Category Archives: LOW
Another Round with LOW
Another Round with LOW

It’s crazy to think that it’s been a year since Chas emailed me, asking me to post about Andrew Low‘s work, leading to a full queue for the SF-based frame builder. He’s been steady cranking away this year at frames, sending them worldwide.

In that time, he’s refined his shop, and over the past few weeks, he’s working on some frame refinements. Faced track ends and finished welds are just a few of the things Andrew’s been working on. I tell ya, if I raced at the track, I’d ride one of these bikes.

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May 3, 2012 11 comments
Marc and Kelli
Marc and Kelli

These two kids are some of my favorite #FixieFamous celebs. Marc and Kelli are like a match made in Vice Magazine. When they’re not in sleeveless shirts, they’re kitted out in the hills of LA and SF. While Marc has been racing track (and looking for alleycats) the past few years, he’s just started branching off into road racing, which inspired Kelli to do the same. I caught up with these two, the day after a race and took some photos of them.

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May 1, 2012 18 comments
Massan’s MUNI LOW
Massan's MUNI LOW

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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Apr 30, 2012 52 comments
Kim Heikkinen’s LOW
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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!

Mar 31, 2012 2 comments
A Girl and Her Bike: Kelli and Her LOW
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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.

Mar 5, 2012 3 comments