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North Carolina Girls Soccer Camp
Po Box 4933
Chapel Hill, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(919) 851-7721
Cary Crossroads Plaza
Cary, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(919) 367-0194
1531 Beaver Creek Commons Dr
Apex, NC
 
Country Tack & Outfitters
(919) 471-4693
8513 Roxboro Road
Bahama, NC
 
North Carolina Girls Soccer Camp
Po Box 4933
Chapel Hill, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(919) 493-9884
New Hope Commons
Durham, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(919) 806-5153
Brier Creek Commons
Raleigh, NC
 
Barefoot Rods & Tackle
(919) 596-5007
607 Ellis Rd
Durham, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(704) 896-6244
Birkdale Village
Huntersville, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(828) 299-0077
107 A River Hills Rd
Asheville, NC
 

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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