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Dick's Sporting Goods
(304) 252-3425
Crossroads Mall
Mt. Hope, WV
 
A.C.E Whitewater
(304) 469-2651
P.O. Box 1168
Oak Hill, WV
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(304) 848-0482
2399 Meadowbrook Mall
Bridgeport, WV
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(304) 598-0554
5000 University Town Center Dr
Morgantown, WV
 
Serenity Now Outfitters
(304) 647-9779
207 W. Washington St.
Lewisburg, WV
 
Ace Paddling Center
(800) 223-2641
PO Box 1168
Oak Hill, WV
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(304) 746-6256
Trace Fork
Charleston, WV
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(304) 252-3425
Crossroads Mall
Mt. Hope, WV
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(304) 733-9720
Route 60 Mall Road
Barboursville, WV
 
Extreme Expeditions
(304) 574-2827
P.O. Box 9
Lansing, WV
 

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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