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 chromed chain stay in a classic style. An outstanding 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 in our store – Wilier Triestina Superleggera Ramata which dates back to early 1980s. The frame is made of Columbus SL tubing, Campagnolo drop-outs, featuring stunning lugs with cut-outs and beautiful Wilier head badge on the headtube. Only the best parts are good enough for such a beauty, so it’s build with especially designed full pantograph Campagnolo Super Record groupset (pantograph chainring and shifters), 3ttt Wilier stem and handlebar, 3ttt Wilier saddle and NiSi rims. No much words needed.
Love at first sight. Very collectible. Ready for L’Eroica.
Frame & Fork: Willier Triestina Ramata, Columbus SL
-seat tube (c-t): 51.5 cm
-top tube (c-c): 51cm
-headset tube: 9.8 cm
-standover: 76.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record, Wilier pantograph chainring (Pat 81)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (Pat.81)
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record Wilier
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt Record Wilier pantograph (95 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Cassette: Regina Oro 6speed (24/14)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)
Seat: 3ttt for Wilier
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Toe cages / leather straps : Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: white, vintage cork
Condition: Used, but good condition. Original Cromovelato finish. Some signs of normal use. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Era: early 1980s