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1. (WO2017182029) METHOD FOR LOADING AT LEAST ONE BICYCLE ONTO A BICYCLE CARRIER DETACHABLY SECURED ON THE TRAILER COUPLING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND METHOD FOR REMOVING THE BICYCLE FROM THE BICYCLE CARRIER, AND BICYCLE CARRIER FOR USING THE METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/182029    International Application No.:    PCT/DE2017/100257
Publication Date: Fri Oct 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 04 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B60R 9/10
B62B 5/00
Applicants: STOCKEL, Jürgen
Inventors: STOCKEL, Jürgen
Title: METHOD FOR LOADING AT LEAST ONE BICYCLE ONTO A BICYCLE CARRIER DETACHABLY SECURED ON THE TRAILER COUPLING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND METHOD FOR REMOVING THE BICYCLE FROM THE BICYCLE CARRIER, AND BICYCLE CARRIER FOR USING THE METHOD
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for loading at least one bicycle onto a bicycle carrier (1) detachably secured on the trailer coupling of a motor vehicle, wherein the bicycle carrier (1) has a frame (2) that is configured such that it can pivot between a transport position and a loading position in relation to a coupling device (5) provided on the bicycle carrier (1) by means of a lever mechanism (4) supported via at least one gas pressure spring (3), characterised by the following method steps: detachably securing a transport trolley (7), equipped with wheels (6) or castors, below the bicycle carrier (1); moving the bicycle carrier (1) towards thetrailer coupling of the motor vehicle with the transport trolley (7); aligning the coupling device (5) with a height level corresponding to the trailer coupling; securing the bicycle carrier (1) to the trailer coupling by means of an available clamping and/or screwing mechanism (9); detaching and removing the transport trolley (7) from the bicycle carrier (1); lowering the frame (2) down to the ground by means of the lever mechanism (4); introducing the at least one bicycle into the at least one wheel holder (10) provided for this purpose on the bicycle carrier (1), and securing the bicycle; and raising the frame (2) of the bicycle carrier (1) into the transport position by means of the available lever mechanism (4).