Stella road conversion.
Nitto cruiser bars, Forte cheapo stem
Nashbar track hub, Sunrim M13 II, Wheelsmith 14g spokes
Nashbar track hub, Sunrim M13 II, Wheelsmith 14g spokes, Dura-Ace 17t cog + lockring
Sugino French threaded BB cups w/ Shimano spindle
Brooks B17 with Kalloy post
Powergrips pedals and KMC Z chain
2006 NACCC did this bike in. After the weekend she was stripped down and repainted. I can't find a whole lot of info on Stella bikes, other than they were middle-of-the-road French road bikes in the 60s, 70s and 80s. The pictures of them I've seen were sweet, I tried to keep things classy with the rebuild. 1/19/07 Update: added pics with the brown bartape and hemp twine whipping. 5/30/07 Update: Swapped out the drops for awesome birthday present Nitto cruiser bars, added a Wald front basket and Berthoud fenders.
2/08 Update: The main picture above was selected by Brooks Saddles to be on the front page of their website for the month of February. Sweet!