Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Show us your Stella bikes

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Show us your Stella bikes

Old 02-14-23, 10:11 AM
  #126  
Senior Member
 
ollo_ollo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Soviet of Oregon or Pensacola FL
Posts: 5,348

Bikes: Still have a few left!

Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 468 Post(s)
Liked 545 Times in 270 Posts
My Stella May of 2018




ollo_ollo is offline  
Likes For ollo_ollo:
Old 02-14-23, 10:37 AM
  #127  
Senior Member
 
ollo_ollo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Soviet of Oregon or Pensacola FL
Posts: 5,348

Bikes: Still have a few left!

Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 468 Post(s)
Liked 545 Times in 270 Posts
Found a few more Stella pics:



ollo_ollo is offline  
Likes For ollo_ollo:
Old 02-14-23, 10:48 AM
  #128  
Senior Member
 
ollo_ollo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Soviet of Oregon or Pensacola FL
Posts: 5,348

Bikes: Still have a few left!

Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 468 Post(s)
Liked 545 Times in 270 Posts
Older gentleman in pic is Paul Le Drogo. Read about him and his brother here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Le_Drogo
ollo_ollo is offline  
Old 02-14-23, 05:52 PM
  #129  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Andy_K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 14,856

Bikes: Yes

Mentioned: 532 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3300 Post(s)
Liked 4,088 Times in 1,512 Posts
Originally Posted by merziac
I'm sure Mark will sort you out if you're not completely comfortable doing it, I always run the taps through from the back side first for the best chance at getting them straight to start with.
I know it can be done in principle. What I'm wondering is how much damage will have been caused by English-threaded pedals having been forced in there gorilla style.
__________________
My Bikes
Andy_K is online now  
Old 02-14-23, 06:12 PM
  #130  
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 13,262

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Mentioned: 272 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4577 Post(s)
Liked 6,566 Times in 3,770 Posts
Originally Posted by Andy_K
I know it can be done in principle. What I'm wondering is how much damage will have been caused by English-threaded pedals having been forced in there gorilla style.
I've done several that were pretty gacked, they all turned out fine but you don't really know till you get into it.

As always, getting started perfect and not veering off is key, I have regular pedal taps but feel they take a lot of material off.

I like to use chaser taps I made from pedal spindles as they don't remove so much material to do same thing but some times they can't be started perfect.

The other main key for me is to go very slowly, 1 step forward, 2 steps back, I use anti seize for cutting lube and have never failed or had a problem.

I have a PX-10 that had 9/16's pedals forced into the Stronglight French threads, had to strip the pedals down so I could get the spindles in the vice to get them off the crank arms, got it all apart and chased the french threads back to good.

All threads on that crank had been gacked, pedals, BB and crank puller threads, got them all cleaned up and back together.
merziac is online now  
Likes For merziac:
Old 02-16-23, 11:19 AM
  #131  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by Andy_K
I'm usually pretty good about not buying bikes that aren't my size unless I'm specifically fixing one up for someone I know, but when I found this on FB marketplace for $50 I couldn't resist.



The seller thought it was a 1974 Stella, but I'm not sure how she determined that. It's in a pretty sad state of neglect (cobwebs on the rear wheel, lots of rust on the frame, etc.) but I think it should clean up nicely with a lot of work. Maybe by the time I finish with it my three year old grandson will be big enough to ride it. I figured if nothing else, it was worth $50 for the Stronglight crankset and the various shiny Huret bits.
What a great deal on a gorgeous bike. I would have been all over that one if it showed up on my local CL. Perfect size too for shorter riders.
Iniezione is offline  
Old 05-11-23, 07:42 AM
  #132  
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 14,490
Mentioned: 419 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3884 Post(s)
Liked 3,502 Times in 2,276 Posts
Pocketby

-----


​​​​​​


https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/st...t-bike.225698/

-----
juvela is offline  
Likes For juvela:
Old 05-11-23, 03:10 PM
  #133  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Andy_K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 14,856

