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1. (WO2001000956) BICYCLE STEERING LOCK

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/000956    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/013991
Publication Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Sat May 20 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: B62H 5/04
E05B 67/36
E05B 71/00
Applicants: SURRATT, James, E.
Inventors: SURRATT, James, E.
Title: BICYCLE STEERING LOCK
Abstract:
A bicycle steering lock having a pin inserted into openings in the steering housing (12) and the fork shaft (11) to lock the steering of the bicycle. A lock guard (20) is welded to the housing (12) and a pin and ball receptacle (21) is welded to the opposite side of the housing (12). A pin lock (30) inserted through the lock guard (20), through the housing (12) and the fork shaft (11) into the pin and ball receptacle (21) includes an outer pin (42) containing ball bearings (50) disposed within openings in the end of the outer pin (42). When inserted, the ball bearings (50) are disposed adjacent to depressions (51) in the inside surface of the pin and ball receptacle (21). A cylinder key lock (40) is attached at the end opposite the key to a rotator (52, 70) which engages an inner pin (55). The ball bearings (50) protrude through the outer pin (42) and engage the depressions (51) in the pin and ball receptacle (21).