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Frames and running gear

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280 - Land vehicles

280029000 - WHEELED

280200000 - Occupant propelled type

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
280283000 Yielding 93
280287000 Extensible and knockdown 37
280282000 Polycycles 10
280288000 Rear forks 5
20110278818REAR AXLE SYSTEM FOR BICYCLE - A bicycle including a front wheel, a rear wheel, and a frameset supported by the front wheel and the rear wheel. The rear wheel includes a first end cap and a second end cap, and each end cap has an aligned hole extending through the end cap. The rear wheel includes an axle that is positioned in the holes in the end caps and that defines an axial direction. The frameset includes a first dropout and a second dropout, each including an opening. The axle is positioned in the opening of each dropout. Each drop out has a lip that defines a slot aligned with and larger than the openings. Each of the lips is dimensioned to receive a corresponding end cap of the rear wheel. The lip of the first dropout has an axial length less than the lip of the second dropout.11-17-2011
20090243255Cycle wheel mounting system - A cycle wheel mounting system wherein a cycle wheel hub is rotatably mounted on an axle rod having threaded portions. Structure associated with the cycle wheel hub and the axle rod, including projections on the hub casing of the cycle wheel hub, and receivers for the projections on the cycle frame ensures proper alignment of the cycle wheel when mounted.10-01-2009
20110042917BICYCLE FRAME DROPOUTS AND METHODS - Described are dropout assemblies for bicycles, which include a receiver and a dropout. The dropout assemblies can allow a single bicycle frame to be compatible with various drivetrains, wheels and other components and accessories. The receiver may include inner and outer mounting surfaces on which a dropout may be mounted. The dropout may include first and second mounting surfaces formed to be mounted on the inner or outer mounting surfaces of the receiver. The axle spacing may be adjusted by mounting of either the first or second surface of the dropout on the inner or outer surface of the receiver.02-24-2011
20120274042Replaceable and open-able dropout system enabling adjustable width and height - The invention describes a portion of a bicycle assembly that allows for a wheel hub width adjustment using replaceable dropouts of varying widths or arrangements with spacers. Alternative forms allow different arrangements for varying the wheel hub assembly without changing the dropout either by moving the dropouts relative to the mounting lugs or having extendable dropout arrangements. In addition, the dropout can have fastener holes at different locations to adjust the height of the bicycle frame relative to the ground. Moreover, the dropout can have additional fastener holes to prevent rotation of the dropout.11-01-2012
20120018976REAR END STRUCTURE FOR A BICYCLE FRAME - A continuous, one-piece bicycle frame end includes a forward portion and a rearward portion, wherein the forward portion extends from a chain stay and a seat stay, and wherein the rearward portion extends rearward from the forward portion. The frame end defines an axle receiving opening dimensioned to receive a bicycle wheel axle therein to rotate around a rotational axis. The axle receiving opening is intersected by a horizontal axis of a Cartesian coordinate system, wherein the axle receiving opening forms the origin of the Cartesian coordinate system, and the zero axis of the Cartesian coordinate system is the portion of the horizontal axis forward of the origin. A derailleur-attachment structure is located from approximately 180° to approximately 240° in the Cartesian coordinate system.01-26-2012
280288100 Low profile 3
20080296864Semi-recumbent bicycle - An improved semi-recumbent bicycle seat includes a frame having a main seat support tube and a steering mechanism including a front tire support fork. Front and rear wheels are mounted on the front tire support fork and on the frame. A bicycle seat is mounted above and forwards of the rear wheel, the bicycle seat including a bicycle seat frame, a seat base and a seat cushion. A seat back is adjustably mounted on the bicycle seat frame for adjustment of the height and spacing of the seat back relative to the seat base, and the seat cushion includes a generally flat planar front face and a forwardly tilted top surface which is tilted from horizontal between two and thirty degrees (2° and 30°). The bicycle seat frame is adjustably mounted on the main seat support tube free of any other support connection to the bicycle frame.12-04-2008
20090236821BOOM FOR RECUMBENT BICYCLE - A recumbent bicycle includes a boom that telescopes within one end of a center tube in the main frame of the bicycle, and a boom clamp that encircles the center tube of the main frame at a location overlying at least a portion of the boom. The boom clamp has a locator tab which extends into a notch formed in the center tube, and within a slot formed in the boom while the boom telescopes within the center tube. The location of the slot in the boom, and the location of the tab relative to the center tube, are chosen to ensure that throughout the telescoping movement of the boom it is retained in a desired orientation with respect to the main frame.09-24-2009
20090066054Reclining Cycle Having a Seat Whose Position and Inclining Angle are Adjustable - A reclining cycle includes a frame, a fixing member mounted on a top tube of the frame, two pairs of slides slidably mounted on the fixing member, a support member mounted on the slides and having two first support brackets and two second support brackets mounted on the slides respectively, two locking members mounted between the support member and the slides to releasably lock the first support brackets and the second support brackets of the support member onto the slides, and a seat mounted on the support member. Thus, the position and the inclined angle of the seat relative to the frame can be adjusted according to a user's requirement to provide a comfortable sensation to the user when the user is seated on the seat.03-12-2009
280288300 Hollow shell frames 3
20090243256Bicycle frame with a receiving space - A bicycle frame includes a head tube, a seat tube and at least one tube connected between the head tube and the seat tube. The at least one tube includes a first longitudinal tube connected to the head tube and a second longitudinal tube connected to the seat tube, a transverse tube is connected between the first and second longitudinal tubes. The transverse tube includes a receiving space in which a lock or a light device is received.10-01-2009
20090212530Bicycle Frame Construction - A unitary monocoque frame is provided for a bicycle including a right half shell having a peripheral edge and a left half shell having a peripheral edge symmetrical with the peripheral edge of the right half shell. The right half shell includes an integrally formed head tube portion and an integrally formed seat tube collar. The left half shell includes a curved surface to join with the head tube portion and a cupped recess to receive the seat tube collar. A tongue extends along at least a portion of the peripheral edge of one of the right and left half shells. A groove extends along at least a corresponding portion of the peripheral edge of the other one of the right and left half shells. The tongue and groove are in mating engagement to join the right and left half shells forming the unitary monocoque frame.08-27-2009
20130009381Bicycle Frame Assembly with Integral Fastener Passage - A bicycle frame assembly having a number of elongate tubes that are connected to define a shape of the bicycle frame. The assembly includes a passage that is defined by the elongate member, a partition, and a bridge. The partition isolates the passage from an interior volume of the elongate tube. The bridge extends in a direction normal to an elongate direction of the passage and defines an inlet and an outlet of the passage. The inlet, outlet, and bridge are generally flush with an exterior surface of the elongate tube and provide a passage that cooperates with a flexible connector, such as a cable tie, for securing supplemental structures, such as brake and shift control cables, to the elongate tube of the bicycle frame assembly.01-10-2013
280288200 Combined with body 2
20100148469VEHICLE-BODY STRUCTURE FOR MOTORCYCLE - A vehicle-body structure for a motorcycle which is capable of suppressing the reduction of a contact load of a rear wheel by reducing a load applied to a vehicle-body frame at an application of an excessive load from the front of a vehicle. In a vehicle-body structure for a motorcycle including a head pipe supporting a front wheel in front of a vehicle-body frame, a guide member guides the front wheel obliquely rearwardly during an application of an excessive load to the front wheel. The guide member is disposed rearwardly of the front wheel and at the front portion of the vehicle-body frame.06-17-2010
