May there be more better known bikes - it still is fair enough to say that the Wilier Triestina Superleggera is one 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 Superleggera first left the factory in Rossano Veneto in the 1970s and has appealed to collectors around the globe like few other bicycles.
The paintwork is certainly the highlight of the Wilier Triestina Superleggera: it consists of a translucent paint coat over polished chromed tubes - Columbus SL in this case.
This model dates back to the late 1970s and is riding as if it was new.
Regarding the components, this Wilier Triestina is equipped with a Campagnolo Super Record groupset with a load of pantographed and milled parts: an amaretto cherry on the top!
And then there are the special derailleurs. In the front we find a sought after 4-hole derailleur which has only been built in 1978. The rear mech is equipped with Aluminium bolts instead of the already pretty light standard titanium bolts.
A setup which is convincing also in the smallest details.
Generally all parts are in a surprisingly good condition and show very few signs of usage at all.
Cycling heritage at its finest. Approved to take part in Eroica events worldwide.
|Frame & Fork||Wilier Triestina Superleggera Ramata; Columbus SL tubing|
|Front Derailleur||Campagnolo Record 4-hole|
|Rear Derailleur||Campagnolo Super Record with Aluminium bolts|
|Headset||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Super Record; 170mm; 53/42; pantographed|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Stem||Cinelli; 120mm: pantographed|
|Stem Bar||Cinelli; 40cm|
|Brake Levers||Campagnolo Super Record; pantographed|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Record; freewheel 14-24|
|Rims||Nisi; 700c tubular|
|Tires||Continental Giro; 700c tubular|
|Seat Post||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Handlebar Tape||Leather cover|
|Pedals||Campagnolo Record Superleggeri; Wilier straps|