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Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, an operating structure, and a support plate. The operating structure includes a rotatable member rotatable relative to the base member about a rotational axis to control a bicycle component. ... Shimano Inc

Bicycle hydraulic device

A bicycle hydraulic device is basically provided with a base member, a first plug and a second plug. The base member has a hydraulic fluid passageway, a first opening communicating with the hydraulic fluid passageway and a second opening communicating with the hydraulic fluid passageway. ... Shimano Inc

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member and an operating member. The operating member includes an adapter, an operating lever, and an operating shaft. ... Shimano Inc

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base structure, an operating member, an adjustment member, a receiving member, and an elastic member. The adjustment member is attached to one of the base structure and the operating member to change a rest position of the operating member relative to the base structure. ... Shimano Inc

Bicycle controller and bicycle control system including bicycle controller

A bicycle control device includes an electronic controller that controls a motor, which assists propulsion of a bicycle. The electronic controller is configured to decrease an output of the motor to less than or equal to a limit value upon determining a shifting device is performing a shifting action to change a transmission ratio of the bicycle. ... Shimano Inc

Bicycle sprocket

A bicycle sprocket comprises sprocket teeth. The sprocket teeth include at least one first tooth and at least one second tooth. ... Shimano Inc

Bicycle shifting device calibration system, bicycle seatpost calibration system, and bicycle suspension calibration system

A bicycle shifting device calibration system, a bicycle seatpost calibration system and a bicycle suspension calibration system are provided that allow for easy setting of a shifting position or an actuation parameter. The bicycle shifting device calibration system includes an electronic controller and a memory. ... Shimano Inc

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member and an operating member. The base member is configured to be mounted to a bicycle handlebar. ... Shimano Inc

Bicycle rim

A bicycle rim comprises a base member, a cover member, and a spoke attachment member. The base member includes a truss structure that defines at least one opening. ... Shimano Inc

Bicycle sprocket

A bicycle sprocket comprises a sprocket body and sprocket teeth. The sprocket teeth include at least one first tooth and at least one second tooth. ... Shimano Inc

Disc brake rotor adapter, disc brake rotor including adapter, magnetism generation device

A disc brake rotor adapter is configured to detect a rotational state of a bicycle wheel. The disc brake rotor includes an adapter and a magnetism generation device. ... Shimano Inc

Bicycle magnetism generation device and disc brake adapter

A bicycle magnetism generation device and a disc brake adapter are configured to allow a rotation state of a bicycle wheel to be detected in a suitable manner. The bicycle magnetism generation device includes a magnetism generator generating magnetism. ... Shimano Inc

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel includes a reel body, a tubular pinion gear, a first bearing, a spool shaft, a spool attached to the spool shaft, and a clutch mechanism. The first bearing member supports an outer perimeter surface of a first end portion of the pinion gear. ... Shimano Inc

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel includes a reel body, a drive shaft, a roller clutch, and a prevention member. The reel body includes a boss portion. ... Shimano Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199557

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel includes a reel body and a spool. The reel body includes a first side plate, a second side plate, and a connecting portion connecting the first and second side plates. ... Shimano Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199556

Spool brake device

The spool brake device is equipped with a brake unit, a detector, and a controller. The controller controls the braking force by the brake unit based on the rotational speed of the spool detected by the detector. ... Shimano Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199555

Spinning reel for fishing

A spinning reel for fishing includes: a rotor including a cylindrical portion and a pair of support arms; a spool including a bobbin trunk, a front flange and a rear flange disposed on front and rear ends of the bobbin trunk respectively; and a line safety guard configured to prevent entry of a fishing line into the spool. The line safety guard has a base end portion, connecting frames proximally extending radially outward from the base end portion, and an annular portion consecutively connected to the distal ends of the connecting frames. ... Shimano Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199554

Spool brake device

The spool brake device is equipped with a brake unit, a detector, and a controller. The controller controls the braking force by the brake unit based on the variation of the rotational speed of the spool detected by the detection unit. ... Shimano Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195598

Bicycle rotor

A bicycle rotor comprises a base portion and at least one chain engagement portion. The base portion is configured to rotate around a rotational center axis of the bicycle rotor. ... Shimano Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194431

Bicycle sprocket, sprocket assembly, rear sprocket assembly, and drive train of bicycle

A bicycle sprocket comprises at least one chain engaging member constituting at least a part of at least one sprocket tooth of the bicycle sprocket. The at least one chain engaging member is configured to contact a bicycle chain in a state where the bicycle chain engages with the bicycle sprocket. ... Shimano Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187749