20110272913ADJUSTABLE WALKER - An adjustable walker includes first and second side frames. Each side frame includes a front leg defining a fixed end and a free end and a rear leg defining a fixed end and a free end. The legs are coupled to one another at the fixed ends thereof and are extendable between a first position defining a first length and a second position defining a second length greater than the first length. Each leg includes a locking mechanism for releasably fixing the leg in each of the first and second positions. A side brace is coupled to the front and rear legs and includes a side rail extending transversely therebetween. The side brace is moveable along the legs between the fixed ends and the free ends thereof. The side brace includes a latching mechanism for releasably fixing the position of the side brace with respect to the legs.11-10-2011
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20130026733VEHICLE BODY FRAME - A head pipe of a vehicle body frame includes an upper side head pipe with a pair of upper and lower facing piece parts extending from an upper side pipe part so as to fit to upper and lower wall portions of a pair of right and left main frames, a lower side head pipe with a lower side pipe part joined to the upper side pipe part and a front side tongue piece part extending from the lower side pipe part so as to fit to a front wall portion of a down frame, and a reinforcing member joined to a rear portion of the upper side head pipe and having a rear side tongue piece part extending so as to fit to a rear wall portion of the down frame from a vertical wall part positioned between inner side wall portions of the main frames.01-31-2013
20110193314ASYMMETRICAL OR OFF-CENTER BOTTOM BRACKET - An asymmetric or off-center bottom bracket assembly suitable for a bicycle frame or other similar wheeled vehicle. According to an embodiment, the bottom bracket assembly comprises a shell or housing having a chain ring section configured for coupling a chain ring and a pedal crank section configured for receiving a pedal crank. Each of the chain ring and the pedal crank sections include a receiver for mounting or seating a bearing. According to an embodiment, the bottom bracket assembly is configured to mount the bearing or end of the chain ring section closer to the chain ring than the bearing or end of the pedal crank section to the pedal crank. According to an embodiment, the pedal crank section is configured with a linear dimension greater than the chain ring section. According to another embodiment, the pedal crank section and the chain ring section have the same linear dimensions and the bottom bracket assembly is mounted asymmetrically or off-center to the center line of the bicycle frame. According to another embodiment, the bearing mounted in the chain ring section is larger than the bearing mounted in the pedal crank section of the bottom bracket assembly.08-11-2011
20090072511Front Wheel Drive Recumbent Bicycle - Embodiments of the present invention comprise a lightweight front wheel drive recumbent road bicycle and an associated frame. A front triangle is provided to which the drive train of a standard road group can be attached and utilized. A telescoping tube assembly is provided in the front triangle to permit the distance of a bottom bracket and crankset from a seat pan to be adjusted for riders of different sizes. The handlebar is coupled to an end of the telescoping tube assembly and no traditional handlebar stem attached to a steering tube is utilized, so that the structure provides maximum stiffness to better capture the input of the arms and upper body when maximum power is required. The seat pan and a seat back are integrated with the main frame truss structure to help ensure the maximum transfer of the rider's energy to the drive train.03-19-2009
20130076001BICYCLE FRAME - A bicycle frame including a head tube and a bottom bracket adapted to support a crankset. The frame also includes a tubular frame member that is coupled to the head tube and that has a concave section disposed on an underside of the frame member and spaced from the head tube.03-28-2013
20130076002RECYCLABLE CARDBOARD BICYCLE - A human powered land vehicle sufficiently rigid so as to transport a human rider constructed only from palpably recyclable and shreddably recyclable materials.03-28-2013
20100096831CENTER OF MASS TECHNOLOGY FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE FRAMES - A lightweight mountain bike frame made out of welded aluminum tubing heavily reinforced with open ended gussets, whose design allows peak stress to be more evenly distributed. The design moves the shock mount forward so that the rocker arm fits around the seat tube without mounting a pivot to it, resulting in the weight of the suspension to move to the center of gravity for both bike and rider.04-22-2010
20090045600BICYCLE CRANKSET - A bicycle crankset (02-19-2009
20120181775BICYCLE REAR WHEEL AXLE POSITIONING DEVICE - A bicycle rear wheel axle positioning device includes a rod having a curved surface and a flat surface. The rod is connected with a seat stay and a chain stay. A clamp member has a clamp portion and the rod extends through a passage in the clamp portion, wherein the periphery of the passage is corresponding to the curved surface and the flat surface. A first resilient portion and a second resilient portion extend from the clamp portion, respectively. The rear wheel axle is inserted into one side of the clamp portion and the clamp member is movable along the rod. The other side of the clamp portion includes a protrusion which is engaged with one of positioning grooves defined in the curved surface of the rod when the axle is moved to a desired position and a fastening member extends through the two resilient portions.07-19-2012
20120217722MOLD AND PROCESS FOR OBTAINING A BICYCLE FRAME MADE OF RECYCLABLE POLYMER - A mold and an injection process for making a one-piece bicycle frame made of recyclable polymer. The mold includes one stationary part and one movable part. Sliding columns with guiding lower portions are formed in the stationery part. Both the stationary part and movable part are provided with base plates for supporting bearing cavity plates that collectively form a structural channel that receives a thermal injected polymer. The cavity bearing plate of the movable part includes a longitudinal bed that receives a main central drawer and side beds that receive secondary drawers. The longitudinal bed includes peripheral tracks enabling the main drawer to slide. The bed includes drawing pins positioned at an angle, allowing the main drawer to move horizontally. The side beds also include drawing pins for the secondary drawers.08-30-2012
20090218786BICYCLE FRAME - The bicycle frame contains a number of frame tubes formed by adhering bamboo strips together in parallel into a bunch and cutting the bunch into having an appropriate cross-sectional shape. Each frame tube has its two ends fitted into two end elements, respectively. The frame tubes are then joined end-to-end together by a number of connectors. The end elements and the connectors are made of a metallic or composite material. The bicycle frame therefore is able to provide environmental friendliness, design flexibility, and to cut down production cost.09-03-2009
20130161926COMPOSITE BICYCLE FRAME WITH INTEGRAL ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTIONS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - A composite bicycle frame which comprises of a main frame including interconnected tubes and substantially composed of a composite material and having a composite layup structure. At least one electric wire electrically interconnects electrical components mounted to or in the frame. The at least one electric wire is embedded in the composite material structure forming the composite main frame. The electric wire has connectable conductive ends at each of the opposed ends thereof.06-27-2013
20090236819Bicycle drop out - A bicycle drop out comprising a seat stay mount having a first receiving portion, a chain stay mount having a second receiving portion, a back plate releasably connected to the seat stay mount and the chain stay mount, the back plate comprising a first member for engaging the first receiving portion and a second member for engaging the second receiving portion, the back plate comprising a third slot for receiving an axle, the slot cooperatively disposed between the seat stay mount and the chain stay mount, and the seat stay mount and the chain stay mount having a gap therebetween for receiving a belt.09-24-2009
