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, November 25, 2009

El Griego

Here is a shot of a frame that I just played around with. I fabricated the seatstay wishbone out of a few extra parts I had laying around in the shop, I also had some Paragon track dropouts w/hanger and their 3-piece brake bosses on hand so those got used as well. I cleaned up my shop and got a sweet CX frame as well. This frame was built strickly for custom aesthetics so its a little heavier than my average cross frames but not much, just a hair over 4 lbs., not bad for as much steel as it has in it. I can't wait to get it painted, its gonna be one of a kind for sure. I named it El Griego which means "the Greek" in Latin. My dad was full blooded Greek but I never learned to speak any of it, I did spend a few months in Spain though and a couple of the local riders use to call me El Griego. The seatstay wishbone actually has a bit of an old-world column look to it so I think the name is perfect. Stay tuned for the finished product.

Friday, November 13, 2009

YouTube - Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009

YouTube - Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009

Every once in a while I just have to watch this guy and try to imagine what it feels like to be this good. Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Larry Yancey's Factory CX Frame

This is a frame that I just finished up for the MEECH Factory rider Larry Yancey, most of you probably have heard of him by now or you will soon. He has been riding and abusing the very first MEECH CX frame that I built for a year now. He has won the Tennessee CX Championship, the Arkansas Time Trial Championship, and nearly won a Little Rock mountain bike race on his old MEECH frame. We are not retiring it yet but we are gonna give it a little rest while he races this new CX frame built out of True Temper S3 tubing. Check out that big fat down tube and tear-drop top tube, its so light you could hit your momma with it. Just kidding moms, you know we love you. It tips the scale at 3.46 lbs. and we are gonna air it out and see what kind of cross bike this S3 makes, it feels pretty solid to me but Larry is gonna put it to the test real soon. Be looking for it at the races.

Oh yeah, the most amazing thing about this frame is not that its custom, or not that its light, or not even that its gonna be one sweet ride, its that I am gonna give this sweet frame to him for nothing if he jumps 14 garbage cans on it. Arthur Fonzarelli tried to do it on a motorcycle and almost made it but crashed into a chicken stand so it didn't count, I jumped 13 on my cross bike but it had a suspension fork on it, and now Larry said he is gonna do 14 without a suspension fork. The date is set for this December 24 in front of my house at 12:00 midnight. Admission is free, the gasoline-flavored kool-aid is free, there is gonna be a lot of swanky girls in bikinis, we are gonna have a frozen waterslide, Guns n Roses are gonna be playing, , Evel Knievel is gonna be signing autographs (is he still alive? I know hes missing a finger), Santa Claus is gonna be there, and guess what, I am gonna be selling chicken right at the bottom of the landing ramp. See ya there. Chao.

"For those about to rock, we salute you."

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ian Hope's 650B Belt-Drive Bici de Montana

Check out Ian's build-up of his custom 650B mountain bike. He said the belt-drive is super-smooth, steering is quick, and as far as the sex-appeal goes, you're looking at it. The white bars and headset put this thing over the top. Very trick looking.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ride Fast, Ride Loud,
& make your Daddy proud!