Grip for handlebar of bicycle

  • US 20080156139A1
  • Filed: 01/03/2007
  • Published: 07/03/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/03/2007
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. A grip, comprising:

  • a hollow tubular rigid plastic inner shell having two free ends and having an inside formed with a mounting hole mounted on a handlebar and extended between the two free ends, wherein the mounting hole of the rigid plastic inner shell has two ends each having an opening which has a periphery formed with an annular end face, at least one end face of the rigid plastic inner shell is formed with two spaced arc-shaped positioning protrusions extending in a circumferential direction, and a first radial width is defined between a radial inner wall of each of the positioning protrusions and an inner surface of the opening;

    at least one substantially C-shaped metallic clamp mounted on the handlebar and having a slit, two opposite end faces and an annular inner face, wherein one of the end faces of the metallic clamp is formed with an arc-shaped positioning slot extending in a circumferential direction to allow insertion of the two positioning protrusions of the rigid plastic inner shell, and a second radial width is defined between a radial inner wall of the positioning slot and the inner face of the metallic clamp and is equal to the first radial width;

    at least one locking bolt locked on two opposite sidewalls of the slit of the metallic clamp to compress the metallic clamp to force the inner face of the metallic clamp to press an outer surface of the handlebar completely, so that the rigid plastic inner shell is fixed on and cannot be rotated relative to the handlebar;

    whereinthe second radial width is greater than zero so that the positioning slot is isolated from the inner face of the metallic clamp and is not in contact with the outer surface of the handlebar, and the inner face of the metallic clamp has a continuous circumferential length to contact and press the outer surface of the handlebar completely and to increase a contact area between the metallic clamp and the handlebar.

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