Link plates for bicycle chain

An outer link plate for a bicycle chain includes a first outer-link end portion, a second outer-link end portion and an outer-link intermediate portion interconnecting the first outer-link end portion and the second outer-link end portion. The first outer-link end portion includes a first outer-link opening having a first outer-link center axis. ... Shimano Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186429

Rear derailleur

A rear derailleur includes a base member, a movable member, a link and a chain guide. The link is connected to the base member about a first link axis and to the movable member about a second link axis. ... Shimano Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183255

Bicycle controller and bicycle control system

A bicycle controller and a bicycle control system are provided that effectively supply power from one battery to a plurality of bicycle components. The bicycle controller includes an electronic control unit that controls power consumed by a plurality of bicycle components. ... Shimano Inc

06/28/18 / #20180180157

Bicycle sprocket and bicycle sprocket assembly

A bicycle sprocket comprises a sprocket body and chain-driving teeth. The chain-driving teeth each have a first axial surface, a second axial surface, a driving surface, and a non-driving surface. ... Shimano Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178883

Bicycle drive unit and bicycle drive system including bicycle drive unit

A bicycle drive unit includes a motor that assists propulsion of a bicycle and a wire operation device that operates a wire, which is connectable to a bicycle component.. . ... Shimano Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178880

Bicycle sprocket

A bicycle sprocket comprises a sprocket body and chain-driving teeth. The chain-driving teeth comprises at least one first tooth and at least one second tooth. ... Shimano Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178878

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member made of a resin material. The base member includes an outer surface, a cylinder bore, and at least one recess provided on the outer surface to define a cylinder wall between the cylinder bore and the at least one recess. ... Shimano Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178870

Bicycle display device

A bicycle display device is configured to show an image on a display that is appropriate to a bicycle component, which is communicable with the bicycle display device. The bicycle display device is configured to be mounted on a bicycle. ... Shimano Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170483

Bicycle internal transmission hub

A bicycle internal transmission hub is provided that can be easily coupled to a bicycle body. The bicycle internal transmission hub includes a hub shell, a shifting unit, and an electric actuator. ... Shimano Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170482

Bicycle shifting device and bicycle internal transmission hub

A bicycle shifting device includes a first transmission unit, a second transmission unit, a coupling member and a release unit. The first transmission unit includes a first rotational body, to which human power is transmitted. ... Shimano Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170479

Bicycle sprocket and bicycle sprocket assembly

A bicycle sprocket comprises a sprocket body, sprocket teeth, and at least one shifting facilitation area. The sprocket teeth include at least one first tooth and at least one second tooth. ... Shimano Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170478

Bicycle crank assembly

A bicycle crank assembly includes a fixing member for fixing a sprocket to a crank arm. The fixing member includes a radially-extending projection, to prevent the sprocket from moving relative to the crank axle in an axial direction, and an axially-extending base portion, which is secured to the crank arm. ... Shimano Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170099

Bicycle hub

A bicycle hub includes a hub axle, a hub body, an electric power generator, a freewheel and an electric unit. The hub body is rotatable around the hub axle. ... Shimano Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163801

Disc brake caliper

A disc brake caliper is basically provided with a caliper housing, a brake pad and an intermediate member. The caliper housing defines a slot that is configured to receive a brake rotor. ... Shimano Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162486

Bicycle detection device, operating device for bicycle component with detection device, and bicycle control system with operating device

A bicycle control apparatus is basically provided with a controller. The controller includes a processor, a memory, and an i/o interface. ... Shimano Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160665

Reciprocating mechanism of spinning reel and spinning reel comprising the same

A reciprocating mechanism includes a first supporting member, a second supporting member, and a biasing member. The worm shaft includes a shaft portion, a first shaft supporting portion having a spherical portion formed in a convex spherical shape at a distal end, and a second shaft supporting portion. ... Shimano Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148127

Electronic device and method for controlling electronic device

An electronic device controls at least one bicycle component in correspondence with operation of an operation device. The electronic device includes a receiver, a memory, a first wireless transmitter, a memory and an electronic controller. ... Shimano Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148126

Bicycle crank assembly

A crank arm fixing ring is basically provided with a cylindrical mounting portion and a contact portion. The cylindrical mounting portion includes an external thread configured to screw into a crankshaft. ... Shimano Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148124

Bicycle-brake-caliper attachment structure

A bicycle-brake-caliper attachment structure comprises a base member. The base member is configured to be coupled to a brake caliper configured to apply a braking force on a brake disc rotor configured to be rotatable about a rotational axis. ... Shimano Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146653

Reciprocating mechanism of spinning reel and spinning reel comprising the same

A reciprocating mechanism includes a worm shaft, a slider, a first guide shaft, and an elastic member. The worm shaft includes spiral grooves, and is rotated while the handle is rotated. ... Shimano Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146652

