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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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Let's Paint It

Finally got Mark's 'cross frame all finished up and will be taking it over to Ace's this week.  I've been working on a couple different things here lately so it took me a while to finish it up but I think it was well worth the wait.  Check out that mini S3 bi-oval monostay, where do you get those? Its called handmade and I like it and  may use it again in the future.  Mark wanted a little stainless shine on some of the braze-ons so we went with dropouts, front derailleur, and seat cap.  This was the first time I have done any stainless polishing for anyone so I still have a lot to learn but I am already looking for the necessary tools to get that mirror-shine.  Mark saw the custom brake cable stop that I put on one of my past frames and decided he wanted one for this frame as well so I plugged a couple of nickels into my machine and wallah, no more brake shudder.  In the near future I want to make one out of carbon fiber or at the least wrap one with some carbon.  All and all this frame turned out nicely and hopefully here in a couple of weeks you will see the color choices Mark chose for this beast.  Actually I don't even know exactly how we're gonna paint this one yet but judging from the engraving on that BB shell we should have a little idea. All this steel that you see in these photos and it only weighs 3.88 lbs. in a size 57.  We put as many braze-ons on it as we could and its steel lightweight because its lightweight steel.  Check back for the finished product.

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