US 11,654,990 B2
Electric bicycle
Benjamin Raymond Bass, Madison, WI (US); Ben M. Lund, Delafield, WI (US); and Andrew Schmidt, Delafield, WI (US)
Assigned to SERIAL 1 CYCLE COMPANY, LLC, Hales Corners, WI (US)
Filed by Serial 1 Cycle Company, LLC, Hales Corners, WI (US)
Filed on Jan. 6, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/569,886.
Application 17/569,886 is a continuation of application No. 16/928,406, filed on Jul. 14, 2020.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/874,663, filed on Jul. 16, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2022/0126936 A1, Apr. 28, 2022
Int. Cl. B62H 5/00 (2006.01); B62J 6/028 (2020.01); B62J 43/28 (2020.01); B62J 43/30 (2020.01); B62J 43/13 (2020.01); B62J 6/015 (2020.01); B62J 6/045 (2020.01); B62K 19/34 (2006.01); B62K 19/44 (2006.01); B62M 6/70 (2010.01); B62M 6/90 (2010.01); E05B 67/00 (2006.01)
CPC B62H 5/003 (2013.01) [B62J 6/015 (2020.02); B62J 6/028 (2020.02); B62J 6/045 (2020.02); B62J 43/13 (2020.02); B62J 43/28 (2020.02); B62J 43/30 (2020.02); B62K 19/34 (2013.01); B62K 19/44 (2013.01); B62M 6/70 (2013.01); B62M 6/90 (2013.01); E05B 67/006 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A bicycle comprising:
a frame including:
a head tube;
a stem pivotally coupled to the head tube;
a down tube having a first end coupled to the head tube and an opposing second end, the down tube extending rearward from the head tube at a downward angle;
a central portion positioned at the opposing second end of the down tube and extending substantially horizontally therefrom, the central portion defining a cavity and including a mount; and
chain stays extending rearward from the central portion, the chain stays defining recesses at rear ends thereof;
wherein an upper surface of the central portion and the down tube defines an opening that provides access to the cavity;
a motor coupled to the mount;
a battery releasably received within at least a portion of the frame, the battery configured to power the motor;
a crank set coupled to the motor, the crank set including crank arms;
a cover extending over the opening to enclose the cavity; and
a lighting system connected to the battery with wires extending internally through the frame, the lighting system including:
a conspicuity lamp integrated into the head tube;
a headlight coupled to the stem such that a direction of illumination of the headlight is variable relative to the head tube and the conspicuity lamp; and
taillights disposed within the recesses of the chain stays, wherein the taillights are positioned along a rear surface and a side surface of the chain stays.