Gear mounting structure of fishing reel

A gear mounting structure includes a worm shaft, a gear, and an elastic member. The worm shaft includes a shaft body, on the outer surface of which is formed intersecting spiral grooves, and a gear locking portion with a non-circular cross section, on at least a portion of the outer surface of which is formed a curved surface portion and a planar portion. ... Shimano Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141615

Bicycle sprocket

A bicycle sprocket comprises a sprocket body, a plurality of sprocket teeth, at least one shifting facilitation projection, and at least one bump portion. The at least one shifting facilitation projection is configured to engage with a bicycle chain in a first shifting operation in which the bicycle chain is shifted from the bicycle sprocket toward a smaller sprocket. ... Shimano Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141612

Bicycle hydraulic operating system

A bicycle hydraulic operating system is basically provided with a first base member, a piston, a first operating member, a second base member and a second operating member. The first base member includes a first bicycle fixing structure and a hydraulic cylinder defining a cylinder bore. ... Shimano Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141611

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, an operating member, a piston, and an electrical switch. The base member includes a first end portion to be mounted to a bicycle handlebar, a second end portion opposite to the first end portion, and a cylinder bore. ... Shimano Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134342

Bicycle component operating device

A bicycle component operating device has a base member, an operating member, a positioning ratchet member, a pulling pawl, a positioning pawl, a release member and a releasing pawl. The positioning ratchet member is rotatably mounted to the base member. ... Shimano Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134340

Bicycle front sprocket, bicycle crank assembly, and bicycle drive train

A bicycle front sprocket comprises a sprocket body and at least one sprocket tooth. The sprocket body includes a crank arm mounting portion including a first mounting axial surface facing toward an axial bicycle-center plane in an axial direction in a state where the bicycle front sprocket is mounted to the bicycle frame. ... Shimano Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132463

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel being capable of regulating relative rotation between a drive gear that interlocks with a spool and a drive shaft includes a braking device, a ring, a drag adjustment part and a sound unit. The ring is configured to be integrally rotatable with the drive shaft, configured to be pressed toward the drive gear, and has a sound generating part disposed at an outer periphery thereof. ... Shimano Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127057

Bicycle crank assembly and bicycle sprocket assembly

A bicycle crank assembly comprises a crank arm, a first sprocket, and a second sprocket. One of the first sprocket and the second sprocket comprises a first shifting facilitation area to facilitate a first shifting operation in which a bicycle chain is shifted from the second sprocket toward the first sprocket in a first chain-phase state in which a reference tooth of a plurality of second sprocket teeth is received in an outer link space, and a second shifting facilitation area to facilitate a second shifting operation in which the bicycle chain is shifted from the second sprocket toward the first sprocket in a second chain-phase state in which the reference tooth of the plurality of second sprocket teeth is received in an inner link space.. ... Shimano Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125049

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel includes a reel body, a spool and a waterproof member. The reel body includes a first side plate and a second side plate. ... Shimano Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125048

Fishing reel waterproof structure

A fishing reel waterproof structure prevents water intrusion into a bearing member that supports an end of a handle shaft to make the end of the handle shaft rotatable respective to a reel body. The fishing reel waterproof structure includes a flange part, a fixation plate, a seal member and a water stop part. ... Shimano Inc

05/03/18 / #20180118305

Bicycle controller and bicycle control system including bicycle controller

A bicycle controller includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit controls a transmission device that changes a ratio of a rotational speed of a wheel of a bicycle to a rotational speed of a crank of the bicycle, and a motor that transmits torque to an upstream side of the transmission device in a transmission path of a manual driving force that is input to the crank. ... Shimano Inc

05/03/18 / #20180118303

Bicycle component mounting device

A bicycle component mounting device comprises a base member, a holding member, a movable member, and a guide structure. The base member includes a mounting portion. ... Shimano Inc

05/03/18 / #20180118302

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, an operating member, an operating structure, and an operating unit. The operating member is movable relative to the base member between a rest position and an operated position. ... Shimano Inc

05/03/18 / #20180118301

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, an operating member, and a piston. The base member has a longitudinal axis defined along a center axis of a free end of a bicycle handlebar in a mounting state where the base member is mounted to the free end of the bicycle handlebar. ... Shimano Inc

05/03/18 / #20180118211

Bicycle controller and bicycle control system including bicycle controller

A bicycle controller includes an electronic control unit that controls a transmission unit and a motor in accordance with a shift request that changes the transmission ratio. If the transmission ratio is changed in multiple steps in accordance with the shift request, then the electronic control unit selectively executes one of first and second shifting operations. ... Shimano Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105226

