About Me

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Mountain Home, 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, its 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, December 30, 2010

Fork Makeover






Here are a couple of shots of a fork makeover I did last week for Phil Passantino.  The fork on the right is obviously the new one and has zero miles on it while the one on the left has been to the moon and back and is gonna be set free in the pasture for the New Year.  Phil was a customer of MEECH in my rookie year so I included a photo of the frame I built for him.  He put the finishing touches on this beautiful bike and as you can see he has classy taste. I have stayed in touch with Phil over the last couple of years and I am glad to have worked with him.  Repeat business is always a good thing. Thanks Phil! I am finishing up my third year as a frame builder and I have learned alot and looking forward to the years to come.  I have been playing with carbon fiber a little bit in my spare time for the fun of it and hopefully will have a frame built sometime around spring, but, I am all sure that there is nothing that will ever ride as good as a steel frame with a steel fork so the torch is always gonna be burning here at MEECH.  Thanks to everyone who has helped me out in my business; customers, friends, and family alike.  I hope everyone has a Happy New Year.  Cheers!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shoot It Already

Holidays slowed me down a little Scoot but I finished up the stem yesterday and its finally ready for paint. The saddle is just for looks although it doesn't look so hot after 40,000 miles. Its not the first Avocet O2 Air saddle that I bought but its seen my arse more than any of the others. Check back to see Scoot's ride.  I feel synergy coming on.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Scoot's Custom Frame






Here are a couple shots of a frame I just finished up for a buddy of mine, Scott Taylor, aka Scoot.  A couple of years ago he talked me into doing the Bicycle Tour of Colorado with him.  Definitely a memorable and  worthwhile experience, alot of flat stuff out there, you should go check it out.  It was around the time I had started my frame building business and I rode the first frame that I actually built for myself.  Screaming down a Rocky Mountain pass at over 50mph for close to a half hour is a good way to test your frame and fork.  I have been working on better  fillet-brazing techniques and here are some of the results. This frame tipped the scale at 3.3 lbs with no paint.  Stay tuned to see what kind of paint Scoot likes.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Arkansas 'Cross Championship

Here is a little action shot from the state championship here in Arkansas.  Can you believe these Pro 1-2 guys are still playing on playgrounds.  Yancey held down a 6th place in this class while Nate Rice took 2nd place after a tough sprint.  Other notable riders from my hometown of Jonesboro were Mike Suminski and Jason Broadway.  It was a cold day but they laid it down and left it on the track.  Good ride guys.