20090236818BICYCLE WHEEL ASSEMBLY - A wheel assembly, which is particularly applicable to bicycles, includes a hub, a pair of laterally spaced bearings, and is constructed to cooperate with a frame of a bicycle. The bearings include an outer race that is directly engaged with the hub. An inner race of each bearing is constructed to directly receive a portion of the bicycle frame such that the wheel is supported by direct interaction of the bicycle frame and the bearing members. Optionally, a hollow axle may extend between adjacent bearings to further enhance the lateral stiffness of the wheel assembly.09-24-2009
20090243254Intelligent bicycle and front fork thereof - The present invention provides an intelligent bicycle and the front fork thereof, in which piezoelectric elements are provided on a position of a bicycle front fork or frame having vibration amplitude greater than a set value under a vibration frequency. By converting of direct and converse piezoelectric effect by the designed circuit modules integrated on the front fork or frame, the intelligent bicycle according to the present invention is provided with functions of energy storage and vibration suppression.10-01-2009
20120126507WHEELED TRANSPORT DEVICE - A cycle comprises a frame, a front fork and a rear fork. The cycle is convertible between a bicycle, a tricycle and a quad-cycle by replacement of wheels.05-24-2012
20110278816BICYCLE FRAME - A bicycle assembly can include a bicycle frame that can have a head tube, a top tube and a down tube. The top tube and down tube can be attached to the head tube. The head tube can include at least one ledge configured to fit inside either of the top and down tubes. The top of the top tube and/or the bottom of the down tube can be substantially flush with the top of the head tube or bottom of the head tube, respectively.11-17-2011
20120098232ROBUST BICYCLE HAVING HOLLOW UNITARY FRAME - A bicycle construction includes a unitary frame having a “Y” shape formed by a central longitudinal bar, a lower bar and an arcuate medial bar. The central longitudinal bar is bifurcated at its trailing end, forming first and second rear wheel mounting members that are positioned on opposite sides of a longitudinal axis of symmetry of the unitary frame. A first bore formed in the common leading end of the central longitudinal bar and the lower bar accommodates a handlebar tube. A second bore formed in a trailing end of the central longitudinal bar accommodates a seat support tube. A third bore formed in a trailing end of the lower bar accommodates a primary socket wheel axle. Fourth and fifth bores formed in respective trailing ends of the first and second wheel mounting members in cooperatively aligned relation to one another accommodate a secondary sprocket wheel axle.04-26-2012
20090096186WOODEN TUBULAR FRAMES - A frame and method of forming a frame. The frame includes a first part formed of wood; a second part formed of wood. The first part and the second part are bonded together forming a space between first part and the second part, and providing structural support for the frame.04-16-2009
20120007332ADJUSTABLE BICYCLE QUICK RELEASE FOR A SOLID AXLE - An adjustable quick release system and mechanism for use with a bicycle frame, a unicycle frame or other frame is disclosed. An embodiment of an adjustable quick release mechanism may comprise a housing, a spacer, a tubular nut, a cam system, and a lever.01-12-2012
20120292881VEHICULAR SYSTEM HAVING USER-INTERFACE ASSEMBLY - A vehicular system for a user is disclosed. The vehicular system comprising: a frame-interface assembly, and a user-interface assembly. The user-interface assembly is coupled to the frame-interface assembly. The user-interface assembly is configured to selectively permit the user to operate the vehicular system between a limb-operating mode and a side-by-side limb cruising mode.11-22-2012
20110198823AIRFOIL SHAPE FOR BICYCLE - The bicycle may have a frame and a seat post. A cross section of the seat post may have an airfoil shape wherein a leading surface is sharper (i.e. less round) compared to prior art airfoil shaped bicycle frames. Additionally, a maximum thickness of the airfoil shape may be located more rearward compared to prior art airfoil shaped bicycle frames and bicycle front forks. This configuration may provide for a reduction in drag. A battery pack may be mounted to a rear side of the seat post.08-18-2011
20090289435Composite Bicycle Frame - A composite bicycle frame includes a plurality of tubes. The tubes includes a seat tube, a main tube and chain stays. The main tube is made of metallic materials. The seat tube and the chain stays are made of resin fiber materials.11-26-2009
20090289436AERODYNAMIC TIME TRIAL BIKE - An aerodynamic racing bicycle is provided. The racing bicycle may have a rear rim brake positioned below a drive portion of a chain and above a chain stay for reducing the aerodynamic drag on the bicycle.11-26-2009
20080238027BICYCLE FRAME COMPONENT - A bicycle frame component that comprises a cavity sized and shaped to receive a stay. The cavity includes a mounting interface, which comprises a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, a second side surface, and an end surface. The first side surface and the second side surface are capable of permitting lateral rotation of the stay in a first rotational direction and opposing lateral rotation of the stay in a second rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction. The end surface is capable of axially supporting the stay.10-02-2008
20080238026AERODYNAMIC BICYCLE FRAME - A bicycle that includes a main frame, a front wheel mounted for rotation relative to the main frame, a rear dropout, and a rear wheel mounted for rotation relative to the rear dropout. The rear wheel defines a center plane of the bicycle. The bicycle further includes a rear stay that couples the rear dropout to the main frame. The rear stay has an inner surface facing the rear wheel and an outer surface facing away from the rear wheel. The rear stay includes a steep portion having an outer surface at a steep angle of between about 25 degrees and about 75 degrees relative to the center plane.10-02-2008
20080303241Hidden seat tube assembly for a bicycle - A hidden seat tube assembly for a bicycle, comprises: a seat tube; a C ring installed within the seat tube therein; the C ring having an opening so that the C ring has a C cross section; the C ring being welded to an inner wall of the seat tube through at least one welding spot; a retainer arranged at two sides of the opening of the C ring; one side of the retainer having a through hole and another side of the retainer having a threaded hole; a screw unit retained within the through hole and threaded hole of the retainer; by adjusting the engagement position of the screw unit to threaded hole of the retainer, the cross section of the C ring being enlarged or reduced.12-11-2008
20080309049REAR FRAME FOR BICYCLE - A rear frame for a bicycle is disclosed to include two tubes and a connecting portion. The tubes are respectively made of fiber reinforced material and have at least one rib therein. The connecting portion is connected between the tubes. By means of the aforesaid arrangement, the rear frame has a high mechanical strength and light weight.12-18-2008
20080211204Scooter Frame - A scooter frame provides with a front frame and a rear frame both are interconnected by a spring-loaded latch in a double overlapping relation. The front frame has a front portion connecting at least a front wheel and a tiller post, a rear portion having a lower transverse rod, a seat post for supporting a seat and an upper holding rack extended from the seat post. The rear frame has a front portion formed with a lower holding rack for retaining the lower transverse rod and an upper transverse rod for overlapping with the upper holding rack. By this way, the scooter frame can be fabricated in different sites and separate product lines, and to be assembled at another product lines without use extra tools.09-04-2008
20100289246Bicycle11-18-2010
20100264622BICYCLE, SENSOR, AND METHOD - A bicycle, provided with wheels rotatable about axles, which axles are detachably coupled, in a manner secured against rotation, to a frame (10-21-2010
20080277899Bicycle fender - A bicycle fender to provide multi-color combinations and selections includes a frame and a plate. The frame has a body formed in a profile of a fender and a flange extended from an inner side of the periphery with a plurality of first fastening elements formed thereon. The plate is mounted onto the frame and has second fastening elements on the periphery corresponding to the first fastening elements. Thereby the invention can provide different colors and patterns to allow users to change different colors and patterns according to their requirements.11-13-2008
