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, January 29, 2011

Yo Man, Get Down!

My wife Anne spends her days off working with various forms of art.  Sketching, painting, mixed-media, and even soap making are some of the things she enjoys.  There is always some type of creating going on in this household.  Even the dog and cats do some creating of their own.  Pinky, who is our Shih-tzu, enjoys chewing the arms and legs off of babies, (not real babies, stuffed animal babies), and likes to occasionally paint the floor with puke while Louis and Smokey, aka "Screw-Us Louis" and "The Silent Assassin", like to decorate the house with a more modern, destructive approach, basically broken stuff.  They all keep things interesting around here and I love every minute of it.  These photos here are from a little bicycle inspiration Anne had.  Where would she get that from?  Anyway, my 'fro catches a lot of air and slows me down when I'm on the bike but it looks so  funky cool that its worth it.  Roll with it. The cat with the machine gun is not ours, I took that off the web, but on any given day the boys can give that cat a run for his money.  Did I mention my wife is also an excellent cook.  Love ya Baby!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Noah's Tourer

Here are a couple of pics of Noah's buildup.  This was a frame that I took to a show in Austin a while back and I put a one-off fork on it that mimicked a fork that I saw on a friend's old Raleigh.  I had no idea how it would feel but Noah said, "Solid and stable.", so thats what i like to hear.  This frame is unique because it was built similar to a Long Haul Trucker by Surly, which seems to be a very popular bike, however I used True Temper OX Platinum tubing to lighten the frame up.  I know absolutely nothing about touring and this was my first attempt at building a touring frame and according to what Noah told me it does exactly what I had hoped, solid enough for the long treks and light enough for a quick spin in the group ride or local cross race.  I love the look of the custom fork and the fat tires.  Roll on Noah.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Perfect Job!

This is Steven Ward, ex-pro road racer and one of my good riding buddies from the past.  This guy is a blast to hang out with unless its the final corner of a crit and then you'll get popped like a plastic bag.  Steve put the bike down for a while and did a little globetrotting but it looks like when he got to Dacca, Bangladesh that old riding itch got the best of him.  Obviously what happened here is he was getting a ride from the "rickshaw driver", (I didn't know they were called that but I got educated), and the dude wasn't going as fast as Steven is used to going so he told him, "Get in the back seat and let me show you how its done."  The guy is smiling now but I wonder what he looked like when the ride was over.  I bet the bike was in pieces. This is one of the coolest photos I have seen in a while.  Love it! Its always good to see you Steve.  Chao amigo.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Light and Tight

The carbon water bottle cages just arrived.  I am not exactly a bicycle "weight-weenie" but I like shaving the grams when I can.  I just wish they were on my frame.

Its Ready Scoot

I had to take a few more photos of Scott's frame before I let him come pick it up.  I have some sweet carbon water bottle cages coming that would've added a little flare but they haven't made it yet.  Anyway Scoot you can come and get it and start training for the Bicycle Tour of Colorado. I've got to say thanks again to Paul and Wayne from Ace's Wild Custom for laying down some excellent paint work.  Its always nice to have some talented folks backing you up.  Thanks guys. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Scoot's Synergy Green

Couple of pics from Scott Taylor's road bike fresh back from Ace's Wild Custom.  This is Synergy Green and its the color Chevy chose for their Camaro this year. The only other place you'll find it is on Scoot's ride. Hey Scoot, just waiting on a headset and a couple of other little bolt-ons to get it looking race ready.  Check back in a couple of days.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I knew it wasn't my fault.

After finally figuring out how to shoot a decent photo with our camera my wife goes out and gets a different one, however, not gonna complain about it one bit because its so much better than the old one. It even shows the dust on your frame unfortunately.  Maybe I can start to produce some high-end amatuer photography.  Here are a couple of samples, of course she took them and not me.  I have to go back to 'How to use your camera school' again.