Patent Number: 6,167,735

Title: Bicycle carrier fastening bracket

Abstract: A bicycle carrier fastening bracket has a main body, a base, and a leg extending from the base to support a tube defining a hole for receiving a threaded rod having threaded end engaged with a fast releasing nut. The threaded rod also has a head end and associated head end washer, the head end being engaged with a handle capable of eccentric motion. The tube has a slot for receiving an arresting washer, and there is a round hole in the leg. The handle has a grip with a locking hole corresponding in diameter to the round hole. The eccentric body fastening the handle regulates a distance between each of the threaded rod head end washer and the nut and its respective opposite end of the main body. The distance can be shortened to clamp a bicycle front fork when the handle is rotated to rest the grip against the leg, with the locking hole of the grip rested against the leg, so as to facilitate installation of a lock and confine displacement of the grip. The arresting washer, in a normal state with the bicycle front fork unfastened, impedes movement of the threaded rod, thereby preventing the threaded rod from sliding in the tube hole and maintaining each of the distances to enable the bicycle front fork to be fastened.

Inventors: Brown; Justin Tyler (Jamaica Plain, MA)

Assignee: Delta Cycle Corporation

International Classification: B60R 9/00 (20060101); B60R 9/048 (20060101); B60R 9/10 (20060101); B62H 005/06 (); E05B 071/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018