Quick release device for a pedal

  • US 8,671,799 B2
  • Filed: 10/20/2011
  • Issued: 03/18/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/19/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A pedal comprising:

  • a pedal body;

    a spindle rotatably inserted in the pedal body and formed outside the pedal body with an engaging portion and a protrusion at a distal end;

    the engaging portion having an annular groove defined in an outer peripheral thereof and a tapered section formed between the annular groove and the protrusion and gradually narrower toward the protrusion;

    a connecting unit provided to be mounted to a crank and defining a receiving hole at one end for receiving the engaging portion of the spindle, a retaining hole at the other end and in communication with the receiving hole for receiving the protrusion of the spindle, and a guiding hole defined in a side thereof and communicated with the receiving hole; and

    a quick release mechanism including a spring-loaded latch member that is substantially received in the guiding hole of the connecting unit and is configured to be biased in a manner that the latch member is normally having its inner end engaged in the annular groove of the spindle for locking the spindle, and the quick release mechanism being operable for withdrawal of the inner end of the latch member off the annular groove of the spindle in order to release the spindle from the connecting unit.

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