Andover District Service Team
How to Build a Trek Cart
One day Mike, a very typical Scout, got thinking about building a Trek Cart. It was just a fleeting thought and her soon dismissed it with a "nnnaahhhh we can’t do that". Yet this idea kept on creeping back soon accompanied with thoughts such as: "It would be really good if we could join in the Trek Cart race". And then came some other thoughts a bit like "I suppose once we have it built we can use it year after year" and then finally came the clincher "well, if all those other teams have done it".
So with that Mike decided to build a Trek Cart, first he looked through the Trek Cart Specifications, "not that complicated" he thought. He soon realised that he could make it out of anything he wanted – an ultra light glass fibre pressed mould with carbon-spoke wheels or maybe ultra strong iron sheets welded together with tractor heels.
Then he realised that with the unit budget and what he had found in his Dad’s shed where a few strips of metal, some chunks of wood and a couple of old bike tires. Thankfully this is all you really need to make a perfect Trek Cart.
There we go the tires on either side of the axle set on bearings so that they can go round at different rates, perfect!
With the spare wood we decided to make it so we could carry stuff in the cart. All we had to do was to cut some slots to slide the sides into and it was as easy as….
So there you have it our finished Trek Cart. It wasn’t really that difficult to do. Of course we have painted it up a bit ready for the event!
All I can say is that I can’t wait to see you all there with your new trek carts
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Last updated: December 08, 2004.