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Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States
My name is Dimitri Harris and I have been building frames for over 6 years now. I learned the basics after spending two weeks with Koichi Yamaguchi. He is one of the most interesting people I have ever met and I am thankful to have worked with him. Since then I have just been building one frame after another and learning as much as possible along the way. I build steel fillet-brazed frames that go by the name of MEECH, its an old nickname that I have had since I was a kid. I build mostly cyclocross frames because I love their versatility however I also do road,single-speed, and mountain bikes as well. Custom frames start around $1400. All the frames are handmade by me here in Mountain Home, Arkansas. I am insured and guarantee all of my work so if you are in the market for a custom steel frame I would be glad to build it for you. I am also building frames from carbon fiber so if you would like to ride a prototype frame give me a shout. Thanks for stopping by. You can email me at meech151@hotmail.com or call (870)897-6703 or visit www.meechcustombicycles.com Thanks.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jens Voight's Hour Record Bike

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Check This Ride Out

These would make for good population control devices.

Contador Looking Good

Little Al has almost sealed the deal in this year's Vuelta.  Froome has been close enough to keep Contador on his toes, however today Al put things in place the way he thought they should be.  This year's Tour of Spain was another good one.  All that is left is a short 10k time trial and depending on the course I wouldn't be surprised if el Pinto wins that as well.  I'm more than certain he's not gonna give up a minute and a half.  Its amazing what this little dude is capable of.  His physical toughness is one thing however his mental toughness is almost out of reach.  I can't help but to like him and I was truly happy to see him stamp some authority onto Chris Froome.  Nothing against Froome, as he is one hardcore racer, but everyone knows that I always favor the spanish racers a bit more.

 http://www.steephill.tv/ always post a short video of the last part of the stage, so if you missed the live coverage you can check out the race for the line.

I know I've been lagging on proper posts here lately and I can't wait to get things back on track.  Bare with me and I'll see you soon.

Last 10 Km of Stage 20 (32:26 English)  eurosport

Last Km of Stage 20

This little guy is the reason I've been dragging my behind and not posting anything. Jack Christopher Harris was born on August 28 and myself and Anne have been trying to get ourselves up to speed on how to take care of a kid.  He's making it look like its no hard task in this photo but just wait till he wakes up.
We're in unchartered waters with this guy as this is our first.  He's turning my world upside down making me do things I never thought I'd do.  I've adapted pretty well to changing diapers and losing sleep but I haven't been thrown up on since i was in college.  Of course you can probably guess, I threw up on myself.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

La Vuelta Heats Up

Alberto Contador has pretty much had control of this year's Vuelta since the end of the first week. And while he's had to do a little fighting with his legs one of his teammates went a little bit further with a Quickstep rider.  Really doesn't seem like too big a deal to me however they both got thrown out of the race.

Contador dropped everyone on the queen stage and now seems to be a shoe in to win the overall.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Current Build

This is an all-round, go-anywhere road frame  with caliper brakes that will accommodate up to a 32c cross tire.  Its tight but it rolls just fine.  I've got some special brakes on the way however these Cane Creeks work just fine.

Travel frame no less.  This could possibly be my favorite build of all time.  These style bikes have always been a favorite of mine and to think that I don't even have one of my own is borderline blasphemy.  I'm tempted to not sell it, after all, it is my size.

"Uh honey, I'm gonna need to fly to Andalucia tomorrow in order to do a little R and D with this new frame.  I should be back as soon as the Vuelta is over.  Love ya!"

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Contador Racing La Vuelta

I stumbled onto this photo on Facebook this morning and at first I thought, "Hey, there's Jimmy from the 5th grade."  Jimmy was the guy that used to sit a couple of rows over and we'd shoot spitballs at one another through a pen that we had taken the insides out of. Then after a closer look I realized that it was actually Alberto Contador.  Turns out he changed his mind and is gonna race La Vuelta.  He doesn't sound like he's planning on lighting it up or anything, sounds like its more for training and maybe a stage victory, however, don't forget he won the Giro on just 9 days notice.  

Even though I knew Al was a little guy I had no idea how small he actually is. There's nothing there.  Its hard to believe that someone so small could be so strong and so powerful, and there is no way you could pack any more fight and toughness into such a small frame.  He could make the third week really interesting.  Won't be long now.
Hasta luego.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cross Season is Coming

All right, I know this doesn't look like much of anything but for some reason when I saw this brand new cross tire mounted on a Mavic Pro rim with a Campy Record hub I just started feeling all excited inside.  I'm trying to finish up a pretty cool little frame and I needed this in order to check my spacing.  At first I mounted this onto an older Mavic Cosmic Carbone wheel and I've honestly never had as much trouble getting a tire on a rim as I did that one.  Now, imagine that after you finally get the tire on the wheel you try to pump it up but the tube has a hole in it because you butchered it trying to get the tire on.  Ok, now the tire that you couldn't get on the rim has to come off.  This was when the true fun started.  Now I would like to pause and say something to the idiot who invented bladed spokes.


Ahh, that felt good.

Ever used a hammer to take a tire off a rim?  I hadn't until yesterday.  I thought I was gonna have to cut the tire off the rim, and had it not been a brand new tire I probably would have.  Instead, I decided to break tire levers, slice up my knuckles, and stain my shorts with blood.  I was definitely not feeling in charge of the way things were going, however this photo shows that in the end I did prevail. I managed to get a couple of tire levers under the tire and then I had to take a wooden block and gradually tap the tire lever around the rim. Yes, I scuffed up a nice carbon rim in the process. So after all this, I mounted the tire on this here wheel,  pumped up the tire, leaned it against the stand, and took a long look at it. I began to feel warm and fuzzy inside.  I imagined cold, rainy weather (which I hate), and me out there on the road putting in some serious miles on my special bike.  Of course its not my bike and I probably won't get out in the cold rain, but anyway its what I was imagining.  Should be done shortly so check back.  Thanks for stopping by.

MEECH Custom Bicycles
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams Dies

Note:  I do not own the rights to these photos.  They are random pictures taken from the internet.