My name is Dimitri Harris. I live in Mountain Home, Arkansas, where I have been making custom hand crafted frames for four years. My frames go by the name of MEECH, a childhood nickname of mine. Most of my work is handmade steel fillet-brazed frames and components. I love cyclocross frames for their versatility. However, I also build road, mountain, single-speed, touring and 650B frames. Much of the frame building process, for me, is centered around the particular needs of the client. I work in close communication with my clients, which enables me to make the hand-crafted frame that is truly custom to their needs.
I have over 20 years of manufacturing and fabricating experience having grown up working in the family air duct manufacturing facility. By the time I was 22, I was President and CEO of the family business. In good time, I left the manufacturing company to pursue my own interests in cycling, kindled first by mountain biking and later road racing. Eventually, I was racing for a local Arkansas team as a Cat 2 rider, which I did for about three years in between extensive traveling. Somewhere in all of this, I managed to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Later, I was fortunate to be introduced to the frame building master Koichi Yamaguchi, with whom I learned the art of hand crafting steel bicycle frames.
Doing What I Love
I am one of the fortunate people who has the daily blessing of doing what they love to do. When I had to decide between the security of running a successful family business or pursuing my passion, I chose passion and haven’t looked back.
Thank you for your interest in me and my frames. It would be my pleasure to make one for you. Please give me a call, or send me an email so I can answer any of your questions.