Bicycle Brake

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Recently granted US Patent 11,338,884 being a C-I-P application of 11,021,207 represents the world's most economical and efficient cantilever style bicycle brake.

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It is fully understood that as most bicycle brakes, the discoidal bicycle brake invention is activated by a handlebar mounted brake lever. It is also fully understood the invention as with all center-pull bicycle brakes, has a frame mounted component to secure a control cable (1) shown in FIG. 1. Continuing to reference FIG. 1, the discoid (14) has its pivot mount (6) attached to a bicycle member (10) such as the fork and/or seat stays. Note the strategic placement of the following components on the discoid (14), the brake shoe (7), the pivot mount (6) and the secured yoke cable (3). When the brake lever is squeezed: the control cable (1) raises the control member (2) that cradles and lifts the yoke cable (3), raising the yoke cable (3) which as a result of the pivot mount (6) forces the brake shoe (7) against the bicycle wheel rim (8) facilitating braking. The location of the pivot mount (6) creates camming leverage. Note that the yoke cable (3) rests inside a groove or annular component (9) of the outside diameter of the discoid (14). The annular component (9) provides guidance of the yoke cable (3). The yoke cable (3) has closed loop ends (16) allowing the brake shoe threaded stud (15) to pass-through securing the yoke cable (3) to the discoid (14). Not shown is a spring that retracts the discoid to the original stand-by position as illustrated.

Again referring to FIG. 1, the discoid (14) is drilled and tapped (11) for the installation of the brake shoe (7) and a drilled though hole (12) is for the installation to the pivot mount (6). Note location of each element on the discoid (14). The discoid (14) has a groove or annular component (9) routing the yoke cable (3) and increasing the mechanical advantage of the brake when actuated. The discoid (14) has an off-center pivot mounting hole (12) for the pivot mount (6) allows powerful camming action while the yoke cable (3) offers circumferential support of the discoid (14). The location of the pivot mount (6) and/or varying the outside diameter of the discoid (14) can increase or decrease braking power. The yoke cable (3) is secured to the discoid (14) by inserting the threaded stud (15) portion of the brake shoe (7) through each of the closed ends (16) of the yoke cable (3) before installing the brake shoe (7). Also shown are additional pivot mounting holes (12) in the discoid (14) to allow mounting options and/or lighten weight of the discoid (14). The discoid (14) can be skeletonized for weight reduction or have band like construction for performance focused markets.

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    John Mcintyre
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    After being awarded 8 US Patents, it's the satisfaction knowing that most of my designs are making the world a little better.
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