For many months, speculation has run high -- and supplies have run lower and lower -- regarding the future of Pedro's, maker of tools and lubes.
Latest blurbs indicate that Pedro's did not have a presence at this year's Gloucester CX, for the first time in ages. A recent "warehouse sale" was cash/on-site only (no mail order). The company's pro-deal web site for industry employees has nearly zero inventory available. And the only time the phone actually gets answered it's by a machine.
They make great tools (their tire lever is probably the best yet) and synthetic, bio-friendly lubes, and a lot of folks would sure hate to see them flounder. Anyone have some solid info on the company?
They're gone. No website. But, I did score one of their cog wrenches, which replaces a chain whip, from Excel Sports Boulder. Formerly around $32, got it for $8.95.
There's a Master Tool kit on eBay right now, and some Pedro's tools as well. Bet they all go away pretty soon. It's too bad, really; they had some good ideas and their lubes were especially good. It's possible their lubes are being picked up by some larger company but that seems unclear so far. ..::sigh::..