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device is basically provided with a main support body, a first operating member, a hydraulic brake operating unit, an additional operating unit and a second operating member. The main support body is configured to be attached to a handlebar. ... Shimano Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103627

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel includes a reel body and a spool. The reel body includes a first body part, a second body part, and a thumb rest. ... Shimano Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099725

Bicycle rear sprocket assembly

A bicycle rear sprocket assembly is basically provided that includes a first sprocket including a first sprocket body and a plurality of first sprocket teeth provided to an outer periphery thereof. Each of a plurality of first circumferential areas has a first circumferential length. ... Shimano Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099724

Bicycle hydraulic device

A bicycle hydraulic device includes a cylinder including a cylinder bore, a piston located in the cylinder bore and movable between an initial position and an actuation position, a reservoir tank that is in fluidal communication with the cylinder bore through a communication port, and a flow modulator configured to modulate a flow behavior of a fluid in accordance with a direction in which the fluid flows in the communication port.. . ... Shimano Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099653

Hydraulic bicycle component

A protective cap is provided for protecting an end portion of a hydraulic hose of a hydraulic bicycle component. The protective cap is configured to be removably coupled to the end portion of the hydraulic hose. ... Shimano Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099526

Bicycle hub assembly

The bicycle hub assembly includes a hub axle, a hub body, a bearing unit, a lock member, and a tool engagement member. The bearing unit is configured to rotatably support the hub body around the hub axle with respect to the rotational center axis. ... Shimano Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098530

Gear mechanism for a fishing reel

A gear mechanism for a fishing reel includes a drive gear, a handle, and a vibration damper. The drive gear includes a gear having a prescribed gear diameter, and a drive gear shaft rotated together with the gear and having a smaller dimension than the prescribed gear diameter. ... Shimano Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093739

Bicycle derailleur

A bicycle front derailleur includes a base member to be mounted to a bicycle frame, a chain guide, a first link pivotally connected to the chain guide about a first pivot axis, and a second link pivotally connected to the chain guide about a second pivot axis. The chain guide includes a link-connecting structure pivotally connected to the first link. ... Shimano Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093738

Bicycle hydraulic operating device

A bicycle hydraulic operating device basically has a base member, an operating member, a piston and a connecting rod. The base member includes a cylinder bore and a reservoir tank. ... Shimano Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093737

Bicycle hydraulic operating device

A bicycle hydraulic operating device is basically provided with a first base part, a second base part and a piston. The first base part includes a cylinder bore, a first end surface having a first opening, and a first passage extending from the first opening in the first end surface to the cylinder bore. ... Shimano Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093585

Bicycle power supplying device and bicycle electric device including bicycle power supplying device

A bicycle power supplying device is configured to easily obtain the power needed to drive a subject electric component and a bicycle electric device that includes the bicycle power supplying device. The bicycle power supplying device includes a holder and a power storage unit. ... Shimano Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092343

Dual-bearing reel spool and dual-bearing reel

A spool for a dual-bearing reel is rotatably disposed in a reel body. The spool includes a bobbin trunk, a first flange and a second flange. ... Shimano Inc

03/29/18 / #20180087560

Bicycle end cap

A bicycle end cap has a first end and a second end that is opposite to the first end for attaching to a bicycle line shape member. The bicycle end cap includes a tubular portion and an attachment structure. ... Shimano Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086413

Bicycle operation device

A bicycle operation device is provided that allows for easy operation of operation units. The bicycle operation device includes a clamp, a first operation unit and a second operation unit. ... Shimano Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086412

Bicycle operation device

A bicycle operation device includes a clamp and an operation unit. The clamp is attachable to a handlebar of a bicycle. ... Shimano Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079467

Bicycle front sprocket assembly

A bicycle front sprocket assembly is basically provided with a first sprocket, a second sprocket, a sprocket carrier and a chain guiding portion. The first sprocket includes a first sprocket body and a plurality of first sprocket teeth disposed on a first outer periphery of the first sprocket body, the second sprocket includes a second sprocket body and a plurality of second sprocket teeth. ... Shimano Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079462

Bicycle telescopic apparatus

A bicycle telescopic apparatus includes a first tube having a receiving space, a second tube telescopically received in the receiving space of the first tube, a position detector configured to detect a relative position between the first tube and the second tube in a longitudinal direction of the bicycle telescopic apparatus, and an output device configured to output a signal based on a detected result of the position detector. The signal can control a bicycle component other than the bicycle telescopic apparatus. ... Shimano Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076840

Bicycle component and communication unit

A bicycle component is provided that facilitates replacement of a communication device. The communication device bicycle component includes an operation member, a power generator, a communication device and an attachment portion. ... Shimano Inc

