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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.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Jubail's Gravel Racer



Here are a couple of quick pics of a build I got started on last week for Jubail.  We're going full steel gravel-pave all rounder that will run everything from a 25c road tire-40c knobby cross tire.  I just about have everything cut and fit and am still working on the internal routing but here are a couple of shots of the work done so far. So we'll start off with this one up top like so many others you have seen here where the bottom bracket shell is perfectly level however the camera isn't.


After I touched it up a bit and got the edges off.







I've done a little internal cable routing in the past but this one is gonna have quite a lot.  Front derailleur and rear brake are going through the down tube and the rear derailleur will be running through the top tube and down the seat stay. I stumbled onto a video by Groovy Cycleworks on YouTube that helped me out tremendously. By filling the brass tube up with brazing rods you can bend the tube as needed without worrying about crimping this extremely fragile piece. It is a superb trick that never would've crossed my mind.  Hats off to Roddy at Groovy Cycleworks for posting such an informative video.  I've never had the pleasure of meeting him however he definitely seems to be an excellent frame builder that would be worth hanging out with to learn some neat tricks.

This was the first time I've put double internal routing in one tube and I honestly didn't know how well it would go.  The first time I tried I got everything in there but one brass tube was pinching the other and so I had to back up and rebend until everything fit right.  Tried to get a shot of the inside however you can't see much here.  Anyway, it fit well and the mission was accomplished.

Here are a couple of shots of the finished product after cleanup.

I still have some photos to post so hopefully I'll have them shortly. 

Here is the video provided by Roddy.  Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy.




7 comments:

  1. Looking good!!What kind of brakes?

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  2. Looking good!!What kind of brakes?

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  3. Think he's gonna run mechanical disc.

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  4. Yep, TRP Spyre SLC mechanical disc with 160mm rotors front and back.

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  5. It is my great pleasure to visit your website and to enjoy your excellent post here. I like that very much. carbon bike frame

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    1. Thank you for your interest Peter. I'm running a little behind schedule on building this house however as soon as it's finished I hope to be back in the shop as much as I once was.

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