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Ranger DEF
(850) 951-2855
130 Amanda Lane
Defuniak Springs, FL
 
Rhino Linings of Walton County
(850) 892-0708
962 USHighway 331 South
Defuniak Springs, FL
 
Outpost
(850)835-2779,(850)835-2628
4576 County Highway 3280
Freeport, FL
 
Black Creek Lodge
(850) 835-2541
710 Black Creek Lodge Road
Freeport, FL
 
Jim Harte's Marauder Soccer Camp
P.O. Box 15221
Clearwater, FL
 
Tri State Christian Fellowship Inc
(850) 892-7127
100 Christian Camp Road
Defuniak Springs, FL
 
Holley King Lake Resort
(850) 892-4637
580 Holley King Road
Defuniak Springsc, FL
 
Beach Island
(850) 835-5224
19226 USHighway 331 South
Freeport, FL
 
Stetson University Girl's Soccer Academy
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8359
DeLand, FL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(954) 472-8855
The Fountains
Plantation, FL
 

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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