03/15/18 / #20180073621

Bicycle sprocket assembly

A bicycle sprocket assembly comprises a first sprocket and a second sprocket. The first sprocket comprises a first sprocket body, a first shifting facilitation area, a plurality of first chain-driving teeth, and a first outer diameter. ... Shimano Inc

03/15/18 / #20180073620

Bicycle sprocket

A bicycle sprocket comprises a sprocket body, a shifting facilitation area, and a plurality of chain-driving teeth. The plurality of chain-driving teeth comprises a reference tooth and a first tooth. ... Shimano Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072382

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device includes a support structure, a release member, a positioning ratchet and a position maintaining pawl. The release member is movable between first and second positions. ... Shimano Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072370

Bicycle component operating apparatus

A bicycle component operating apparatus includes a first operating device and a second operating device. The first operating device includes a base member, a main body and an operating member. ... Shimano Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072096

Hub assembly attachment unit, bicycle hub assembly, and bicycle hub assembly state detection system

A hub assembly attachment unit includes an attachment and a magnetism generator. The attachment is attachable to a thread at an end of a portion of a bicycle hub assembly that is rotatable relative to a hub axle in a direction extending along a rotational axis of the bicycle hub assembly. ... Shimano Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065696

Outdoor equipment component

An outdoor equipment component is provided for outdoor equipment that can be miniaturized. The outdoor equipment component includes a first member including an inner cavity and a second member at least partially located in the inner cavity. ... Shimano Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064083

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel comprises a reel main body, a spool, a spool shaft, an adjusting member, and an operation lever. The adjusting member is attached to the reel main body. ... Shimano Inc

03/01/18 / #20180057107

Bicycle hub assembly and bicycle control system

A bicycle hub assembly includes a hub shell including a braking surface. A coaster brake shoe is accommodated in the hub shell and cooperates with the braking surface to generate braking force. ... Shimano Inc

03/01/18 / #20180057106

Bicycle crank arm

A bicycle crank arm is basically provided that includes a first structural member and a second structural member attached to the first structural member. The first structural member is made of a first material including a non-metallic material. ... Shimano Inc

03/01/18 / #20180057105

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, an operating member, a hydraulic unit, an electrical switch, a wireless communicator, and a power supply. The base member includes a first end to be mounted to a bicycle handlebar and a second end opposite to the first end. ... Shimano Inc

03/01/18 / #20180057104

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, an operating member, a hydraulic unit, an electrical switch, a wireless communicator, and a power supply. The base member includes a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. ... Shimano Inc

03/01/18 / #20180057103

Bicycle operating device

A base member includes a first end to be mounted to a bicycle handlebar and a second end opposite to the first end. An operating member is pivotally coupled to the base member about a first pivot axis. ... Shimano Inc

03/01/18 / #20180057102

Bicycle operating device

A base member includes a first end to be mounted to a bicycle handlebar and a second end opposite to the first end. An operating member is pivotally coupled to the base member about a first pivot axis. ... Shimano Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055026

Rotor drive unit waterproof structure and spinning reel

A waterproof rotor drive unit structure includes a driveshaft that rotates a rotor, a reel body, a housing member, and a lid member that supports a pinion gear so as to he rotatable around a rotational axis of the driveshaft. A first annular projection is disposed on an outer peripheral end of a rotor-facing surface of the lid member, the first projection protruding toward the rotor entirely around the rotational axis. ... Shimano Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050761

Bicycle controller and bicycle controlling method

A bicycle controller and a bicycle controlling method reduces a distance a bicycle travels before a motor is stopped regardless of whether pedaling is stopped in a state where a rotation speed of the crank is high. The bicycle controller includes an electronic control unit that controls a motor, which assists pedaling of a bicycle, based on a manual driving force and angle information related to an angle of a crank of the bicycle. ... Shimano Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043962

Bicycle control device

A bicycle control device is basically provided with a mounting bracket, a hydraulic unit and a shift unit. The mounting bracket includes a handlebar clamp defining a handlebar mounting axis. ... Shimano Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042207

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel is attachable to a fishing rod and releases a fishing line forward. The dual-bearing reel includes a reel unit, a spool for winding the fishing line, a handle and a level wind mechanism. ... Shimano Inc

02/08/18 / #20180037294

Bicycle control device and bicycle electric assist unit including bicycle control device

A bicycle control device is provided that allows the rider to ride a bicycle comfortably. A bicycle electric assist unit is provided that includes the bicycle control device. ... Shimano Inc

02/01/18 / #20180031061

Copper clad bicycle disc brake rotor

A bicycle disc brake rotor, having a rotational center axis, comprises an outer portion having plural layers including first and second braking surfaces in opposite axial directions. The plural layers include a first layer made of a copper or a copper alloy.. ... Shimano Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029666

