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Magnetic bicycle pedal and shoe Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004451D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-17

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Competitive bicyclists often use a combination of matching cycling shoes and pedals to fixedly attach their feet to the pedal. Having a binding that connects foot to pedal allows for more efficient cycling. However, oftentimes use of such bindings results in serious injury, since the foot fails to come loose from the binding when a bicyclist falls. The present invention is an improved bicycle pedal and shoe that attaches pedals to shoes using magnets to connect the shoe to the pedal. The force of the magnets is such that they provide sufficient force to keep the cyclists foot in place, but disengage in the case of a crash.