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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

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Louison Bobet on the cover of a 1955 magazine

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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