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The Bicycle Shop
(907) 272-5219
1035 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AR
Alaska Raft & Kayak
(800) 606-5950
401 W Tudor Rd
Anchorage, AK
Alaska Mining & Diving Supply Inc
3222 Commercial Drive
Anchorage, AR
Alaska Power Sports Inc
(907) 349-4512
6511 Brayton Drive
Anchorage, AR
Alaska Cycle Center
1118 East 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AR
Anchorage REI Store
(907) 272-4565
1200 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
Action Locksmiths & Security
(907) 279-7050
243 East 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AR
Anchorage Yamaha
3919 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AR
Anchorage Suzuki Arctic Cat
3054 Commercial Drive
Anchorage, AR
Uniquely Alaskan
P.O. Box 141532
Anchorage, AR

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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