Lockable bicycle rack

  • US 5,820,002 A
  • Filed: 03/22/1996
  • Issued: 10/13/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A bicycle-carrying rack for carrying a bicycle on a vehicle comprising:

  • an elongate tray mountable on a vehicle'"'"'s roof a short distance thereabove, and configured for receiving at least one of a bicycle'"'"'s tires;

    an elongate arm pivotably mounted on the tray, the arm being of a defined length which originates at a position between the vehicle'"'"'s roof and the lowest point of a bicycle which has been placed in the tray, the arm extending straight along its length from its point of origin to a point where it bends, somewhat, back upon itself extending thereafter to a terminal end which is movable to a position closely adjacent a bicycle'"'"'s pedal crank; and

    a lock member mounted on the arm adjacent the arm'"'"'s straight terminal end for locking onto one of the bicycle'"'"'s pedal cranks when the arm'"'"'s terminal end is positioned adjacent the bicycle'"'"'s pedal crank.

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