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Dick's Sporting Goods
(802) 288-9854
Maple Tree Place
Williston, VT
 
Canoe Imports
(800) 985-2992
370 Dorset St.
South Burlington, VT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(802) 288-9854
Maple Tree Place
Williston, VT
 
Umiak Outdoor Outfitters
(802) 865-6777
60 Institute Road
Burlington, VT
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(802) 773-9782
825 Route 7 South
Rutland, VT
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(802) 864-0473
100 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT
 
Umiak Outdoor Outfitters
(802) 865-6777
60 Institute Road
Burlington, VT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(802) 773-2710
Green Mountain Plaza
Rutland, VT
 
Adventure Outfitters
(802) 254-4133
97 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(802) 864-0473
100 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT
 

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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