SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
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Wood & Co. was founded in 1971 to produce maintenance-free hubs for
cyclists. At the time we manufactured the world's first production
sealed bearing bicycle hubs. As the demand for better products grew,
we developed components and items that enhanced the use of cycling
and wheelchair products."
".... The original production hub set consisted of a
basic front and rear hub. "
"We produced the
first sealed crank bearing cartridge system (circa
"Phil Wood & Co. produced the first
production sealed bearing pedal. It was the first pedal
to receive formal approval by the California Highway
Patrol. (Not currently in this years production)."
From Phil Wood & Company's
March 18, 2010
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
Phil Wood Passes Away
Phil Wood, the man
responsible for innovative sealed hubs, bottom brackets and other
bicycling products, died this week on his farm in Baxter, Iowa. He
He started the Phil Wood Company in 1971 as primarily a hub maker,
though he offered other components. He sold the business in 1991.
Peter Enright, the current president of the Phil Wood Company
remembers “He was complaining to Spence Wolf (Famous proprietor of
the Cupertino Bike Shop) about why no one offered a sealed bearing
hub and Wolf told him to make his own hub. A little while later he
asked Spence how many he should make. It took Spence a bit to
remember what he was talking about. He said make 50 hubs and the
business was launched.”
Phil WOOD "CHP" Pedals
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