20130119633MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR A WHEEL OF A BICYCLE - A mounting system is provided for releasably mounting a bicycle wheel that includes, but is not limited to an axle body and tool holder. The axle body is configured for receiving a hub of a wheel and comprises a first and second end for mounting retaining devices of a bicycle frame. The axle body, at the second end, includes, but is not limited to an external thread for screwing into a receiving aperture of a frame element with a matching internal thread. The axle body, at the first end, includes, but is not limited to an attachment device for attaching a tool in order to be able to screw-in the axle body with the external thread for releasably mounting the wheel. An axially extending cavity provided in the axle body serves as a tool holder intended to at least partially receive a tool for mounting and releasing the axle body.05-16-2013
20120104725BICYCLE FRONT FORK - A bicycle front fork includes an upright tube and an inverted U-shaped body having a crown and two blades downwardly and respectively extending from two ends of the crown. The crown includes a top wall through which the upright tube penetrates, a bottom wall abuttedly connected with a bottom end of the upright tube, a front wall connected between the top wall and the bottom wall and spaced from the upright tube, and a rear wall connected between the top wall and the bottom wall and spaced from the upright tube. The blades each have a tubular shape with an intermediate rib therein. By this way, the amount of fiber fabric prepreg used at the joint between the upright tube and the inverted U-shaped body for structure reinforcement can be reduced, such that the bicycle front fork is light in weight and strong in structural strength.05-03-2012
20090230654Rear portion structure of a vehicle body for a saddle-type vehicle - A rear portion structure of a vehicle body for a saddle-type vehicle includes a pair of left and right rear frames provided rearwardly of a main frame section of the vehicle body, and pillion steps attached to the left and right rear frames through respective stays, wherein each of the rear frames includes a stay attaching portion which projects on an inner side of the frame, and to which a corresponding one of said stays is fastened in a direction substantially perpendicular to the vehicle body's leftward and rightward direction. Such rear portion structure suppresses adverse influences on rear frame rigidity and the appearance of the vehicle body when the pillion steps are attached thereto.09-17-2009
20090212526Bicycle frame - A bicycle frame includes a front part and a rear part. The front part includes head tube, a seat tube and a down tube connected between the head tube and the seat tube. A first connection portion is connected to the conjunction portion of the seat tube and the down tube. The rear part includes a second connection portion, a connection plate extending from a top end of the second connection portion, and two chain stays and two seat stays extending from the connection plate. The connection plate is fixed to the seat tube by at least one bolt, and the first and second connection portions are connected to each other by at least two bolts. The first connection portion includes a ridge which is engaged with the groove defined in the second connection portion.08-27-2009
20090243252Bicycle wheel mounting assembly - A rear frame support structure mounts a bicycle wheel for rotation about an axis during bicycle motion, and has a pair of arms spaced axially apart of each other and axially offset from a same axial side of the wheel to enable axial movement of the wheel relative to the arms when the bicycle is not in motion. A drive mechanism is supported by both arms, for enabling the wheel to be driven during bicycle motion. The drive mechanism remains supported by both arms during the axial movement of the wheel.10-01-2009
20100156065WHEELCHAIR - A wheelchair is provided for positioning and transporting patients. An exemplary embodiment of the wheelchair includes a tiltable seat frame portion and a base frame portion. The seat frame portion is generally configured to tilt relative to the base frame portion. An arcuate track adjustment portion generally permits pivotal adjustment of the focus about which the seat frame portion rotates. A seat frame adjustment portion generally permits pivotal adjustment of the seat frame portion relative to the base frame portion such that the seat frame portion maintains proper orientation with the base frame portion upon adjustment of the focus about which the seat frame portion rotates.06-24-2010
20130214506ELECTRIC BICYCLE - An electric bicycle and electric bicycle frame including batteries or a battery pack stored in one or more tubes of the frame. In some cases, a pair of top tubes extend rearward of the bicycle seat tube, and an electronics housing may be disposed between the rearward extending top tube portions. Alternatively or in addition, a removable bottom bracket shell portion and a removable bottom bracket insert may be provided, to allow convenient access to the interior portions of the down tube and/or seat tube of the frame. A battery pack and/or a battery electronics management unit may be conveniently within one or both of the down tube and the seat tube.08-22-2013
20100176572Saddle Tube for a Bicycle Frame - In a saddle tube for a bicycle frame, especially a racing bicycle frame, the bottom bracket end (07-15-2010
20100225090AERODYNAMIC BICYCLE STRUCTURE - A bicycle structure having a truncated airfoil cross-sectional shape oriented in a direction generally transverse to a longitudinal direction of the bicycle structure. The truncated shape has a generally rounded head, a pair of opposing sidewalls that extend from edges of the rounded head, and a blunt rear facing end wall. The blunt rear facing wall is maintained in a spaced relation so that a tail portion of overall airfoil shape is formed by air associated with the flow of air over the truncated airfoil cross-sectional shape.09-09-2010
20100148468Bicycle frame - A bicycle frame includes a frame body, a base coating layer covering an entire surface of the frame body, and a decorative layer thermal bonded to an entire outer surface of the base coating layer. The decorative layer includes an adhesive layer, a patterned layer that is printed on the adhesive layer, and a reflective layer that has a plurality of reflective particles bonded to the adhesive layer. A method of forming the bicycle frame is also disclosed.06-17-2010
20100219608 FRAME FOR CYCLES, IN PARTICULAR FOR MOUNTAIN BIKES - The frame (09-02-2010
20080277898Reinforced motorcycle frame - A reinforced motorcycle frame that is structurally strong and has a light and compact structure. The reinforced motorcycle frame has a head tube, at least two main beams, multiple transverse rods, at least one support beam, at least two mounting struts and at least two reinforcing struts. The main beams and at least one support beams are connected to and extend down from the head tube. The transverse rods are mounted between and strengthen the main beams. The mounting struts connect the at least one support beam to the main beams. The reinforcing struts connect the at least one support beam to the main beams to further strengthen the reinforced motorcycle frame.11-13-2008
20120133107BICYCLE SEAT POST - A bicycle seat post includes a head for mounting with a seat, and a tubular body extending downwards from the head and having a hollow portion at a periphery thereof for insertion of a seat tube. Thus, the bicycle scat post can offer a flexible structure to increase the effective contact area between the tubular body and the seat tube, such that the bicycle seat post can be thinly fixed to the seat tube for enhancing the structural stabilization.05-31-2012
20110018224Two-Wheeler, in Particular a Scooter or Motorbike - A two-wheeler, in particular a scooter or a motorbike, having a seat which extends over a rear wheel, is provided with a storage compartment below the seat having at least one repositionable floor element. When in a first upper position, the at least one floor element does not interfere with the movement of the rear wheel through its range of motion. When in a second lower position when the two-wheeler is not operated, the storage compartment exhibits a second, larger storage volume.01-27-2011
20110115193BICYCLE FRAME AND BOTTOM BRACKET SHELL ASSEMBLY FOR INTERNALLY ROUTED CABLES - There is provided a bottom bracket shell assembly for a hollow frame of a pedal-driven vehicle. The assembly comprises a bottom bracket shell comprising a first side open end, a second, opposed side open end and a shell wall extending therebetween, the shell wall defining a cylindrical cavity adapted for receiving a bottom bracket therein, and a casing mounted to the shell wall of the bottom bracket shell and extending upwardly therefrom, the casing comprising at least one wall defining a chamber and a closable access opening for accessing the chamber, the at least one wall comprising at least one communication opening adapted to allow communication between the interior of the hollow frame and the chamber.05-19-2011
