Pass and Stow


In 1992 I started building bicycle frames in my basement with a friend. With a stack of tubes and little to go on, my buddies dad made a wooden jig and got to work and in the following years made over eighty frames. Now my friend makes carbon bikes and I make bicycle racks.

While taking classes at the local community college I needed a way to move my load of books off my back and Pass & Stow Racks was born.

I realized things I want to haul exceeded the ability of the bike in a lot of cases and having a front rack made a lot of sense. Moving the weight to a stable platform made riding more enjoyable and satisfying.

Pass and Stow Racks are the result of many years of prototyping and developing the complicated process of making a (mostly) universal front rack.  The rack has the ability to carry a load either on top or down below with panniers. The rack comes currently in three sizes and in two colors with a light post standard on each.

The racks are made with the same quality and care that goes in to a custom bicycle frame, made by brass fillet-brazing aircraft tubing 4130 chromoly steel. It's very strong and light and is made right in Oakland, CA!

Pass and Stow racks are supported and tested all over the world in a host of different situations, by bike packers, commuters, messengers, and everywhere in between. These racks are put through their paces with the beauty that matches any custom frame and the strength to handle any hauling condition you can throw at it.