Pedal of bicycle

Application Number: 00108245
Application Date: 2000.04.30
Publication Number: 1299762
Publication Date: 2001.06.20
Priority Information: 1999/12/10 US 09/457852
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. 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 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. The retaining portion has one of the cleat engagement surface formed thereon and being configured to apply a force toward the cleat receiving surface of the pedal body.