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Kustom Toppers & RV
(815) 235-9881
1665 Burckhardt Lane
Freeport, IL
 
Murphy & Gustafson Inc
(815) 233-1216
724 Youngs Lane
Freeport, IL
 
Kegel`s Bicycle Shop LTD
(815) 235-2014
120 South Chicago Av
Freeport, IL
 
Radical Machines Inc
(815) 868-2409
214 West Main Street
Mc Connell, IL
 
D-R Hardware & Electronics
(815) 369-2285
502 North Schuyler Street
Lena, IL
 
Stateline Archery
(815) 232-6221
107 East Spring Street
Freeport, IL
 
JCPenney
(815) 235-3131
1810 S West Ave
Freeport, IL
 
Tyger`s Professional Bicycle Service
(815) 449-2203
510 West Main Street
Dakota, IL
 
Diamond Auto Sales
(815) 864-3272
317 E Market St
Shannon, IL
 
Palmer Henry R
(815) 234-8663
1880 East Town Line Road
Leaf River, 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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