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Stacey DeCastro Soccer School
660 Waterman St
East Providence, RI
 
Kayak Centre of Rhode Island
(401) 295-4400
9 Phillips St. - Waterside
Wickford, RI
 
Sports Authority
(401) 732-0389
Warwick Mall, 400 Bald Hill Road, Suite 700
Warwick, RI
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

2nd Swing
(401) 821-6660
800 Bald Hill Rd
Warwick, RI
 
Narragansett Pier Dive Shop
(401) 783-2225
145 Boon Street
Narragansett, RI
 
Great River Outfitters
(401) 667-2670
One Phillips Street
North Kingstown, RI
 
Canoe Passage Outfitters
(401) 245-9025
277 Water
Warwick, RI
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(401) 826-3330
1276 Bald Hill Road, (Route 2)
Warwick, RI
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Cranston REI Store
(401) 275-5250
22 Chapel View Boulevard
Cranston, RI
 
Ocean State Adventures
(401) 254-4000
99 Poppasquash Rd.
Bristol, RI
 

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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