Milremo Grand Sport
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Category:  Stems
Name:  Milremo Grand Sport
Brand:  Milremo
Model:   MO/1803 and 1804
Years:  1960's - 1970's
Country:  England
Weight:  252 grams (Actual),
252g for 65mm stem
Added By: Paul Mayo on 09/07/16
Updated By: Paul Mayo on 09/07/16
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MaterialDuraluminMarkings
Bar Clamp Size 25.4Quill Size 22.2
Expander Style WedgeExpander Bolt Size7/16 Inch HexHead
Binder Bolt Size Raised head, 1/2 inch HexHead nut  
General Information
This is a Grand Sport model. (Ron Kitching 1970-71 catalogue) – Catalogue ref. MO/1803 priced at £1.19 each and MO/1804 at £1.22 each. The special clip bolt & nut is MO/1880. Reach 2.5 inches – 63.5 mm c-t-c. Down-reach angle is 75 deg. 5 ¾ inches – 150 mm long top-to-bottom; 7/8 inches – 22 mm dia. The binder bolt has a 3/8 inch stem, 1 5/8 inch long, nut 13mm ½" hex head and the bolt is a raised round head. Thread is probably 26 TPI British Standard Cycle Thread (BSCy) and is certainly a 60 degree thread. It is thus very close indeed to 8 x 1.00 mm Metric. The red enamel is missing from this example. It was also available in the inch equivalent of 80, 90 and 104 mm with weight ranged from 252 to 308 grams. This was the only type (in 1971) to offer the centre-pull brake drilling - part no. MO/1804
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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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