21 Chaussée de la Madeleine, Nantes, France.
Starting in 1909 by the Fountineau family. Named after the founder's mother, Stella made its mark in racing circles.
The factory had a serious fire in 1975 and ceased production.

Updated 8.17.2021                    Click on pictures for larger view

Bobet, Barbotin & Msrr. Fountineau

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Louison Bobet on the cover of a 1955 magazine

Two badges as used on Stella bikes

1972 catalog cover... Model SX-73, photos from 1970s Bicycling! magazine....

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Model SX-6

Craig Sharp's SX-73 bicycle

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