20110115192Bicycle Frame Having Webbed Tubing - A frame for a bicycle where at least either the so-called top tube or the so-called down tube has a webbed interior space, i.e. has interior walls running along its length creating separately two or more enclosed subspaces spanning at least some of the length of the tube. Such a webbed frame is made, typically, by extruding a material such as aluminum or an alloy.05-19-2011
20090033059CUSTOMIZABLE CARBON FRAMES FOR BICYCLES OR OTHER VEHICLES - A method of manufacturing a lightweight vehicle frame, and the end product fame, are disclosed. A first tube, which can be a cured hollow reinforced resin composite tube, is connected to a second part by a tab. The tab is tapered and is affixed to the first tube. The tab is bonded to the second part by an epoxy. The taper of the tab allows the angle at which the parts are connected to be controlled through a wide range.02-05-2009
20120242058FRAME STRUCTURE - Provided is a frame structure particularly useful for bicycles and the like. In one embodiment, the frame structure includes a top, a bottom, a front end and a rear end, a first frame side element and a second frame side element. The first frame side element and the second frame side element are in juxtaposed spaced relationship via a plurality of frame spacer elements and define an inner space between the first frame side element and the second frame side element, each one of the first frame side element and the second frame side element being in the form of a double walled panel.09-27-2012
20100295267EASY RIDING BICYCLE - A bicycle design includes a seat tube affixed to the chain stay at a fixed distance rearward of the bottom bracket so that the rider sitting on the saddle can comfortably fully extend one leg to place a foot flat on the ground or to use the proper full leg extension for pedaling. The rider sits comfortably upright on the saddle while pedaling and can pedal while standing up. Increasing the height of the saddle by extending the seat post tube for a taller rider increases the space between the saddle and the handle bars. The fixed distance may be on the order of about the height above ground of a heel of the rider's foot sitting on a properly adjusted conventional frame when the foot is outstretched to reach the ground and/or on the order of about a radius of a circle through which the pedals are moved during pedaling of the bicycle. The fixed distance is preferably in the range of about 4″ to 8″ and most preferably about 6″. The seat tube is preferably affixed to the chain stay frame member at an angle of about 66.5° and the head tube at an angle of about 68°.11-25-2010
20090001685BICYCLE FRAME - A bicycle frame that includes a mainframe portion is disclosed. The mainframe portion includes a first tube, a second tube, and a third tube arranged to define a space therebetween. In one embodiment, the first tube is a top tube, the second tube is a down tube, and the third tube is a vertical tube. The tubes reside generally along a single plane. Each tube has a cross-section perpendicular to the plane. The cross-section of each of the tubes has a first dimension being parallel to the plane, and a second dimension being perpendicular to the plane. At least one of the tubes has a ratio of the second to first dimensions of 1.35 to 3.0.01-01-2009
20120200060BICYCLE FRAME - A bicycle frame that supports a front wheel and a rear wheel defining a central plane. The bicycle frame includes a head tube, a bottom bracket configured to support a crank assembly, and a bicycle frame portion. The bicycle frame portion includes a leading edge and a trailing edge oriented such that a chord line between the leading edge and the trailing edge defines an angle of incidence greater than zero degrees relative to the central plane.08-09-2012
20120200061DUAL SHIFTER FOR A BICYCLE - A bicycle having at least two wheels, a frame supported on the two wheels, a brake, a gear shift mechanism (e.g., a chain derailleur), a shifter (e.g., a shift lever), and a brake mechanism coupled to the brake and also coupled to the gear mechanism (e.g., via an auxiliary shift cable between a brake lever and a shift lever). Preferably, the shifter and brake mechanism are mounted on a handlebar assembly (e.g., the shifter mounted on an extension and the brake mechanism mounted on a base bar). In one embodiment, the brake mechanism comprises a brake support fixedly secured to the handlebar assembly, a lever base pivotally mounted to the brake support for rotation about a first axis, and a brake lever pivotally mounted to the lever base for rotation about a second axis. Preferably, the lever base is rotationally biased relative to the brake support.08-09-2012
20080252039Aerodynamic time trial bike - An aerodynamic racing bicycle is provided. The racing bicycle may have a rear rim brake positioned below a drive portion of a chain and above a chain stay for reducing the aerodynamic drag on the bicycle.10-16-2008
20120169028Bicycle Frame With Passive Seat Tube Pivot Joint - A bicycle frame assembly that includes an upper frame member and a lower frame member that each extend between a head tube and a dropout. A seat tube extends between the upper frame member and the lower frame member. The seat tube is preferably connected to a bottom bracket of the lower frame member and is connected by a pivot to the upper frame member so that the seat tube can deflect from a rest position without altering an orientation of a top tube to a bottom tube of the upper and lower frame members, respectively.07-05-2012
20100320722BICYCLE CHAINSTAY PROTECTOR - A bicycle having a wheel (e.g., a rear wheel) and a frame supported by the wheel. The frame includes a wheel support and a stay extending from the wheel support. A stay protector resiliently engages the stay and comprises a body member including a resilient material adapted to resiliently engage the stay, and a guard member positioned on (e.g., protruding beyond) an outer surface of the body member (e.g., on a top portion and/or bottom portion of the body member). Preferably, the stay includes a molded image on a central portion that is not covered by the guard member. In one embodiment, the guard member comprises a material that has a different hardness than the resilient material of the body member. For example, the guard member can comprise a material that is harder than the resilient material of the body member.12-23-2010
20100320721TUBE SEAT WITH A FRAME STRUCTURE FOR A BICYCLE - A tube seat, which is made of titanium alloy, for fabricating a frame of a bicycle include a main tube and at least a branch tube extending outward from said main tube. The branch tube is arc-welded with a metal tube made of titanium alloy firmly. The tube seat is fabricated as an upper tube seat, a five-way tube seat, a head tube seat, a hook tube seat, a crank arm seat, and a fork seat. The metal tube is fabricated as seat tube, a top tube, a seat stay, a down tube, a chain stay, a crank arm, and a fork for forming the frame.12-23-2010
20100283220TOY VEHICLE CONVERTIBLE BETWEEN TWO USE CONFIGURATIONS - A toy vehicle is adaptable for use as a ride-on vehicle or a scooter, and includes a support frame provided with a user supporting mechanism and having a first portion and a second distal portion, and a grip handlebar for the user mechanically connected to the support frame. The support frame is mechanically connectible/disconnectible to/from the grip handlebar in order to assume first and second use configurations such that the grip handlebar is connected to the first and second portions, respectively, and such that the user support mechanism assumes different positions.11-11-2010
20110079984BICYCLE WHEEL SECURING STRUCTURE - A bicycle wheel securing structure includes a bicycle fork, an adapter and a holding member. The bicycle fork has two axle support portions that are spaced apart for receiving a bicycle hub therebetween. The adapter is disposed in an adapter receiving bore in one of the axle support portions. The adapter includes a threaded axle mounting opening. The holding member is operatively coupled between the adapter and the one of the axle support portions with the adapter. The holding member prevents both rotational movement of the adapter with respect to the bicycle fork and axial movement of the adapter with respect to the bicycle fork along an axis of the axle mounting opening when the holding member is in a retaining position. The adapter is rotatable within the adapter receiving bore without moving axially with respect to the bicycle fork when the holding member is in a releasing position.04-07-2011
