Bicycle pedal

Application Number: 00108147
Application Date: 2000.04.29
Publication Number: 1279186
Publication Date: 2001.01.10
Priority Information: 1999/6/28 US 09/340028
International: B62M3/08
Applicant(s) Name: K. K. Shimano
Inventor(s) Name: Ono Yoaki
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: zeng xiangling
Abstract A bicycle pedal has a pedal body rotatably coupled to the pedal shaft for supporting a cyclist's foot. The pedal body preferably has a pair of side portions, a tubular portion extending between the side portions and a pair of cleat engaging members pivotally coupled to the side portion. At least one spring is coupled between the pedal body and each of the cleat engaging members. The springs are mounted on pivot pins that extend between the side portions of the pedal body. One of the side portions of the pedal body is removably coupled to the remainder of the pedal body for easy assembly and disassembly of the pedal. To adjust the cleat engagement force of the cleat engaging members, the springs are replaced with weaker or stronger springs.