Italian custom singlespeed inspired by a country music classic. Probably

When we were at the Milan show recently I happened to catch part of a TV programme on the Italian country music scene… and it suddenly hit me where Paduano had gotten their inspirations from for the Paduano SS custom, specifically the classic Johnny Cash number One Piece at a Time. Though I'd guess this baby would cost you more than a dime.

Beauty is a subjective thing and Paduano do make some very beautiful bikes, but it would be stretching things to say that this is one of them. More we reckon it's a show special to show what they could do when it comes to melding modern and retro together in a titanium tubeset. I'm pretty sure we've seen it before too which may be why they were hiding it away at the back of their stand where only the more discerning bike fan would find it. Maybe

Anyway enjoy the vid and here's some bonus Johnny Cash too. Yeeha!

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.