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Old 09-28-16, 08:12 PM
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Torker Graduate 2012 Questions

Hi everyone,

Bought a Torker Graduate 2012 years ago, and got my front wheel stolen few weeks ago. I was wandering if anyone knows the specs of Torker Graduate 2012 so I can rebuild my front wheel.

I tried to go to a local shop here in my town, but they told me they didn't have the knowledge of drum brakes.. so I had to do some research myself. Really hope I can bike again!!!!
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Old 09-29-16, 04:37 AM
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Almost all bikes use the same size wheels front/rear.
So go and read the numbers relating to size that are printed on the rear tire's sidewall. It'll say something like 700x32C, and/or 622x32 and maybe something in inches. The first number is diameter.
Almost all bikes use 100 mm front hubs, and I've never seen a drum brake hub using anything else than a nutted axle.
Odds are you'll be good if you simply search for "drum brake wheel + your diameter.
If you want to be more specific, look for a width measurement printed on the rim. Might say "19 mm" or so someplace.
It's unlikely to be hugely important, but getting it REALLY wrong can cause problems.
Then you're into the details. No/single/double eyelets, color, single/double-wall, etc, etc.
Building wheels yourself is doable. Plenty of web resources to talk you through it.
But not really a sensible way to spend your time if you're only looking to build the one.
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Sturmey Archer Dynamo Drum brake Front Hub 36h, Silver

Sturmey Archer Dynamo Drum brake Front Hub 36h, Silver

Could easily purchase a drum hub with dynamo and have it built by LBS, Universal Cycles, or Peter White. Pick your rim and spokes. Velocity Dyad would be a good choice. Added benefit of dynamo power for lights and trickle charge for cell phone.

Added: Friend of mine has same model Graduate probably same year. Very cool ride.

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Love my 2010 Graduate, the SA hub is correct and the 700C is also correct.

The one shown above is a dyno hub, and I made that upgrade a few years ago, worth it. If you are replacing the whole front wheel anyway it doesn't add that much to the whole cost.
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