About Me

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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.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bending Tube and Pipe without kinking it... Tubing Bender Homemade

I've seen and done most of this however the end result is surprising. I did just realize that this is conduit and 4130 chromoly probably wouldn't bend quite like this stuff did.  I enjoy watching these videos, where instead of just running out and purchasing an expensive tool, people figure out a way to do it themselves.  Not to mention so many of them share there tricks on YouTube.  If you look up "Tubing Benders" on YouTube you'll find some interesting ideas.

1 comment:

  1. This actually doesn't look too difficult, and I'm building a bike in my garage as well! This looks like something I can definitely try on my own to fix my bike up, especially for exhaust. Would it be pretty easy to create an exhaust system using these techniques? http://www.accubendinc.com