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(800) 686-6996
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Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Pack Rat Bicycle Shop
(912) 786-4013
1405 Butler Avenue
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Chu`s Tybee
(912) 786-5904
725 First Street
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Savannah Special Events
(912) 944-6200
251 Riverview Drive
Savannah, GA
 
River Services Inc
(912) 354-7777
2827 River Drive
Savannah, GA
 
Wilmington Armory LLC
(912) 897-0580
140 Johnny Mercer Boulevard
Savannah, GA
 
Burton 4-H Center
(912) 786-5534
9 Lewis Avenue
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Woo`s Hardware Store
(912) 897-1366
205 Johnny Mercer Blvd
Savannah, GA
 
Wentworth Sale Co
(912) 964-5146
312 Cantyre St
Port Wentworth, GA
 
Welsh Pawn Shops
(912) 356-9100
2800 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA
 

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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