Pilo Precision Machining manufactures high quality CNC machined derailleur hangers, bash guards, adapters and small parts for most bike models. Our cutting edge research and design department is consistently working to develop new and unique products. We often design custom products to resolve issues related directly to specific bike frames. If you have a specific need or just can’t find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us for custom services.
Our parts are manufactured of top quality materials, including 6061 aircraft aluminum, stainless steel, and our production processes are developed to intentionally protect the environment. When possible, we conserve energy, recycle, and also donate to environmental organizations and tree replacement projects.
Our Humble Beginnings (How we started manufacturing derailleur hangers)
Necessity is the Mother of Invention!
Oron found out early in life that he had a love for his bicycle and a need for speed. As a competitive cyclist in high school, bicycle maintenance and repair became a critical skill in order to keep his machine in peak riding condition. We all know mechanical parts eventually wear out or break, and Oron had many sources for replacement parts . . . until the derailleur hanger wore out and snapped.
Oron searched high and low for a replacement part and during this time was unable to train for three whole months because the dropout wasn't anywhere to be found! The frustration was almost unbearable – to have such a passion for competitive riding and to have no avenue to enjoy that pleasure.
All Great Inventions Begin with a Single Thought
A few years later (2005) Oron and his older brother were chatting about their high school days when this situation came to mind, and the seed was planted to begin producing difficult to find derailleur hangers for other riders. Thus, Pilo is most certainly a company started by riders – for riders. Oron’s excitement was highly contagious as he took the idea to his partner, Hila, and soon the dream started becoming a reality.
The idea started to take on new depth and producing derailleur hangers was not just enough - the desire came forth to produce the biggest collection of derailleur hangers on the market while maintaining the utmost respect for the environment.
At first, PILO was an unknown name as a new manufacturer, but soon word started to spread. The first real vote of confidence came as the senior bike mechanic from Mazman & Merutz (a well known bike store in Tel Aviv) took notice. Word was slowly starting to spread, part requests were starting to increase, and slowly but surely, the variety of derailleur hangers was growing. It was only a short time before many of the local bike stores were ordering parts and offering their support and encouragement.
The Light Bulb Goes Off
Small thinking has never been a part of this dream. Hila had the insight to recognize that if riders in Israel could not locate a derailleur hanger, then there were also riders all over the world who were in the same situation. She understood the speed and urgency with which a replacement is needed; knowing there is nothing more frustrating than waiting for that part to arrive.
Hila used her skills online to market and promote the parts, and soon SOS emails and phone calls were coming in from around the globe! There definitely was a need for high quality parts. Riders from all continents would tell the same stories, and the need was always the same – to locate a new derailleur hanger quickly to replace a part that had somehow failed, worn out, or was no longer available. Hila and Oron put their hearts’ into coming to the rescue in most cases. Sometimes this took a lot of ingenuity, and thus some of the products were developed with trans-Atlantic fittings, and all thanks to the common and global language of people that just have passion for riding their bicycles.
PILO now boasts about happy riders all over the world and the company is growing by leaps and bounds. Hila and Oron intend to take this company to the very top through producing a top-notch product and providing superior customer service.
PILO currently has distributors in the United States, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. They currently produce derailleur hangers and bash guards in black, blue, gold and red, and manufacture nearly 1000 different parts and colors. It is only a matter of time before PILO is known in every bicycling household in the modern world! GO PILO!
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