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Milan Junior Camp - Fort Collins
Fort Collins Soccer Complex - 3955 NW Frontage Rd.
Fort Collins, CO
 
Sports Authority
(970) 377-9243
Front Range Village Center, 4417 Corbett Drive
Ft. Collins, CO
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Specialized Bicycle Dealer
Specialized Bicycle Dealer
202 West Laurel Street
Fort Collins, CO
 
Ray`s Motorcycle
(970) 223-2707
2411 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO
 
Fort Collins City Government - Recreation Division- Parks & Recreation
(970) 493-7000
2201 South Shields Street
Fort Collins, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(970) 461-9762
The Shops at Centerra
Loveland, CO
 
Lee`s Cyclery & Fitness
(970) 226-6006
Harmony & Lemay
Fort Collins, CO
 
Cutlery & More
(970) 223-5600
Foothills Fashion Ma
Fort Collins, CO
 
The Flying Archer
(970) 282-4445
2300 West County Road Suite 38E
Fort Collins, CO
 
Scott`s Sharpening Service
(970) 204-9874
101 Ladiga Street Southeast
Jacksonville, CO
 

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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