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 beautiful, copper finish or Ramato (Ramato means copper plated in Italian) was obtained through a long and complex process called cromovelato in which copper laquer was applied over the chrome finish.
Happy to present another legendary Italian steel beauty – Wilier Triestina Ramata which dates back to mid 1970s. The frame is made of Columbus steel tubing, Campagnolo drop-outs, featuring fork crowns with beautiful ”W” engravings and Wilier head badge on the headtube. Build with Campagnolo Super Record 1st gen parts (175mm cranks, rear derailleur pat.75), Universal brakes, 3ttt cockpit, NiSi rims and shinning in extraordinary ramata paintjob in original condition. No much words needed!
Love at first sight. L’Eroica ready. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Willier Tipo la Triestina Ramata
– seat tube (c-t): 61 cm
– top tube (c-c): 59 cm
– headset tube: 16 cm
– standover: 84 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record (52/42, 175mm)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record 1st gen (PAT 75)
Shifters: Campagnolo Record
Brake Levers: Universal
Brakes: Universal Super68
Stem: 3ttt Record Cottur (115mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Hubs: Campagnolo high flange for Wilier Triestina
Cassette: Regina Oro (6s)
Tubulars: Veloflex Roubaix (new)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record
Seat: Selle San Marco Concor
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Toe cage: Christophe
Leather straps : Wilier, red
Handlebar Tape: cotton, red
Condition: Used, but good conditon. Original paint and decals. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are in good condition and are working fine.
Era: mid 1970s