This sounds like Quality's problem, not Stronglight's. I've recently bought a silver one from Gilbert in Raleigh, and my newly-arived (one week old) Mercian came with one (at my request; a Delta would be incongruous on a Mercian!). Either way, the A9 and Delta are the only currently-produced headsets that make sense to me from a design standpoint.
Chris Beyer Rainy today but sunny tomorrow in Bloomfield, NJ
> In a message dated 10/4/00 4:23:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > 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