Riding a bike in the city is great. Living with a bike in the city can be not so great. As housing costs continue to skyrocket in major cities, the size of apartments and even homes can make it difficult to store your bike.
Rather than leave it locked up outside to be destroyed or stolen, or leave it propped up in your hallway taking up room and marking up the walls, Stowaway thought why not use the space on the ceiling? The result is a bike storage unit that makes it easy to make your bike go up, up, and out of the way…
Far from the first storage device to hoist your bike up with pulleys, what makes the Stowaway unique (as far as we’re aware) is the ability to store the bike flat on the ceiling without actually mounting any of the device to the ceiling. Instead, the device uses a cantilevered arm that is anchored to the wall.
Perhaps more important, is the built in counter weight system which claims to reduce the amount of weight you have to lift by half. Fully adjustable with an integrated cable brake and color coded straps, the Stoway looks to be fairly easy to use.
During their Kickstarter campaign, Stowaway units are selling for $107 for the early bird with about 200 left. Then the price goes up only to $118.