Gallery: Jordan’s Stop Cycles Proletariat

Jordan's Stop Cycles Proletariat
Jordan's Stop Cycles Proletariat

[Jordan sent us these photos of his custom Stop Cycles Proletariat. —ed.]

I wanted to share my bike with you as your photos inspired me to go and build my dream bike. The parts were selected for 90% low maintenance and 10% style. Built as a low maintenance commuter bike for getting around, getting groceries, and hauling all the stuff that I end up with on family bike outings.

  • Frame: Stop Cycles Proletariat 2010, Large
  • Drive: Gates Carbon Drive Belt — 118T
  • Crank: Single Speeder with 50T Gates Pulley
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Mega EXO External Bearing; some online reviews pan these, but a 1/3 the price of Phil Wood, I was willing to give them a try. I am at 2000 miles and see no problems, but there maybe an upgrade in the future if the buzz on the internet is true.
  • Cranks: FSA Gossamar
  • Rear Hub: Shimano Alfine with Gates 24T Pulley
  • Front hub: Shimmano Alfine Dynamo
  • Light: Lumotec LED
  • Brakes: Avid Juicy 3.5
  • Seat: Brooks B17; yes, all the hype is for a reason, the saddle just keeps getting more comforatable.
  • Front Rack: Minoura Gamoh; sized for 700c and weighs a hefty 5 lbs but I have no trouble carrying 40 lbs.
  • Rear Rack: PDW Payload Rear Rack, Bamboo. Looks great, but lacks rear support for larger panniers. Works fine on smaller loads.
  • Handlebar: FSA Metropolis
  • Headset: Crank Bros
  • Pedals: Crank Bros Mallet; this was my last purchase and I could not resist the matching green.
  • Tires: Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 700 x 28; great reflective strip.


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