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.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chihiro's Road Racer

A while back I posted the build of a frame for Chihiro from Japan.  It was my first international order and I was pretty excited to be sending a frame to Japan.  Anyway here are some photos after Paul from Ace's Wild Custom got finished painting it.  They always do some sweet work and I'd also like to thank my good friend Bob Davis for turning out the integrated seatpost.  Thanks guys.  Now I just gotta get it on the bus to Japan.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mi Primera Potencia

I have had a few request in the past to make stems however being unfamiliar with them and the fact that there are so many out there in the market place it never really interested me. But when David from Murcia, Spain ask me to make him one to replace one that had broken I thought it was about time to give it a shot so a little straight wall tubing and a couple of pinch-bolts later and here it is. Still need to cut the grooves and put some paint on it so check back for the finished result. Hola David. Gracias por darme la oportunidad. Un saludo a mis amigos en Espana! Chao.



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Eric's Crosser

Here are some shots of Eric's frame all finished before paint. Once again I am not a photographer, I think I need a new camera. Anyway the frame is dialed in and tips the scales at 3.3 lbs. Check back in a few days to see it after Ace has laid down some paint on it. Couple of weeks away from cross season and you can smell the pain coming.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Its Gonna Be Light

Here are a couple of photos of Eric's CX'er after I finished brazing it up yesterday. Gotta stick a couple of braze-ons on it, clean up the welds, and get it to the painter. I got this feelin Eric is itchin to race. Hang loose and keep training Eric, it's coming.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Curvy Rear-end

Everyone loves a curvy rear-end. Stays are in place so let the brazing commence. I can't wait to see what this thing weighs. I don't think titanium will be any lighter.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pain Party!

Yep, you guessed it, cyclocross season is just a handful of weeks away and I know some people already "chompin at the bits" to get on the starting line. This is the start up of a new cross frame for Eric, a California based cross racer. This is gonna be a tight package built with OX Platinum on the main triangle and for clearance we are using some S-bend chain and seat stays. The down tube is a super-light 31.8mm and is as light as an S3 down tube. With an effective 52cm top tube and a 50cm seat tube this may be the lightest cross frame that I have ever built, we'll just have to wait and see what the scales say. Anyway, this is a pure, straight-forward cross racer, nothing extra hanging on that could slow him down. Build it strong, build it light, build it right! Stay tuned for more.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

First International Order

Here is a frame I am finishing up for Chihiro, a Japanese road racer. This was my first international order so I was pretty stoked to be building it for him. Its a pretty straight-forward road racing frame built with OX Platinum tubing and a wishbone seatstay. It also contains an integrated head tube and one of my integrated seatposts made by local Mountain Home machinist Bob Davis. Chihiro decided to go rock-solid and get the matching steel fork as well. This thing has crit racing written all over it. Check out that white Avocet O2 Ti racing saddle, where can you buy one of those? Is that a red one also? My butt has been sitting on an O2 for 20 years. I have 7 of them in all different flavors and I am hoping thats enough to last me the rest of my life, they are getting harder and harder to find. Anyway, a MEECH will be on top of Mount Fuji before too long. Stay tuned for the paint job. Chao.