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Mountain Home, 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, 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 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, March 27, 2018

Throw Away the Script

Got a few pics of my most recent paint work. I initially had a little plan of painting this frame in a fairly basic paint scheme (what I normally refer to as 'sellable') but then at last second I decided to just have some fun and see what happened and this is the result.

All I can say is that there's not another one like it in the world. 


Columbus Max fork. Beefy, good-looking, and will handle like it's on rails.













While I had the carbon out I made Little Man a custom carbon fiber number plate. It's game on now.









Both of these paint schemes took a year off my life I think.

Didn't quite show what I was seeing at the moment but...

This is a 30c Specialized tire under a standard reach caliper. It'll fit under the fork as well I just don't have a pic at moment.



Thanks for stopping by.





MEECH Custom Bicycles
Handcrafted in 
Jonesboro, Arkansas





Sunday, March 18, 2018

Nibali Styles Away at Milan San Remo

This was a beautiful attack that started about 8km out. Vincenzo Nibali is one of the most versatile riders in the pro peloton today. He rides with his heart which is a true rarity in modern cycling. He rode the last  7km virtually solo with not much more than 15 seconds at any given time. It was a nail-biter even after I knew that he had won. It didn't seem possible to hold them off when they were so close.

“I like him because he interprets cycling as we used to interpret it in my time,” cycling great Eddy Merckx told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Read more at http://www.velonews.com/2018/03/news/insiders-nibalis-sanremo-win-good-cycling_460083#jvCybabPFKMtbUA5.99


http://www.steephill.tv/players/720/eurosportbrightcove/?title=Last+Km+of+Milan-San+Remo+2018&dashboard=milan-san-remo&id=5753411577001&yr=2018

Here is the last 14k:

http://www.steephill.tv/players/720/dailymotion/?title=Last+14+Km+of+Milan-San+Remo+2018&dashboard=milan-san-remo&id=x6ggera&yr=2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Bill's Campy Chorus Road Racer

Here are a couple of pics of Bill's custom MEECH that he built up beautifully with some of my favorite components, Campy Chorus. These colors look great together and the Campy compliments the frame just that much more. 

He also included a very complimentary letter telling me about how the bike rides and it left me feeling stoked so much about steel frames that I'm thinking about hanging my carbon frame up for a while just as soon as I get an extra steel frame to ride. I'm way overdo to build myself an old-school (I hate that phrase) cyclocross bike. I just can't get into disc-brakes unless it's on a mountain bike. I'll build 'em for you if that's what you want but as far as myself goes, I was plenty happy with the way bikes were a few years back. We all like different stuff though and cycling has given us our options over the last few years.


Hi Dimitri,
Hope all is well.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Things have been hectic. I did just get back from a very nice ride on the Meech.
First, I’m really pleased with the ride. It is about as nice as any bike I have ridden. I always pick out the roughest roads I can find for a new bike and it handled all obstacles I threw at it and remained smooth as silk. Steering was more precise and quicker than I thought it would be which is a nice surprise. It is also lighter than expected.
I love the fork and the tube diameters. Different to look down and not see large tubes under you. Nice and classic. The steel is so quiet. I like carbon and have had many frames made with it. There always seems to be a creak here or there. With the steel all is silent but the tires. Can’t say enough about the paint. Looks thick, feels thick in a great way.
Nice fit considering it was not made for me. I’ll keep you on the short list when I want a custom steel bike built for me. I’m glad I got this one.
Thanks,
Bill Miller

Thanks for rolling on a MEECH Bill! I appreciate it.

Dimitri 
MEECH Custom Bicycles


Friday, March 2, 2018