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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.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New Steel Developed


http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/new-steel-stronger-lighter-titanium-


In other words, if you’re in the market for a new frame, don’t wait. But you might like to invest now in a titanium frame – they could become collectors’ items of historical value when the new steel is king.

I'm not sure I totally agree with this.  When and how has outdated technology, if this whole scenario plays out, ever become valuable.  I can see how it would be interesting to own a piece of history however I wouldn't think it would become that valuable.  I never really believed in titanium in the beginning because the pros ditched it almost as fast as it became popular. I never figured out, and still don't know, what titanium has ever been the best at.  Titanium is not the strongest, lightest, stiffest, nor the most sought after bicycle frame material ever made, and yet it's so expensive.  I will say that I know nothing about the material and I would love to talk to an expert in order to learn.





157700http://www.technologyreview.com/news/534796/nano-manufacturing-makes-steel-10-times-stronger/






2 comments:

  1. I wonder what type of steel they are comparing to-I think my sub 17lb bike will be hard to beat. But I'm sure the boys at the shop will be on top of the situation! Only 11 months till the nats!

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  2. Yeah Larry, I don't think we're gonna see any of the new stuff for a few years but it will definitely change things. It may make both titanium and aluminum frames obsolete. It would be cool if the pro peloton started riding steel again. Sub 17 lb. cross bike is hard to beat, especially with you on it.

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