20 November, 2006

No More Delta Headsets

Lets have a moment of silence for the famous Stronglight Delta headset. I was informed today that they have gone out of production. We bought the last five at the factory.

The Delta used the same bearing as the Stronglight A9, but had additional seals for riding in rain and mud. It was light, long-lasting, and reasonably priced. We still have a few, but when they're gone....

In other Stronglight news, we've ordered more Impact cranksets and will again have the 165mm size. Since the 165s sold out in days last time, you might want to reserve one.

8 comments:

thefastfifty said...

*whew* glad i just bought one.
the same bike will have wheels built with some of the last batch of DT Alpine IIIs, allegedly the last of the triple-butted spokes.
it's a crying shame.

Tom said...

I have just had a Stronglight Delta fitted following a respray, and I am impressed. It is a great pity they will no longer be made. Chris - do you know if spare bearings will be available (I assume that part of the answer is "as long as the A9 remains in production"!).

Anonymous said...

The Impact looks nice but its worth noting that its a rebadged sugino xd with nicer rings. Rear the description near the bottom of the page here: http://www.hubjub.co.uk/stronglight/stronglight.htm

Chris Kulczycki said...

Yes, The impact is a better polished version of the XD casting. Globalization.... As I wrote in an earlier post, the reason we stock them is that they are better finished and have some of the best chainring around. And TA no longer makes the Zephyr ;<(

28c said...

tried to buy one today, but apparently sold out. Cry-time.
-28c

Chris Kulczycki said...

We'll have just a few more, perhaps 10, in a week or two.

david_nj said...

Speaking of headsets: while these Stronglights seem to work pretty well -- I have the threadless versions on two different bikes -- the Chris King headsets are the best you can get. Anyone know where to get the un-badged silver ones? I know they only make them with the logo these days, which unfortunately doesn't look all that good on a classic bike. That logo is really on there. I guess it could be polished off but life is short.

Chris Kulczycki said...

King won't make them without logos anymore. I don't feel that CK headsets are any better than most of top of the line sealed bearing headsets. The older Ritchie headsets (the WSCs, not the cheap ones) are just as good in my opinion and much cheaper.