What was Acme Rocket Bike about anyway?
Acme Rocket Bike was at its core an experiment of sorts, a collaborative exercise. My belief is that within every machinist, painter, mechanic, welder, and fabricator lies an artist. A true craftsman who has spent thousands of hours and many years working in their chosen medium, doing jobs for others, making a living at it, making it their trade. My concept was to combine all of this latent design sense together, to create a hyper-collaborative entity, and to see what would happen. Acme Rocket Bike is what I called this venture, with me in the role of design director and providing the inspiration that would culminate in the kind of beautiful custom bikes that I believed were possible. So these are the bikes we built between 2002 and 2006. Enjoy.