Bicycle carrier

  • US 5,762,248 A
  • Filed: 11/20/1995
  • Issued: 06/09/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/07/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A bicycle carrier for fixedly retaining a bicycle on a vehicle roof, and comprising a carrier device fixable on the vehicle roof and provided with a support member for at least one of the wheels of the bicycle, an arm having a lower end connected to said support member and an upper end extending upwardly from said support member and provided with a gripping device at the upper end, the gripping device being designed for fixedly retaining a bicycle frame tube therein wherein the gripping device is operable to grip and lock the tube under the action of a transfer apparatus;

  • said transfer apparatus having one end operably connected to said gripping device and an opposite end extending approximately from the lower end of said arm and an operating device connected between the lower end of said arm and the opposite end of said transfer apparatus, said operating device being movable to tension said transfer apparatus and thereby operates said gripping device.

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