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Back in my hometown of Jonesboro., Arkansas, United States
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.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wurster Road Racer

On Thursday I got started on Mike Wurster's road frame.  Mike is from Chicago and works at the oldest bike shop in the area.  Beverly Bike and Ski, www.beverlyallseasons.com/, opened in 1921 and is still going strong.  Think about it, thats over 90 years. Pretty impressive. Can you even begin to imagine all the different types of bikes that have rolled in and out of that place.  You could pretty much assume they've seen it all.

Start straight in order to finish straight.  

Tried some different settings on the camera.  It worked out all right on these shots however if you noticed the first photo with the tubes and the drawing you can't make out the drawing at all, its there though.  I could probably build a frame without the drawing but its always nice to start out with a plan.

All cut and fit, just waiting on the bb shell to be engraved and then we'll tack this thing up.

This wasn't planned.  This is Dizzy and he's the result of watching some tv show with my wife about dogs with no home.  The next day she went to one of the local shelters, Gayle's Second Chance Pets outside of Mountain Home, and picked him up.  His name was LB, Left Behind, but we thought that was a little negative and decided to give him a fresh new name.  I was gonna change it to MOU, Moving On Up, you know like The Jeffersons.  I grew up watching George Jefferson, Archie Bunker, and Sanford and Son, shows before the 'politically correct' era.  I still love to watch Fred Sanford ream people.  I have the Sanford & Son theme song on my iPod.  When I'm out in the shop building I just put it on shuffle and every once in a while it  just rolls on out of nowhere.  It immediately grabs your attention and puts you in a lighter mood.  Dizzy changes the mood also.  He's 100% pure energy.  Its been a long time since I've had a puppy and I don't remember 'em going this hard.  Oh if I could bottle just a little of that energy.  He's got all the other animals a little on edge.  Pinky the shih-tzu is lazier than the Big Lebowski, and the two cats, Louie and Smokey did enjoy their peace, and Dizzy is like a drill sergeant.  He's having none of this laying around crap.  Maybe in a few days things will start to settle a little.  My fingers are crossed.

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