Â Today’s OTS is a Univega Safari Ten sent by John.
Â John, I’m all for comfort, but I’m not sure of your seat choice for this one.Â If it looks this portly from the side, I could only imagine would it looks like from overhead.:)Â Nevertheless, another great looking resto.
Just finished restoring this classic Univega.When I found the bike, it looked like it had never been ridden. The dry rotted wheels still had the nipples on them. The paint had no dings or scratches at all. I could see the potential this bike had through all of the grunge, rust and dust that it was covered in. This bike had been sitting in an old thrift store for many years. Being passed up and discarded as a piece of junk. I could not resist picking it up. After a ton of elbow grease (and lots of metal polish and wax), this bike ended up looking better than most new bikes at the local bike shop. (OK, maybe not as sleek and attractive as some of the newer road bikes, but closer to mint condition than 99% of the bikes I have ever restored.)