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 in which copper laquer was applied over the chrome finish.
Happy to offer one of the most beautiful bikes ever – Wilier Triestina Ramato / Ramata (Ramato means copper plated in Italian). The frame (no.223) is made of Columbus SL, showing beautiful engravings and stunning Wilier head badge on the headtube, build with superb Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, with pantograph stem, seatpost and crankset. Amazing leather handlebar wrap added as well.
Love at first sight. Perfect for every vintage bike collection. Ready for any historic cycling event.
Frame & Fork: Willier Triestina, Columbus SL steel, (no.223)
- seat tube (c-t): 58,5 cm,
- top tube (c-c): 57,5 cm,
- headset tube: 15 cm,
- standover: 83 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo GS, Wilier pantograph 170mm
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (PAT 75)
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record (Wilier pantograph)
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Record (Wilier pantograph)
Brakes: Campagnolo Record
Stem: 3ttt Wilier (10 cm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Modelo Competizione , 40cm (c-c)
Hubs: Campagnolo Record (32)
Rims: NiSi, 32h (new old stock)
Cassette: Regina Oro (6s)
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record (Wilier pantograph), 27,2mm
Seat: Selle San Marco Regal (new)
Pedals: MKS (Nuovo Record replica)
Toe cage / leather straps : Christophe (new) / leather black (new)
Handlebar Tape: Leather wrap (new)
Condition: Used, but in excellent conditon. The frame was completely refubrisehd by Wilier Triestina, never riden since then and has has no cracks and is not bend. All parts are in excellent condition and are working fine.
Era: mid 1970s