20100133778BICYCLE FRAME WITH INTEGRATED AND DETACHABLE BATTERY - The present invention concerns a bicycle frame, including a number of frame elements, preferably tubes, where the frame elements are interconnected and constitute a construction with so great rigidity that the cycle frame does not change its geometrical shape under usual load, where an electric battery system is at least partly embedded in the frame, including at least one battery pack for storing electric energy for use in connection with equipment, such as comfort equipment and/or safety equipment on a bicycle, including an electric auxiliary motor, where the part of the frame adapted to mounting a battery pack is constituted by a hollow section, the hollow section being a multiple chamber section, where a battery pack is predominantly arranged in a cutout in the multiple chamber section so that at least one chamber in the multiple chamber section is substantially intact. Thus is obtained a cycle frame with a cutout for a battery pack, where the frame has great rigidity.06-03-2010
20080272572Composite Carbon Fiber Bicycle Crank and Its Method of manufacture - A method of manufacture of forming a composite carbon fiber bicycle crank includes providing a hollow carbon fiber body, with the body including a first opening at one end and the second opening at the other end, mounting a first connecting member and a second connecting member in the first opening and the second opening of the body respectively, wrapping carbon fiber yarn made up of carbon yarn around the assembly of the body and the first and second connecting members, wrapping carbon fiber polymer, and performing hot embossing.11-06-2008
20120038129BICYCLE FRAME WITH IMPROVED WELD JOINT - A bicycle frame comprising a first tubular member having a first main portion and a first interface portion (e.g., a rounded taper), and a second tubular member having a second main portion and a second interface portion engaged with the first interface portion to create a joint. The joint includes a peripheral channel defined between the first interface portion and the second interface portion, and a weld is positioned in the peripheral channel. The second interface portion is defined at least partially by a substantially flat face wall. Preferably, the first tubular member includes an open end at the first interface portion, while the flat face wall at the second interface portion is substantially closed. In addition, it is preferred that the face wall lies in a plane that is substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the head tube (e.g., within ten degrees of the longitudinal axis).02-16-2012
20120104726RECONFIGURABLE TILT WHEELCHAIR - A modular wheelchair assembly is adapted to be reconfigured between a fixed angle of tilt, a dynamically adjustable tilt-in-space configuration with the tilt axis being near the user's knees and a dynamically adjustable tilt-in-space configuration with the tilt axis being near the user's center of gravity. The reconfiguration is achieved by modifying a limited number of selectively removable components of the support assembly or the pivot assembly of the wheelchair.05-03-2012
20120205890VEHICLE BODY FRAME OF MOTORCYCLE - A head pipe includes a pipe portion and a bracket portion contiguously formed on a rear portion of the pipe portion wherein front end portions of the main frames and a front end portion of the down frame are jointed to the bracket portion. A widthwise center line of the main frames in the vertical direction is directed toward an intermediate portion of the pipe portion in the vertical direction in a side view. An upper surface extension line and a lower surface extension line on the extension in the frontward direction of an upper surface and a lower surface of the main frames pass between an upper end and a lower end of the pipe portion as viewed in a side view. The down frame is inclined to be directed towards the intermediate portion of the pipe portion in the vertical direction as viewed in a side view.08-16-2012
20120061941BICYCLE FRAMES AND BICYCLES - Bicycle frames having rear stays that extend past the seat region and connect directly to the top region without being rigidly connected to the seat region. Some bicycle frames according to the present disclosure have a greater vertical compliance than comparably sized standard diamond frames having seat stays that are connected directly and rigidly to a seat tube.03-15-2012
20100096832Turbular frame for bicycles, particularly with classic diamond shape - A tubular frame for bicycles, particularly with classic diamond shape, comprising a tubular structure forming at least one front head tube that can be connected to a front fork, a first substantially horizontal tubular body that is functionally connected to the head tube and forms an inlet for mounting a saddle and a second oblique tubular body that is functionally connected to the front head tube to support a central mechanism. At least one of the two tubular bodies has a structurally asymmetric resisting transverse cross-section for asymmetric flexural and torsional stiffening with respect to the longitudinal plane of the frame. The longitudinal plane is formed by a plane that passes through the axis of the first substantially horizontal tubular body and through the axis of the second oblique tubular body.04-22-2010
20120205891Easy Riding Bicycle - A bicycle design includes a seat tube affixed to the chain stay at a fixed distance rearward of the bottom bracket so that the rider sitting on the saddle can comfortably fully extend one leg to place a foot flat on the ground or to use the proper full leg extension for pedaling. The rider sits comfortably upright on the saddle while pedaling and can pedal while standing up. The fixed distance may be on the order of about the height above ground of a heel of the rider's foot sitting on a properly adjusted conventional frame when the foot is outstretched to reach the ground and/or on the order of about a radius of a circle through which the pedals are moved during pedaling of the bicycle.08-16-2012
20110018223Harmonic Damper - A damper for reducing vibrations present in various portions of small vehicles, other transportation devices and other rolling and/or motorized devices, such as bicycles, motorcycles, lawn mowers, snowblowers and the like, may comprise a resilient member and a weight. The resilient member may mounted to a portion of a device having a surface suitable for engaging and retaining the resilient member therein, and the resilient member may have an inside surface suitable for engaging and retaining the weight.01-27-2011
20120112429Detachable Top Tube Apparatus for a Bicycle - A detachable top tube apparatus includes two tubes, two spring-biased detents, two hooks, two latches and an elastic element. The tubes are telescopically connected to each other. Each of the spring-biased detents is connected to a related one of the tubes. Each of the hooks includes a portion inserted in a related one of the tubes. Each of the latches each including two wings pivotally connected to a related one of the tubes between a releasing position and a locking position. In the releasing position, each of the latches allows a portion of a bicycle to be hooked by and unhooked from the related hook. In the locking position, each of the latches retains the portion of the bicycle hooked by the related hook. The elastic element interconnects the tubes.05-10-2012
20120248733SADDLE TYPE VEHICLE - A saddle type vehicle includes: a seating seat on which a passenger is allowed to be seated; a seat rail to which the seating seat is allowed to be attachably and detachably attached; a frame cover covering outer sides of the seat rail; a helmet holder provided on the seat rail; and a restriction part provided in the vicinity of the helmet holder on the seat rail and projecting toward an inner peripheral surface of the frame cover, in which the helmet holder includes: a hooking portion on which a hook ring of a helmet is allowed to be hooked; and a guide portion extending from the hooking portion, and the restriction part is provided in the middle, of the guide portion, in a longitudinal direction.10-04-2012
20110089661Bicycle Axle Assembly - The invention relates to a bicycle axle assembly comprising an axle formed as a carrier part for a hub, a clamping device for clamping the bicycle axle assembly in a bicycle wheel axle holder, and a stop device formed to secure the axle of the bicycle axle assembly in the axial direction in the clamped state of the clamping device. The stop device has a stop member that comprises a stop of the stop device. The stop is springy in the radial direction. The bicycle axle assembly is formed such that the stop, which is springy in the radial direction, secures the axle in the axial direction in the clamped state of the clamping device and releases the axle in the axial direction in the released state of the clamping device.04-21-2011
20090014981Segmented frame bicycle - The present invention discloses a novel or trick bicycle with a segmented horizontal frame cross member that has a joint located between the rider's seat post and the front forks of the bicycle situated, so that the forward section of the cross member may rotate in the same plane as the front wheel without interfering with the rider's legs or knees allowing for acrobatic riding maneuvers.01-15-2009
