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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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My West Coast Tour: Update 1 by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking   This is how this three week tour came about. My Bike registry now has some 400 members who live on the West Coast. For some time now I have felt that I would lik ... Read on »
My West Coast Tour by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking On September 29th I will be flying to Portland, Oregon to begin a three week speaking Tour of the West Coast. From Portland I will drive south to Eugene, and then on to th ... Read on »
It does my heart good by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking It does my heart good to see a frame I built thirty years ago still being ridden and enjoyed.  Ken Avchen who owns this bike said: “I did consider building this one ... Read on »
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Since 1983 the English Department of the San Jose State University has sponsored the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. A whimsical literary competition that chall ... Read on »
My Racing Weight by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I wrote last week about the Imperial vs. Metric weights and measures. People in the UK still measure their personal weight in Stones. I currently weigh eleven stone, ... Read on »
Going Metric by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Britain like the US resists going completely metric even though logically it makes sense to measure or count stuff in multiples of ten. The US has always had a decim ... Read on »
Tonyon Universal Folding Bike Lock by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking If you use a bike for transport, securing it when you park it can be a problem. A length of chain and a padlock might do the trick, but an enterprising thief, with a ... Read on »
1978 Aero Track Frame by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I came across these photos the other day of an experimental aero track frame I built at the end of 1978 a matter of weeks before I came to the US to work for Paris Sp ... Read on »
Why so short? by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Have you ever pulled the fork from a Fuso, or any other frame I built, and wondered why the thread on the steering tube is so short? There is about 2 cm. (3/4 in.) of ... Read on »
How a Single Ride Changed the Face of British Time Trialing by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking In England, in 1953, the top British time trialist was a man named Ken Joy. (Left.) The previous year he had ridden a 100 miles in 4 hours and 6 minutes, which at that ... Read on »
Looking forward to the TDF by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I have watched some great racing this year, the Spring Classics, the Giro d’Italia, and the lead up races to the Tour de France. The Paris/Niece, the Criterium du Dop ... Read on »
Candy Apple Paint by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking If you don’t already know, a Candy-Apple paint finish is a two-step process. First a base color is applied, metallic gold for example, then a special translucent pain ... Read on »
The Naked Truth by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking It is rare to see one of my frames stripped of its paint. This custom 'dave moulton' Criterium frame was recently bought on eBay in this already stripped condition. O ... Read on »
Padded Under Shorts by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Traditionally cycling shorts are worn without underwear. Anyone who knows anything about cycling knows that. The reason, most garments including underwear have seams w ... Read on »
The Mob Mentality by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Whenever I am engaged in conversation with people who are not cyclists, on learning of my background in the bike business, and my continued interest in riding, they will i ... Read on »
How Fast Eddie got his bike back by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Last November I had the pleasure of meeting “Fast Eddie” Williams when I made a brief visit to New York. (Picture above.) Eddie is something of a legend as a bike messenge ... Read on »
Compression Sleek Sleeves by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Elastic support hose or stockings have been prescribed in the medical profession for years as a remedy for poor circulation in the legs. My mother suffered from Phlebi ... Read on »
Exercising to lose weight by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Back in September 2007 I wrote an article called Running vs. Cycling: Calories Burned. This one article is by far my most successful in terms of daily hits from search eng ... Read on »
Patti Kissinger 1953 - 2015 by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Patti Kissinger was an artist, she created beautiful pieces of art in glass. Glass blown and formed while hot and in a semi-molten state. She also made stained glass windo ... Read on »
The Bike Registry: Five Years On by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I started the Dave Moulton Registry in 2010, to list and account for the many frames I built, to preserve those left for people wishing to own one. The Registry will ... Read on »