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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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cleanup complete

In the Yamaguchi frame building book he says how he enjoys finishing the frames, sanding and polishing and making the joints beautifully smooth. As I mentioned in the previous post, the cleanup work is not my favorite part of the build however it is a very important part of the process and I always try to remember Yamaguchi's words before I start and all the way up till I'm finished.  I think trying to make the perfect fillet is one of those things that you can work on a lifetime, just like trying to build the perfect bicycle, luckily neither the fillet nor the bicycle has to be perfect to be enjoyed but you strive to get as close as you can.  Ever onward.





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