Wilier was founded in 1906 by Pietro Dal Molin in Bassano del Grappa (Veneto, Italy) and is one of the best known names in Italian cycling. Following WWII Wilier formed a professional cycling team led by Giordano Cottur of Trieste. In 1945, the name of the brand was changed to Wilier Triestina, and the distinctive copper colored finish became a trademark of Wilier Triestina. The great Italian cyclist Fiorenzo Magni won the 1948 Giro d’Italia upon a Wilier Triestina , in 1952 the factory ended production and left cycling. However, in 1969 the Wilier Triestina marque was reconstituted and once again entered the world of pro- cycling. In 1985 and 1986 Claudio Corti won the Italian national championships, riding one of the most beautiful racing bicycles ever to grace the pelotons of professional cycling – Wilier Triestina Cromovelato ”Gioiello Ramato” (”Copper Jewel”).
Wilier is an acroynm for Viva l’Italia Libera e Redenta (Long live Italy, liberated and redeemed).
A copper finish is one of the most recognizable frame colors in cycling and is easily identified with Wilier as celeste is identified with Bianchi. The Gioiello Ramato (Copper Jewel) is a lugged steel frame featuring a chrome fork and chainstay in the classic style. The beautiful, copper finish was obtained through a long and complex process called ”cromovelato” (”Ramato” means copper plated in Italian) in which copper laquer was applied over the chrome finish.
Proudly presenting one of the most beautiful bikes ever – Wilier Triestina Superleggera Ramata 1983. The frame is made of Columbus SL, Campagnolo drop-outs, and shows stunning Wilier engravings and cut-outs with beautiful Wilier head badge on the headtube. Only the best parts are good enough for such an extraordinary frameset so this beauty is build with top of the line Campagnolo Super Record groupset, 3ttt cockpit, Mavic GP4 rims and San Marco Concor saddle. Perfect in every detail.
Love at first sight. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Willier Triestina Superleggera, Columbus SL
-seat tube (c-t): 61,5 cm
-top tube (c-c): 57,5 cm
-headset tube: 17,8 cm
-standover: 84,8 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record (Wilier pantograph chainring)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record (Wilier pantograph)
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt (125 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Modello Competizione
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record (32)
Rims: Mavic GP4
Cassette: Regina CX (6s)
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)
Seat: Selle San Marco Corncor (new)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage: Christophe (new)
Leather straps : Wilier, black (new)
Handlebar Tape: black (new)
Condition: The frame was completely refubrisehd by Wilier guy, never riden since then. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Campagnolo Super Record groupset is in excellent condition. All parts are working fine.
Era: early 1980s