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Dave M. Healthy Living Professional

Charleston, South Carolina
I am an ex-bicycle framebuilder, now a writer with a published novel called Prodigal Child. Originally from England, I emigrated to the US in 1979. I worked for Vic and Mike Fraysse in Ridgfield Park, NJ and built frames under their Paris Sport name. I later moved to Southern California and worked... Full Bio
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The March of the Machines by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Just about any manufactured item can be described as Functional Art. Designed not only to do what it is supposed to do, but to look appealing also. If you are choosing ... Read on »
Survival, Fear and Anger by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking On the spectrum of emotional feelings, fear and anger sit right next to each other. If we believe our vital instincts stem from mankind’s primitive beginnings, this makes ... Read on »
Buyer’s Remorse by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I occasionally sell a few items on eBay. I don’t make a regular business out of it, but like most bike enthusiasts I collect a lot of bike parts, and need to get rid ... Read on »
Labels by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Our society has this strange trait of labeling everyone. It is not enough that we know someone by their given name, we have to categorize them further by what they do ... Read on »
Drink Your Water by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I have a pretty serious urinary tract infection. If you have never experienced one of these, I advise that you take all the steps to avoid one at all costs. It invol ... Read on »
Fuso FRX Criterium by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking When I first introduced the Fuso frame in 1984 there was just one model. It was simply a “Fuso.” Then after a couple of years I was getting requests for chrome platin ... Read on »
Chillin by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking “Chillin” is a word that has crept into the Urban Dictionary. A word for “Relaxing, doing nothing in particular.” Chillin, in my book would require having happy thou ... Read on »
Giro Republic Cycling Shoes by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I love the simplicity of Shimano SPD Double Sided Pedals. (Left.) I never have to look down to see which side is up, and they are easy to click in and out of. They ... Read on »
Opting out of the system by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking For the first half of the last century the Tobacco Industry pretty much had a clear run of things, and what a fantastic business model it was. Tobacco is relatively c ... Read on »
Please, just go around me by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking   More and more states are bringing in “Safe Passing” laws to protect cyclists. As they do, more and more motorists complain that they cannot safely pass cyclist ... Read on »
Designing Bikes for Women by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I have this theory regarding functional art, that if an object or piece of equipment is designed to perform its function correctly, it will appear pleasing to the eye ... Read on »
Rescue Bike by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Maintaining this blog is not always easy, but I will say there are times when it is highly rewarding. On the last piece I wrote, Andy commented “You might find this i ... Read on »
Large Printable Posters by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking A magazine ad from 1986 was brought to my attention last week. I remembered I had a large format file of that print. (Above.) The picture was composed and taken by ph ... Read on »
Clear prescription lenses for my Rudy Project glasses by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking You may remember earlier this year when I wrote about my new sunglasses that I ordered from SportRX, a company in San Diego that specialize in prescription sports eyewear. ... Read on »
The Bicycle: Evolution or Intelligent Design. Part III by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking   This is the final part of a three part series. If you haven’t already done so, I suggest you read Part I, and Part II first. The slump in bicycle sales that last ... Read on »
The Bicycle: Evolution or Intelligent Design. Part II by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This is Part II of a three part series, If you haven’t already read Part I, you can read it here. Soon after the chain driven bicycle was invented in 1885, a who ... Read on »
The Bicycle: Evolution or Intelligent design. Part I by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking   The chain driven bicycle was invented almost 130 years ago. (Picture left, The Rover "Safety" Bicycle 1885.) To the layman, or the untrained eye, this bicycle is ... Read on »
The Silver State 508. by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Regular readers of this blog will have no doubt noticed the ad in the right hand column of this blog, for the Silver State 508, some of you may have even clicked on it t ... Read on »
My Philly – New York City Trip by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I just got back yesterday from a weeklong trip to Philadelphia and New York City. It came about when I was invited to speak at the Philly Bike Expo, held at the Conven ... Read on »
Working Bike: Fast Eddie by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking At the end of September I wrote a piece here about a track bike I built, now being used by a New York City bike messenger. I have since learned more, the bikes owner ... Read on »