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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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Chicken or the Egg? by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Which came first, did Alberto Contador’s bike break and cause him to crash, or did Contador fall breaking his leg and the frame at the same time? The above pictur ... Read on »
Disappointed but not Heartbroken by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I am sorry to see Chris Froome out of the Tour de France. Disappointed but not devastated. Froome is a rider who can be exciting to watch, but at other times annoying and ... Read on »
A traditional hip flask with a cycling design by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Some of the finest whiskey in the world comes from Scotland, so it is fitting that a company that specializes in hip flasks to carry the precious liquid, is based in Edinb ... Read on »
New Fuso: Back to the future by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking After my last article about building up vintage Fuso frames with modern components, longtime friend and regular reader of my blog, Steve Farner sent me pictures of hi ... Read on »
Mixing the old with the new by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Last year I managed to find a 49cm. Fuso frame for $350, Shipping cost rounded it up to $400. The frame built in 1985 was in mint condition, at looked like it had har ... Read on »
70th Anniversary of D-Day by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Seventy years ago on the 6th June 1944 the Allied Forces invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, otherwise known as D-Day. It was the turning point of WWII. At the ti ... Read on »
Cycling Specific Prescription Sunglasses by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I have been wearing prescription glasses for 30 years now, and for whatever reason have never previously owned a pair of cycling specific prescription eye wear. Having ... Read on »
Everyone's a photographer by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Everyone has a camera in their pocket, their cell phone. But just because you can take a picture of just about anything at any time, doesn’t mean you should. Just bec ... Read on »
Sawmill Bike Path, closure at Bacons Bridge Road. by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This post is for the benefit of my local area cyclists. The popular Sawmill Branch Walk and Bike Path in Summerville, South Carolina, is closed at the bridge that ta ... Read on »
Art, and the Artist’s Ego by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I had an interesting discussion the other day. I stated that without the artist’s ego, there would be no art, and who would create anything if they thought no one would lo ... Read on »
Marketing by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Marketing is always a tough nut for the artist. All he wants to do is create, but then there comes a point where he must market what he creates in order to survive and con ... Read on »
The good, the bad and the clueless by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Whenever I write an article about cyclists running stop signs and red lights it brings many comments for and against. According to some, it seems you can be ... Read on »
Ridiculous by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I have seen some crazy bike set-ups in my time, but this one I think beats all. Looking at the amount of seat post showing it must be above its limit with barely ... Read on »
More on Practical Gearing by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking My last piece was about switching out my 50 tooth chainring on my Campagnolo Athena crankset, for a 46 tooth Cyclo-Cross ring, to give me a more practical gear range. ... Read on »
46 Big Ring by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking The gearing on modern bikes is probably one of the greatest improvements seen in the last twenty years. The only issue I have is that for the non-racing leisure rider ... Read on »
What’s going on? by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking If anyone is wondering why my articles here have been a little sparse of late, it just seems that I have so much going on. Just last week I had a whole backlog of new entr ... Read on »
Before there were Gays by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I spent my teen years in London, England and the surrounding areas, it was the 1950s. The word “Gay” was often used in song lyrics, poetry and other writings. It meant, “T ... Read on »
Prices then and now by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Above is a retail price list for my bikes in 1990. The most expensive is the Fuso Lux which was custom built to order, with chrome plating, and retailed at $3,150 equ ... Read on »
The Story of a 1985 Criterium by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking The following piece used to be on my now defunct Prodigal Child website. Written by Russell Rollins, about a bike that I built, and he owns. A well written essay, whi ... Read on »
Rights and Privileges by Dave M. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking As cycling becomes more and more popular, more people choose to ride a bike to work each day rather than drive. We start to hear calls for cyclists to be licensed, or a t ... Read on »