> Ok, it’s a new gameshow! It’s called… Name That Giraffe!
How about Edwin?
> It was advertised as a Savage, but there are
> no markings on it that indicate it as such.
> Also, what type of seat is that? United?
Readers should note that most of the less expensive unicycles are made in
nameless factories in Taiwan and China. The factories aren’t really
nameless, but the cycles and components pass from the factory to the various
distributors that have ordered them. The distributors handle the importing,
advertising, and distribution, and they add the distinction of their
But sometimes they don’t even add a sticker, making the unicycles more
mysterious. Your picture definitely looks like the Savage giraffes I’ve
seen, and the seat looks like a better one than what usually comes with the
Savage (though “savage” is a good name for those metal-bumper seats). I
would call it an improvement over the regular Savage giraffe.
But even the big distributors (Savage, CyclePro, Brauns, Summit, Torker,
Norco, Quentin, etc.) sometimes change components without notice. A unicycle
that came with one seat this week, might have a different seat in the next
If you order through a unicycle-specific seller, such as Unicycle.com, you
can be reasonably sure that the unicycle you receive will match the picture
in the catalog. The same cannot be said as safely with the big bicycle
Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
“You’re not supposed to wash your Roach armor” - Nathan Hoover, on safety
equipment cleaning methods