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, August 27, 2011

New Build

Beginning stages of a road frame for Rich up in New York. Starting out with the usual water-tight miters. You can see all the scuff marks around the edges of the miters, this gives the brass some sweet hand-holds for never letting go.  Reminds me, the other day our cat Louie was in a bit of a predicament. He was walking on a skinny branch up in a tree and he slipped.  So he's just hanging on with his front feet wrapped around the branch and his hind legs are trying to find some solid ground, he looked like he was 4 feet tall. Since he was only about 6 feet off the ground  I just let him figure it out for himself.  The branch was bouncing up and down and ol' Lou was looking more like a monkey than a cat, he just wouldn't let go.  Anne and I were on the front porch drinking coffee, mine was coming out of my nose.  After hanging there until he couldn't take the burn anymore he just pulled himself up on the branch and then shimmied down the tree like it was all part of a plan. I don't give Louie enough credit because he's the baby of the family but for the most part he has his act together. He's an athlete and a hunter and gets mostly C+'s on his report card, but he doesn't care about his grades, he's just living for the moment. I didn't get the seat stays done but they're next in line.  I'm using one of my favorite down tubes on this frame, the Pear to Penta from Nova Cycles.  Its more or less an 8/5/8 bi-oval design with a little added flare, its super-stout and looks fast too.  My grandmother keeps one by the front door in case a burglar breaks in. Her's is tri-oval now but there's one less crackhead in the neighborhood.  Let 'em have it Granny.

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