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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.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cross Build

Here are a couple of pics of a cross frame build I am working on right now.  Actually the frame is already finished, I just forgot to post pics of the build like I had planned.  I had this frame cut, fit, and tacked before I remembered to shoot photos, oh well.  Anyway, like all my frames I always start out with some super-tight miters on the foundation and continue this process all the way around the frame.  As a frame builder, once you make your first water-tight miter you can't bring yourself to tack anything less together, your conscious won't permit it.  After close to 4 years of building frames I actually work slower now than I did in the first year however I am much more efficient in the process.  Being a "one-man show" here at MEECH, I shoot to build roughly 25-30 frames a year and if more get done then so be it but I don't rush any of them. I'm not trying to break any records I just want each frame that I build to be the best that it can be and so far everything has worked out.  However, being a solo builder doesn't mean I don't get help from others, I owe a lot thanks to everyone that makes it possible.  Family, friends, riders/racers, machinists, painters, suppliers all make it come together, so thanks.  Fly with MEECH!

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