Bikes: Yes

Mentioned: 532 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3300 Post(s)
Liked 4,088 Times in 1,512 Posts
Originally Posted by juvela
I love those. It's such a fun-looking bike. If I ever saw one for sale at a reasonable cost I'd grab it. I don't know what I'd do with it, but it would be fun to have.
__________________
My Bikes
Andy_K is online now  
Likes For Andy_K:
Old 05-11-23, 03:18 PM
  #134  
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 14,490
Mentioned: 419 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3884 Post(s)
Liked 3,502 Times in 2,276 Posts
Originally Posted by Andy_K
I love those. It's such a fun-looking bike. If I ever saw one for sale at a reasonable cost I'd grab it. I don't know what I'd do with it, but it would be fun to have.
-----



proportions somewhat reminiscent of some of the "clown bikes" made for circus performers

fittings: brakes appear to be CLB, hand grips Felt (brand) and chainset A. Duprat (UNIVERSEL)



-----

Last edited by juvela; 05-11-23 at 03:21 PM. Reason: addition
juvela is offline  
Likes For juvela:
Old 05-13-23, 06:54 PM
  #135  
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 14,490
Mentioned: 419 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3884 Post(s)
Liked 3,502 Times in 2,276 Posts
Une Autre Etoile

-----

as some readers are sure to be aware there is another Stella marque based in Bassecourt CH

​​​​​​
example of 1940 -
​​​​​​
​​​​​​
​​​​​​
​​​​​​
​​​​​​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassecourt

​​​​​​https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/aero-stella.225810/

-----
juvela is offline  
Likes For juvela:
Old 06-11-24, 09:43 AM
  #136  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2024
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question on model

I have a similar looking Stella road bike that I am trying to identify the model on. I am not very bike savy and am considering selling it but trying to determine what a fair price could be. It is a nice looking and ridng bike that I bought off my brother in the 1980s. He had purchased it new in about 1973 from the Yellow Jersey Bike shop in Madison WI while we were in college. I am new to the forrum so I cannot post pics. Attached is some information that I have got from research or read off decals or measurements on the bike itself. Any thoughts or wisdom would be much appreciated. If there is a way to post pictures I have not been able to find such without being an active member for some time. Thanks
Attached Files
File Type: pdf
Details Stella bike.pdf (316.7 KB, 4 views)
Linden is offline  
Old 06-11-24, 10:21 AM
  #137  
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 14,490
Mentioned: 419 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3884 Post(s)
Liked 3,502 Times in 2,276 Posts
Originally Posted by Linden
I have a similar looking Stella road bike that I am trying to identify the model on. I am not very bike savy and am considering selling it but trying to determine what a fair price could be. It is a nice looking and ridng bike that I bought off my brother in the 1980s. He had purchased it new in about 1973 from the Yellow Jersey Bike shop in Madison WI while we were in college. I am new to the forrum so I cannot post pics. Attached is some information that I have got from research or read off decals or measurements on the bike itself. Any thoughts or wisdom would be much appreciated. If there is a way to post pictures I have not been able to find such without being an active member for some time. Thanks
-----

