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Author Topic: A 'potential' Builders Guide  (Read 213 times)

Adrian

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A 'potential' Builders Guide
« on: 01 February 2021, 01:42:01 pm »
At last it's done!
The builders guide is attached as a pdf file so should be easily downloaded and printed if you want. (It's about 35 pages long).
If you are new to this site then it should make interesting reading and hopefully show what is involved in building your own CycleKart.
Enjoy.
« Last Edit: 14 February 2021, 06:57:16 pm by StefanN »

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Re: A 'potential' Builders Guide
« Reply #1 on: 01 February 2021, 05:52:24 pm »
Thanks Adrian. I can see a lot of work has gone into that.
The introduction is misleading however. To clarify, I am not the 'Chairman' of CycleKarts GB. The group does not have a Board. I did volunteer to organise and chair that particular meeting and I would appreciate an amendment to your document please. Thanks.

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Re: A 'potential' Builders Guide
« Reply #2 on: 01 February 2021, 06:28:27 pm »
Possible typo spotted- in the introductory bit about Stephenson karts the chassis rails are described as 3x2 steel box section. Should that be 3x1?

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Re: A 'potential' Builders Guide
« Reply #3 on: 01 February 2021, 10:01:39 pm »
Will do Graham and yes, that is a typo, its 3X1 which I will fix.
I can edit and pdf but how do I overwrite the original document on this forum Stefan and can it go in a place like your Brakes are or it will soon get swollowed up and lost.

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Re: A 'potential' Builders Guide
« Reply #4 on: 02 February 2021, 09:45:58 am »
Hi,
Just read the "Potential Builders Guide and while there are a typo or two I think that it is an excellent document and deserves a special Place in the "Start Here" section of the forum.
It's a must read for all builders both old and new and fair credit to the Authors who put so much time and effort into its compilation. It is very hard to get folk to commit to creating items like this that often get shot down by people who can't be bothered. Well done that man.
All builders need to have a copy to hand in the workshop.
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Re: A 'potential' Builders Guide
« Reply #5 on: 02 February 2021, 10:56:17 am »
Adrian. Another technical item that would probably benefit from clarification, is that the front axles supplied by Gemini Karts can be manufactured to order with any combination of KPI and caster. Their jig can accommodate this and I have just checked that this is still the case. Cheers.

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Re: A 'potential' Builders Guide
« Reply #6 on: 02 February 2021, 02:41:02 pm »
I can edit and pdf but how do I overwrite the original document on this forum Stefan and can it go in a place like your Brakes are or it will soon get swollowed up and lost.
If you go back to your original post and click "modify" you can then delete the current attachment and attach the new document.  Then just save.

When I get time, I'll rearrange some posts so that the guides are in the Start Here section and make that more prominent.

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Re: A 'potential' Builders Guide
« Reply #7 on: 03 February 2021, 05:33:53 pm »
Just finished reading it. Its a great document for understanding how many cyclekarts are built. very well done!

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Re: A 'potential' Builders Guide
« Reply #8 on: 04 February 2021, 03:08:33 pm »
Thanks for the kind words.
I will incorporate the axle bit Graham, I had forgotten about that myself.
Hopefully all typos 'n stuff will be put right and I will re-pdf it and pop it on the site so the we'll have the latest version to hand.
Now I know how easy it is to update it on the site, if anybody suggests an addition just let me know.
I have some information on tyre choice which I might include once I know its good info.

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Re: A 'potential' Builders Guide
« Reply #9 on: 08 February 2021, 07:34:24 am »
Hi Adrian,

Great job !! Even if many of our members speak little English, I put a copy on our Forum
Thank you again for this work
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Re: A 'potential' Builders Guide
« Reply #10 on: 20 February 2021, 02:22:32 pm »
Hi. Just read your information on the builders guide., Having been in hospital so that's why it's late reading.
I found it a very interesting. Obviously a lot of work when into writing this, and there is information here for New and existing builders.
Excellent Read. Thank you.