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 mid 1980s. The frame is made of Columbus SLX 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 (Wilier pantograph chainring, seat post and shifters), Cinelli Wilier cockpit, San Marco Regal saddle and superb Araya World Champion wheels with 28 spokes to makes it perfect in every detail.
Love at first sight. Ready for L’Eroica.
Frame & Fork: Willier Triestina Superleggera Ramata / Columbus SLX tubing, frame no.0307
– seat tube (c-t): 58.5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 57 cm
– headset tube: 15.7 cm
– standover: 83 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record, Wilier chainring 53/41
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 with cut-outs
Stem: Cinelli Wilier pantograph (110 mm)
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Araya Aero World Champion (28 spokes)
Cassette: Regina CX
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record, Wilier pantograph (27,2mm)
Seat: San Marco Regal (original)
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Toe cages: Campagnolo
Leather straps : Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Condition: Completely restored and refurbished by Wilier guy. Looks like it came straight from the factory 35 years ago. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Era: mid 1980s
Weight: 9.17 kg (complete bike, as on photos)
Price: SOLD (October 2020)