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We've just had one of our custom chassis' collected (its on its way to Scotland all snug in the back of a Ford Transit Connect). One of the custom features was the install of a "period" handbrake. It had us scratching our heads for a while, but once the customer came up with the ideal handbrake, it was pretty straight forward to fit the handbrake vertically (for the right look) and tee the hydraulic system with an additional master cylinder. Although this set up wouldn't be considered ideal for road or race car (actually illegal for safety reasons) it is perfectly suitable for a CycleKart. The handbrake has been fixed to a couple of weld-on threaded slugs, a metal bar has then been formed to actuate the second master cylinder mounted at the rear of the chassis. The handbrake uses a standard ratchet and pawl set up so the CycleKart will hold its own on even the steepest gradiant. I'm looking forward to seeing this CycleKart evolve and I'm sure Alisdair and Eric will be sending me some progress reports soon.