Re: [CR] WTB Late 1950's Milremo.

(Example: Framebuilders)

From: "Peter Brueggeman" <4peebee@peterbrueggeman.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 13:13:42 -0700
Subject: Re: [CR] WTB Late 1950's Milremo.


Mark Stevens said regarding Ron Kitching Everything Cycling catalogues and Milremo components "...catalogues are available online anywhere? I would like to see what [Milremo chainwheels] look like. Probably TA type?... I am using a double chainring setup and would like to know if Milremo offered a double 5 pin ring setup. ... "

I haven't seen the Ron Kitching catalogues available online. I purchased my catalogue copies from Chuck Schmidt http://www.velo-retro.com who sells copies of many interesting catalogues, great vintage bike graphic tee-shirts, etc., at reasonable prices. Good stuff!

In the 1960 Ron Kitching catalogue, Milremo 5 pin 3/32" double chainwheel sets are listed in the pairs 40/48, 46/50, 47/50, 46/52, 48/52. The inner chainwheel is permanently pinned to the outer chainwheel with bolt holes high up on the outer chainring arms. Individual inner chainwheels are not listed.

In the 1963 Ron Kitching catalogue, the Milremo five pin 3/32" chainwheels are said to be 'chrome', look the same as 1960 being pinned, and pairs offered are 28/48, 38/48, 32/52, 46/49, 47/50, and 48/52.
>From the outside, the Milremo double chainwheel set looks like TA ref:2205 "course legere" or "criterium" double chainwheel set, but not in alloy like TA. The inner Milremo chainwheel could be differently shaped than TA's inner chainwheel. I cannot tell from the Ron Kitching catalogue illustration. See TA at http://www.blackbirdsf.org/ta/pro5.html

I have some steel Cyclo pinned double chainwheel sets that I believe look identical to this Milremo chainwheel set without going into my garage to look. I would expect the manufacturer is the same. Cyclo chainwheels may be an alternative to Milremo in your sourcing.

Peter Brueggeman
La Jolla California USA
4peebee(at)peterbrueggeman.com