Pedal of bicycle

Application Number: 00108244
Application Date: 2000.04.30
Publication Number: 1299761
Publication Date: 2001.06.20
Priority Information: 1999/12/10 US 09/457851
International: B62M3/08
Applicant(s) Name: Shimano Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: Takahama Kotaka
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: zeng xiangling
Abstract A bicycle pedal has a pedal body is provided. The pedal body preferably has a pair clamping members coupled thereto with at least one of the clamping members being pivotally coupled thereto. The pivoting clamping member is constructed of a resilient wire material that is designed to pivot upon a twisting movement between the cleat and the pedal body. In the preferred embodiment, the first clamping member is stationary, while the second clamping member is movably. The pivoting clamping member is fixedly secured directly to the pedal body without using a fastener. Each of the clamping members has a cleat engagement surface facing in a direction toward the pedal body. The wire clamping member includes at least a first coupling portion, a first biasing portion and a retaining portion extending from the first biasing portion in a direction transverse to the center longitudinal axis of the pedal body. The first biasing portion is arranged to urge the retaining portion from a release position to a retained position.