Re: [Classicrendezvous] Stronglight A-9 endangered species ?


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Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 15:41:07 -0400
From: Jerry Moos <moos@penn.com>
To: Gjvinbikes@aol.com
CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Stronglight A-9 endangered species ?
References: <51.1c0fd08.270f7cbb@aol.com>


Would seem odd for it to be discontinued, as it still seems pretty popular, with a lot mail order places, even the large ones, offering it. Also appears to be very popular as OE on Audax bikes in UK. Of couse with the shutdown of Brooks and questions about the future of Reynolds, any product can disappear, I guess. If the A-9 is discontinued, the Delta is the same basic design and from some sources only slightly more expensive. Not quite as retro, but I think the Delta goes back at least to the mid-80's.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Gjvinbikes@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 10/4/00 4:23:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time, moos@penn.com
> writes:
>
> > Pretty sure the A-9 goes back to the mid to late 70's. Based on this
> > belief, I installed one on my 1978 Motobecane Team Champion.
>
> I ordered a couple of silver A-9's from Quality Bike Parts and when they came
> in this week one was silver, but the other was black anodized. Turns out
> that the one silver one was all QBP had, so they sent me the black one rather
> than nothing. Might mean nothing, but it also might mean that the Delta will
> soon be the only one carried ?

>

> Glenn Jordan