Wilier Tipo La Triestina Collectible Road Bike 1985. One of the oldest and most prestigious Italian bicycle brands still existing, the Wilier, was founded in 1909 in Bassano del Grappa, northern Italy.
When it comes to classic bicycles, there are actually few models which stick out as much as the Wilier Ramata does, undoubtedly one of the finest Italian cycles ever manufactured. Over the years the former called 'tipo la triestina' model became the flagship of the Italian brand and a very sought-after bicycle among collectors.
Its paintwork is certainly the highlight: called "Ramata" - the Italian for copper-coated - it consists of a thin coating over chromed tubes which creates a unique translucent paint job.
Our Wilier Triestina Ramata dates back to the 1970s and thanks to a complete refurbishment, it shines as if it would left the Wilier workshop just now. The frame set, made of Columbus SL tubes, show some typical and some quite rare details. The heart symbol is known from some Wiliers of the early 70s and you can find it on the chromed lugs, and even on the beautiful fork crown, where it is not cut-out but brazed on instead.
This classic bike is equipped with the top level parts of the time - Cmapagnolo Nuovo Record groupset with some nice customized parts. The seatpost has been milled, big chainring drilled and the Cinelli stem engraved. Larcia NOS saddle, original Wilier bottle by ALE Torino, Regina Extra Oro freewheel and Nisi rims then round thing up. A very fine setup indeed.
Breathtaking and iconic. Treat yourself to a glorious piece of cycling history!