One of my favorite bike dudes to hang with (and photograph) was recently interviewed over at Optimus Fixed.
“OF: I remember you as a relaxed and interested person with a modest atitude. So do you have any special philosophy in live?
My philosophy in life at its most simple is to do what makes you happy. Take whatever opportunity you have to travel, and further yourself as a human. I’m lucky enough to be able to go all over the world, with people that I love, and get together on a level that pushes us all to our physical limits.”
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Andrew Low has been working on a prototype track frame unlike any of his other bikes. These frames are simply put: team-edition racing machines. Some details are consistant with his other bikes, while others are not. Marc’s LOW is one of four in existence, being raced by Team Chica Sexy in SF. The geometry is true track, with steep angles, a short wheelbase and an aggressive saddle to bar drop. You can barely see the compact geometry in these photos but the top tube does indeed slope back.
Marc brought this bike out one of the last days I was in SF so I could shoot photos of it and from what I can tell over on the LOW Instagram, these are getting closer to production…
Tools of the trade:
Mamiya 7ii / 80mm
Kodak Portra 400
Photos by Garrett Lau
These two photos popped up on the LOW Flickr from Garrett Lau. Stoked to see those machines getting thrashed at the track. Follow Andrew on Instagram and Flickr. Or just stay glued to the LOW website.
Photo by Hirotaka Fukui
I met Hiro the last time I was in SF (which was RideNStyle) and followed his work, mostly via his Tumblr‘s RSS. It wasn’t until Tracko posted about his Flickr that I was directed over there. It’s damn good. So check it out.
That’s a great photo of Marc holing his new LOW. Miss ya dude!
Photos by Kyle Kelley
Tracko‘s back up and running but Kyle’s still sorting out the back end. Sean Martin from TOLA‘s new LOW is tasty. Check out more of this delicious bike here.
Where are your handlebars dude?
Photo by Brian Vernor
“I’ve yet to meet a slow guy on a pink bike.” Truer words have never been spoken, Brian.
Photos by Simon Nieborak
File this one under complete radness. Tim from the North Race got David at Death Spray Custom to dress up his Low track bike with one of those bitchin’ forks. Check out more photos here.
When I see an American-made bicycle Locked Up in front of this mural outside the Liberty, I have to take a photo of it. Especially when it’s a blazing hot bike like Josh’s LOW.
As I was backing up my photos from Interbike, I realized I never posted these. It’s a few photos I shot of Jason Clary’s new LOW track bike. He’s had the frame for a while but it’s good to see it built up. I’ve always liked the crazy custom paint and finishing schemes Andrew comes up with and this bike is no different.