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 – Wilier Triestina Ramato / Ramata (Ramato means copper plated in Italian). The frame is made of Columbus SL, showing beautiful Wilier engravings and stunning Wilier head badge on the headtube, build with superb Campagnolo Super Record 1st generation groupset, seatpost and crankset. The bike belonged to G. Zanon, Italian rider who raced in 60s and 70s, he lived near Wilier factory in Veneto. Completelly original.
Love at first sight. Ready for any historic cycling event.
Frame & Fork: Willier Triestina ’77, Columbus SL steel
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record, Wilier pantograph 170mm
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT 77)
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt (G.Zanon pantograph, 10 cm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Modelo Grand Prix, 40cm (c-c)
Hubs: Campagnolo Record (32)
Rims: NiSi, (32h)
Tubulars: Vittoria Sport / Rally
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (Wilier pantograph), 27,2mm
Seat: Selle San Marco Profil (original)
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Toe cage / leather straps : Galli / leather white
Handlebar Tape: white (new)
Condition: Used, but good conditon. All original. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bend. Some signs od normal use. All parts are in good condition and are working fine.
Price: SOLD (Shipped to Malaysia, June 2017)