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.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Break Out the S3 Boys

Here is the upstart of a new cross frame for Mark out of St. Louis and we are incorporating a little S3 Superlight into the main triangle.  I have a bit of a "love-hate" relationship with the S3 tubing.  Its a pain in the arse to miter because its shaped and also paper-thin, not to mention its pretty tough on the files as well, but with that said, the shape of the S3 down tube is second to none and nothing looks cooler, so therefore its worth it.  Its so light you can squeeze the down tube in your hand.  An S3 tube is a great way to get someone's attention because you can smack someone with it and it doesn't hurt'em, it will sting a little though, I mean after all it is steel.  I took some whippings as a kid that I only wish my dad would've used S3.  In all fairness, I deserved every one of them and it made me a better person.  My parents are the best and if it wasn't for them I wouldn't have the opportunity to work at something I enjoy.  As much trouble as these tubes are to miter by hand they turned out pretty tight.  See that little scuffed ring on the inside edge of the tubes, that gives you a good clean surface for the internal fillet and the scuffed outside is only natural for a good bond.  No Virginia, I'm not playing here.  I want these frames to be around after I'm gone.  Stay tuned for the rest of the build.  Chao.


  1. This frame is going to be sweet. Talk as much as you want about the build. I am considering a build with S3 in the future. Thanks, Wil

  2. Thanks Wil. S3 is some pretty cool stuff, paper thin. Thanks for checking out the work. Enjoy.