May there be more better known bikes - it still is fair enough to say that Wilier Triestina are some of the most beautiful racing bicycles ever manufactured.
Known as "Ramata" amongst enthusiasts - Ramata, feminine for Ramato which in Italian means copper plated - the Wilier Triestina has always appealed to collectors around the globe like few other bicycles.
The paintwork is certainly the highlight of any Wilier Triestina Ramata: a translucent paint coat over polished chromed tubes.
This particular model dates back to 1980 and its frame is still in original condition. It is equipped with an interesting blend of Italian parts. The groupset mostly consists of Campagnolo Nuovo Record and Nuovo Gran Sport parts, lust like the beautiful 3-armed crankset with pantographed chainring. And then there is the fine 3ttt cockpit and seatpost, Wilier Triestina headset and one of the most pretty set of rims available in the early 80s - Nisi Mixer, which is the clincher version of the legendary Laser. That also means that you can ride more practical clincher tyres (brand NEW handmade Tufo Comtura in this case) and carry just a spare inner tube or even a patch kit instead of whole spare tubular tyre.
A splendid original Wilier Ramata. Glowing like an amber. Approved to take part in Eroica events worldwide.