Milremo
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Category:  Cranksets
Name:  Milremo
Brand:  Milremo
Model:  508/510
Years:  Late 1950's - 1960's
Country:  England
Weight:  646 grams (Actual), crank arms only
Added By: Walkman-man on 07/30/16
Updated By: Walkman-man on 07/30/16
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Chainring CountDoubleBCD 50.4mm
BB StyleCotteredPedal Threads9/16" x 20 (English)
BB Length Flutes Crank Arm
Lengths 172.5Arm/Spider MaterialSteel
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General Information
The crank arms of this crankset look very much like private labelled French made Solida arms- indeed, another entry ("Solida (threaded mount chainring)") on this database has crankarms of an identical design to the Milremo's, with just the branding running along the flutes being different, as well as the fact that the Solida has a chainring welded to the base of the arm (seems to be incorrectly titled), so not drilled for chainring attachment like the other. With regards to the crankset's model: looking through a Ron Kitching (can't identify the year, but quite likely 60's) catalogue, this quite distinctive design looks to be either the 508 or 510 model. I can't see anything to be able to differentiate between the two, the only info given is that the latter model is a 'standard fluted' design, and the former a 'forged fluted' one. Cranks are possibly 50's though, since apparently Milremo began making their cottered cranks at the end of this decade. Also, chainrings fitted aren't the original ones, but TA.
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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!
 
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