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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.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

What Is That?

Is that a snake skin chain stay protector?  Nope, its jenuwhine imported imitation Syberian tortise skin.  There were only two left in the world, I guess now the other one is single-to-mingle.  I shot it from over 100 yards away with my  Red Ryder.  They say that the imitation Syberian Tortise is not aggressive toward anything or anybody but I wasn't about to take any chances.  The last thing I saw through the scope before I pulled the trigger on ol'Daisy was that turtle trying to wipe that red dot off his face. I have to admit, the first shot didn't kill it, I had to shoot it twenty-seven more times at close range before it went down for good.  If you look close at the chain stay protector you can see some of the pellet holes. I believe it may have froze to death somewhere around shot #17 but like I said, you can't take any chances. Whoohooo,big game hunting. Ok, its actually a carbon fiber/kevlar chain stay protector that  I made for Larry's race bike. At the moment the carbon supply is a little low and this was all I had.  Before being coated with resin the material was yellow and black just like the frame but when it was finished it had a bit of a green tint to it.  So anyway,  its still bullet proof so don't even think about shooting one of my frames in the chain stay.

They'll never see you coming.  "Predator."

I broke the vacuum pump out.  It hasn't gotten a lot of attention since I bought it because I've been busy with steel frames however I have some carbon on the way so i thought I'd let it get loosened up, stretch the legs a bit.  The next carbon frame I build  is gonna be a cross frame so I'm excited to get started, I just have to finish up a road frame and build one more steel cross frame,which should be pretty interesting, and then its carbon recess for me.  
I have a website in the works.  I know I've needed one for a while but I kept putting it off because I have stayed pretty busy and I preferred spending money on frame building components rather than other things, so anyway, hopefully in a month or so it will be up and running.  Luckily I'm not the one doing it so it is more likely to get done on time.  I know some of my extra-curricular activites sometimes take me a little longer than I plan but I will always eventually get them done, my customers always comes first.  Normally I'm not a person who's late, actually quite the opposite, especially when it comes to riding, I'm usually early.  Nothing like showing up 5 minutes late for a group ride and chasing for 45 minutes when you can see'em a quarter mile up the road, even worse yet, never catching them, although it does make for some good training.  Feels good when you catch'em doesn't it?

All jokes aside.  I take building quality bicycle frames very serious.  Whether its an everyday ride or a race I want good equipment and I know that you do to.  I put more care and love into building my frames than I put into my cheesecakes or Raspberry Baklava.  Wanting people to love my product is the key ingredient in anything that I make because if you're not happy then I'm not happy.

Check out Louis the Cat, aka ScrewUs Louis, making an appearance.  Louis enjoys the outdoors and playing with birds and wood chucks, unfortunately he plays with them till they're dead. I've tried to tell him that what goes around shall come around.  What can you do when they don't listen?  Smokey is out there somewhere but he's a little harder to see.  Ever tried to find a Dalmation in a snowstorm?  Good luck with that.

MOTO-BICI is one of those projects that I'm running a little behind on.  Don't give up on me yet.

Cool thing about the web designer is she is also a professional photographer.  "WHAT... No more amateur, woodsy, backyard photos?"  Don't worry, there will still be plenty more of those.  Those are the only style of photos I have to start the website with, but I plan on getting her to shoot some occasional professional shots when I can.  Thanks for checking stuff out. Road race season is here, take no quarter. Chao.


2 comments:

  1. Me gustan mucho estos cuadros de MOTO BICI. Tienen un color increíble y además el negro les da un caracter personal. Espero ver mas de este estilo. I have to say that you are an artist

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  2. Thanks Jam! I appreciate the inspiration and the testimonial that you wrote for my website.
    SAAAALLLLOOOOBBBREEEEENNNNAAAAA! The funnest bike ride I have ever been on. You are too much Moham. I love you man.

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