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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.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fork Work

I was able to get in a couple of good hours out in the shop this weekend so I just did a little work on this fork.  I got the blades all fillet-brazed up and made some caps for the ends.  I kinda surprised myself when I was checking the lengths of the blades and I didn't even have to hold the fork up, everything was perfectly straight and level.  No big deal I guess because thats the way its supposed to be however I didn't think the fork would stand up so easy, kinda like a bowling pin and hanging the level on the side didn't even budge it.  This is a one beefy fork.

Here are the ends of the fork after I brazed on a couple of caps.  The caps didn't start out looking like caps, they were just little squares of stainless steel that I brazed on and then cleaned them up.  Its a shame but they are gonna get messed up again after I braze the dropouts on but I wanted everything to be really clean and smooth so that there is a good tight fit.  You bar no time or expense if you want it to be the best.

I couldn't be happier with the way they turned out.  The work is almost invisible and its polishable.

Ol' Pinky turned "big 10" just recently and so I thought I'd throw in a quick pic that wasn't bike related.  We bought him a cupcake and I had to doctor it up with some big "10" candles. He's not very good at blowing them out, he about caught his face on fire.  "GRAB THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER!"  Just kidding.  He's like me and could care less about birthdays, I guess its better than the alternative.  If you look close you can see Louie in the background fixing to pounce on that cupcake while Pink's not lookin.  Louie has been a real terror to the squirrel world here lately.  He must've found some secret ambush spot because he's been bagging about one a day.  I don't like it but what can I do?  Mother Nature is what it is. You'll be glad to know that Pinky threw the entire cupcake up right after he finished and guess who got to clean it up.  I'm guessing too much sugar. Be back in a couple of days.  Chao.

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