Bicycle controller

A bicycle controller controls a motor in accordance with the riding environment of a bicycle. The bicycle controller includes an electronic control unit that is configured to control a motor, which assists pedaling of a bicycle in accordance with a manual driving force. ... Shimano Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029411

Bicycle wheel securing device

A bicycle wheel securing device comprises a shaft, an axial abutment structure, a bicycle-body engaging structure, a manual actuator, and a shaft-end retaining structure. The shaft has a first shaft end, a second shaft end, and a longitudinal center axis. ... Shimano Inc

01/25/18 / #20180022416

Bicycle sprocket assembly

A bicycle sprocket assembly is basically provided with a first sprocket having a first pitch circle diameter, a second sprocket having a second pitch circle diameter, a third sprocket having a third pitch circle diameter, a fourth sprocket having a fourth pitch circle diameter, and a sprocket supporting member. At least one of the second and third sprockets is attached to the sprocket supporting member. ... Shimano Inc

01/25/18 / #20180022415

Bicycle sprocket supporting member and bicycle sprocket assembly

A bicycle sprocket assembly is basically provided with a bicycle sprocket supporting member and at least one sprocket. The bicycle sprocket supporting member includes an outer peripheral surface and an inner peripheral surface. ... Shimano Inc

01/18/18 / #20180017152

Bicycle drive unit

A bicycle drive unit comprises a housing configured to be mounted to a first base member. The housing includes a first wall at least partly defining an internal space to at least partly accommodate a bicycle crank having a crank rotational axis. ... Shimano Inc

01/18/18 / #20180017131

Link plates for bicycle chain

A link plate for a bicycle chain is basically provided with a first link end portion, a second link end portion and a link intermediate portion interconnecting the first link end portion and the second link end portion. The first link end portion includes a first link opening having a first link center axis. ... Shimano Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015982

Bicycle hydraulic device

A bicycle hydraulic device comprises a base member and a cover member. The base member is configured to be mounted to a bicycle body. ... Shimano Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015980

Bycycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, an operating unit, and a support shaft. The operating unit includes a rotatable member rotatable relative to the base member about a first rotational axis to control a bicycle component. ... Shimano Inc

01/11/18 / #20180010654

Rotor cover

A rotor cover is provided that limits contact of a disc brake rotor with an object flying from a radially outer side of the disc brake rotor. The rotor cover covers a disc brake rotor, which is rotatable relative to a bicycle frame. ... Shimano Inc

01/11/18 / #20180010653

Rotor cover

A rotor cover is provided that includes different portions and is configured to meet requirements of each portion. The rotor cover includes a positioning portion that is positioned relative to a bicycle frame or a disc brake rotor and a cover portion that is coupled to the positioning portion to cover the disc brake rotor. ... Shimano Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009508

Bicycle controller, bicycle component, and bicycle control system

A bicycle controller is configured to communicate with a first bicycle component that transmits a first wireless signal and a second bicycle component that transmits a second wireless signal. The bicycle controller includes an interface configured to receive the first wireless signal and the second wireless signal. ... Shimano Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009505

Bicycle rear sprocket assembly and bicycle rear sprocket

A bicycle rear sprocket assembly comprises a first sprocket. The first sprocket includes a first sprocket body, a plurality of first sprocket teeth, a bearing unit mounting section, and a first torque-transmitting structure. ... Shimano Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009496

Bicycle component

A bicycle component is provided with a base including a recess, a cover, a protected member that is at least partially arranged in the recess, and an engagement portion. The cover is configured to close the recess. ... Shimano Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001961

Bicycle tensioner apparatus and bicycle tensioner

A bicycle tensioner apparatus comprises a first base member, a second base member, and a tensioner. The second base member is movably coupled to the first base member. ... Shimano Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001956

Bicycle operating device

An operating member is movably coupled to a base member. A hydraulic unit comprises a cylinder bore and a piston movably provided in the cylinder bore. ... Shimano Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001785

Bicycle battery unit

A bicycle battery unit is configured to reduce the effect of contact with an obstacle. The bicycle battery unit includes a plurality batteries, a housing accommodating the batteries and a protector. ... Shimano Inc

12/28/17 / #20170370462

Bicycle sprocket and bicycle sprocket assembly

A bicycle sprocket comprises a sprocket body and a plurality of chain-driving teeth. The plurality of chain-driving teeth comprises a first tooth and a second tooth. ... Shimano Inc

12/28/17 / #20170370460

Bicycle sprocket and bicycle sprocket assembly

A bicycle sprocket comprises a sprocket body and a plurality of chain-driving teeth. The plurality of chain-driving teeth comprises a first tooth and a second tooth. ... Shimano Inc

