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Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 648-4044
179 Pavilion Dr.
Manchester, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 747-2102
Connecticut Commons
Plainville, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 253-9475
Stateline Plaza
Enfield, CT
 
Glastonbury Hills Country Club - Professional Shop
(860) 657-9499
239 Country Club Road
Glastonbury, CT
 
Rhino Linings of Glastonbury
(860) 657-0334
107 Oakwood Drive
Glastonbury, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 666-3877
Ames Plaza
Newington, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(203) 686-0462
470 Lewis Avenue
Meriden, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 693-1619
The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
Canton, CT
 
Sartorius Sports Limited
(860) 659-4356
2876 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT
 
Bicycle East
(860) 659-0114
2249 New London Turnpike
Glastonbury, CT
 

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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