pdf file provides text only -

"Details Vintage Stella French road bike. (1973-74 era) Purchased new from Yellow Jersey Bike shop on State Street in Madison WI by brother, he sold it to me in the 80’s. Always been housed inside. Not a big biking family so minimal use, low mileage. Almost all components original aside from tires, brake pads, drive chain,etc. Nice looking and riding older bike. Frame made of butted (possibly double butted and hand brazed which I think was standard on SX-73s? I have not been able to confirm this bike is the Stella SX-3) decals suggest seemless Durifort hi-tensile tubing throughout with Prugnat lugs. Based on my research this bike would be one of the last years of production as I understand the French plant in Nantes, France burnt down in 1975 and the company ceased production. Stella was founded in 1909 and became a well-respected bicycle company. It gained notoriety when French biking Champion Louison Bobet won the Toure de France riding Stella bikes in 1953 and 1954. Measurements: 58cm Seat Tube (center to center) 61cm Top Tube (center to center) 63.5cm Down Tube (center to center) Weight with tires about 24.5 pounds (my scales could be +/-) Components and related (from what I can read or discern from looking at the bike…I am no expert!) Rims: Mavic (alloy) Spokes: straight gauge, steel Hubs: Normandy high-flange quick release steel with M.M ATOM levers Normandy hubs laced to Mavic rims (27 x 1 1/4 Clincher Style) Dropouts: Front and Rear (rear has adjustable depth stops for setting) Chainset: Stronglight 52/42 chainwheels and crank Seatpost: Simplex (alloy) Ideale No.39 leather racing type saddle (leather showing its age) Pivo Stem (alloy) Pivo Handlebars (38cm center to center) (alloy with steel at center post) Unknown Headset Weinmann Ventilated Brake Levers (alloy) Brake Calipers: Weinmann 610 Vainquer 999 center pull with ventilated hooded levers and quick release Simplex Shifters Simplex Prestige Derailleur both front and rear Stronglight Crankset (including pedal rods/arms –are alloy) Pedal cages: Paturaud Wheel hub quick release lever : MM Atom Serial stamp on BB= #C267 Additional Information Color Silver Country of Origin France Used or New G"

sounds like a midliner sort of model...

most examples in the thread are from 1973, seemingly the one year where there was organized importation...


-----

Last edited by juvela; 06-11-24 at 10:23 AM. Reason: spellin'
juvela is offline  
Old 06-11-24, 10:27 AM
  #138  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2024
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here is a pdf of some photos if that helps. Thanks very much!
Attached Files
File Type: pdf
Stella photos.pdf (892.9 KB, 6 views)
Linden is offline  
Old 06-11-24, 10:51 AM
  #139  
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 14,490
Mentioned: 419 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3884 Post(s)
Liked 3,502 Times in 2,276 Posts
Originally Posted by Linden
Here is a pdf of some photos if that helps. Thanks very much!
-----

frame constructed with Prugnat 62/d pattern lugs
fork crown Vagner model DP

forged dropouts w/adjusters

chainset Stronglight model 49D; 1973 first year for allen key c/w bolts

Juy gear ensemble is Criterium rather than Prestige (a step up)

wheels appear to be tubulars ("sewups")

pedals Lyotard model 460D

estimate present market value ~265USD

do not have the savvy to pull images from pdf's; perhaps another reader may be able to post them...


-----

Last edited by juvela; 06-11-24 at 11:02 AM. Reason: addition
juvela is offline  
Old 06-11-24, 11:50 AM
  #140  
mycocyclist
 
machinist42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Monkey Junction, Wilmington, NC
Posts: 1,262

Bikes: 1964 Schwinn Paramount P-13 DeLuxe, 1964 Schwinn Sport Super Sport, 1972 Falcon San Remo, 1974 Maserati MT-1, 1974 Raleigh International, 1984 Lotus Odyssey, 198? Rossin Ghibli, 1990 LeMond Le Vanquer (sic), 1991 Specialized Allez Transition Pro, +

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 916 Post(s)
Liked 871 Times in 473 Posts
Better Than Nothing?

Originally Posted by Linden
Here is a pdf of some photos if that helps. Thanks very much!
Originally Posted by juvela
-----

...

wheels appear to be tubulars ("sewups")
...

do not have the savvy to pull images from pdf's; perhaps another reader may be able to post them...
-----
(Think they are 27" (630) clinchers actually?)


machinist42 is online now  
Likes For machinist42:
Old 06-11-24, 02:50 PM
  #141  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2024
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes. Rims are 27 inch clinchers. Tires are very aged and have cracked up tire sidewalls. Need replacing. My pictures are not great as pdfs but I am new to the Forum and cannot yet post pics. I am trying to findout if this is an SX-73 model. Any thoughts on that? I am pretty sure my brother bought it new in 1973 from the Yellow Jersey bike shop on State Street in Madison WI while we both were attending the U.W.

