About Me

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Back in my hometown of Jonesboro., Arkansas, United States
My name is Dimitri Harris and I have been building frames for over 9 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, which is 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 Jonesboro, 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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Arkansas State TT Champ

This is my good friend and local Cat 3 Jonesboro native Larry Yancey. We just call him el Hombre Peligroso (a bad man). He has been a part of R&D at MEECH Custom Bikes since we began. Sometimes when I was watching him ride the bike I would cringe thinking he was gonna break the frame for sure but after close to a year of beating the molasses out of it I am happy to say that it is still in one piece and even has a couple of state championships on it. Last year Larry won the Tennessee CX Championships on a MEECH and it felt good to take a first place, however in all fairness it was probably more Larry's legs than my frame but when I heard that he threw some 23c tubulars and a pair of clip-ons on it and won the Arkansas State TT I was totally stoked, I have always loved the versatility of 'cross bikes but this takes it to a whole new level. Good job! I would also like to mention that the Jonesboro boys cleaned up this year at the event, Trent Talley, Mike Suminski, and a host of others posted some fast times and brought home the swag. They love racing in Jonesboro, Arkansas so if you are ever there let 'em take you out for a spin but I am giving you fair warning, they will attack you faster than you can say cowboys and indians. Send me some more photos. Chao.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Jess's new cyclocross frame

Paint was done by Josh Colvey from Vivid Dezigns. Its a baby blue w/Sunset Pearl bands. Paragon Track dropouts w/derailleur hanger give you a couple of options. Cross season is not too far away, can you smell the pain?

As you can see I am a miserable photographer, I cannot figure out my wife's camera to save my life. Somebody please help. The frames always look much better when they arrive at your door, if your not happy I will take it back. Thanks.

YouTube - "Al limite dell'equilibrio".

YouTube - "Al limite dell'equilibrio".

You think you got good bike handling skills? Check this guy out. Did you happen to notice that the guy is climbing a mountain and dropping the riders behind him that aren't even riding a wheelie with no hands?

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wish I was there

Yes its that time of year again, the three weeks in July when I never get anything done. Lance Armstrong is back to make it just that much more interesting. I never was a huge Armstrong fan but I like him a little more after stumbling onto this photo of he and George Hincapie. It looks like they are having a good time. I personally have never seen Armstrong laugh so this was a surprise. I hope he has a good Tour de France but please don't win it again.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bruised bananas

Let the party begin. I love the creative usefulness of this cargo bike by A.N.T. however I would hate to endo on this thing. Can you imagine, when the bike goes vertical and the rear wheel kisses the back of your head, your gonna be 9 feet off the pavement. Your groceries are gonna be all over the street, people are gonna be grabbing your canned goods and running off. I really shouldn't be so pessimistic though, perhaps someone nice will come along and scrape your tattered arse off the sidewalk, put you in the big basket like the sack of potatos you just bought, and ride you to the hospital. Its not exactly an Air Evac but its better than having to ride on the handlebars. This bike makes me think of the time I was sitting on a corner in Greece and a motorcycle with 4 people on it pulled into the Disco Heaven Nightclub, don't even want to think about endoing in that situation. This bike really is a unique build, check out the steering, maybe add some fluffy dice to the handlebars and throw some 70's shag down on that dance floor, add a dancing pole for the ladies, now your rollin.