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Milremo was one of the brands of Ron Kitching in Harrogate/UK. They offered complete groups including rims and tubular tires. Seems to be relabeled components from different french manufacturers. In Ron Kitching's biography "A Wheel in Two Worlds" (1993) he describes how the Milremo brand arose in the mid-1950s. It started from a commercial clash with Holdsworthy over the importation of D'Alessandro tyres for which Holdsworthy had the UK registered trademark. The name MilRemo was indeed invented as a brand to overcome such disputes and the many items he sold were branded versions from other manufacturers. The name did arise from the Milan-San Remo cycle race. Ron Kitching also records that Andre Bertin, whom he knew well, liked the Milremo name and registered it on the Continent a little while after Ron Kitching did in the UK. The Milremo brand should I think be in the England section of the brand directory on this website!
Ron Kitching was the biggest importer and mailorder-store in UK. I don't know if Milremo was owned by Ron Kitching or a real french brand. The earliest Milremo-groups seem to be from early 50s, latest I heard of are from mid-70s. Milremo was strongly featured in a how-to-race-book by Cyril Guimard from mid-70s. Paul Mayo: MilRemo was a brand invented and registered in 1957 by Ron Kitching, according to his autobiography and catalogues, and he gave it great prominence is his catalogues. His wholesale exporting, importing and distribution company was named Angle-Continental Cycles and Accessories Ltd and started in 1958. It was an enormous success until Raleigh-TI took almost complete control of the UK bicycle industry.
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Milremo (fluted, not pantographed)Seat Posts04/28/2022
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