Handcycles

  • US 5,853,184 A
  • Filed: 02/23/1996
  • Issued: 12/29/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/23/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A hand pedaled device comprising:

  • a frame;

    a wheel mounted on the frame;

    a hand crank mounted on the frame;

    a drive member connecting the wheel and hand crank whereby manual rotation of the hand crank rotates the wheel;

    said hand crank mounted to the frame by a pair of arm segments each having opposed first and second ends, each first end of the pair of arm segments connected to the hand crank and each second end connected to the frame at spaced apart points of connection and each of said arm segments defining a length between said hand crank and said points of connection for the pair of arm segments;

    andreleasable locking means for releasably locking the arm segments at a specified distance between said points of connection whereby with the locking means released, the crank arm position relative to the frame can be selectively adjusted to any horizontal or vertical position within a range of movement as permitted by the pair of arm segments.

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