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Back in my hometown of Jonesboro., Arkansas, United States
My name is Dimitri Harris and I have been building frames for over 9 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, which is 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 Jonesboro, 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, October 3, 2017

Recent Work

Few pics that been laying around on my camera forever. I should've put these up 3 weeks ago but.... oh well. The good news is I should have some painted pics here is just a couple of days. Been spending quite a bit of time substituting at a couple local schools here to make some extra cash. Way more time than I'd like to but they've been shorthanded a lot and i hate to turn them down. Hopefully I can get this frame painted by the end of this week. Gonna be some sweet colors. Anyway, not much to say about these, you've seen most of this stuff before but this frame is gonna make a sweet riding little bike. Can't wait to get it finished up.

It's nice when you throw the frame on the alignment table and really don't have to touch it. The level doesn't mean it's perfect, I have a height gauge for that, but it let's you know you're pretty close.

This becomes the result when you don't pay close enough attention to the dremel tool you're doing clean-up work with. I let it slip and it left a little scar in the top tube that I couldn't live with. Would it have affected the frame? Most likely not because it was in the thicker part of the butting however you don't want to take a chance on a fracture on down the road, so it comes out. As if there aren't enough delays. That internal fillet is a little bit overkill. Good lord. There's more brass on the inside than the outside. Gonna have to pull the reigns in a bit.

You can see the gouge in this pic, just right below the fillet. It can happen fast, about a split-second to do the damage and then it takes the better part of a day to fix it. As my dad used to say, "Walk it off."

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hi Meech,
    Wondering about your seat and top tubes junctions; do you use a sleeve ie there is another (short) length of tube in(side) the seat tube?
    Cheers Daniel

  2. I was also thinking what you typically use as a (brazed-on) seat collar might be key. Incidentally also widely used by Yamaguchi & students?

  3. Hey Daniel, yeah, that's just a seat lug that I purchase from Nova Cycles or Ceeway. They make them in about 3 different I believe. They're extremely easy, effective, and I like the profile. I've looked at various others and different methods like making them as you described but I always come back to this one.

  4. What's been happening your way these days Daniel?

  5. Nothing much, sir. I like riding steel and I'm quite curious about the subtleties of its construction. I like how tight your mitres/joints look and your arty paintwork. Not saying I dislike your choice of seat collar, I like things minimalist foremost and yet there's a certain attraction about lugged bikes (that extends to carbon Colnagos)

  6. Thanks partner. I love the look of the lugged Colnagos as well. I've built a couple carbon frames but steel always seems to give the best ride. We've got a new carbon frame builder in Little Rock, Arkansas that goes by the name of Allied or HIA Velo. Everything is done under one roof here in Arkansas. Good to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by.