Updated 4.13.2013 Stella bicycles were
made in Nantes, France, since 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 the 1970s and ceased production.
Bobet, Barbotin & Msrr. Fountineau
Louison Bobet on the cover of a 1955
1972 catalog cover...
1970s Bicycling! magazine....