Patent Number: 6,308,806

Title: Brake assembly for a cycle

Abstract: A brake assembly for a cycle is provided which comprises a pair of caliper brake arms each having a pocket for receiving a portion of a brake pad, and a brake pad unit engaged with the brake arms, the brake pad unit comprising two brake pads carried by a spring which acts against the two brake arms so as to bias those brake arms in a direction to move the brake pads away from one another and the wheel which they are intended to engage. The brake assembly is installed in a fork crown which is adapted to be attached to a steerer tube in the case of a front wheel application or to a part of a cycle frame in the case of a rear wheel application, In a front wheel application, the fork crown accommodates part of a cable-driven mechanism for operating the brake arms, whereby to effect braking of the cycle.

Inventors: Nielsen; Peter M. (Quincy, MA)


International Classification: B62L 3/00 (20060101); B62L 3/02 (20060101); B62L 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018