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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.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Couple of shots of the pre-cleanup fillet brazing.  I was in my hometown for a couple of days and just got back to work on Branton's frame.  This frame is coming together nicely and the alignment was spot on after I pulled it out of the jig.  Actually I only tack it in the jig and then do the brazing in my stand, but I always put them back in the jig after finishing the bottom bracket area.  The heat will usually always pull something a couple of millimeters one way or another but I won't have to touch this one.  Call it a bonus.  


We are gonna run the rear brake housing through the top tube and straight out the back.  I thought it would be difficult to feed it through since we decided not to braze in a brass tube, but by feeding it through the seat tube first it almost fell out of the top tube on its on, couldn't believe it.  One night I spent hours trying to feed a cable through my old Orbea time trial frame.  I finally went over to my friend's house, Jeff Hudson, who built my alignment table for me, and we worked another couple of hours before emerging victorious, but I was bruised up pretty badly and a couple of days after not achieving the time I wanted at the state tt championship that frame was on Ebay.   It wasn't the bikes fault, it was just that I knew my time trialing days were over.  If I get the urge to suffer again I'll just go to a cross race and do a couple of laps.  A few braze-ons and some clean-up work and this thing should be done, oh yeah, and a fork. Check back in a couple of days.

2 comments:

  1. That internal cable routing looks awesome.

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  2. Thanks. It was on Branton's wish list so I tried to make it happen for him. Turned out all right and its not as difficult to feed the housing through as I thought it might be.

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