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. The frame is made of Columbus SLX tubing, Campagnolo drop-outs, with internal chainstay cable routing and shows stunning Wilier engravings with beautiful Wilier head badge on the headtube. Only the best parts are good enough for such a beauty, so it’s build with the most collectible groupset ever – Campagnolo 50th Anniversary (no.1285), pantograph 3ttt Wilier cockpit, Wilier leather straps and new old stock Martano rims added to make it perfect in every detail.
Love at first sight. Very collectible. Ready for L’Eroica and other historic events.
Frame & Fork: Willier Triestina Ramata, Columbus SLX (no.0512)
-seat tube (c-t): 52,5 cm
-top tube (c-c): 53 cm
-headset tube: 10,2 cm
-standover: 77 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo 50th Ann (no.1285)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo 50th Ann (Super Record)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Headset: Campagnolo 50th Ann (Super Record)
Shifters: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo 50th Ann
Brakes: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Stem: 3ttt Wilier pantograph (110 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Modello Competizione
Hubs: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Rims: Martano Gran Prix (new old stock)
Cassette: Regina Oro (6s)
Chain: KMC 6s (new)
Seatpost: Campagnolo 50th Ann (27,2mm)
Seat: Selle San Marco Concor (new)
Pedals: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Toe cages: Campagnolo 50th
Leather straps : Wilier, black (new)
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: black (new)
Condition: Used, but very good condition. The frame was completely refubrished by Wilier guy. Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset is in very good condition. Some tiny tiny signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.
Era: mid 1980s