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 1978-79. The frame is made of Columbus SL tubing, Campagnolo drop-outs, featuring stunning ‘W’ engravings on the lugs and beautiful Wilier head badge on the headtube. Only the best parts are good enough for such a beauty, so it’s build with complete Campagnolo Super Record groupset (with Wilier pantograph chainring, shifters, seat post), 3ttt Wilier cockpit, San Marco Willier saddle and silver NiSi rims to makes it perfect in every detail.
Love at first sight. Very collectible. Ready for L’Eroica.
Frame & Fork: Willier Triestina Ramata, Columbus SL
-seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
-top tube (c-c): 54 cm
-headset tube: 11,2 cm
-standover: 78,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record with 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
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt Record Wilier pantograph (100 mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Cassette: Regina Oro (6s)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record, Wilier pantograph (27,2mm)
Seat: San Marco Wilier (original)
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Toe cages / leather straps : Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: white (new)
Condition: Used, but very good condition. The frame was completely refubrished by Wilier guy. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Campagnolo Super Record groupset and wheels are in very good condition. All parts are working fine.