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, shinning in stunning ramata paintjob, with beautiful Wilier head badge on the headtube. Only the best parts are good enough for such an extraordinary frameset and also this beauty is build with top of the line Campagnolo Super Record groupset, 3ttt Wilier cockpit, Ambrosio rims and San Marco Concor saddle. No much words needed.
Love at first sight. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Willier Triestina Superleggera, Columbus SLX
-seat tube (c-t): 54 cm
-top tube (c-c): 53 cm
-headset tube: 11,8 cm
-standover: 78,5 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 Superleggeri
Stem: 3ttt Wilier pantograph (110mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Ambrosio Durex Montreal
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)
Seat: Selle San Marco Concor
Chain: Regina CX
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage: Christophe (new)
Leather straps : Wilier, black (new)
Handlebar Tape: black
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 ver ygood condition. All parts are working fine.
Era: mid 1980s