit in these cars.

  4. #7 by on January 14, 2010 - 10:49 am

    Hi there fellow CycleKart enthusiast!

    Nice work, love the machining of the hubs.
    I’ll start building my own vintage kart as soon as I have found a shed. In the mean time, please check my website which is still a work in progress but will grow in time.
    What car are you thinking about building?

    best regards from The Netherlands.

    • #8 by albell on January 18, 2010 - 1:55 pm


      yes I saw your website, I like it a lot. I’ll have to start making a list of good links and posting them here.
      My car will be based, loosely, on an Alfa P3.


  5. #9 by david on July 22, 2012 - 4:29 am

    If you enjoy thinking about building or you are building a Cyclekart visit to join the discussion forum.

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