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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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

I Can See Daylight Up Ahead



I know it's been a while since you've heard from me and I'm not about to say that I'm back just yet but I just wanted to share this antsy feeling I have right now. I'm guessing you all thought I had abandoned building frames since it's been so long since I've posted anything. The house that we've been working on for the better part of 2016 is almost done. It's been a nightmare as far as I'm concerned. I know in some ways we're very fortunate to have the opportunity to build a house and for that I'm thankful, however, it also feels as though I've been robbed of my creative spirit and I've definitely felt the effects both physically and mentally, mostly mentally since I'm a pretty mental type person. What can I say? When I'm on, I'm on, and when I'm not, well, it can get ugly real quick. Is the suffering real if it's only in your head? Is a dream only a dream? All I know is that I'm doing the best I can to get back to bicycle frame building. I almost feel as if I'm gonna have to start my business from scratch because it's all but dissipated. I've got a couple of projects to finish and paint that I've been toying with during this whole house building nightmare. I just wasn't able to build a house and bike frames with any sort of efficiency and so I just quit taking orders. I'm close to having a new shop (our old house) that is heated and cooled and I will be able to paint year round without issue. I'll have a stove to cook on and there is even an indoor toilet to use on the really cold days, although I still like peeing outside on occasion when nobody is looking. I've missed blogging and didn't know if I would ever get started back, but I've already written more this evening than I had planned to so that's a good sign. I even feel obligated to find a picture or two to post.

For anybody out there who may still be listening for a whisper on the jungle drum, I'm happy to have you here. I hope to get back here real soon. Give me a couple more weeks and I'll see if I can start taking some steps to resurrect MEECH Custom Bicycles.  Thanks for stopping by.

MEECH
No press-fit, BB whatever crap here. English thread, creak-free titanium bottom bracket. Sometimes I think about picking up a modern carbon frame to ride, mainly just Time, but everything has the new style bottom brackets and after talking to so many mechanics, who have all told me the same thing, I can't bring myself to do it.
Been so long since I've been here I'm not sure if I posted these pics or not. 
This frame is sitting out in the shop waiting on nothing more than a headset, but I've been waiting
to build it up because I hoped to get it painted first before riding.

I can't wait to test it out because I plan on building more of these in the future.
Also, I'm in desperate need of a new bike. Hard to imagine I know but it's true.




I've actually gotten back in to motocrossing a small bit this past year. I think I bought
this thing in order to feel like my old self. Spending so much time doing things that I'm not accustomed to
all the while not doing any of the things that I have done my entire life started weighing heavily on me. This was
an outlet for me. It's been proper therapy. I might even have another bike hidden at Yancey's house in Austin. Those
are the perks when you're a full-time factory MEECH rider.
Hopefully this spring I'll get to see it. I  plan on doing a little RM 250 restoration project.

Not a great pic as my old iphone was worn out. Jack had thrown it too many times.
Anyway, the little man has grown, with an attitude as well. 
S.O.S.

2 comments:

  1. Exactly! But if you just happened to find one in your basement, feel free to re-jet it and get the suspension dialed in for some guy in the 165 lb. range. He would probably weigh around 175 with boots and helmet. Just a shot in the dark though.

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