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Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 634-0900
1990 Buchholzer Boulevard
Akron, OH
Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 562-4200
The Marketplace Plaza at Four Points
Aurora, OH
Appalachian Outfitters
(330) 452-6323
2719 Fulton Drive NW
Canton, OH
Dick's Sporting Goods
(614) 798-1111
6111 Sawmill Road
Dublin, OH
Dick's Sporting Goods
(513) 892-4302
Bridgewater Falls
Hamilton, OH
Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 668-1231
Akron, OH
Appalachian Outfitters
(330) 655-5444
60 Kendall Park Road
Peninsula, OH
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 835-3723
300 Crocker Park Boulevard
Westlake, OH
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 354-8800
Creekside Commons
Mentor, OH
Dick's Sporting Goods
(740) 266-6323
Fort Steuben Mall
Steubenville, OH

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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