Bicycle wheel travel path for selectively applying chainstay lengthening effect and apparatus for providing same

  • US 6,488,301 B2
  • Filed: 01/05/2001
  • Issued: 12/03/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/25/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A bicycle frame comprising:

  • a chain drive, in which the distance from the axis of a drive sprocket to a rear wheel dropout is represented by a variable value CSL; and

    a compressible rear suspension having a linkage for moving said dropout along a controlled wheel travel path as said suspension is compressed, said controlled wheel travel path having an arc radius which is greater towards a lower end of said path and smaller towards an upper end of said path.

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