Sunday, December 20, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Left Coast Build

Here's what one of customers is up to..He went with our standard frame with a nice choice in using the round axle blocks..
This bike will have some very choice parts on it and We are very interested to see how it turns out..
Keep checking back for updates on this one...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Russel's Dirt Bag Challenge Build..

Here's Russel's bike he and crew put together for the Dirt Bag Challenge using our hardtail..
NICE JOB GUYS!! heard it even took a trophy..

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Here's some fresh paint to roll out of our painters booth..
This tank is headed to Ohio.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bikes for sale....

We are also selling "get bent" as a roller..Motor not included.$4,000


Monday, October 19, 2009

A sweet customer build...

Here's an Xs we hardtailed with stock stretch..We think Pete did a great job on it..

Thursday, October 8, 2009

OH NO!!!!!

We are have tech problems with our email right now.So if you have sent us one please be patient we will get back to you as soon as we have it fixed..

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ardcore takes over Midwest Supply...

This past weekend we headed over to STL to Midwest Motorcylce Supply for their open house bike show..
We walked away with 3 awards which is funny considering its a very heavy HD crowd and having the only metric bikes there we thought this may be a bust. The good people from Midwest love our bikes much to the die hards schgrin..

In other news the site has been update with"Bad Penny" shots...
here's a taste.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

"Bad Penny" FOR SALE SOON!!!

Here's our latest build.
It will be for sale very soon.Styled after the very popular "Flying W"

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Check it out...

The paint section of the site has been updated with some sweet new jobs.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

OH NO!!!!

We are currently out of large and medium shirts....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Our painter is such a whore....

Not that the guy not busy enough..He had a local custom shop ring him up about giving a 60's ford country wagon's roof a little flavor.
Here's some progress shots..

Thursday, September 3, 2009

750 Chopper frame...

As of late we gotten alot of emails about our Honda 750 spirit chopper frames..So here is one that one of our customer put together..

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

site update...

We have been hard at work this summer.
Orders are through the roof,and a few builds have been completed.
Check out the Bikes section for "Mother's Little Helper",the "Flying W" and the new and improved "El Pepito".

If any of you plan on being in the Indy area for the Red Bull Moto GP look for us out and about.Look for the Ardcore crew at the Indy Mile in field we'll be there with our rig hangin' and watchin' some killer roundy round racin'.
stop by and say what's up.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

They are all going somewhere...

Awhile back some of us around the shop were talking about how many frames and parts we have sold yet for some reason we've never seen what people are doing with them..I mean I know the welds are like a roll of dimes splayed down on a strippers buttcrack, but are people just buying them to hang on their walls as fine art?
Well we know that's not true so how 'bout this..
You building something using our parts or frames?
if so send us pics of what you have brewing in your home shop..
Email us your project pic to and you may find your project on our blog for the world to see..

Sunday, June 21, 2009

some more fresh paint...

Here is a job our painter just finished for a customer..
I think he killed it again..
click 'em....

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SmokeOut X bound!!!

Many of you know the SmokeOut at The Rock is this weekend,and we'll be there..
If you plan to order or have ordered please know that the shop is closed until we get back..Hey we need a vacation too,you know?!
We will try to field any emails that come in when we can but don't hold your breath,cuz you might suffocate.
In mean time take a gander at our latest build..It's SmokeOut bound so if you're there check it out...oh and while your at it look for that funny lookin' dude with the mohawk and tell him you want to buy a shirt..

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ardcore at The SmokeOut X

That's right chopper freaks we will be at The SmokeOut.
We won't have a booth as this is our vacation but if you see us we will have a limited amount of shirts available if you ask.
We will also be there with our newest build which is being finished up as I type this..
Just look for these guys if you want a shirt..

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

NEW T-Shirts!!

We will have new shirt available on Monday. Shirts are 18 smackers shipped in the CONUS.They were designed by Logi Designs.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

More fresh paint...

Here is some more fresh stuff coming out of our paint shop..This set is headed off to OKC after it's all buffed out.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Tendon Terror

Here is another home shop built bike using one of our frames.
The Tendon Terror belongs to a local guy and shop friend Steve,There's a good story behind the name but I'll let Steve chime in on that if he wants.
Steve and his boys built this bike in their home shop and did a damn fine job.Steve had originally planned to paint it up nice, but once his wife saw it all mocked up bare that was the end of that idea.So here it is in all its naked glory.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

el Pepito's new clothes...

Last year Travis ran this bike raw to work out all the kinks.Well the kinks are worked out and the bike as gone through a complete make over.He just got the freshly painted tank and fender on the bike and it looks great.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Customer build...

Here's what Arnie from Minnesota is doing in his home shop with one of our frames.
Note the nice red details,Arnies tells us the tank and fender will match that great candy red color.
Can't wait to see it finished..Looking good so far Arnie.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

It has arrived!

The article in Greasy Kulture featuring the "wizard sleeze" has finally dropped into our greasy little hands. We would like to thank Guy over at GKM for putting it in the mag .Also thanks to Tip Top Daddy for the great writing and pics..
The "Sleeze" has the honor of being the first ever jap bike in the mag..

If you would like to see more of the "Sleeze" and the other great bikes and cars featured in GKM head over to and grab a subscription..You will not be disappointed.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Flying out the door..

We have been super busy lately with builds but our painter has been just as busy trying to get everyones projects looking good for the season.
Here is an HD set He just did for David Polgreen in MN.
If you need a super high quality paint job at a super good price you should contact us.
Our painter will paint any kind of chop..
Check back soon for updates from around the shop.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Dutch Know who builds a nice 650

Hans from Holland sent me this nice article he did on our shop. It was written for the Xs club in the Neatherlands,so I guess it go to show you the Dutch do know what all the finer things in life are..

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fresh paint...

Here is something our painter is working on for a customer in Texas.
Not done yet but man is it sweet.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Flying W.

Here are the beginings of a bike we are building for to crazy motorcycle loving brothers..The Wilkinson Bros own a local design firm that crank out some super high quality work.These guys love motorcycles of all types and decided when the time was right they had to have a rigid chop job.Well that time is now! So this is the begining of their xs chop job..

Friday, January 30, 2009

Welcome to the Ardcore Chop Blog

Keep it tuned in here to follow our builds, learn about new parts, and find out what's happening at the shop. You'll see write-ups and pics about Jon's handiwork on the frames, Nate's deep paintjobs, and general talk about chops and bobbers. We're working on a new website and plan on launching it soon. You can see the new landing page here. Let us know whatcha think and feel free to comment on our future posts. In the meantime, don't let the cold weather keep ya down...RIDE WHEN YOU CAN!