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EP 0932545 A4 2000-05-10 - BICYCLE FORK SUSPENSION HAVING A SINGLE PRIMARY COMPRESSION SPRING SYSTEM

Title (en)

BICYCLE FORK SUSPENSION HAVING A SINGLE PRIMARY COMPRESSION SPRING SYSTEM

Title (de)

FAHRRADGABELAUFHÄNGUNG MIT EINEM EINZIGEN PRIMÄRDRUCKFEDERSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SUSPENSION POUR FOURCHE DE BICYCLETTE, DOTEE D'UN SEUL SYSTEME A RESSORT DE COMPRESSION PRIMAIRE

Publication

EP 0932545 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 98931480 A

Priority

  • US 9812987 W
  • US 5270997 P
  • US 8453098 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9903725A1] A bicycle suspension fork (10) having a primary compression spring assembly (50) positioned in only one of the fork legs (14, 16). A load distributing assembly (52) is positioned in at least one of the fork legs (14, 16) in order to distribute loads transmitted to the fork (10) during a compression stroke. Thus, asymmetrical loading that would occur from the presence of only one compression spring assembly (50) on only one side of the fork is decreased if not completely eliminated. The load distributing assembly (52) preferably is arranged such that it begins load distribution during the last one-half, and most preferably the last one-third of compression stoke travel. A preferred embodiment of the load distributing assembly (52) includes a load distributing spring (80) and a load distributing spring spacer (82).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B62K 25/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B62K 25/08 (2006.01); F16F 1/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B62K 25/08 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9903725 A1 19990128; AU 8160198 A 19990210; CA 2266688 A1 19990128; EP 0932545 A1 19990804; EP 0932545 A4 20000510; JP 2001501154 A 20010130; TW 397786 B 20000711

INPADOC legal status

2001-06-27 [18W] WITHDRAWN

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- Date of withdrawal: 20010504

2000-05-10 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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- Effective date: 20000329

2000-05-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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1999-08-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 19990331

1999-08-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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