Bicycle control device

  • US 5,400,675 A
  • Filed: 02/22/1994
  • Issued: 03/28/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/29/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A control device for mounting on a bicycle handlebar, said control device comprising:

  • (A) brake lever means including;

    (a) a support member adapted to be fixed to the handlebar and having a lateral side face defining a grip portion,(b) a first pivot axis located at an upper end region of said support member, and(c) a brake lever having a base portion pivotably connected to said support member through said first pivot axis, a curved intermediate portion extending from said base portion, and a control grip portion extending from said intermediate portion, said lever also having a brake lever face for opposing the handlebar; and

    (B) speed change lever means mounted in proximity to said brake lever means, said speed change lever means including;

    (a) a second pivot axis extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to said first pivot axis, and(b) a speed change control lever pivotably connected to said second pivot axis and having at least first and second speed change control positions, said speed change control lever having a speed change lever body extending along said face of said brake lever, said speed change lever body having a first face for opposing the handlebar and a second face opposite to said first face, and wherein said speed change lever body includes a control portion; and

    wherein said second face of said speed change lever body is overlapped by said brake lever face.

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