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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.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday Morning Front Triangle

Knocked the front triangle out this morning on this build while waiting on the chain stays and dropouts to arrive. Gonna be another road frame built around 30c tires. Did a little custom fab on the down tube turning into a bi-oval complements of a vice and thick piece of leather. Head tube seems long in this pic. It's got integrated bearing cups brazed in. 

Another crooked photo of a level bottom bracket. I have to quit doing that. The level doesn't lie.

Always shooting for the tightest of miters. 

Not as light as the True Temper S3 bi-oval down tube but will be much stronger on the off-roads this bike is being built to handle.

Hopefully the chain stays will arrive tomorrow and I can get back on it in a day or two. Temperatures finally warmed a bit back up into the 40's. I got a short spin around town yesterday morning but today is pretty soupy and not really wanting to get my feet wet.
There once was a day that I wasn't such a puss. 
Screw it! I'm going.Nobody calls me a puss without getting a little dirty. 
Like my granny used to say, "I'm bad ass and I know it." She used to have a floor mat on her front porch with a lever action rifle sitting next to it and it read, "Welcome-To Try Your Luck". The mailman was scared to death of her. He used to just throw the letters in the yard and run away as fast as he could.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. The freedom to add bigger tires is a great option. I can remember racing Rouge Roubaix with 23c tires with 120lbs of pressure. If I raced there again, I would have at least 25c with 90lbs. Maybe a 30c if wet and gravels roads muddy. Sweet pea probably could have used less pressure and bigger tires.

  2. Lots of fun memories of Rouge (not so fun as they were happening!) I remember being beside Kris French racing for position on first gravel section when he hits a pothole and breaks a Specialized carbon frame (wrecked me in the process--not fun part-

  3. Yeah, my next bike is gonna be a road bike that handles 30c. They're just so versatile and I like the simplicity of caliper style brakes. They're also a great training tool. The added resistance pays dividends when you get on your super-lightweight carbon bikes.

  4. Those were tough races but i miss having the conditioning to do them. Good memories.