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Dick's Sporting Goods
(563) 557-6130
Kennedy Mall
Dubuque, IA
 
Gasser Hardware
(815) 777-1298
11359 W Industrial Park Ave
Galena, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(563) 557-6130
Kennedy Mall
Dubuque, IA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(319) 287-5722
Crossroad Commons
Waterloo, IA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(563) 441-7500
Shops on 53rd and Elmore
Davenport, IA
 
Fever River Outfitters
(815) 776-9425
525 S Main Street
Galena, IL
 
R & L Gas Mart
(815) 777-0076
Highway 20 East
Galena, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(319) 743-3066
4601 1st Ave Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Luther College Soccer Camps
700 College Drive
Decorah , IA
 
Bulldog Soccer Academy
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 

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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