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Northern Lights Trading Co.
(406) 586-2225
1716 W. Babcock
Bozeman, MT
 
Bozeman REI Store
(406) 587-1938
2220 Tschache Street
Bozeman, MT
 
Carroll College Boy's Soccer School
1601 N. Benton Ave.
Helena, MT
 
Northern Lights Trading Co.
(406) 586-2225
1716 W. Babcock
Bozeman, MT
 
CanoeRack
(406) 251-0040
501 N California
Missoula, MT
 
Northern Lights Trad. Co
(406) 585-2090
1716 West Babcock
Bozeman, MT
 
Carroll College Girls Soccer School
1601 N. Benton Ave.
Helena, MT
 
Whitefish Sea Kayaking
(404) 862-3513
321 Columbia Ave.
Whitefish, MT
 
Rocky Mountain Outfitter
(406) 752-2446
135 Main St.
Kalispell, MT
 
Montana Outdoor Sports
(406) 443-4119
708 N. Main
Helena, MT
 

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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