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New England Backpacker
(508) 853-9407
6 E. Mountain St.
Worcester, MA
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(978) 263-4151
145 Great Road
Acton, MA
 
MB Nike Soccer Camps
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(508) 865-6776
70 Worcester Providence Turnpike
Millbury, MA
 
Wild Bird Gardens and Kayaks
(508) 234-0111
670 Linwood Avenue
Linwood, MA
 
Phatty Kayaks
(603) 673-1711
8 Berry Court
Milford, NH
 
Massachusetts Soccer Academy
University of Massachusetts Soccer Fields
Amherst, MA
 
Phil Tait Soccer 1 on 1
653 Summer Street
Boston, MA
 
Sports Authority
(781) 935-5388
296 Mishawum Road
Woburn, MA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Eastern Mountain Sports
(617) 236-1518
855 Boylston Street
Boston, 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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