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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.

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."

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