LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—Wheels Manufacturing of Louisville, Colorado, the world's largest manufacturer of machined derailleur hangers, hosted an open house at its facility on Friday.
Marketing director Dave Whittingham explained the rationale. "The open house was a little end-of-the season thank you for our clients, especially local bike shops, and to show the facility to local bike industry folks in general,' he said.
Wheels Manufacturing moved into this larger facility in May of 2010. "There are still quite a few people, even within the bike industry, who don't realize that we actually manufacture stuff in-house," Whlttingham said.
Wheels Manufacturing is introducing a new line of mountain bike hubs (pictured) in early 2012, as well as a new Pressfit 30 bottom bracket and a variety of specialty tools, fasteners and replacement parts.