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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, February 19, 2011

Better Than Before

Heres a little frame that still has wet paint on it from Ace's Wild Custom.  This is a frame that I made a mistake on earlier and did a little dropout replacement.  Yep, occassionally mistakes happen in framebuilding just like everything else.  I used a pair of dropouts that I was unfamiliar with and when I got finished the chain would touch the seat stay when it was in the smallest cog.  Unfortunately I seldom get to ride in a gear that tight.  Anyway, it was my first dropout repair as a framebuilder and all I can say is that this frame is better than before, just like the Six Million Dollar Man.  The wheel seats perfectly and the new paint job is much cooler.  We put a different style logo on this frame for the heck of it, and yes its painted on.  If any of you were motocrossers 30 years ago maybe you remember the graphics of the Yamaha YZs, well thats where the idea came from and I have a special frame that I am gonna use them on but I just couldn't wait to try 'em out.  This frame has an Easton Superlight fork on it and with the FSA integrated headset and uncut steerer weighs in at 4.6 lbs. Not bad Virginia. True Temper OX Platinum is some sweet tubing.  The new stainless Paragon dropouts are way better than the first set I used and did I mention the paint yet, Paul & Wayne did a killer job as usual. This frame is so fast that if I would've had this years ago when I ran my motorcycle through the new garage door my daddy never woulda caught me. It was actually a Yamaha 200 3-wheeler and I had been out playing in the snow all afternoon when I came flying into the driveway doing by best fishtail and when I hit the brakes there was nothing, completely froze up, brand new garage door totaled, and when my dad got home so was my arse.  Normally i could outrun him but there was alot of snow on the ground and with those big heavy boots on I couldn't get away in time.  I learned some new cuss words that day.  Fly with MEECH.

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