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Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 253-9475
Stateline Plaza
Enfield, CT
 
Smola`s Flyfishing Guide & Services
(860) 763-1856
483 Hazard Avenue
Enfield, CT
 
Mark`s Motor Sports
(860) 741-5115
70 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT
 
REC Components
(860) 749-3476
72 Shaker Road Suite 8
Enfield, CT
 
State Line Cycles
(860) 253-0221
270 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(413) 747-3811
393 Memorial Avenue - Century Shopping Center
West Springfield, MA
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

K & S Powersports
(860) 749-3300
246 Shaker Road
Enfield, CT
 
Just Rite Auto Trim
(860) 253-0177
33 Palomba Drive
Enfield, CT
 
Enfield Motor Sports Inc
(860) 741-2173
27 Palomba Drive
Enfield, CT
 
Taylor Rental Center of EnfieldQ
(860) 741-5999
150 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT
 

Preventing Loose Frame Bolts on Inline Skates

By Peter Doucet
 

Rear frame bolt on inline skate

Rear frame bolt onPeter Doucet's Cado Motus setup.

photo: Peter Doucet
 

Various disasters lurk on the racecourse. Falling. Getting lost. Being out of shape and outclassed by the competition.

Or all three at once.

Here’s another: the loose frame bolt.

The first indication that anything is wrong is the dreaded clicking sound of a loose frame. At that point, the bolt has loosened.

Next, the bolt falls out, allowing the frame to swing wildly from side to side.

At that point anything can happen, none of it good.

For me, loose frame bolts have resulted in falls or DNFs. Less fortunate skaters have suffered broken ankles.

Fortunately, you can usually prevent frame bolts from loosening with a little preventative maintenance.

Here’s how:

Tighten Up

The most important thing you can do to make sure your frame bolts don’t drop out is to keep them nice and tight. This means checking them regularly and re-tighteni...

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