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 is made of Columbus SLX tubing, build with top of the line Campagnolo Super Record groupset, with pantograph stem, seatpost, chainring and shifters and dates back to early/mid 1980s. It’s easily to detect beautiful engravings and stunning Wilier head badge on the headtube.
Love at first sight. Not much words needed.
Frame & Fork: Willier Triestina, Columbus SLX steel
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 170mm
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT 82)
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record (Wilier pantograph)
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt Wilier (10 cm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Modelo Competizione , 40cm (c-c)
Hubs: Campagnolo Record (32)
Rims: NiSi (32h)
Cassette: Regina Extra
Chain: Regina CX
Tubulars: Vittoria Rally / Gommitalia
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record (Wilier pantograph)
Seat: Selle Italia Turbo (new)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage / leather straps : Christophe / Wilier leather black
Handlebar Tape: Black (New)
Condition: Used, but in excellent conditon. The frame was refubrisehd by Wilier Triestina, never riden since then and has has no cracks and is not bend. All parts are in good condition and are working fine.
Era: early/mid 1980s
Price: SOLD (shipped to Australia, April 2017)