Bicycle support device

  • US 4,702,401 A
  • Filed: 01/28/1987
  • Issued: 10/27/1987
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/28/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A bicycle support device comprising a channel having an open side for receiving the wheels of a bicycle;

  • bicycle frame engaging means for supporting the frame of a bicycle in a longitudinal medial plane generally bisecting the channel with the bicycle wheels at a preselected location, toggle wheel clamp means adapted to engage a wheel of the bicycle for drawing the wheel in a direction having one component toward the channel and a second component lengthwise of the channel, the wheel clamp means including (a) a bracket mounted on the channel for adjustment therealong to a position spaced from one of the wheels of the bicycle, (b) a lever pivotally mounted intermediate its ends on said bracket for movement about a lever axis crosswise of said longitudinal medial plane of the channel, (c) a wheel engaging hook, (d) shank means connecting the wheel engaging hook to one end of the lever for relative pivotal movement about a second pivot axis paralleling said lever pivot axis, the wheel engaging hook extending crosswise of said longitudinal medial plane of the channel, the wheel engaging hook being swingable relative to said lever to a position in which the hook is offset from the open side of the channel to engage a bicycle wheel at a location spaced from a plane through the open side of the channel, the lever being pivotally movable about said lever axis between a clamp position in which the lever draws the wheel engaging hook in a direction inclined at an acute angle to the channel to a preselected position relative to the bracket and a release position in which the hook is spaced from the bracket a distance greater than said preselected distance.

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