Hi-E Engineering

Hi-E Engineering

Nashville, Tennessee

Updated 10.29.2016

Harlan Meyers (1924-2013) and his Hi-E products represent the highest examples of “Yankee Ingenuity” at work. Mr. Meyers re-engineered, to his own taste and concepts, bicycle hubs, pedals, rims and even the entire bicycle… all in a very homespun Americana way.

A visit to Hi-E

by Larry Black

Photo on left of Harlan Meyers making adjustments to a Hi-E Cosmopolitan aluminum bike. That’s Steve Dayton of Indianapolis/ Speedway Wheelmen, wearing his 1971 Senior Road champion jersey.

“I remember that bike. It creaked so loud you always knew where Steve was, and when he was attacking. But it was very light for the time.” Bill Brissman

Larry Black's Cosmopolitan bike

at the Cirque du Cyclisme

One version of the Hi-E skewers

Courtesy Via Bike Shop

Hi-E hub built up

Courtesy Rick Verhoeven

Hi-E hub

medium-flange sealed bearing rear with unique quick release

Hi-E rims were riveted together

Courtesy Kevin Kruger

Hi-E spot facing tool

to be used to to ‘make a detent in frame dropouts
to accurately position Hi-E “quick release” wheel axle ends…

Courtesy Mark Bulgier

Hi-E pedals

single bearing pedal anticipated the Shimano DD design by some years