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.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Kingshead

Here are some shots of Craig Winnie's custom 'cross frame. This was the most customized extensive build that I have done yet and it feels good to finish it up. This frame has S3 tubes on the top and down tube, a little beefier seat tube to accommodate the integrated seat post, wishbone seat stays, and Paragon stainless breezer dropouts. The integrated seat post turned out better than I had imagined. Patrick, from Quality Machining here in Mountain Home, turned it out for me and it is a perfect fit, he also included a couple custom stainless spacers for a little additional height if needed. The clamping mechanism is compliments of SDG and it is a single-bolt design made for their own line of saddles and it has a solid amount of adjustability. Me and my good friend Bob Davis dialed in the custom seat stays that have the internal cable routing to the derailleur and he put the perfect touch on the integrated head tube so that the bearing fit nice and cozy. Paul and Wayne from Ace's Wild Custom laid down the paint job that Craig designed. Its called Super-Orange and I had to lick it just to see what it taste like. Yes, it taste as good as it looks. Kind of like an Orange Sherbert Push-Up mixed with sweet cream with a little Sunkist poured in with it to make it pop. We may have invented a new desert. How do you get on top chef? This frame is also the first one to have the name actually painted on rather than decals (its your choice) as well as the new sterling silver Pegasus head badge designed by Jen at Revolution Cycle jewelry. To finish the frame off Craig opted to put the top of the line Alpha Q carbon cross fork on it and the Super-Orange gives it some super-sexy curves. This was a very unique build for me and I wanna say thanks to everyone who lended a hand, I couldn't do it without you. Thanks also to Craig who trusted me with the build and pushed me to make a one-of-kind frame. For the serial # we had to go with something unique so we engraved "Kingshead" in the bottom bracket shell. This frame is dialed in like one of my cheesecakes, the best ingredients with a lot of heart and soul. Thanks for looking. "Fly with MEECH."