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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, January 16, 2012

World Championship Pain Party

Here are a few photos from the 2012 Masters World Cyclocross Championships that were held in Louisville, KY this past weekend.  Factory MEECH racer Larry Yancey had a solid performance and finished 7th overall.  Starting from the back of the pack the gun went off and Yancey immediately started passing riders and was in mid-pack when they came to a slick, fast downhill.  Larry had been checking out a secret line on the outside in the races before his and as soon as he got to it, hit the gas, kamikazied the downhill, and railed into the lead before anybody knew what happened.  He held it down for quite a while before the national champ (I should know his name but I don't) got by.  It was  pretty knarly conditions even by cross standards.  The riders were carrying an extra 10-15 lbs. of mud on their bikes while navigating snotty downhills with nasty frozen ruts.  Crashes were abundent as well as some excellent competition.  Check out that last photo of Yancey on the final lap, think it was tough?  Larry came home stoked and I believe he has already started training for next year's worlds which just happens to be here again in 2013.  It feels great to have had one of my frames at such a prestigious event.  So thanks Larry for riding a MEECH and next year I'll have you another frame ready to go so that you can have a clean pit bike every lap.  Ride on everybody!

MEECH Custom Bicycles
handmade in
Mountain Home, Arkansas 

1 comment:

  1. Nice Job Yancey. Wish I could have been there. Next year we will be in Louisville for sure though. It is already on the calendar!