Wilier Triestina Super Leggera Ramata Cromovelato 1987 SOLD

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This is an exceptional Wilier Triestina Super Leggera Ramata road bicycle. It is in beautiful original condition with its original copper cromovelato finish. The bike is from ~1987. The copper lacquer over the fully chromed frame really shines. It is a stunning bike. The bike has been in dry storage for some time. I have cleaned the drivetrain and detailed the frame and parts. The bike has a lovely patina that adds to the overall character. Its few flaws do not detract from the overall quality and value of the bike.

It gets tons of attention and is a great conversation starter. It would really blow some minds at the next Eroica event and, in my mind, is a collection-quality bike.
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For an additional 50 high resolution pictures please visit:

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The frame has Wilier pantographing on the upper seat stays and the head tube. A Wilier headbadge adorns the head tube. A Columbus decal is present on the down tube as well as the fork legs.

The seat tube decal reads:
"Azienda Premiata, Modello 1984 Speciale, Con Medaglia D'Oro"

The non-drive side chainstay decal reads:
"Vincitrice Gran Fondo d'Italia"
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It is equipped with all-original components, detailed below. The parts are all in perfect operating condition and excellent cosmetic condition. There are no dents, no buckling, and no other signs of crashes or internal rust on the frame. The drive side chainstay, front and rear Campagnolo dropouts and fork legs are raw chrome, while the rest of the fully-chromed frame has the cromovelto finish. There are some minor scratches to the cromovelato lacquer on the mid seat stays from storage, as well as the errant nick here and there (see detailed pics). These are not terrible. There is also an area of missing lacquer at the down tube-to-bottom bracket shell junction where a frame pump head sat. Some minor surface oxidation developed on the chrome there, which I cleaned up a bit but mainly left alone. It is purely cosmetic and photographs worse than it actually is. All in all the finish remains stunning.
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Geometry (frame is stamped "52 x 53"):
Seat tube: 52 cm c-c
Top tube: 53.3 cm c-c
Head tube: 114 mm
Rear spacing: 126mm
Stand over height: 30.125"
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Components:
Frame WILIER TRIESTINA CROMOVELATO SUPER LEGGERA RAMATA, COLUMBUS STEEL

Fork WILIER TRIESTINA CROMOVELATO, COLUMBUS STEEL

Handlebar VERY RARE MAVIC COMPTE D’ COUCY, SILVER W/ORIGINAL BENOTTO CELLO TAPE

Stem CINELLI 1A QUILL

Headset MAVIC 310, THREADED

Shifters SHIMANO DURA ACE 7400 SIS 2 X 6 SPEED INDEXED

Brakes SHIMANO DURA ACE 7400 CALIPERS W/ORIGINAL DURA ACE BRAKE BLOCKS/PADS

Levers SHIMANO DURA ACE 7400, NON-AERO HOODS (HOODS ARE BRITTLE, BUT ORIGINAL)
Front derailleur SHIMANO DURA ACE 7400 DOUBLE, BRAZE ON

Rear derailleur SHIMANO DURA ACE 7400 SHORT CAGE

Crankset SHIMANO DURA ACE 7400, 170MM, 52/39T W/ORIGINAL DURA ACE DUST CAPS

BB SHIMANO DURA ACE 7400, SQUARE TAPER

Freewheel DURA ACE 7400 6 SPEED

Chain REGINA CX

Wheelset SHIMANO DURA ACE 7400 HUBS (36H) ON MAVIC MONTHLERY PRO TUBULAR RIMS (36H), RED LABEL

Tires BRAND NEW CONTINENTAL GIRO 22c TUBULARS (UNGLUED). ORIGINAL TIRES BECAME TOO DRY TO RIDE AND WERE DISCARDED 

Saddle SELLE SAN MARCO CONCOR SUPERCORSA CONFORT

Seatpost CAMPAGNOLO SUPER RECORD 27.2, FLUTED
Pedals SHIMANO DURA ACE 7400 AERO. SHIMANO TOE CAGES AND ORIGINAL ALFREDO BINDA WHITE STRAPS. THESE WERE REPLACED WITH 1ST GEN LOOK CLIPLESS (ALSO INCUDED) FROM NEW, SO THE DURA ACE PEDALS ARE LIKE NEW
Cables/housing SHIMANO DURA ACE 7400, ALL ORIGINAL
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Email with questions and please look at all the pics closely, they represent the actual condition of the bike. More high resolution pictures are available in the link above. I am happy to take any additional pictures requested and answer any questions.

Shipping to the USA 48 is $95 via FedEx ground, insured for the full purchase price and professionally packed with high density pipe foam and frame bracing. Will consider international shipping on a case-by-case basis, although it will be significantly more expensive as size limits require the use of 2 boxes.

$1950 obo
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Internet Background info on Wilier and this specific model:

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.

The Wilier Triestina Superleggera Ramata is regarded as one of the most beautiful bikes ever.

eroica.cc/journal/wilier-triestina-and-the-copper-jewels
 

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