12/28/17 / #20170370458

Bicycle sprocket and bicycle sprocket assembly

A bicycle sprocket includes a first sprocket body and a plurality of first sprocket teeth. The first sprocket teeth include a plurality of tooth tip portions and a plurality of tooth bottom portions. ... Shimano Inc

12/28/17 / #20170369125

Bicycle bar end attachment

A bicycle bar end attachment includes a main body, a shoe, a compression member, a rotation member, a transmission structure and a fixing structure. The main body is insertable into a bicycle handlebar, and includes a first threaded portion. ... Shimano Inc

12/28/17 / #20170369124

Bicycle rear sprocket assembly

A first sprocket includes a first opening having a first diameter smaller than a radially outer diameter of a sprocket support portion of a bicycle rear hub assembly. A lock member includes a main body, a male thread portion, and a radial projection. ... Shimano Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361901

Multiple bicycle sprocket assembly

A multiple bicycle sprocket assembly is basically provided with a first sprocket supporting member and a second sprocket supporting member. A first sprocket is coupled to one of a first bicycle inbound facing side and a first bicycle outbound facing side of the first sprocket supporting member, and is a separate member therefrom. ... Shimano Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361897

Bicycle hydraulic operating device

A bicycle hydraulic operating device is basically provided with a base member, a piston, an operating member, a hydraulic reservoir tank and a diaphragm. The base member includes a cylinder bore. ... Shimano Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361896

Bicycle hydraulic operating device

A bicycle hydraulic operating device is basically provided with a base member, a piston, an operating member and a hydraulic reservoir. The base member includes a cylinder bore. ... Shimano Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361819

Bicycle hydraulic operating device

A bicycle hydraulic operating device is basically provided with a base member, a piston, an operating member and a hydraulic reservoir. The base member includes a cylinder bore. ... Shimano Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358731

Piezoelectric sensor for bicycle component

A piezoelectric material contains ferroelectric particles and an adhesive resin. The ratio of the ferroelectric particles relative to the total mass of the ferroelectric particles and the adhesive resin is 40 mass % or greater and 98 mass % or less.. ... Shimano Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355422

Bicycle sprocket

A bicycle sprocket comprises a sprocket element, a first shifting facilitation projection, and a second shifting facilitation projection. The sprocket element includes a rotational center axis, a sprocket body, and a plurality of sprocket teeth. ... Shimano Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355420

Bicycle controller

A bicycle controller includes an electronic control unit controlling output of a motor that assists in propelling of a bicycle based on a manual driving force input to the bicycle. The electronic control unit further configured to control the motor in any one of operation modes including first, second and another operation modes, which control the output of the motor based on the manual driving force. ... Shimano Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355412

Bicycle display

A bicycle display is provided that allows the user to recognize the selected operation mode. The bicycle display includes a display screen configured to display information corresponding to a first operation mode and a second operation mode of a bicycle component that is selectable between at least the first operation mode and the second operation mode in accordance with operation of an operation unit. ... Shimano Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355160

Heated liquid tapered line production device and method

The present invention provides a tapered line production device and method for efficiently producing line of varying thickness. An additional aspect of the present invention is to employ a heat transfer media to provide a tapered fishing line production device and method that operates at high rates of production. ... Shimano Inc

12/07/17 / #20170349238

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, a first operating structure, a second operating structure, and a prevention member. The first operating structure comprises a first take-up member, a first operating member, and a first actuating member. ... Shimano Inc

12/07/17 / #20170349004

Bicycle rim

A bicycle rim basically includes a first annular side surface portion, a second annular side surface portion, an annular connecting portion and an outermost layer. The first annular side surface portion includes a first braking surface. ... Shimano Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347636

Single-bearing reel

A single-bearing reel includes a reel unit, a spool shaft, a support unit, a spool, a first restriction member, a second restriction member, a pair of first seal members, a second seal member, and a third seal member. The pair of first seal members is disposed on an outer peripheral surface of the support unit. ... Shimano Inc

11/30/17 / #20170341705

Bicycle control device and bicycle control system

A bicycle control device comprises a seat information generator and an assist controller. The seat information generator is configured to generate seat information. ... Shimano Inc

11/30/17 / #20170341692

Bicycle seatpost assembly

A bicycle seatpost assembly comprises a first tube, a second tube, and a positioning structure. The second tube has a distal end to be attached to a bicycle seat and a proximal end opposite to the distal end. ... Shimano Inc

11/30/17 / #20170339935

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel includes a reel unit, a spool shaft, a spool, and a brake device. The spool shaft is rotatably supported by the reel unit. ... Shimano Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334521

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device is basically provided with a base member, a first operating member and an attachment. The base member has an interior space that is configured to receive an operating unit. ... Shimano Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334508

