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Weavers Needle Activity Office
(480) 671-6076
250 South Tomahawk Road
Apache Junction, AZ
 
Golden Vista RV Resort
(480) 671-2000
3710 South Goldfield Road Lot 573
Apache Junction, AZ
 
Superstition Mountain HOA
(480) 983-0777
200 East Southern Avenue
Apache Junction, AZ
 
Lost Dutchman State Park
(480) 982-4485
6109 North Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ
 
Desert Holiday Resort
(480) 982-1876
840 North Idaho Road
Apache Junction, AZ
 
Roadhaven Resort - Activity Director
(480) 671-4659
1000 South Idaho Road
Apache Junction, AZ
 
Countryside RV Resort
(480) 982-1537
2701 South Idaho Road
Apache Junction, AZ
 
Roadhaven Resort - Snack Shop
(480) 983-4420
1000 South Idaho Road
Apache Junction, AZ
 
Arizona RV & Mobile Home Park
(480) 982-6968
2100 East Roundup Street
Apache Junction, AZ
 
Rock Shadows Travel Trailer Resort
(480) 982-0450
600 South Idaho Road
Apache Junction, AZ
 

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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