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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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Phil's 650B Tourer

Finally got Phil's frame finished up last night, except for the painting anyway.  Here are a couple of quick pics.  I don't normally post these rusty pics of the frame after washing the flux off because they've never done much for me, however, it is part of the process when you build a steel frame so what the heck.


This seat lug shot looks pretty knarly. It's starting to gross me out so let's move forward to the "after clean-up" pics.


I took most of these pictures at night and the lighting in my shop is not up to par yet.  














Phil is gonna throw a Pletscher kickstand on this bike hence the mounting plate under the chain stays.


Total carnage.

"Ok D, I've got to ask?"

I knew you would. 

This is the aftermath of Jack's first bicycle crash. It took him a whole year and 2 days before he finally tasted dirt but he got a good dose on this one, not to mention a blood blister on his lip.  I was beginning to wonder if he was my child but this is some pretty clear evidence right here. Worst part about it is that he's strapped into this thing and it's like crashing and your feet not coming unclipped.  It was actually kinda my fault.  Apparently there is a slight gradient on this porch and as I started walking to the garage he started rolling backwards. 

"Ooops."

He wasn't happy with me and there were some harsh words spoken and a few tears as well, but once I broke out the graham crackers he forgot all about it.  The way he eats is another testament to the fact that he is indeed mine.

Let's see if I can get this frame painted in the next few days and start another.  I almost feel like I'm on a roll.

Thanks for stopping by!


3 comments:

  1. Ata boy Jack! Remember--you're never hurt and always blame the wreck on someone else. Crashed my MTB 2 days ago myself (slide over rocks to the edge of a 2 foot rock dropoff. Didn't hurt a bit--gut in front of me took a bad line!

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  2. He actually crashed again later that day. I'm not sure about the guy who invented 3-wheelers.

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  3. Looks like a set-up problem to me. Rear tires are too narrow as well as the axle. Three wheels not the best design, but remember the "big wheel"?.
    CX season starts here in Texas on Sept 20.

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