20130015633SADDLE TYPE VEHICLEAANM NAKABAYASHI; ShunichiAACI Wako-shiAACO JPAAGP NAKABAYASHI; Shunichi Wako-shi JPAANM SAKAGAMI; KojiAACI Wako-shiAACO JPAAGP SAKAGAMI; Koji Wako-shi JPAANM KATAGIRI; KiyoshiAACI Wako-shiAACO JPAAGP KATAGIRI; Kiyoshi Wako-shi JPAANM NAKAHIRA; KotaAACI Wako-shiAACO JPAAGP NAKAHIRA; Kota Wako-shi JPAANM YAMAMOTO; YoshikazuAACI Wako-shiAACO JPAAGP YAMAMOTO; Yoshikazu Wako-shi JPAANM OKUBO; KiyoharuAACI Wako-shiAACO JPAAGP OKUBO; Kiyoharu Wako-shi JP - A saddle type vehicle for permitting a change from a cruiser to a sport mode, a stand and front and rear steps. In the sport mode, a rider is in a forward-tilted posture with first and second link plates in a wide-spread state. The bend angle θ01-17-2013
20120161419FRAME STRUCTURE FOR A SADDLE-RIDE TYPE VEHICLE, AND VEHICLE INCORPORATING THE SAME - In a motorcycle having a head pipe, and a pair of left and right frame sections including left and right down tubes extended rearward from the head pipe, a cross plate continuously connects the pair of left and right down tubes in a width direction of the motorcycle. The cross plate is elastically connected to the left and right down tubes. Such arrangement of the cross plate suppresses distortion of a pair of left and right frame sections including the down tubes extended so as to be connected by the head pipe, and also improves the controllability and straight traveling characteristic of the motorcycle.06-28-2012
20120161418Vehicle Body Frame of Motorcycle - A vehicle body frame of a motorcycle comprises a front frame portion extending rearward from a head pipe, and a rear frame portion extending downward or rearward from a rear end of the front frame portion. The front frame portion includes at least a pair of right and left frame members. A front end of the rear frame portion is welded to a center cross member coupling rear ends of the frame members. The center cross member has a closed cross-section structure in which plate members are joined together in a forward and rearward direction. Thus, a fuel tank and devices can be laid out more flexibly from a location above the center cross member to a location behind the center cross more flexibly and mounted more easily.06-28-2012
20120161417Vehicle Body Frame of Motorcycle - A vehicle body frame of a motorcycle comprises a front frame portion extending rearward from a head pipe; and a rear frame portion extending downward or rearward from a rear end of the front frame portion. The front frame portion includes at least a pair of right and left frame members. A forward portion of the rear frame portion is a lumbar frame having a closed cross-section structure portion in which a pair of right and left steel plates and are joined together. Devices such as a canister, and an ABS unit, are easily mounted in spaces lateral relative to the lumbar frame having a reduced width, while ensuring a sufficient stiffness.06-28-2012
20100052285Integral Bicycle Frame - An integral bicycle frame includes a single-piece molded front frame unit with first and second joined regions, and a single-piece molded rear frame unit with upper and lower anchored regions which are respectively coupled with the first and second joined regions through upper and lower coupling joints. Each of the upper and lower coupling joints has a tubular socket blank and a plug blank which respectively have inner and outer tubular surfaces matingly fitted to each other. The inner and outer tubular surfaces of one of the coupling joints are configured to respectively diverge and converge toward each other so as to facilitate inter-engagement therebetween.03-04-2010
20080258425Rear Fork for Bicycle - A rear fork for a bicycle, including a brake caliper support, mounted in rotation about the axle of the rear wheel and a hub carrier, fixed to the wheel axle, including a lower arm connected at a first end to the hub carrier and at a second end to the frame of the bicycle, and an upper arm, extending from the hub carrier to the frame. A connector link is arranged between the brake caliper and the lower arm, and the distance between the point of connection of the connector link on the lower arm and the connection of the lower arm to the hub carrier is at least equal to a third of the distance between the connection of the lower arm to the hub carrier and the connection of the lower arm to the frame.10-23-2008
20110121539COMPONENT FOR BICYCLE FRAME - The invention relates to a component (1) for a bicycle frame having a wing profile front side portion (2) and a back side portion (3) that is convex at least in certain portions. The invention further relates to a bottle holder (10) which is attachable to the component (1) or is configured in one piece with the component (1).05-26-2011
20120261895Apparatus and Method for Extracting Vibration Data From a Moving Drive Chain - The invention relates to an apparatus and method for extracting vibration data from a moving drive chain. In the preferred embodiment, the chain is that of a bicycle, or similar pedaled machine such as an indoor stationery bicycle, with two or more sensors placed on the chainstay of the bicycle to measure the vibrational frequency of the chain. Such vibration data can be used to determine the tension of the chain, and may also further compute the power transmitted by the chain, in conjunction with the measurement of chain speed. The invention provides a method and apparatus for conditioning and filtering the signals from the vibration sensors, as well as an arrangement for positioning the sensors on the bicycle.10-18-2012
20120326415SEAT POST FOR A BICYCLE - A seat post for a frame, said seat post comprising, a tubular section having a circumference; said tubular section including one or more slots; and said one or more slots extending through a portion of the circumference of said tubular section.12-27-2012
20120126508 BICYCLE FRAME - A bicycle frame is provided comprising: two substantially concentric rings connected along a front portion and flared out at a rear portion to enable a rear bicycle wheel to fit there between, the two substantially concentric rings enabled to absorb strain energy received from at least one of the rear wheel and weight from a rider; a seat post for receiving a bicycle seat, the seat post extending from a top portion of the two substantially concentric rings; a rear wheel bracket extending from a bottom rear portion of each of the two substantially concentric rings for supporting the rear wheel between the two substantially concentric rings; a bottom bracket located proximal a bottom front portion of the two substantially concentric rings, the bottom bracket for connecting at least a crank to the bicycle frame; a headtube for receiving a front fork; and, at least one support for the headtube to connect the headtube to the two substantially concentric rings.05-24-2012
20130020781VEHICLE BODY FRAME, SADDLE RIDING VEHICLE WITH THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING VEHICLE BODY FRAME - A vehicle body frame includes a left frame member, a right frame member, a cross member, and a first patch member. The cross member is fitted in both of a left connecting hole and a right connecting hole and welded to the left frame member and the right frame member. The cross member includes a pipe member having a hollow portion which has a first end, and a second end opposite to the first end along the hollow portion. The first patch member is fitted in the first end of the hollow portion and welded to an inner peripheral face of the hollow portion such that a weld bead is provided within a range of a first welding margin provided in the first end of the hollow portion. The first welding margin is provided on the inner peripheral face of the hollow portion.01-24-2013
20080252038BICYCLE FRAME WITH DEVICE CAVITY - A bicycle frame having a cavity constructed to receive a sensor device. The cavity has a shape and a contour that generally matches a shape and a contour of the sensor device. Such a configuration maintains the aerodynamic contour of the frame when the sensor device is positioned in the cavity. An optional plug occupies the cavity when the sensor device is not positioned therein. Preferably, the sensor device is constructed to wirelessly communicate bicycle operation information to a receiver that is remotely located relative to the sensor device. More preferably, the cavity is formed in a fork of the bicycle and the sensor device is configured to monitor operation of a front wheel and wirelessly communicate the operation information to the remote receiver.10-16-2008
20100090439Bicycle frame with storage element - The present invention relates to a storage element, preferably aerodynamic, designed for a bicycle frame, and more particularly a storage element designed in conjunction with the frame so as to increase the volume for storage proximate the frame.04-15-2010
