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Dick's Sporting Goods
(314) 649-1400
Westfield Shoppingtown West County Mall
Des Peres, MO
 
St. Louis Sailing Center, Inc.
(314) 298-0411
13616 Northwest Industrial Circle
Bridgeton, MO
 
Bass Pro Sports
(636) 688-2500
1365 South 5th Street
St. Charles, MO
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 PMSun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Labarge Harkness and Company
(618) 465-7247
617 East Broadway
Alton, IL
 
Todd`s RV Services
(618) 931-0404
4165 State Route 162
Granite City, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(636) 278-5050
Mid Rivers Mall
St. Peters, MO
 
Sports Authority
(314) 739-1344
Hill Top Plaza, 11982 St. Charles Rock Road
Bridgeton, MO
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Eddie`s Bicycle Shop
(618) 465-6755
3320 Fernwood Avenue
Alton, IL
 
Alton Pawn Shop
(618) 465-6185
601 East Broadway
Alton, IL
 
Breese Bikes
(618) 797-0434
3809 Pontoon Road
Granite City, IL
 

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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