Monday, July 25, 2011

SocNet Switch-Up

There's a perfectly good explanation why we're been slacking on the Acme blog:

We've launched our new fan site at

Stuff around the shop has been mental since we returned from Born Free 3 last month, and social media is one thing we've let slip through the cracks. Well now that we've got a proper spot on Facebook, you can count on us to keep the news and info flowing.

Plans are in the works for updating our website later this summer, and when that happens the Acme wall on Facebook will appear on our home page. Bam! no more blog. Facebook does a better job than blogs of keeping people up to the minute on what's going on around here anyway, so it's a change we believe will make everyone a whole lot happier.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

WANTED: Local Talent for In-House Social Media Management

We'll be the first to admit it: Acme's presence on Facebook and our blog has been a little lax. There's an honest reason for our slackness, but it's not our style to make excuses for jobs poorly done.

Instead, consider this our plea for help. We're looking for a 20- or 30-something chopper guy who loves motorcycles and the Internet to help us do a better job with blog posting, FB status updates, viral videos, and all the other stuff that's important for making cool brands tick in the 21st century.

It would be ideal if this man (or woman!) lived near our shop, which is Laconia, NH.

What's in it for us? A more honest and dependable two-way dialogue between Acme and all our friends and customers.

What's in it for the person we choose to be the Acme Social Media Guru?

• Access to our shop, our tools and our talents for bike building
• Free t-shirts and apparel
• Free or really cheap parts for your bike
• Great deals on any donor bikes and parts you find laying around our shop

Eventually this position could turn into a paying gig, but right now we're just looking for someone who can manage our profiles on Facebook and ChopCult, shoot photos of the hundreds of projects we start and finish every month, write some basic blog and status updates on our blog and FB wall, and answer emails we get about catalogs, t-shirts, sticker and a dozen other little things that fill our work day.

It's a no-paying job right now, but if you've got the talent and the interest to use our resources and to share our passion for custom motorcycles with the rest of the world, it could turn into something that makes money for everyone.

If you're interested, send me an email. I'd ask you to PM me on Facebook, but the truth is, I rarely have time to check my profile!

Thanks in advance for all your support.

Wayne Ahlquist

Monday, March 14, 2011

Limpnickie Lot Fork Swap

Roadside Marty from Flat Broke Customs in Pensacola, Florida, swapped the Sportster forks on his Purple Haze pan to entertain the crowd at last week's Limpnickie Lot Bike Show in Daytona Beach.

When he and Tim from Papa Clutch Customs were finished with the 60-minute project, Purple Haze was rocking a brand-new Acme Wishbone Springer.

Tim from Papa Clutch Customs lends a hand

Thanks to Chris Callen at Cycle Source magazine for setting up the program, and to Marty, Tim and our friend McGoo at ChopCult for entertaining the audience at the Limpnickie Bike Show.

The project begins

Buttoning down some details

Chris Callen and friends take the finished project off the stage

Friday, February 11, 2011

Ride 2 Skate 5

The guys from True East M/C and FOTS are hosting their fifth annual Ride 2 Skate Jam. The chopper ride goes from Philly to Baltimore, at which point everyone will unload their sticks and skate to hell. It's a good time for a good cause, so load up your Logan Earth Ski and get ready to ride May 22-22, 2011. For more info, click the flyer or visit the events page in the Acme Gallery.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Acme Loop Tail Frame on Cyril Huze Blog

Cyril Huze's blog is a must-read for many bike nuts, which is why we include the French master builder in our monthly press releases. Not all the facts Cyril rehashed from our most recent PR are correct (we've been building Acme loop tail frames for well over a year), but the man's heart is in the right place.

The "debut event" Cyril refers to in his post is actually a fork install at the Limpnickie Lot—not a "frame intro" as Cyril suggests. In any case, we appreciate the juice, and thanks to the all the positive comments shared by CH readers.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thanks, Motorcycle Product News

Motorcycle Product News hosts a decent website for the trade, and this week they featured our Acme Oil Bag on their site. Tanks for the support, MPN!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

For Sale: Three Great Acme Forks on eBay

There's still a couple days left on the auction for Springer Forks we posted on eBay this week.

We listed two Wideglide springers, one chrome, one black, and one chrome Narrowglide. Details for all three forks can be seen on the individual listings. Bids for these beauties start at $750, with no reserve!