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Phatty Kayaks
(603) 673-1711
8 Berry Court
Milford, NH
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(978) 263-4151
145 Great Road
Acton, MA
 
MB Nike Soccer Camps
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(617) 965-4839
210 Needham Street
Newton, MA
Hours
9:30AM - 9:30PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Eastern Mountain Sports
(508) 481-2107
753 Donald J. Lynch Boulevard
Marlborough, MA
 
New England Backpacker
(508) 853-9407
6 E. Mountain St.
Worcester, MA
 
Massachusetts Soccer Academy
University of Massachusetts Soccer Fields
Amherst, MA
 
Phil Tait Soccer 1 on 1
653 Summer Street
Boston, MA
 
Northern Paddler Outdoor Store
(508) 248-1749
14 Worcester Rd.
Charlton, MA
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(508) 865-6776
70 Worcester Providence Turnpike
Millbury, MA
 

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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