It's been great getting access to all you knowledgeable bike folks! Kind of fun...perhaps in my old age I should get a new hobby!
Linden is offline  
Old 06-11-24, 03:28 PM
  #142  
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 14,490
Mentioned: 419 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3884 Post(s)
Liked 3,502 Times in 2,276 Posts
-----

peechuz -

thar be several workarounds:

a) you can try and post photos and they will appear in "gallery"
readers can pull them out of gallery and place them into thread

b) you can create and "album" on your member page here at the forum
readers can visit the album and put the images into the thread

c) you can move images to a third party host site and place the URL into the thread in munged form to get it past the censor; don't omit the "decoder" information


-----

Last edited by juvela; 06-11-24 at 03:29 PM. Reason: spellin'
juvela is offline  
Old 06-11-24, 03:55 PM
  #143  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2024
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks very much for the advice. I have created an album in the gallery called Lindens Stella Pics. Hopefully this will provide more clarity for anyone trying to assist me in identifying what Stella year and model road bike I have, and if appropriate a range of fair value if I decide to sell as is. I know it is not a top end bike and some have suggested it could be middle of the lineup for what likely is a 1973 Stella road bike. Is it an SX-73?
Linden is offline  
Old 06-11-24, 04:24 PM
  #144  
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 14,490
Mentioned: 419 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3884 Post(s)
Liked 3,502 Times in 2,276 Posts
-----

​​​​​​
​​​​​​
[model 39]
​​​​​​
​​​​​​
​​​​​​


-----
​​​​​​
​​​​​​
​​​​​​
juvela is offline  
Old 06-11-24, 09:05 PM
  #145  
Edumacator
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 7,127

Bikes: '87 Crestdale, '87 Basso Gap, '92 Rossin Performance EL-OS, 1990 VanTuyl, 1980s Losa, 1985 Trek 670, 1982 AD SLE, 1987 PX10, etc...

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2546 Post(s)
Liked 3,371 Times in 2,113 Posts
Originally Posted by juvela
-----

​​​​​​
​​​​​​
[model 39]
​​​​​​
​​​​​​
​​​​​​


-----
​​​​​​
​​​​​​
​​​​​​

That paint is in exceptional shape. cool color too.
__________________
1987 Crest Cannondale, 1987 Basso Gap, 1992 Rossin Performance EL, 1990ish Van Tuyl, 1985 Trek 670, 2003 Pinarello Surprise, 1990ish MBK Atlantique, 1987 Peugeot Competition, 1987 Nishiki Tri-A, 1981 Faggin, 1996 Cannondale M500, 1984 Mercian, 1982 AD SuperLeicht, 1985 Massi (model unknown), 1988 Daccordi Griffe , 1989 Fauxsin MTB, 1981 Ciocc Mockba, 1992 Bianchi Giro, 1977 Colnago Super, 1971 Raleigh International, 1998 Corratec Ap & Dun, 1991 Peugeot Slimestone













jdawginsc is offline  
Old 06-12-24, 08:34 PM
  #146  
Senior Member
 
due ruote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,457
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 905 Post(s)
Liked 529 Times in 322 Posts
^ That certainly looks like my SX-73.
due ruote is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
dunrobin
Classic & Vintage
13
08-29-18 02:24 PM
SpinDr
Road Cycling
5
12-31-14 11:19 AM
BlueDevil63
Classic & Vintage
2
08-17-11 06:34 PM
old's'cool
Classic & Vintage
8
07-12-11 04:47 PM
BrianEugene
Classic & Vintage
26
07-30-10 12:07 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.