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Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States
My name is Dimitri Harris and I have been building frames for over 6 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, its 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 Mountain Home, 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, November 14, 2011

Off to the Paint Booth

I got Phil's fork finished up this morning so this frame set is ready for some color.  Everything went pretty smooth for me on this frame.  I took some extra time on this frame because it has a couple of little details that are new for me.  I have always used fastback-style seat stays on my frames and so this was the first frame that I have mounted the stays to the sides of the seat tube.  Actually, the very first frame I built at the Yamaguchi Frame School has the stays mounted to the side, almost forgot about that one.  Anyway, I don't care much for those heavy plugs that they normally use so I just put a little miter in the ends and brazed in some tubing to create the look.  I saw someone else do this at some time or another and I thought it was a little more original and a chance to do something new.  I got my buddy Mark, from Mainline Awards here in Mountain Home, to engrave the BB shell as well as the seat stay bridge.  It was easily done and I thought it made for a nice touch.  And a little handmade brake cable hanger for the rear brake was super-easy and didn't require too much time.  This frame is made out of True Temper tubing, a mix of OX Platinum, Verus, and some RC2.  Most everything on this frame is roughly 8/5/8 double-butted, the down tube may be 8/5/7 and I believe the chain stays are 8/6.  Plenty strong with no excess weight.  I think this bike is gonna be built up with some 38c touring tires so I'm guessing this thing is gonna roll like a Cadillac.  Time to work on a paint scheme now.  Check back for the finished product.









2 comments:

  1. The rear cable stop is magnificent. Well done.

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  2. Thanks. Just wanted to do something a little different and it didn't take long at all.

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