20080238029BICYCLE SHAFT COMPONENT - A bicycle shaft component includes an outer tubular member and an inner member non-movably attached to the outer member. The outer tubular member includes a first end portion and a second end portion with an interior longitudinal passageway extending between the first and second end portions. The interior longitudinal passageway has a longitudinal center axis extending through it. The inner member is non-movably attached to the outer tubular member within the interior longitudinal passageway. The outer tubular member is constructed of a first material having a first specific gravity and the inner member is constructed of a second material having a second specific gravity that is lower than the first specific gravity of the first material.10-02-2008
20080238028BICYCLE BOTTOM BRACKET HANGER - A bicycle bottom bracket hanger is basically provided with a tubular hanger part, an inner tubular member and sealing arrangement. The tubular hanger part includes an interior surface with a first open end and a second open end that is axially spaced from the first open end. The inner tubular member is coaxially disposed in the tubular hanger part between the first and second open ends of the tubular hanger part. The sealing arrangement is disposed between the tubular hanger part and the inner tubular member. The sealing arrangement is entirely disposed within the tubular hanger part between the first and second open ends of the tubular hanger part.10-02-2008
20090243253Motorcycle frame structure - A motorcycle frame structure in which a pair of left and right main frame sections extend rearward and downward from a head pipe and are integrally provided with engine hangers each hanging downward from the intermediate portion of the main frame, such that weight reduction of the main frame is enabled while preventing strength reduction. A front edge of an engine hanger is formed to be inclined forwardly upwardly toward the head pipe. A main frame is provided with a through-hole above the engine hanger. A reinforcing portion extending generally parallel to the front edge of the engine hanger is provided in the main frame to longitudinally transverse the through-hole.10-01-2009
20080231015Bicycyle Frame - Bicycle frame, of the type which consist of a diagonal tube (09-25-2008
20130181423REINFORCED BICYCLE FRAME - A reinforced bicycle frame is made from a fiber-reinforced material. The reinforced bicycle frame includes a head tube, a top tube extending from the head tube, a down tube extending from the head tube beneath the top tube, and at least one rib. The insides of the head, top and down tubes are communicated with each other in a way that the head, top and down tubes combinedly form a frame head having an inner surface defining a chamber. The rib has a connection end connected with the inner surface of the frame head and a free end located in the chamber, thereby enhancing the structural strength of the bicycle frame.07-18-2013
20130181424REINFORCED BICYCLE FRAME - A reinforced bicycle frame is made from a fiber-reinforced material. The reinforced bicycle frame includes a bottom bracket shell, a seat tube upwardly extending from the bottom bracket shell, a down tube forwardly extending from the bottom bracket shell, two chain stays backwardly and respectively extending from the bottom bracket shell, and a rib. The bottom bracket shell has a periphery wall defining a chamber and having two opposite lateral sides, each of which is provided with a round tube portion. The rib extends toward the round tube portions from one of a first junction between the seat tube and the down tube and a second junction between the seat tube and the chain stays so as to enhance the structural rigidity of the bottom bracket shell.07-18-2013
20120248734VEHICLE BODY FRAME AND REAR FENDER ASSEMBLY FOR A MOTORCYCLE, AND MOTORCYCLE INCLUDING SAME - A motorcycle has a rear fender configured for strength and rigidity when the rear fender is lifted upwardly, while minimizing mass thereof. The motorcycle includes main frame sections extending rearwardly from a head pipe, left and right pivot plates attached to rear ends of the main frame sections and extending downwardly, and a swing arm, having a front end supported on the pivot plates to be swingably movable thereon, and a rear end configured to support a rear wheel. The motorcycle also includes left and right seat rails for supporting a seat thereon, left and right reinforcing rods extending between the seat rails and the pivot plates, and a rear fender mounted on the seat rails above the rear wheel. The rear fender includes projecting portions supported at front end portions thereof by front mounting flanges, the projecting portions projecting forwardly and contacting the seat rails from above.10-04-2012
20080197603Bicycle Frame - The invention relates to a bicycle frame consisting of a rear triangle (t) which is joined to a front quadrilateral structure (c) of tubular elements, comprising a coupling element (A) which is common to both. The top of the coupling element is joined to an upper tube (08-21-2008
20080197602BICYCLE WHEEL SECURING STRUCTURE - A bicycle wheel securing structure includes an adapter, an axial retaining arrangement and a holding member. The adapter is configured and arranged to be mounted in an axle mounting opening of a bicycle fork and has an axial bore that is at least partially threaded. The axial retaining arrangement is disposed between the adapter and the mounting opening to prevent axial removal of the adapter from the mounting opening. The holding member is attached to the bicycle fork. The holding member and the adapter are configured and arranged such that the holding member prevents rotation of the adapter when the adapter is mounted in the axle mounting opening of the bicycle fork and engaged with the holding member.08-21-2008
20130147152BICYCLE ASSEMBLY WITH BOTTOM BRACKET SHELL - A bicycle assembly can include a main frame having a bottom bracket shell to receive a bottom bracket. The bottom bracket shell can be made of carbon fiber with one or more metal rings to serve as bearing surfaces within the bottom bracket shell. The metal rings may also be split metal rings with a gap between two spaced apart ends.06-13-2013
20120274041FRAME FOR A BICYCLE - A frame for a bicycle and a bicycle equipped therewith, wherein the frame includes a frame body having a top tube and a down tube, and at least one supporting device connecting the top tube to the down tube. A supporting device includes a flow-through opening through which, when used as intended, at least part of the arriving air flows.11-01-2012
20130175783BICYCLE SADDLE AND A BICYCLE INCLUDING THE SAME - The present invention provides a bicycle which comprises a bicycle frame, a pair of wheels, a gear assembly, and a bicycle saddle, the bicycle characterized in that: the bicycle saddle has a base and a main body, the main body being disposed on the base and extending to left and right sides along a longitudinal axis between front and rear ends of the bicycle frame. The rider feels comfortable when riding a bicycle of this invention because the rider's crotch area is not in contact with the saddle nor rubs against it. Moreover, a large area of the rider's buttocks can be in contact with the main body of the bicycle saddle, which makes the rider feel comfortable too.07-11-2013
20130187359Bicycle Frame Having a Height-Adjustable Saddle Pillar - What is disclosed is a bicycle frame (07-25-2013
20100052286CLAMPING DEVICE - A clamping device for fixing a tubular object (S), in particular for a seat post (S), comprises at least a clamping area (03-04-2010
20080246248Hybrid Scooter-Bicycle - A hybrid scooter-bicycle is disclosed, comprising a front wheel, a rear wheel, a front fork assembly, and a frame. The front fork assembly comprises a stem and a fork and is operably connected to the front wheel. The front end of the frame comprises a head tube, which is configured to receive the stem of the front fork assembly. The frame further comprises a singular tube extending downward from the head tube to a first intermediate portion of the frame. The frame further comprises a platform for a rider to stand upon. The platform comprises two tubular and substantially parallel frame elements which branch from the singular tube at the first intermediate portion and extend horizontally to a second intermediate portion. The hybrid bicycle scooter also comprises a rear fork, which extends upwardly from the second intermediate portion to the rear end of the frame. The rear fork comprises two substantially parallel prongs to which the rear wheel is operably connected. In one aspect the rear wheel is smaller than the front wheel. The hybrid bicycle scooter also comprises a braking mechanism operably connected with at least one of the front wheel and rear wheels.10-09-2008

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