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, an operating member, and a hydraulic unit. The operating member is pivotally coupled to the base member about a pivot axis. ... Shimano Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334507

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, a hydraulic cylinder, a piston, and a fluid passageway. The base member is configured to be mounted to a bicycle. ... Shimano Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334506

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member and an operating member. The base member includes a hydraulic-unit attachment part to which a hydraulic unit is to be attached, and a first end portion to be mounted to a handlebar. ... Shimano Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332614

Rotation transmission mechanism for spinning reel

A rotation transmission mechanism includes a drive shaft, a drive gear, a pinion gear, a first bearing, and a positioning structure. The drive shaft is rotatable with respect to a chassis. ... Shimano Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328428

Bicycle disc brake rotor

A bicycle disc brake rotor is provided. The bicycle disc brake rotor includes a friction disc having a center axis and including a first braking surface and a second braking surface. ... Shimano Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328421

Clutch control mechanism for dual-bearing reel

A clutch control mechanism configured to allow or block a transmission of a rotation of a handle to a spool in response to either a rotating of the handle or an operating of a clutch operating member. The clutch control mechanism includes a clutch cam, a clutch plate, and a positioning structure. ... Shimano Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327182

Bicycle control apparatus

A bicycle control apparatus is basically provided for controlling a bicycle having a drive assistance electric motor. The bicycle control apparatus includes a manual drive force detector, a shift state detector and a controller. ... Shimano Inc

10/26/17 / #20170307049

Bicycle chain

A bicycle chain comprises an inner link plate. The inner link plate comprises a first inner-link end portion, a second inner-link end portion, an inner-link intermediate portion, at least one first inner-link chamfered portion, and at least one second inner-link chamfered portion. ... Shimano Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305493

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device is basically provided with a bracket, an operating member, an actuation cam and a biasing element. The bracket is configured to be coupled to a handlebar. ... Shimano Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305492

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, a brake operating lever, an additional operating lever, an electrical switch, and a wireless communication unit. The brake operating lever is pivotally coupled to the base member in a first direction. ... Shimano Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305491

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, a brake operating member, an additional operating member, an electrical switch, and a wireless communication unit. The brake operating member is movably coupled to the base member. ... Shimano Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305490

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, a brake operating member, an additional operating member, an electrical switch, and a wireless communication unit. The brake operating member is movably coupled to the base member. ... Shimano Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305489

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, a brake operating member, an additional operating member, an electrical switch, and a wireless communication unit. The brake operating member is movably coupled to the base member. ... Shimano Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305488

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, a brake operating member, an additional operating member, an electrical switch, and a wireless communication unit. The brake operating member is movably coupled to the base member in a first direction. ... Shimano Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305395

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, a brake operating member, an electrical switch, and a wireless communication unit. The brake operating member is movably coupled to the base member. ... Shimano Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305394

Bicycle operating device

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, a brake operating member, an electrical switch, and a wireless communication unit. The brake operation member is movably coupled to the base member. ... Shimano Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295319

Bicycle image capturing device and controller for bicycle image capturing device

A bicycle image capturing device is provided that reduces annoying operations for changing an operation state. The bicycle image capturing device includes a controller. ... Shimano Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291659

Bicycle disc brake caliper with brake pad spacer

A bicycle disc brake caliper is provided that may include a caliper body with a brake disc slot configured to at least partially accommodate a disc brake rotor removably arranged therein, first and second brake pads movably arranged in the brake disc slot relative to one another to contact the disc brake rotor arranged at least partially in a space between the first and second brake pads, and a spacer movably attached to the caliper body. The spacer may be configured to be positioned in a first position outside the space when the disc brake rotor is arranged in the brake disc slot, and the spacer may be configured to move from the first position to a second position in which the spacer is positioned in the space when the disc brake rotor is removed from the brake disc slot.. ... Shimano Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291449

Bicycle transmission

A bicycle transmission includes an axle, an input component, a power transmission mechanism, a shift mechanism and an output component. The input component receives manually applied rotational force. ... Shimano Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284528

Bicycle component, bicycle sprocket, and bicycle composite sprocket

A bicycle component comprises a base member and a first alumite layer. The base member is made of an aluminum alloy. ... Shimano Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284489

Bicycle disc brake rotor

A bicycle disc brake rotor including a center rotational axis is provided with an outer member including a braking portion extending in a rotation direction of the bicycle disc brake rotor and an inner member located at an inner side of the outer member in a radial direction of the bicycle disc brake rotor and coupled to the outer member. At least one of the outer member and the inner member includes a displacement reducing structure configured to reduce displacement of the braking portion in an axial direction of the bicycle disc brake rotor.. ... Shimano Inc








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