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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, October 20, 2013

Jess Parker Wins at Crosstoberfest

A good riding buddy of mine from my hometown of Jonesboro, Jess Parker, took first place honors in the Single-Speed class  at Crosstoberfest.  Jess was one of my earliest customers and he has been riding the molasses out of his MEECH for around 4 years now.  His riding/racing has been getting better and better these last few years as has my frame building but it always feels good to see one of your first frames still out there on the race course cutting ruts and getting on the podium.  Congratulations to Jess Parker!  Thanks buddy.  Love the hat!
Here is an older photo of Jess airing out his MEECH.  I've posted this before but its one of my favorite photos so I break it out on occasion.

I finally put the finishing touches on this gravel road frame.  Bob Davis turned the integrated seatpost out for me and now it only needs to be fine cut to the individual.  

A little internal exit strategy.

Real carbon chainstay protector freshly made.

These photos show the seatpost and how it accommodates the housing passing through it.  Very simple yet effective.

Bob cut it a little off center but it presents no problems at all as there is plenty of clearance for the housing.

Finished look.  Until I saw this photo I didn't realize that I had missed a spot painting but you can see the while rearing its ugly head behind the seatpost binder.   Paint and photos are the 2 most effective way to find imperfections.  You can look a frame over until you're red in the eyes and not find anything and then 1 little photo can bring anguish to you.  I wasn't happy but its small potatos and I'll get it touched up.

Thanks for checking things out.  Have a good weekend.

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