Name that giraffe!

Ok, it’s a new gameshow! It’s called… Name That Giraffe!
I have uploaded a picture of it to:

It’s a giraffe that tk-girl purchased. 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?

The winner of this game show will win… my thanks!

That definately doesn’t look like a Savage seat. I myself am thinking of picking up one of the giraffes for $119 or whatever they were going for on E-bay.

Its definitely a savage. I just took a look at mine, and the sprockets (chain wheels) are the same. It liiks to me that you have either a united or a torker seat on it, but i cant tell from that view. If it looks like the top has a butt imprint on it, its a united, if it looks like its a rubbery “mesh” type top, its a torker.
-David Kaplan

> 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
stickers, usually.

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
shipment.

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
distributors.

Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

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