Riding a nude Italian can mean you're the prime minister, or it can mean you've got an Abici, a bike originally conceived in an Italian tavern by three guys who, while pouring over a '50s-era design catalog, decided they wanted to create something "pure and naked", but didn't feel like re-shooting that Bertolucci movie where Liv Tyler is a sexy virgin. Five and Ten's got one model, and they'll help you order the others, including:
Velocino: This steel-frame, reflective-tire, leather-gripped ride is an homage to a bike commissioned by Mussolini, who wanted to build something suitable for everyday commutes (maybe the trains didn't run on time?), but when Italy entered WWII Il Duce cancelled the commission, causing the designer to commit suicide. Er... if only he knew his vision would one day whisk you down to the 7-11 for a sixer?
Scappatella: Modeled after folding bikes of the '60s, this 100lb job's been designed to fit BMX rims and tires, and comes complete with pegs and leather grips, thus enabling an eminently stylish breaking of your arm.
Fuga: Taking a technical turn, the Fuga's got a double crown wheel that enables it to convert from a normal gear into a fixed gear; grouped spokes on "aluminium" racing wheels that're stronger and lighter than normal; Miche brakes; and a high-performance crankset -- yet another thing that could mean you're an Italian prime minister.