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Bass Pro Sports
(405) 218-5200
200 Bass Pro Drive
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

OKC Kayak
(405) 830-9689
220 N. Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Academy
(405) 767-3720
4261 Northwest 63rd St (at NW Expressway)
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(918) 447-1100
Tulsa Hill Shopping Center
Tulsa, OK
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(918) 355-3310
The Shops at Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow, OK
 
Academy
(405) 440-6660
7700 South Walker Ave (at I-240)
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Academy
(405) 715-4530
2501 South Broadway (between 15th and 33rd)
Edmond, OK
 
Academy
(405) 307-4700
2010 NW 24th Ave
Norman, OK
 
Mac's National Soccer School at The University of Tulsa
800 S.Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(918) 249-4444
Union Plaza
Tulsa, OK
 

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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