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Rupert`s Sports Shop
(217) 423-1323
530 North Water Street
Decatur, IL
Decatur Bicycle Shoppe
(217) 875-3271
1230 East Pershing Road
Decatur, IL
Mike`s Tackle World
(217)423-0730, (217)423-4530
2283 East Geddes Avenue
Decatur, IL
Macon County Conservation District - Visitors Center- Maintenance Buil
(217) 423-7708
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL
Spin City Cycles
(217) 429-7746
135 South Oakland Avenue
Decatur, IL
Pressley Jerry RV Center
(217) 428-5588
1565 North 22nd Street
Decatur, IL
The Truck Stop Inc
(217) 875-8003
1955 East Pershing Road
Decatur, IL
Play It Again Sports
(217) 872-2434
4210 North Prospect Street
Decatur, IL
K & G Trailer Mart
(217) 864-2343
2280 Salem School Rd
Decatur, IL
Breaking Away Cyclery
(217) 428-3700
4345 West Main Street
Decatur, 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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