Patent Number: 6,293,169

Title: Bicycle pedal

Abstract: A bicycle pedal assembly is provided for attaching a shoe thereto via a cleat. The bicycle pedal has a pedal body rotatably coupled to the second end of the pedal shaft for supporting a cyclist's foot. The pedal body preferably has a pair clamping members coupled thereto with at least one of the clamping members being pivotally coupled thereto. At least the pivoting clamping member is constructed of a resilient wire material that is designed to pivot upon a twisting movement between the cleat and the pedal body. In the preferred embodiment, the front or first clamping member is stationary, while the rear or second clamping member is movable. The pivoting clamping member is fixedly secured directly to the pedal body without using a fastener. Each of the clamping members has a cleat engagement surface facing in a direction toward the pedal body. The wire clamping member includes at least a first coupling portion, a first biasing portion and a retaining portion extending from the first biasing portion in a direction transverse to the center longitudinal axis of the pedal body. The first biasing portion is arranged to urge the retaining portion from a release position to a retained position.

Inventors: Takahama; Kimitaka (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Shimano Inc.

International Classification: B62M 3/00 (20060101); B62M 3/08 (20060101); B63M 003/08 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018