[Classicrendezvous] Stronglight A-9


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Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 15:48:27 -0400
From: Chris Beyer <beyerc@mailserver.volvo.com>
To: Gjvinbikes@aol.com
CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <51.1c0fd08.270f7cbb@aol.com>
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Stronglight A-9

Glenn:

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

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