FS: 2011 Torker Graduate – Drum Brakes – Fenders – 5speed Internal Hub

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Nick D

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Dec 11 2012 at 7:40am #


Bought this in May 2012 in a pinch for a promo display from Thick Bikes. Since then it was ridden from the office to get sandwiches a few times, used in a few photoshoots, and Boostuv knocked it over once. Other than a few scratches, it’s in great condition. I’m looking to buy something more compact for traveling, so here’s a great deal on a practically new bike.

It’s labeled a 50cm, but check the chart at the bottom, because due to the sloped top tube, the geometry is a bit weird. I’d say this bike would fit someone 5’4″ish to 5’10” relatively well (might need a shorter stem on the lower end of that).





MSRP: $499

CL: $275

BikePGH Members: $250

From Portland to Minneapolis, Davis to Pittsburgh, New York to San Fran — the Torker Graduate was made for city riding. Thanks to internal Sturmey Archer 5-speed gearing, ultra-efficient internal drum brakes, and clever thumb shifter, Torker has equipped The Grad with increased terrain capability for 2011. Its all-weather, low-maintenance drum brakes and fender-set will work just as well in the rain, sleet or snow as they do with eternal sunshine. The Graduate is as simple on the outside as it is full of performance on the inside. Available in six sizes.

Frame Torker Tri Moly 127mm Rear Spacing

Fork Hi-Ten 1-1/8mm

Headset Steel Threadless 1-1/8

Shifter Sturmey Archer 5sp W Alloy Thumb Shifter

Crank Alloy 38T W Guard

BB Set Sealed Cartridge Square Taper

Cog 19T

Pedal Nylon W Alloy Cage

Rim Alex X 2100 Double Wall 36H

Hubs Sturmey Archer Alloy 5sp Internal

Spoke 14 G Stainless

Tire Tioga City Gripper 700 x 32

Bar Alloy All Rounder

Stem Forged Alloy

Saddle Torker

Seat Post Steel 27.2mm x 250mm

Brake Alloy 70mm Internal Drum F & R

Brake Lever Avid Speed Dial

Extras Fenders, Fiks:Reflective Wheel Stripes

Size 50

Head Angle 72

Seat Angle 74

Top Tube 565

Chain Stay 430

BB Drop 74

Fork Offset 45

Wheel base 1045

Seat Tube 500

Head Tube 121

Standover 768


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Dec 11 2012 at 11:54am #

If I can figure out a rear rack and a front mudflap, I can be seriously interested in that.


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Dec 11 2012 at 3:54pm #

i am totally going to buy this bike… is that ok stu?


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Dec 11 2012 at 3:58pm #

Sure. I’m definitely looking, but don’t have my heart set on any one bike yet. You’ve all seen what I’ve been riding; it either doesn’t fit or doesn’t work. Just about anything is a step up.


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Dec 11 2012 at 6:05pm #

I still have that conquest classic for sale, stu.


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Dec 11 2012 at 7:20pm #

also, we would be happy to let you make payments on it if you cant swing the full amount at once.


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Dec 11 2012 at 8:43pm #

Is the Conquest Classic the similar root-beer-ish color?

Nick D

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Dec 11 2012 at 8:58pm #

Looks like Mark is going to buy it–that went fast.


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Dec 11 2012 at 11:44pm #

yes its the rootbeer and chrome model, with a heavy duty surly rack and wrap around fenders w/mudflaps.


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Dec 11 2012 at 11:49pm #

i also have a rootbeer colored kona ute for sale, complete with bags and a disc brake! ;) ;)

Nick D

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Dec 12 2012 at 11:32pm #

Sale fell through–the Torker is still up for grabs.

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