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Merema Brothers Inc
(815) 589-2913
2900 Waller Road
Fulton, IL
 
U S Army Engineer District
(815) 259-3628
823 West Main Street
Thomson, IL
 
Exner`s Sportsman Paradise
(815) 772-2405
101 West Lincolnway
Morrison, IL
 
Sunset Lakes Resort
(309) 658-2131
2700 290th Street North
Hillsdale, IL
 
Mississippi Bluff Cabins
(815) 273-1201
313 Main Street
Savanna, IL
 
Superior Body Works
(815) 589-4312
5630 Fulton Road
Fulton, IL
 
Professional Shop at Lynnwood Lynks
(815) 259-8278
5020 Illinois Route 84
Thomson, IL
 
Les BAER Custom
(309) 658-2716
29601 34th Avenue North
Hillsdale, IL
 
Arnold`s Bicycle Repair
(815) 273-7789
319 Main Street
Savanna, IL
 
Milo & Beaver`s Service Center
(815) 273-3000
611 Main Street
Savanna, IL
 

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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