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Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States
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.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Nate's 30c Road Frame

It's taken me a while but I finally got all the finish work done on Nate's frame. Getting things done in a timely manner seems to be a challenge these days.  Tomorrow I'm gonna lay down some primer and get it ready for painting.  Here are a couple of pics of the raw frame before we put a face on it.

I thought I would show this one brazing photo because after I finished it I said to myself that it had to be my best fillet brazed to date. I know it probably doesn't look any different from the rest of them but somethings you just know.  When they come out like this it lessens the clean-up work.  Let's go check out the rest of the frame.


















These holes are offset for a reason.  The larger one is for the cable guide and it permits the straightest line to the rear derailleur cable stop.  The smaller one is simply to let water out of the bottom bracket shell should you go for a rain ride.  Needless to say, clean your bike good after a rain ride.



My favorite brake bridge.


This is my favorite part about this frame and its right up the alley of my way of thinking.  We got a 30c tire here tucked in nicely under a standard brake caliper.  Depending on the brand of tire you may even get a 32c tire in there.  This is the "go anywhere, year-round road bike".

Let's paint it!







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