Plante Cycles is a small framebuilding operation in Rancho Cucamonga. Stephen Plante builds each frame in his home garage, at the base of the San Gabriel mountains, where he tests out the designs for each model. At the Cub House’s Bike Show and Swap this year, Stephen brought two bikes, one of which I’ve been meaning to shoot photos of.
This all-road is painted in a Coors Banquet Can yellow and features a homemade waxed canvas frame bag. The build is simple, the colors are subtle, and yet this bike is a real eye-catcher. I hope to one day visit Stephen at his home shop and do a story on his work, but for now, check out this bike and the Iron Maiden bike Kyle shot a few years back to hold you over!