Having recently acquired a 1950/51 Stella catalogue, I'm intriqued by the description accompanying the top "Tour de France" model (No.4) as follows "Aucune attache rapportée sur les tubes (montagne italien)" that (badly) translates as "No fastener brought back on the tubes (Italian assembly)". I've never came across this "Italian assembly" term before. Does anyone know what it meant ? - The images don't give anything away as they don't show the lugs in any detail other than they appear very plain.
Any thoughts ?