Re: [CR] Stella Arctic

(Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré)

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 14:27:56 -0800
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
To: <>, Paul Walker <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Stella Arctic

This was a Bike Boom label in the US. Not quite sure why they didn't just sell them under the Stella name. Many of the Arctics I saw In The Day were lower end models like Peugeot UO-8. They seem to have been less selective about dealer qualifications than some of the bigger brands. Where I lived, they were sold as a sideline by a lawnmower shop.

This frame, however, is definitely higher end, more like equivalent to PX-10. I've never seen that triangular Columbus sticker befor. Fork blades and stays look more like Reynolds or Vitus to be than Columbus, but who knows. I think this may be late or at least mid-70's as I seem to recall a less stylized haerbadge, perhaps with polar bears, in the early 70's. I seem to remember the early 70's lower end Arctics were typically a root beer brown.


Jerry Moos
Big Spring, Texas, USA

--- On Wed, 12/16/09, Paul Walker wrote:

> From: Paul Walker <>

\r?\n> Subject: [CR] Stella Arctic

\r?\n> To:

\r?\n> Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 3:49 PM

\r?\n> I found this with all sorts of

\r?\n> mismatched parts on it and took it down to

\r?\n> the frame (leaving the bottom bracket cups just to be nice)

\r?\n> to sell. I'm

\r?\n> curious if anyone knows anything about this bike. I've

\r?\n> never seen the gold

\r?\n> Columbus sticker. Any guesses as to the date? Nice lugs and

\r?\n> dropouts... not

\r?\n> too light.


\r?\n> Photos:



\r?\n> Paul Walker

\r?\n> Firehouse Bicycles

\r?\n> Philadelphia, PA

\r?\n> USA