About a year ago, a man named Andrew Low came onto the track bike scene. Based in SF, Andrew builds handmade aluminum track frames in a small and tidy workshop in the Mission. San Francisco is widely responsible for the aluminum track bike hype and LOW has the made in the USA market cornered. When Massan caught wind of Andrew, he had to support a builder from his home town…
Just recently, Andrew completed a low pro model in a MUNI livery for Massan and I had the chance to photograph it in the Embarcadero on Saturday. With Massan’s recent induction into the Chrome Familia, this bike will be getting a lot of press-love, but for now, here’s my lens-love.
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Photo by Kim Heikkinen
Sweet, sweet lord from the ground below. Kim’s LOW built up quite nice. Check out the full set here. Praise to the Finnish doom metal set!
Photo by Kim Heikkinen
Yes, steel is real, but LOW is one of the few people making handmade in the USA aluminum track frames and for that reason, he’ll always get love here on the PiNP. Kim’s new LOW is looking good. Can’t wait to see how it gets built up. If it’s like Kim’s other builds, it’ll be balleur.
Edit: Jussi has the story behind this bike on his blog. Check it out!
Time is the preferred MTB pedal for track bikes. Do you have the Time?
Massan just posted up a few shots from a recent interview he did with Western Civ Magazine. Head over there for the rest. Looking good man!
Photo by John Daniel Reiss
Marc, that’s a nice LOW FIXED and the Cadence kits aren’t too shabby either! See you at the Red Hook Crit buddy!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted up something from LOW. Andrew’s been putting out some quality work over the past few weeks. Do I need to mention Massan’s new frame? So clean. Here’s Brian Novelo’s low pro, shot by Six Nguyen.
Personal obligations sometimes get in the way of hanging out with friends but even if I only get to say hi for a few minutes, it’s worth it. During the Mash TT on Saturday, Kelli rode Marc’s LOW track bike and finished only 15 minutes behind the leading guy group. Unfortunately, she dropped her team in the process. Here she is, smiling ear to ear after a quick change out of the kit and into street clothes. Marc, when are you giving her your bike dude?
I miss all my Cali friends. Ride safe girl! For a higher-res file, click here.